According to Billboard, Boone was the second biggest charting artist of the late 1950s, behind only Elvis Presley but ahead of Ricky Nelson and the Platters, and was ranked at No. 9—behind the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney but ahead of artists such as Aretha Franklin and the Beach Boys—in its listing of the Top 100 Top 40 Artists 1955–1995. Boone still holds the Billboard record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts with one or more songs each week.
AllMusic Review by Arthur Rowe
Pat Boone Sings Irving Berlin is unquestionably one of Boone's two top albums in terms of durability. However, you have to stay with it a while before its special qualities begin to reveal themselves; once this process is underway, it continues on and on and the album does not diminish in quality or become stale, no matter how much exposure it receives. The sweet musical and lyrical simplicity of these Irving Berlin compositions and the dignified but entirely unpretentious arrangements are two indispensable ingredients here -- but most important are the voice and masterful interpretation of these beautiful songs by Pat Boone.