How Important Can It Be?
Joni James Lyrics

How Important Can It Be
That I tasted other lips?
That was long before you came to me
With the wonder of your kiss
So the story got around
Of na old romance and me
But it happened oh! so long ago

How Important can't it Be?
Mine was a young and a foolish heart
Seeking love at every turn
But I have grown so much wiser now
Even foolish hearts can learn
Let the past just fade away
Why get lost in yesterday?
The important thing is here and now
And our love is here to stay

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Exactly sixty five years ago today on March 24th, 1955, "How Important Can It Be?" by Joni James peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's 'Most-Played By Jockeys'* chart, for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Sincerely" by the McGuire Sisters...
Also at the time "How Important Can It Be?"" was at #10 on Billboard's Best-Sellers In Stores chart and at #8 on the Most-Played On Juke Boxes chart...
Between 1952 and 1960 the Chicago, Illinois native had thirty two records on the Billboard charts, seven made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Why Don't You Believe Me?" for six weeks in December of 1952...
Joni James, born Joan Carmella Babbo, will celebrate her 90th birthday in six months on September 22nd, 1930...
* And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Most-Played By Jockeys' Top 10 on March 24th, 1955:
At #3. "Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes
#4. "Melody of Love" by Billy Vaughn
#5. "Tweedle Dee" by Georgia Gibbs
#6. "Ko Ko Mo" by Perry Como
#7. "Crazy Otto Medley" by Johnny Maddox and the Rhythmasters
#8. "Ballad of Davy Crockett" by 'Tennessee' Ernie ford
#9. "Earth Angel" by the Crew Cuts
#10. "Darling Je Vous Aime" by Nat 'King' Cole

All comments from YouTube:


I heard the song for the first time in the movie, "LA Confidential." I had to look for the song.

bob lake

I fell in love with her through the radio ,

Lois Winters

All the boys loved her in the 50s and 60s,

Jonah Ferguson

You are now listening to araabmuzik

Ray In Brooklyn

Reminds me of my mother; she loved to listen to Joni James.  My God bless her for the wonderful musical gift!

Fernando Marquez

Wow, this is a great song. I still can't believe Araabmuzik flipped this sample the way he did.

Frank D

Araab brought me here!


his best beat!

clarence fender

I really love listening to Joni James! She was a big favorite of my wife, also. Thanks for posting!


Check out Joni's Christmas album, "Merry Christmas From Joni". It's on YT. Just discovered it this past holiday season and I loved it!

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