The single reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in June of that year after spending a week atop the Billboard easy listening chart in May. The recording was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the ceremony held in 1979, losing out to Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are".
"Everytime the dog barked next door, I'd have to go out and shut him up, and then we'd do another take," remembered Williams.
The Teen Queens recorded the song in 1956, and took it to number three on the R&B Best Seller chart and number fourteen on the Billboard Charts.
Other versions of Eddie My Love were also recorded in 1956, by The Chordettes and The Fontane Sisters, these also charted, and by Jo Ann Campbell in 1961.
Not only with the chords changed, but with all these bizarre words. Truthfully, though, the production on "Elenore" WAS so damn good.
It was my feeling that they would listen to how strange and stupid the song was and leave us alone. Lyrically or not, the sound of the thing was so positive that it worked. Released nine months before the album of the same title, the song became one of the greatest musical successes of 1974, as well as of Roberta Flack's recording career.