Help Me (Larry Gatlin song)

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"Help Me"
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Promised Land
A-side "If You Talk in Your Sleep"
"Help Me"
Released 1974
Format 7" single
Genre Country, gospel, Christian country
Length 2:28
Songwriter(s)
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"I've Got a Thing About You Baby"
(1961)
"If You Talk in Your Sleep" / "Help Me'"
(1974)
"Promised Land" / "It's Midnight"
(1961)
"I've Got a Thing About You Baby"
(1961)
"If You Talk in Your Sleep" /
"Help Me'"
(1961)
"Promised Land" /"It's Midnight"
(1961)

"Help Me" is a song written by Larry Gatlin. A country gospel song, the lyrics tell the story of a world-weary and tired man pleading for guidance and reassurance from God.

The song became most famous in a version by Elvis Presley; in 1974, Presley released the song as part of a double A-sided single with "If You Talk in Your Sleep."[1] "Help Me" became the side promoted to country radio, and the song reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart on the week of August 10, 1974.[2] ("If You Talk In Your Sleep" reached No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100, also during the summer of 1974.)

Previously, "Help Me" was recorded by:

Charts[edit]

Elvis Presley version[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Country Singles[2][3] 6
* As "Help Me" / "If You Talk in Your Sleep"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jerry Osborne (1 July 2007). Presleyana VI - the Elvis Presley Record, CD, and Memorabilia Price Guide. Jerry Osborne Enterprises. pp. 51–. ISBN 978-0-932117-49-6. 
  2. ^ a b Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (10 August 1974). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 58–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  3. ^ "Elvis Presley - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 

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