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I Love Only One Girl

Rating:
2.5 / 5

Words & Music: Sid Tepper Roy C. Bennett

Oh, I love only one girl, the one I got my arms around
I love only one girl, one in every town

In Paris there is Mimi, and when the moon is bright
I love to take her walking, along the Seine each night
I kiss her on the left, then I kiss her on the right

Oh, I love only one girl, the one I got my arms around
I love only one girl, one in every town

I'm proud of my Brunhilda, in Frankfurt on the Rhine
Oh she's a lot of woman and all of her is mine
Oh she can lift a Steinway as easy as a stein

Oh, I love only one girl, the one I got my arms around
I love only one girl, one in every town

In Naples there's Maria how she can cook and flirt
You can't beat her lasagna, I eat until I hurt
And then she tops it off with "amore" for dessert

Oh, I love only one girl, the one I got my arms around
I love only one girl, one in every town

Oh I love only one girl, the one I got my arms around
I love only one girl, one in every town

I love only one girl...I love only one girl
I love only one girl...I love only one..girl..

She's the girl for me...

Recordingdate: 1966/06/29, first released on: Double Trouble (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of I Love Only One Girl:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(steel guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(harmonica)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(sax)
(trombone)

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dgirl wrote on November 05, 2009
Terrible & silly but what do you expect from Tepper/Bennett?
NONE000000 wrote on December 22, 2009
Crap. Elvis does his best with it, and he fills the vocal with as much warmth and humor as humanly possible. But it really is just awful. It's like a children's song, but with inappropriate lyrics. Just terrible.
Swen wrote on December 22, 2009
These two geniuses wrote just about one decent pop song. Unfortunately that was for Cliff Richard: "The Young Ones". (PERIOD!)
Deano1 wrote on December 22, 2009
A passable movie song from the 1967 film "Double Trouble". Kind of a re-write of Ricky Nelson's dreadful hit, "Travelin' Man". Elvis trying to make something out of very little, something he did a lot in the mid 60's. At least he sounds interested on the DT recordings, unlike "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" and "Harum Scarum". I always found the movie enjoyable (just wish they had filmed on location) and the LP (minus "Old MacDonald") is decent. The writing duo for this song (Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett) get unfairly trashed on this website. They did write some really silly songs, but they did write some very good songs for Elvis ("New Orleans", "G.I. Blues", "Island Of Love", "For the Millionth And The Last Time", "Angel", "It's A Wonderful World (which was nominated for an Oscar), "Puppet On A String", "All That I Am", "Mine" and one of my very favorites "Stay Away".
derekd wrote on December 22, 2009
Very poor song, and poor Album. If Elvis had gone into the studios and recorded better material these sound tracks would not have got a look in. Pity about the movie contracts.
JerryNodak wrote on December 22, 2009
Silly, movie fun.
Steve V wrote on December 22, 2009
One of the worst. Yes this team wrote some good tunes (very few) but most were like this, crappy songs featured in silly movies that almost ruined his career and certainly ruined his standing among general pop critics and fans by 1966. He sounds totally disinterested. He knew he was singing garbage. Didnt he once say 'what can you do with a piece of (blank) like this? It probably was a Tepper/Bennett song!
My boy, my boy wrote on December 22, 2009
I must say "forgettable"...
Monster wrote on December 22, 2009
This song is ok for kids playing jump rope but it's not what the most famous singer on the planet should have been singing during the height of the sixties. Sheeesh.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on December 23, 2009
It worked well in the movie. But as a song, alone, its forgettable.
Elvis Rimes wrote on December 23, 2009
Fun and silly but a total waste of talent!
derekd wrote on November 18, 2010
Played it a few times back in the 60's & a couple of times when I replaced my Lp with the Cd. Very poor whenput along side FEIM or EIB or even PL.
TBG wrote on November 18, 2010
I don't think this song is so bad. It's passable, a little over par. Had he recorded this on a regular album people wouldn't have been so hard on this song. I think it's fun, not one of his best but not worse than lot's of other stuff released in the mid-sixties by other artists.
dgirl wrote on September 15, 2011
If this had been issued on a regular non-soundtrack album in 1966, he would have been laughed out of the business.
Steve V wrote on September 15, 2011
Comparing this song to Traveling Man, Yellow Submarine or Octopus Garden is an insult to those other song which had far greater production values, arrangements, instrumentation, background vocals and song structure. They all had silly lyrics but come on this is putrid. It makes me ill that Elvis sang this. It isnt even a great vocal.
TCB1974 wrote on September 15, 2011
This song is from one of his worst movies and soundtrack albums, nevertheless it has some enjoyable fun and silly feeling to it. One of my first albums were the Hits from his Movies albums including this song, although it was the Elvis Forever 2LP set that really turned me into a fan at the time, especially Fever and Surrender. Tepper and Bennett have written 42 songs for Elvis and a few of them are worthwhile, i.e. New Orleans, GI Blues, Shoppin' around, Beach boy blues, Puppet on a string, Mine and Stay away. This is one of their weakest contributions to the Elvis catalogue. Two stars from me.
