Clay Aiken – Tailored Music That Fits Aiken’s Strengths

It’s Only Make Believe

My one and only prayer is that some day you’ll care,
My hopes, my dreams come true, my one and only you.
No one will ever know how much I love you so
My only prayer will be someday you’ll care for me
But it’s o-only make believe.


The song, It’s Only Make Believe was written by Jack Nance and Conway Twitty. The single was released in July, 1958.

It was exciting when the single was at the top of both the U.S. and UK singles charts. Surprisingly, the song was Twitty’s only number-one single on the pop charts of either country.

According to Nance, the lyrics of the song describe the thoughts and feelings of a man who is in a one-way relationship. He has a girlfriend, but she doesn’t love him!!


Clay Aiken recorded It’s Only Make Believe for his CD, Tried and True.  Music critic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine said:

It’s handsomely tailored music that fits Aiken’s strengths quite well. Indeed, he’s never seemed more at home on a record…

I do think that Clay enjoyed singing this song!


The following video was taken at The Warfield Theatre in San Francisco on March 12, 2011.

Did you hear Clay sing this song at a concert?

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3 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Tailored Music That Fits Aiken’s Strengths

  1. Yes, I did hear Clay sing this song – in Cleveland, Oh. and after all of these years Clay's
    voice is still the best ever. My dream would be for him to tour again – he is missed!

    Thank you for the video – loved it!

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