“Only the Lonely” was written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. It
went to No. 2 on the Billboard pop music charts in late-July 1960
and to No. 14 on the Billboard R&B charts.
In 1999, "Only the Lonely" was honored with a Grammy Hall of
Fame Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it #232 on their list
of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.