Please Don't Stop Loving Me (Elvis Presley song)

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"Please Don't Stop Loving Me"
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Frankie and Johnny
A-side "Frankie and Johnny"
B-side "Please Don't Stop Loving Me"
Released 1966
Recorded May 13, 1965
Length 2:02
Songwriter(s) Joy Byers
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Tell Me Why" / "Blue River"
(1966)
"Please Don't Stop Loving Me"
(1966)
"Love Letters"
(1966)
"Tell Me Why" /
"Blue River"
(1966)
"Frankie and Johnny" / "Please Don't Stop Loving Me"
(1966)
"Love Letters"
(1966)

"Please Don't Stop Loving Me" is a song first recorded by Elvis Presley as part of the soundtrack for his 1966 motion picture Frankie and Johnny.

It was also in 1966 released as a B-side to "Frankie and Johnny", the title song of the same movie. Both songs charted on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] "Please Don't Stop Loving Me'" peaked in it at number 45 on the week of April 23, 1966.[2]

The song also reached the top 10 in Israel.[3]

Musical style and lyrics[edit]

According to the book Elvis Films FAQ, "Please Don't Be Loving Me" was influenced by the song "Non ho l'età (Per amarti)" ("I'm Too Young to Love You"), with which Gigliola Cinquetti won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964. The book states that "although the chorus is completely different in "Please Don't Be Loving Me," the similarity between the melody and the verses is striking".[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (26 March 1966). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 20–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  2. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - Chart history (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  3. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (9 July 1966). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 46–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ Paul Simpson (1 October 2013). Elvis Films FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of Rock 'n' Roll in Hollywood. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. pp. 386–. ISBN 978-1-4803-6689-3. 

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