Believe What You Say

"Believe What You Say"
Single by Ricky Nelson
from the album Ricky Sings Again
A-side "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It"
Released March 10, 1958
Genre Rock & Roll
Length 2:04
Label Imperial Records 5503
Writer(s) Dorsey Burnette, Johnny Burnette
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Ricky Nelson singles chronology
"Stood Up"
"Believe What You Say"
"Poor Little Fool"

"Believe What You Say" is a song written by Dorsey Burnette and Johnny Burnette and performed by Ricky Nelson. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, #6 on the R&B chart, and #10 on the country chart in 1958.[1] The song appeared on his 1959 album, Ricky Sings Again.[2] The song also appeared on his 1970 album, In Concert at the Troubadour, 1969.

The Burnette brothers along with Joe Campbell sit on Nelson's home steps to get a meeting with him. Their persistence and their work impressed Nelson that he agreed to recorded "Believe What You Say You". This is the first recording that Nelson recorded with musicians James Burton, James Kirkland, Richie Frost, and Gene Garf.

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