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Surrender (2005 Single)

February 13, 2005 | Music
The sixth single in a line of seventeen #1 re-issues.


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.


This single contains the songs “Surrender” with “”Lonely Man” as the flipside and a solo version of the last song as a bonus track.

The A side song sounds like a follow up to copy the success of "It’s Now Or Never”. Especially on the European market of the early sixties this song must have appealed to the public, resulting in a #1 for Elvis in the United Kingdom. A great song, but overall too short, they could easily extend this song another minute.

“Lonely Man” comes from the movie “Wild in The Country” … and it shows. No this is not just because it is a soundtrack song, but it is typical background music, so it fits perfectly in a movie. We must say the solo bonus version is better than the B-side of the single. It sound more fragile and that fits the theme of the song.


Elvis missed out on the #1 spot two times in a row with “Are You Lonesome Tonight” and “Wooden Heart”. Both songs probably could have made it to #1 easily if BMG had played the “laughing Version” card on the first single, many people simply want that version and if there hadn’t been a problem with the vinyl editions of “Wooden Heart”. Hopefully this follow up to “It’s Now Or Never” will follow that single’s chart result and get Elvis another #1.

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 …).


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MauriceColgan wrote on February 13, 2005
A "London Standard" newspaper reporter bemoaned the fact Voices like Maria Callas and Elvis Presley have been missing from the music world for decades. "Surrender" was an excellent example of Elvis's extraordinary vocal range. Sadly the recording of the song was far too short. It may just get to Number 1 on the BBC chart considering their disgraceful question to young viewers of "News Round" on CBBC. "Are You Sick of Elvis Being Number 1?". We really should be headlining that blatant misuse of Children!
dailyone wrote on February 14, 2005
great single but a shocker of a photo of elvis another stuff up of a cover .
Lex wrote on February 14, 2005
Superb song! One of the better #1's. I think I might buy 10 or 12 of it to get it to #1.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on February 14, 2005
I'm not sure about No1 it's too short but tha'll suit TOTPs but I like the cover,at least it's relevent to the song, unlike "Wooden Heart".
RobIrish wrote on February 17, 2005
I Cant believe this but I agree with Lex! This tune is full of passion, thing is some people are saying its too short but it has the effect of leaving you wanting more... so put it on repeat! As for the cover, its a great "Wild in the Country" shot, whats wrong with that? I like it, should be number one. About that question on CBBC, isnt it just sickening how they do their best to disrespect Elvis, why? we've had to suffer this all our lives and when he proves himself once again , still hes treated as a joke with stupid young presenters and their embarresed smiles but the same one soooo happy when the cheeky girls get to number one. What a mixed up muddled up world we live in !
Ton Bruins wrote on March 10, 2005
Great song. Wish that Elvis had sang it Live !