She's Not You

Mar 13, 2005
She's Not You
A cooperation between Leiber, Stoller and Doc Pomus that hit the #1 spot in the UK trying to repeat that result 43 years later. Design This CD-single comes in the original US cover for the outer sleeve, the inner sleeve contains a copy of the original UK wrapper, a standard RCA sleeve. The vinyl edition only has the original UK sleeve, so no picture sleeve. Content The single “She's Not You" is not listed very high on our favorite Elvis songs list, basically because the song doesn't have something special, except for the "pa dom pa dom" by Ray Walker. The tune is o.k. you can hum it along in no time, but it is the kind of song that will do very well on an "Elevator Music Top 10". As for the flip side "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" we can almost say the same. It is a standard, and Elvis obviously had a thing for standards, so he had a go at a lot of them, resulting in a respectable list of good recordings. His voice control ("Don't tell her I still love her.."), brings this one on that list. The alternate take of "She's Not You" is the bonus track on this release. The fun side of this alternate take (no take number given) is you hear Elvis and the band working on the song. Elvis gives Ray Walker some pointers on his "Woo’s". This is the first alternate take with studio chatter in this series of re-issues. Conclusion Two strong songs that will bring Elvis probably another Top 3 Hit. For those who don’t care too much about the charts, these detailed reproductions are real gems to collect on either CD-single, vinyl (or both …). Courtesy of BMG Nederland you can win a copy of Elvis' single "Good Luck Charm", simply use the banner in the left menu on our portal.
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dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
ordinary - in between song
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2005report abuse
I'm surprised that 'She's Not You' is low on your list. Of the post-50s releases (INON onwards), I would put this one second only to 'His Latest Flame' / 'Little Sister'.
I particularly like the alternate version on this one.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2005report abuse
This is an excellent single. I hope it makes to No.1 again.The A-Side SHE'S NOT YOU is a superb song beautifully sung as only ELVIS can do it. His voice in the early 60s is just perfect! He could sing anything and the B-Side, the Leiber-Stoller composition JUST TELL HER JIM SAID HELLO is another super-beautiful song. Elvis sings like a bird here. Brilliant songs!!!
Elsno1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2005report abuse
I agree Old Shelp, those two songs were good. Shes Not You was one of my favs. I got the first vinyl, and still listen to it sometimes and think about years ago, when it touch my life. Elivs was and is one of a kind, and they'll NEVER be another! Long live the King. TCB
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2005report abuse
Yeh - I totally agree. Elvis could sing songs like She's Not You/Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello/Good Luck Charm etc until the cow's came home - he just took to them like a duck to water. I reckon we'll see SNY at No 3 next week. McFly might hold the top spot again or it could be the Tony Christie re-issue Amarillo (Comic Relief Vol2). It's a shame that each release falls down the charts so quickly. We could have had at least 5 hits in the Top 40!
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2005report abuse
I disagree entirely with the "Favourite Elvis song list" i think both sides of this 1962 single were fantastic! I remember as a teen that the flip side, Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello, was a firm juke box favourite in the area i grew up in, Manchester. And She's not you was also as popular. Elvis did a fine job on these songs with the Jordanaires ably assisting him.Elvis voice was at it's best around this period, and it shows here. Perhaps not a number one, that would of course be great. But then it's so good to see Elvis with all these chart hits anyway!

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