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Let's Forget about the Stars

Rating:
4.1 / 5

Words & Music: Arthur L. "Doodle" Owens

If you let the stars keep telling you
Who to love and not to love
You may never find contentment for your heart
You could go unloved forever and darling that means never
Surrender to love, let's forget about the stars

You say that stars have promised you true love ten thousand times
But here you are with a broken heart and mind
I can tell you want to love me from the beating in your heart
Surrender to love, let's forget about the stars

Let's forget about the stars, come follow me my dove
To a world just like the world that you've been dreaming of
Let's not wait too long for something might go wrong
Surrender to love, let's forget about the stars
Let's forget about the stars
Let's forget about the stars
Let's forget about the stars

Recordingdate: 1968/10/15, first released on: Let's Be Friends (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Let's Forget about the Stars:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(percussion)

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old shep wrote on April 16, 2008
A nice Elvis track, totally unknown I should imagine to non Presley fans, then again who cares about them!
commoneverybody wrote on November 29, 2008
A beautiful underrated song, stucked away on a budget album. A great ballad!
JerryNodak wrote on November 29, 2008
A largely unknown, unused movie song. Pretty song. Great vocal from Elvis, but nothing special. One of the best tracks on the original "Let's Be Friends" Camden album.
bajo wrote on November 29, 2008
I've always like this one! Pity they didn't match the mono version on the Let's Be Friends album when theyreleased the stereo version. That beautiful piano track was almost lost in the stereo mix! Wonder why! I still go for the LP version when I want to listen to this! A little beauty imo!
Steve V wrote on November 29, 2008
One of the nice things about having the earlier Camdens released in the late 60's/early 70's was to find an unreleased song like this, a pleasant well sung ballad on a budget LP. Its too bad the Camdens didnt keep up their original purpose instead of issuing awful compilations later on.
Elvis Rimes wrote on November 29, 2008
I am definately from the 'Camden' generation, these albums were my introduction (pretty much) to the big man and I loved this track. Beautiful piano and lovely soft volcals from Elvis. Nicely done. :u)
Rob Wanders wrote on May 02, 2011
lovely jazzy ballad.
Pedro Nuno wrote on May 02, 2011
So Beautiful, so Simple. Just Great. a Top song.
Deano1 wrote on May 02, 2011
A song recorded for, but not included in the movie "Charro!". A well-written song beautifully delivered by Elvis that was included on the budget LP "Let's Be Friends" in 1970. This song along with the title track of the LP, "If I'm A Fool", "Change Of Habit", "Almost" and "I'll Be There" made for an entertaining LP.
dgirl wrote on May 02, 2011
I like this song, it is a very nice ballad that is well sung. But why on earth was this origianally intended for Charro? A song about astrology in the old West. Thank goodness someone came to their senses. It would have been a disaster in thet movie.
Natha wrote on June 23, 2012
I remember hearing this song soon after its release. Itis such a beautiful song. Listen to that wonderful voice and you are easily carries away. At least I was and still am. Listening to the whole legacy of ELVIS' music, one cannot but say that he mastered all styles of singing and thus mixing them it is as if one is engulfed in the total concept of making music, missing nothing. This song should be on that list! About the astrology thing: this has been an issue since time immemorial. Yet one should not be dependent on it, as decision must and should be made. Take your destity in one's own hand. And that's so true! In that sence it fits in any movie.
bray1977 wrote on June 23, 2012
This was one of my very early Elvis favourites. It was on the first Elvis LP I ever bought, the Camden release called U.S. Male. A sadly overlooked gem.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on September 21, 2012
A song done beautifully by Elvis and the band. And, Why this song was put on a "Budget album", I'll never know. It deserved a place on a major album. As pointed out, this song, was intended to be included the movie "Charro", and I agree, that, it wouldn't have worked in the film soundtrack. Of note: This song was released on the RCA Camden-Album "Lets be Friends" (another great song) and it was the first and the best of the "Camden albums". The second best, was the "Almost in Love" Camden Album. I really loved the "Let's be Friends" album.
sugartummy wrote on July 14, 2013
A good song sung beautiful. I also like the percussion by Emil Radocchia.
Gorse wrote on July 29, 2013
This man could really sing a tender ballad with that exquisite soulful feel intended just for the listener. A beautiful song, well constructed, and probably known by only a very few outside the Elvis fan fraternity.
ElvisSacramento wrote on December 15, 2014
This is such a beautiful and underrated ballad and Elvis' rendition of it was spectacular. 5 Stars.
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