She's Not You

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Words & Music: Doc Pomus/ Jerry Leiber/ Mike Stoller
Her hair is soft and her eyes are oh so blue
She's all the things a girl should be,
but she's not you.

She knows just how to make me laugh when I feel blue
She's ev'rything a man could want,
but she's not you.

And when we're dancing
It almost feels the same
I've got to stop myself from
Whisp'ring your name

She even kisses me like you used to do.
And it's just breaking my heart
'cause she's not you.
Recorded: 1962/03/19, first released on single

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 2, 2013report abuse
This one was especially written for Elvis. They could have done better. Elvis sings it perfectly, but the song is not very memorable. I like Elvis doing "oemph" just before the piano solo.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 10, 2013report abuse
A song that is so smooth that it almost purrs. I still like it after all these years and the piano break just blows me away.
Has a real classy feel about it and in my opinion is ageless.
potluck62 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2010report abuse
The time frame between 1960-1964 is my favorite. Don't get me wrong I've been an elvis fan since 1973 and I like it all 50's,60's and 70's. I really like the way he sounded in the early sixties. I've loved this song since I was a kid and it would definitely be in my top .20.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2010report abuse
A fine single release from the Summer of 1962. It was recorded with it's flipside "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" along with most of the material that would make up the "Pot Luck" LP. Elvis' vocals are crystal clear and perfect on this song that is very good, but not quite a classic. The song glides along nicely, but really doesn't ever go anywhere, a lot like "I Gotta Know" and "One Broken Heart For Sale". There is just something missing that keeps this one from being one of Elvis' all time greats. A little bit of a disappointment when it was released as it was the follow-up to the #1 hit, "Good Luck Charm" and it only hit #5 in the U.S.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2010report abuse
Perfect vocals, absolutely amazing. * * * * *
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2010report abuse
What a run of UK singles: Stuck on you #1 girl of my best friend / a mess of blues #2 now or never #1 are you lonesome tonight #1 wooden heart #1 surrender #1 wild in the country #2 latest flame / litter sister #1 rock a hula baby / can't help falling in love #1 good luck charm #1 she's not you #1 return to sender #1 . Not a bad list with She's not you nearing the end of the list, in order, of Elvis singles in the UK from 1960 to 1962. 5 Stars everyone. By the way, the 2 singles listed at #2 did reach #1 in other Uk charts.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2010report abuse
To me this song has aged well! Vocally Elvis could do no wrong those years. I don't play it frequently, but when I hear it, it sure reminds me how good a song and performance it is!
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2010report abuse
A firm favourite and a number one hit in the UK, I never get tired of playing this song.
Kenneth (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2009report abuse
a 5 star song, Elvis' voice is superb on this one.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 22, 2009report abuse
I like it a lot but its also not in my top favorites of Elvis. I think it hit #5 on USA Billboard. Kiss Me Quick or Suspicion in the summer of 1962 would have been a #1 in my opinion.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 22, 2009report abuse
I like it, but it's not one of my overwhelming favorites. FYI Pedro: Elvis' last number 1 in the U.S. prior to Suspicious Minds was Good Luck Charm.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 22, 2009report abuse
Another in a long line of perfection from Elvis during the non-soundtrack period of the very early 1960's. His voice just flows so smoothly on tracks like this. And he easily goes from his deeper register to such wonderful higher notes on the "And when we're dancing" section. It's an oft-overlooked beauty from 1962. In two short years, the music world would change dramatically....
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 22, 2009report abuse
It is the most perfect pop song, absolutlely flawless recording.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 22, 2009report abuse
Elvis at his greatest, 1960, 61, 62, 63. Hit after hit, #1 after #1. What an time for Elvis fans. Yes, the 50's where good too but nothing could match the early 60's. Oh, if only i could go back and relive the success he had. I'd been a fan since Jailhouse Rock but but to me it has to be the 60's. Dump by my 1st girl friend I was on the look out for a new one and what did my hero release,, Shes Not You. Still , got over this.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 22, 2009report abuse
Good song for 1961/2 but hasn't aged well for me. In fact by 1964, this sounded dated. Suspicion would have been the better single choice. Could have been an Elvis standard!
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 22, 2009report abuse
This is Elvis. The King of Rock, like a Prince in the Pop Field. This is the path he should have chosen, those days, not those pathetic movie songs. Elvis Presley at his best in 1962, with a smash single. His last nº 1, in the US until Suspicious Minds.
Swen (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 22, 2009report abuse
Super! Always loved this one. Great song, flawless production, and a perfect performance by the King. Deservedly a big hit here in Denmark. And people liked the flip side too.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 16, 2009report abuse
A very good song that is so overlooked. Of course Elvis was doing so much good music at this time, and maybe it´s not fair to compare it with little sister, his latest flame, can´t help fallin´ in love etc. But personally, I think the song is just as good as those songs
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 20, 2008report abuse
A fantastic song from 1962, a worthy choice as a single with an equally great flip side, (Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello)

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