OtisBlue22 wrote on September 15, 2011
Yes, it's a bad song from a bad film but I have an affection for both. I actually feel transported to Europe, despite the low production values! Maybe I'm just easy to please...
NONE000000 wrote on September 16, 2011
Wow...in 2009 I called this song "crap". My view has softened a little. It reminds me of both Didja Ever and Almost Always True. They feel like children's songs to me, with that sing-a-long quality. But the lyrics to all of them are kind of adult. Or at least teenaged. So they're engineered to appeal to who, exactly? The truth is, if you don't think about it too much, it's a fun little song....about womanizing one's way across Europe.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on July 28, 2012
decent in the movie. Should have never been put on vinyl.
Biffx wrote on July 28, 2012
What a waste of talent, its a disgrace that a lyric sheet with this rubbish printed on it should have ever been placed in our man s hands. A tune i dont hesitate to Skip , So many more Elvis Songs with substance to choose from.
sugartummy wrote on March 16, 2013
It is based on a French song, maybe that's explains it a bit, but then again, Can't help falling in love was also based on a French song. Just a very weak track.
Gorse wrote on July 23, 2013
The Elvis magic vocal instrument makes this track bearable, but in no way is it an inspired piece of wax.
shoesuedeblues wrote on November 04, 2014
Good pay day for these writers! Take an old melody put words to it, receive cheque. Easy money.
Deano1 wrote on November 04, 2014
I always find the over-reactions to mid 60's soundtrack songs laughable. If this song had been from G.I. Blues it would not be attacked like it is. Is it great? No. But comments such as if it had been released on a non-soundtrack LP he would be laughed out of the business are so over-the-top. This song is nowhere as bad as Barefoot Ballad, Wolf Call, Golden Coins or Beach Shack and they did not end his career. Praising the production values of Travelin' Man is even more laughable. A weaked voiced Rick Nelson put way up front warbling a below average song is one of the poorer tunes to top the charts in the early 60's. Colonel Parker was not trying to sell Elvis in the mid 60s as a rock and roll artist. He was selling him as a family entertainer. Up until the DT soundtrack charted poorly (for Elvis, #47), the formula was very successful. Once the returns for this soundtrack and single were not up to par, the formula was stopped. Speedway already being filmed as the DT LP charted and peaked and it was the last musical comedy with a soundtrack LP.
jwedwards835 wrote on November 04, 2014
Sounds a lot like Octopus' Garden and Yellow Submarine by the Beatles. At least ELVIS sings those kinds of songs better than the Beatles. I give it 5 stars.
ElvisSacramento wrote on November 06, 2014
This isn't a great song, but I've always thought of it as a fun and enjoyable song. Elvis' rendition of it was splendid. I've never skipped it.
NONE000000 wrote on December 11, 2014
It's weird....every time there is a less than stellar song of the day, some idiot wants to compare it to whatever they feel was the worst Beatles song. No idea why---the comparison makes 0 sense. I Love Only One Girl doesn't resemble Yellow Submarine or Octopus's Garden in any way whatsoever. I Love Only One Girl really doesn't deserve this amount of discussion; Elvis did it for a bad movie, it is a bad song. After 1968, if Elvis could have made whole chunks of his musical catalogue disappear, I think we all know this would be one of the songs he'd have erased.
trudygillenwater wrote on December 11, 2014
I think it is a cute little song and I give it the highest rating.
lsp2231 wrote on December 12, 2014
Definitely not his best song, but not his worst either. Since when is Frankfurt on the Rhine? I agree with jwedwards835, BTW. Even the "sacred" Beatles recorded some crappy songs - and Elvis was by far a better singer.
rai wrote on January 23, 2015
Haven't heard it in years. Certainly not an enjoyable song for me. Almost forgotten the song.
JerryNodak wrote on March 02, 2019
Is it great? No. Is it the worst ever? No. Old MacDonald is on the same LP. Not to mention Queenie, Datin' and A Dogs Life on the PHS LP. If he'd have done this on a regular LP? Typical fan over reaction. He wouldn't have. Soundtrack filler. Have I listened to this soundtrack lately? Yes. As a whole i like the LP. Song: 2 stars LP: 3 stars
Cruiser621 wrote on October 12, 2020
Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett, words and music? Yeah right. These folks as song writers leave a lot to be desired. Guess the Colonel was really cashing in at the time. Crap in, crap out. 1-star. I stopped buying this crap when it initially came out.
marty wrote on October 12, 2020
A weak song from a not so good soundtrack. By that time it seems Elvis had lost interest in the movie soundtracks. Thankfully it was one of his last and there were better things coming. The Tepper/Bennett songwriting duo never wrote any classics for Elvis and very few of their 42 contributions to his catalogue are standouts, even within the context of the other songs he recorded at the time (usually for soundtracks). We should remember that usually it was Elvis choosing what songs to record from many demos prepared for each recording session. Tepper/Bennett made the cut so many times, their songs must have appealed to him in some respect. I still enjoy listening to this song, mainly because I love his voice. 2 stars from me.
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