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One-sided Love Affair

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Words & Music: Bill Campbell
If you want to be loved,
Baby, you've got to love me, too.
If you want to be loved,
Baby, you've got to love me, too.
Oh yeah, 'cause I ain't for no one-sided love affair.

If you wanna be kissed,
Well, you've gotta kiss me, too.
Oh yeah, if you wanna be kissed,
Well, you gotta kiss me, too.
'Cause I ain't for no one-sided love affair.

Well, fair exchange bears no robbery,
And the whole world will know that it's true.
Understanding solves all problems, baby,
That's why I'm telling you

If you wanna be hugged,
Well, you gotta hug me, too.
Oh yeah, if you wanna be hugged,
Well, you've gotta hug me, too.
Yeah, 'cause I ain't for no one-sided love affair.

If you know you can't take it,
Baby, why try to give it?
If you know you can't take it,
Then baby, why try to give it?
'Cause I ain't for no one-sided love affair.

Well, fair exchange bears no robbery,
And the whole world will know that it's true.
Understanding solves all problems, baby,
That's why I'm telling you

If you wanna be hugged,
Well, you gotta hug me, too.
Oh yeah, if you wanna be hugged,
Baby, you gotta hug me, too.
'Cause I ain't for no one-sided love affair.

'Cause I ain't for no one-sided love affair.
'Cause I ain't for no one-sided love affair.
Recorded: 1956/01/30, first released on Elvis Presley

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ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2013report abuse
This is such a marvelous song and Elvis' rendition of it was spectacular, fun and unique. Elvis' rendition of it should definitely be far better known than it actually is. It's a masterpiece of a record for sure. I've never skipped it. It's easily one of my most favorite Elvis recordings.
shawnrw (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2013report abuse
Really a classic recording that has been strangely forgotten by all but hard core fans.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 20, 2013report abuse
Maybe my all time favorite Elvis song , at least in my top 5, GREAT !
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 3, 2012report abuse
This song to me represents the public's view of Elvis from those years. The vocal hiccups and phrasing together with the boogie piano make this an absolute classic. I see it only averages 4 and a bit stars -unbelievable.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2012report abuse
Love this song ! I wish the song had received radio airplay and became a huge hit. Its overlooked by the general public.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2012report abuse
Instant classic! Always El! ;)
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2012report abuse
Fantastic, five star song. Happy Eastern!
sunrecords56 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2010report abuse
One of the very few song's that he shouts a word in the middle of the song "yeah"
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2010report abuse
One of my personal favorites from Elvis' first LP (along with "Tryin' To Get To You"). This song is definitely uniquely Elvis and one of the real non-single gems from the 1950's (it was actually released as a single in Sept '56 as one of six singles containing the 12 tracks from his first LP. A very unusual move by RCA).
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2010report abuse
This is why Elvis is the King of Rock 'N' Roll! Forget about Queenie whatsername and Barefoot Ballad this is where it's at.
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2009report abuse
a very catchy song and an Elvis 1956 classic!-the piano boogie woogie makes the song much more fun and proved that Elvis' "rock'n'roll" style was very different to any of his contnders in the 1950's.(hence him being titled "The King")
OneSidedLoveAffair (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2009report abuse
My absolute FAVORITE all-time Elvis song from the early years and maybe even after that!!!! Can't help but make you smile.........
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2009report abuse
It is great piano playing, but I think it's boogie-woogie pianist Shorty Long, who added greatly to the sound of Elvis' first New York sessions in late Jan/early Feb 1956! For example, just listen to the amazing playing on Lawdy Miss Clawdy!
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2009report abuse
Brilliant song. I especially love all that energy that Elvis gives us. It makes me happy every time I listen to it. The strange thing is that there are people with the opinion that Elvis didn´t do any good music after leaving Sun. I begin to listen to this song, and then I really can´t understand those people
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 22, 2009report abuse
An absolutely joyous number! And he was still the leader of the pack 10 yrs later, only more grown up.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2009report abuse
This is My Elvis My King! Long Live Rock and Roll!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2009report abuse
Elvis was so far ahead of the pack in the 50's with recording like this. What a shame that 10 years later he was so far behind the pack.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2009report abuse
Hard to put into words just how great a recording this, and others from Elvis around this time really were. Elvis in command, choosing the songs and the way to record them. Check out the other hits of the same time. Elvis was out on his own. I never tire of these recordings. All gems.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2009report abuse
Delightful. Those early RCA recordings were something else werent they?
Aaron Spicer (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2009report abuse
This great cut captures the true vitality of the early Elvis which no other artist has ever got near. Simply joyous beyond all measure.
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2009report abuse
yeah!!! this is rock'n'roll as it never again was to hear this freewheelin' way...
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2009report abuse
Great song...great piano. Dudley Brookes I think.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2008report abuse
There's something magic about this performance, I don't know what it is... but it should have been a classic. "Sadly" there were too many Elvis' hits back in 1956, so this song didn't get the attention it deserved.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2008report abuse
one of the best songs from the fifties.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2008report abuse
One of the priceless gems from one of Elvis' top albums. Here you will find the young man who had it all in him, the voice the unique style, the full drive and of course the looks. Too few a people know this one. It should get much more attention. I think it fits in at any time.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2008report abuse
This is a great track, I love the boogie Woogie piano solo Elvis really seemed to enjoy singing this. What a shame he overlooked gems such as this when he returned to stage appearances.
ta2k (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2008report abuse
I've said it before and i'll say it again,for every one of the general public who knows Love Me Tender I wish there were double who knew countless other songs,this definitely being one of them.
TCB
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 21, 2008report abuse
Another underrated 1956 gem, where the rhythm in Elvis voice is from another planet.
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