Where Do You Come From

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"Where Do You Come From"
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Girls! Girls! Girls!
A-side "Return to Sender"
"Where Do You Come From"
Released October 1962
Format 7" single
  • Ruth Bachelor
  • Bob Roberts
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"She's Not You"
"Return to Sender" / "Where Do You Come From"
"One Broken Heart for Sale"

"She's Not You"
"Return to Sender" /
"Where Do You Come From"
"One Broken Heart for Sale"

"Where Do You Come From" is a song first recorded by Elvis Presley as part of the soundtrack for his 1962 motion picture Girls! Girls! Girls!.[1][2]

Later it was rejected from the motion picture and wasn't used in it,[3][2] but appeared on its soundtrack album Girls! Girls! Girls!.



The song was written by Ruth Bachelor and Bob Roberts.[3][1]


Elvis Presley recorded "Where Do You Come From" on March 27, 1962 — during his March 26-28 soundtrack recordings for the Paramount motion picture Girls! Girls! Girls! at the Radio Recorders studio in Hollywood, California.[4]


The song was released on a single as a flip side to "Return to Sender" in October 1962.[5][6] "Where Do You Come From" peaked at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100, while "Return to Sender" peaked at number 2.[7][8][9][10] The title "Return to Sender" was certified Gold in the United States for selling a million copies.[10]

Musical style and lyrics[edit]

Billboard in 1962 called the song a "croon ballad".[11]

According to the book Elvis Films FAQ, it is a "slow, aching ballad" that "starts a bit like "As Long As I Have You""[3]

[It] intrigued the King. He swoons through this, almost hypnoitizing herself. Dudley Brooks's sublime piano adds to the song's mystical air."[3]


Chart (1968) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 99


  1. ^ a b James L. Neibaur (4 April 2014). The Elvis Movies. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 114–. ISBN 978-1-4422-3074-3. 
  2. ^ a b c d 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. 373–. ISBN 978-1-4803-6689-3. 
  3. ^ Kevin Crouch; Tanja Crouch (9 April 2012). The Gospel According To Elvis. Music Sales Group. pp. 174–. ISBN 978-0-85712-758-7. 
  4. ^ Jerry Osborne (1983). Presleyana: Elvis Presley record price guide. O'Sullivan Woodside. ISBN 978-0-89019-083-8. 
  5. ^ Ace Collins (1 April 2005). Untold Gold: The Stories Behind Elvis's #1 Hits. Chicago Review Press. pp. 195–. ISBN 978-1-56976-507-4. 
  6. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  7. ^ Герои рок-н-ролла. ОЛМА Медиа Групп. 2004. pp. 103–. ISBN 978-5-224-04606-5. 
  8. ^ Kevin Crouch; Tanja Crouch (9 April 2012). The Gospel According To Elvis. Music Sales Group. pp. 176–. ISBN 978-0-85712-758-7. 
  9. ^ a b Joseph Murrells (1978). The Book of Golden Discs. Barrie and Jenkins. ISBN 978-0-214-20480-7. 
  10. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1 December 1962). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 18–. ISSN 0006-2510. 

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