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Loving You

Rating:
4.5 / 5

Words & Music: Jerry Leiber Mike Stoller

I will spend my whole life through
loving you, loving you.
Winter, summer, spring-time, too,
loving you, loving you.
Makes no difference where I go or what I do.
You know that I'll always be loving you.

If I'm seen with someone new,
don't be blue, don't be blue.
I'll be faithful I'll be true;
always true, true to you.
There is only one for me, and you know who.
You know that I'll always be loving you.

Recordingdate: 1957/02/24, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Loving You:

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

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bastiaanvinke wrote on June 04, 2009
like it. no more comment.
My boy, my boy wrote on September 12, 2009
No up-tempo versions please. Let's stick with the original.
Steve V wrote on September 12, 2009
Always loved the original ballad, but didnt like the up-tempo versions at all. Sounded forced.
bajo wrote on September 13, 2009
It's nice to have outtakes to see how an original came to be! In most cases I tend to end up with the original! Loving You among them!
JerryNodak wrote on September 13, 2009
Like the original single version. Don't care for the fast versions.
luciano77 wrote on May 20, 2010
Much better then Love Me Tender defently!!
old shep wrote on July 16, 2010
Like this song and wondered why Elvis ignored it for his concerts.
JLpResLey wrote on July 16, 2010
It´s a great track. I feel it is a bit overlooked. To me, this was maybe the first sign of what a great ballad singer Elvis was to become. Yes, Love Me Tender was a major hit in 1956, and I want you, I need you, I love you is charming, but I believe that this song was much better, and he had really improved as a ballad singer. Sometimes I listen to the outtakes, but I much prefer the master take
Deano1 wrote on July 17, 2010
One of Elvis' first great performances on a straight forward ballad. "I Was The One" was good, but a little too bouncy in places to be called a true ballad, "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" is unique, but not quite perfect and "Love Me Tender" is very good, but a little too subdued and dull ("Playing For Keeps" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin were steps in the right direction and might be the first and second great Elvis ballads). Here Elvis is in total control and I like this song better than it's more popular A-side "Teddy Bear". I too am not a big fan of the fast versions, but they aren't bad.
NONE000000 wrote on July 17, 2010
I love all versions of this song. A fun (though pointless) comparison is to listen to "That's All" by Nat King Cole and then listen to it by Bobby Darin. One's a nice slow, beautiful ballad and the other is a real swinger. But they are the same song, and each one is really good. And the slow vs fast versions of Loving You are the same.
commoneverybody wrote on July 17, 2010
Never liked it, it´s boring to me. To me, DON´T is the absolute best Elvis ballad of the 50´s.
Cruiser621 wrote on April 19, 2012
In my youth this wasn't one of favorites. As I've grown older, it's right up there at the top. Wish he would have done this song live in concert more than he attempted or put it this way, teased us with.
Gorse wrote on December 12, 2012
Not one of the top notch ballads from his reportoire but having the youthful engaging delivery of his voice in 1957. Sung well within his vocal range at the time it comes over as decent performance, but I prefer the 'farm version' take.
ElvisSacramento wrote on January 22, 2013
This is such a beautiful ballad and I love Elvis' uptempo version and Elvis' slow version of it equally. It's one of 24 songs that Elvis recorded that was written by the magnificent and iconic songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
sugartummy wrote on April 03, 2013
Elvis sings this much better than Love me tender, but that song was stronger. Loving you sounds a lot like Don't, but it's not off that quality. A bit boring even.
Jim Davidson wrote on December 31, 2015
In early 1977, I borrowed the book, "Elvis, An Illustrated Biography" from the public library. The author described Elvis' performance in the movie Loving You as "never being this wild again". Fast-forward 18 months to the first anniversary of Elvis' death; NBC played Loving You as the Sunday evening prime-time movie. It was very first time that I saw the movie. I liked the faster version of the song, Loving You in the opening credits, than the more widely played slower version. To me, Elvis-the-balladeer really emerged in the '60s and perfected in the '70s.
marty wrote on January 01, 2021
A nice ballad well sung by Elvis but not a great song. The first great ballad IMHO is "Don't" and came soon after. I find the farm version interesting but the fast version not as good but still enjoyable. The released version is the best. 4 stars
TheMemphisFan wrote on January 01, 2021
"Loving You" isn't a great song, but Elvis worked hard to elevate it to high standards. IMHO, two of Elvis' great ballads (before the release of "Don't") were "Playing For Keeps" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin".
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