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The Skyliners – Since I Don’t Have You – 1959

About The Song

“Since I Don’t Have You” is a classic doo-wop ballad performed by The Skyliners. Released in 1959, the song is characterized by its emotive vocals, lush orchestration, and timeless romantic theme. It has since become one of the enduring treasures of the doo-wop era.

Five Facts about “Since I Don’t Have You” by The Skyliners (1959):

  1. Original Release: The Skyliners released “Since I Don’t Have You” as a single in 1959. Written by Joseph Rock and James Beaumont of The Skyliners, the song features Jimmy Beaumont’s soulful lead vocals and the group’s harmonious backing vocals.
  2. Chart Success: The song was a commercial success, reaching number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1959. Its enduring popularity has solidified its place as one of the quintessential doo-wop ballads of the era.
  3. Cover Versions: “Since I Don’t Have You” has been covered by various artists across different genres. Notable renditions include those by Guns N’ Roses, Don McLean, and The Four Seasons. Each interpretation brings a unique flavor to the timeless melody and poignant lyrics.
  4. Cultural Impact: The song has left a lasting impact on popular culture and has been featured in numerous films, TV shows, and commercials. Its emotional resonance and the universal theme of lost love continue to connect with audiences over the decades.
  5. Vocal Arrangement: The Skyliners’ vocal arrangement, characterized by Jimmy Beaumont’s heartfelt delivery and the group’s harmonies, contributes to the song’s emotional depth. The combination of Beaumont’s lead vocals with the lush orchestration creates a poignant and memorable musical experience.



I don’t have plans and schemes
And I don’t have hopes and dreams
I-I-I don’t have anything
Since I don’t have you

I don’t have fond desires
And I don’t have happy hours
I-I-I don’t have anything
Since I don’t have you

I don’t have happiness, and I guess
I never will again
When you walked out on me
In walked old misery
And he’s been here since then

I don’t have love to share
And I don’t have one who cares
I-I-I don’t have anything
Since I don’t haveYou, you, you, you
You, you, you, you
You, you, you, you
(You )