#40 - Love Letters (1966)
"Love Letters" is a 1945 popular song with lyrics by Edward Heyman and music by Victor Young. Released by Elvis as a single on June 8, 1966 it reached #19 on the pop charts. The flip side of the single was "Come What May" and the cover promoted the soundtrack LP for Elvis' upcoming movie Paradise Hawaiian Style.
This was the first single to come out of a four-day stint at RCA’s Nashville studio just two weeks earlier whose primary purpose was to record an ambitious new gospel album. These were Elvis’ first non-soundtrack recordings in over two years, and was produced by Felton Jarvis who was assigned to replace Chet Atkins. Felton brought a whole new tone in the studio at the time.
Love Letters can also be found on the album Elvis Golden Records Volume 4.
From our social media fan voting Love Letters was the fans choice out of this weeks four set of songs with over 37% of the popular vote.
#39 - I'm Leavin' (1971)
The song was released June 22, 1971 as a single, with "Heart of Rome" (from the album Love Letters from Elvis) on the B-side. Written by Sonny Charles and Michael Jarret the song reached number 36 on Billboard Hot 100 for the week of August 21, 1971. In the UK Singles Chart, it reached number 23 for the week of October 2, 1971.
The song was later released on the 8 record box set "Elvis Aron Presley" under the LP title the Lost Singles.
#38 - Fools Fall In Love (1967)
"Fools Fall in Love" is a song by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was originally recorded by the Drifters, who took it to number ten on the R&B chart in 1957.
Elvis recorded his more up-tempo version on May 28, 1966 and the single was released along with Indescribably Blue on January 10, 1967.
Fools Fall In Love was released on the compilation album "I Got Lucky" in October of 1971 and is the only non-movie track on the album.
#37 - I Forgot To Remember To Forget (1955)
"I Forgot to Remember to Forget" is a country song written by Stan Kesler and Charlie Feathers. It was recorded at Sun Studio on July 11, 1955 and released on August 20, 1955, along with "Mystery Train" (Sun 223). It was re-released by RCA Victor (#47-6357) in December 1955.
Elvis was voted “Most Promising C&W Artist” by Billboard magazine, and the song was just beginning to take off nationally when Phillips sold his contract to RCA for $40,000 on November 21, 1955. The record went to Number One on the country and western charts in its RCA re-release in early 1956.
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