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One Night

Rating:
4.6 / 5

Words & Music: Dave Bartholomew Pearl King

One night with you
Is what I'm now praying for
The things that we two could plan
Would make my dreams come true

Just call my name
And I'll be right by your side
I want your sweet helping hand
My loves too strong to hide

Always lived, very quiet life
I ain't never did no wrong
Now I know that life without you
Has been too lonely too long

One night with you
Is what I'm now praying for
The things that we two could plan
Would make my dreams come true

Always lived, very quiet life
I ain't never did no wrong
Now I know that life without you
Has been too lonely too long

One night with you
Is what I'm now praying for
The things that we two could plan
Would make my dreams come true

Recordingdate: 1957/02/23, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of One Night:

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

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bluesboy wrote on April 22, 2008
Sung with deep passion, though holding back until climaxing into "has been too lonely too long". Raw energy, lust, passion...it's all there. Add the commanding rhythm guitar playing (by Elvis Himself) and you got a superb masterpiece that could be called blues, rhythm & blues, rock or whatever. And much better than "One night of sin" which is dragging too much. It's number one on my Top 500 Elvis List and one of the reasons I became a lifelong Elvisfan.
JLpResLey wrote on September 18, 2008
I love this song. Elvis at his very best. The studio version is a classic. He also did some good versions on the comeback special. But I just feel that those versions were too powerful. I much prefer the version on TTWII, my favorite version of the song.
ta2k wrote on September 18, 2008
The '68 version is best for me. Pure raw power,as it was 1st time around but the '68 voice is pure perfection for this song. TCB
Steve V wrote on September 18, 2008
Elvis' best. What defines him and separates him from all other singers. His voice never quite sounded this raw & intense again althought the 68 version comes close, its just a maturer sounding intesnsity.
Steve Morse wrote on September 18, 2008
On the original (1957), Elvis sounds half-a-tone flat on the final "dreams" (come true). Otherwise, perfection !
My boy, my boy wrote on September 18, 2008
I can't get enough of that one...The studio version is a pure delight !
OtisBlue22 wrote on September 18, 2008
There is a b & w picture of Elvis playing, I think, Scotty's electric guitar, on a 1957 tour date, dressed in gold. The expression on his face is the same as the one he wore during the sit-down shows, except here he is standing up. I just know he was playing "One Night".
old shep wrote on September 18, 2008
Elvis' version of this Smiley Lewis classic is superb, one of the best rock/blues performances ever.
Ruthie wrote on September 19, 2008
And remember that with Elvis the song didn't have to be perfect - it just had to feel right! One of the many reasons his music was so good, so different & still admired to this day.
Elvis Rimes wrote on April 25, 2009
Such a powerful delivery. Still gives me goosebumps. Awesome!
theoldscudder wrote on April 25, 2009
Elvis at his best. Nobody comes closeto the king with this song. Pure perfection.
JerryNodak wrote on April 25, 2009
A GREAT song/performance. A defining moment in r 'n' r/r & b. One of those shining moments in his '50s catalog that I haven't grown tired of over the years.
TCB1974 wrote on September 15, 2012
Elvis at his best, one of his top 20 recordings of his entire career. Raw and powerful, amazing this was not #1 hit across the globe. Absolutely five stars.
Cruiser621 wrote on September 15, 2012
The only reason this song didn't hit #1 on the charts was the flip side "I Got Stung" when it was originally released back in 1958 (I believe it was). One of his all time great 1950's releases! He was in the service at the time. I'm surprised this song was included on the album "Loving You" on the second side (non-film songs) as it could have been. Amazing, some of the release schedules that were devised by the Colonel. This was a holding motion while Elvis was in the service. Great song!
Gorse wrote on March 14, 2013
One of the best rock songs in his catalogue that he was still singing in 1977. His voice became too refined later on his career to give this the original raw rasping feel but it was always well performed.
sugartummy wrote on January 08, 2015
A great blues track, done pretty heavy. In 1968 he again had the perfect voice for this song. It needs an edge.
Pedro Nuno wrote on March 22, 2016
This is what Rock music is all about. This is what Elvis Presley is all about: The greatest social and cultural force of the 20th century, with an heritage thats still endure. This is Elvis The Pelvis my one and only King.
ElvisSacramento wrote on March 28, 2016
This such such a great and classic Rock 'N' Roll song and Elvis' renditions of it are definitely the best renditions of it. I love this song and the other Elvis song "One Night of Sin" equally.
Miknik7077 wrote on October 02, 2020
One of his greatest rock songs. Just absolute perfection. Loved the 68 comeback special version as well.
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