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Anything that's Part of You

Rating:
4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Don Robertson

I memorize the note you sent
Go all the places that we went
I seem to search the whole day through
For anything that's part of you

I kept a ribbon from your hair
A breath of perfume lingers there
It helps to cheer me when I’m blue
Anything that's part of you

Oh, how it hurts to miss you so
When I know you don't love me anymore
To go on needing you
Knowing you don't need me

No reason left for me to live
What can I take, what can I give
When I’d give all of someone new
For anything that's part of you

Recordingdate: 1961/10/15, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Anything that's Part of You:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(clarinet)
(sax)

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crummyinva wrote on April 29, 2008
a beautiful song sung by the king of them all.
NONE000000 wrote on November 08, 2008
One of Elvis' best! I would have loved him to have tried this one live in 69, 70 or 71.
Natha wrote on November 08, 2008
Superb love song sung by the King of music. It is amazing how wide the range of his voice already was at that age. It shows how versatile he was. Indeed, a pity that later on this love song was not part of the show!
Wiebe wrote on November 08, 2008
Sublime! One of his better recordings. His interpretation is as artistic as Fischer Dieskau singing german song. Makes me proud of being an Elvis fan.
Rob Wanders wrote on November 08, 2008
an excellent performance; indeed on the same level as a Schubert song sung dy Dietrich Fischer Dieskau. Elvis at his top.
commoneverybody wrote on November 08, 2008
Superb! Elvis´ voice was at his very best during this time. He could never sang this song in 69-77, cause his voice didn´t have the soft and clear sound at the end of his life that it had in the early 60´s.
old shep wrote on November 08, 2008
Perhaps one of the most beautiful ballads Elvis ever recorded! Elvis voice was supreme around this period and he was still able to choose material from the best songwriters available, such as this song from the pen of Don Robertson who never let us down. In my opinion this was far superior to the A side Good Luck Charm even though it did reach the top of the charts in 1962 in the UK.
Deano1 wrote on March 03, 2010
Another outstanding, over looked ballad from the early 60's. Much like "They Remind Me Too Much Of You", "It Hurts Me", "Fame And Fortune" it was stuck on the flipside of an inferior song (although "Good Luck Charm" was still very good). Elvis' voice is so smooth on this one and he just oozes emotion and heartache. For those who say he can't act and try to hold up a movie like "Clambake" as proof (he didn't have to act in it, he was playing himself in a different occupatin), I hold up the way a seemingly happy Elvis in 1961 could produce a track like this that is haunting, delicate, sad, but so beautiful. 4 1/2 stars, maybe 5.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on July 10, 2011
Yes a great ballad & Elvis' voice got too deep for this type of song later on, shame.The 60s were a good time for his ballads.
JerryNodak wrote on July 10, 2011
Great song. Outstanding vocal. Ballad Elvis at his best. Five stars.
TCB1974 wrote on July 10, 2011
Elvis delivery of this song is superb and one of his very best ballads. Definitely 5 stars from me.
Lpool kid wrote on July 10, 2011
one of elvis's greatest recordings,the amont of feelings the words conjure up as he sings.five stars all the way
Bestoftherest8301 wrote on April 16, 2012
I couldn't see him do this in '77 at Omaha or Rapid City, but disagree that he couldn't do this in 69,'70 or '71. A slightly mellower voice may have given this beautiful love song a slightly different edge. Let's face it he made a terrific job on the likes of 'Ghetto and 'Daddy, so why not this? Anyway, I think this song is almost unbeatable and a darn shame it doesn't get promoted a lot more nowadays. The girls would love this!
ElvisSacramento wrote on January 14, 2013
This is such a stellar ballad and Elvis' rendition of it was excellent. The other thirteen songs that Elvis recorded that were written by Don Robertson are "I Met Her Today", "I Really Don't Want To Know", "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", "I'm Counting On You", "I'm Falling In Love Tonight", "I'm Yours", "Love Me Tonight", "Marguerita", "No More", "Starting Today", "There's Always Me", "They Remind Me Too Much Of You" and "What Now, What Next, Where To".
sugartummy wrote on February 24, 2013
This is indeed one of his best ballads. Up there with can't help falling in love.
Gorse wrote on August 13, 2013
Absolutely brilliant soft ballad which uses his matchless tender and soulful voice.
Cruiser621 wrote on October 17, 2017
Unfortunately this song is rather familiar as to a host of Don Robertson songs. They all have a tendency to sound the same. Don't get me wrong though, a great vocal performance period, just a bit too redundant, much as a lot of other Elvis songs during the '60's.
TheMemphisFan wrote on October 17, 2017
This song is very similar to "They Remind Me Too Much of You"... another song written by Don Robertson.
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