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She's Not You

Rating:
4.5 / 5

Words & Music: Jerry Leiber Mike Stoller Doc Pomus

Her hair is soft and her eyes are oh so blue
She's all the things a girl should be,
but she's not you.

She knows just how to make me laugh when I feel blue
She's ev'rything a man could want,
but she's not you.

And when we're dancing
It almost feels the same
I've got to stop myself from
Whisp'ring your name

She even kisses me like you used to do.
And it's just breaking my heart
'cause she's not you.

Recordingdate: 1962/03/19, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of She's Not You:

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

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old shep wrote on April 20, 2008
A fantastic song from 1962, a worthy choice as a single with an equally great flip side, (Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello)
JLpResLey wrote on August 16, 2009
A very good song that is so overlooked. Of course Elvis was doing so much good music at this time, and maybe it´s not fair to compare it with little sister, his latest flame, can´t help fallin´ in love etc. But personally, I think the song is just as good as those songs
Swen wrote on September 22, 2009
Super! Always loved this one. Great song, flawless production, and a perfect performance by the King. Deservedly a big hit here in Denmark. And people liked the flip side too.
Pedro Nuno wrote on September 22, 2009
This is Elvis. The King of Rock, like a Prince in the Pop Field. This is the path he should have chosen, those days, not those pathetic movie songs. Elvis Presley at his best in 1962, with a smash single. His last nº 1, in the US until Suspicious Minds.
Steve V wrote on September 22, 2009
Good song for 1961/2 but hasn't aged well for me. In fact by 1964, this sounded dated. Suspicion would have been the better single choice. Could have been an Elvis standard!
derekd wrote on September 22, 2009
Elvis at his greatest, 1960, 61, 62, 63. Hit after hit, #1 after #1. What an time for Elvis fans. Yes, the 50's where good too but nothing could match the early 60's. Oh, if only i could go back and relive the success he had. I'd been a fan since Jailhouse Rock but but to me it has to be the 60's. Dump by my 1st girl friend I was on the look out for a new one and what did my hero release,, Shes Not You. Still , got over this.
Elvis Rimes wrote on September 22, 2009
It is the most perfect pop song, absolutlely flawless recording.
NONE000000 wrote on September 22, 2009
Another in a long line of perfection from Elvis during the non-soundtrack period of the very early 1960's. His voice just flows so smoothly on tracks like this. And he easily goes from his deeper register to such wonderful higher notes on the "And when we're dancing" section. It's an oft-overlooked beauty from 1962. In two short years, the music world would change dramatically....
JerryNodak wrote on September 22, 2009
I like it, but it's not one of my overwhelming favorites. FYI Pedro: Elvis' last number 1 in the U.S. prior to Suspicious Minds was Good Luck Charm.
dgirl wrote on September 22, 2009
I like it a lot but its also not in my top favorites of Elvis. I think it hit #5 on USA Billboard. Kiss Me Quick or Suspicion in the summer of 1962 would have been a #1 in my opinion.
Kenneth wrote on September 23, 2009
a 5 star song, Elvis' voice is superb on this one.
shoesuedeblues wrote on January 13, 2010
A firm favourite and a number one hit in the UK, I never get tired of playing this song.
bajo wrote on January 13, 2010
To me this song has aged well! Vocally Elvis could do no wrong those years. I don't play it frequently, but when I hear it, it sure reminds me how good a song and performance it is!
derekd wrote on January 13, 2010
What a run of UK singles: Stuck on you #1 girl of my best friend / a mess of blues #2 now or never #1 are you lonesome tonight #1 wooden heart #1 surrender #1 wild in the country #2 latest flame / litter sister #1 rock a hula baby / can't help falling in love #1 good luck charm #1 she's not you #1 return to sender #1 . Not a bad list with She's not you nearing the end of the list, in order, of Elvis singles in the UK from 1960 to 1962. 5 Stars everyone. By the way, the 2 singles listed at #2 did reach #1 in other Uk charts.
Elvis Rimes wrote on January 13, 2010
Perfect vocals, absolutely amazing. * * * * *
Deano1 wrote on January 13, 2010
A fine single release from the Summer of 1962. It was recorded with it's flipside "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" along with most of the material that would make up the "Pot Luck" LP. Elvis' vocals are crystal clear and perfect on this song that is very good, but not quite a classic. The song glides along nicely, but really doesn't ever go anywhere, a lot like "I Gotta Know" and "One Broken Heart For Sale". There is just something missing that keeps this one from being one of Elvis' all time greats. A little bit of a disappointment when it was released as it was the follow-up to the #1 hit, "Good Luck Charm" and it only hit #5 in the U.S.
potluck62 wrote on January 14, 2010
The time frame between 1960-1964 is my favorite. Don't get me wrong I've been an elvis fan since 1973 and I like it all 50's,60's and 70's. I really like the way he sounded in the early sixties. I've loved this song since I was a kid and it would definitely be in my top .20.
Gorse wrote on January 10, 2013
A song that is so smooth that it almost purrs. I still like it after all these years and the piano break just blows me away. Has a real classy feel about it and in my opinion is ageless.
sugartummy wrote on May 02, 2013
This one was especially written for Elvis. They could have done better. Elvis sings it perfectly, but the song is not very memorable. I like Elvis doing "oemph" just before the piano solo.
Cruiser621 wrote on March 23, 2017
An acceptable, easy to listen to song with the flip side (which was projected to be the hit) "Just Tell Her Jim said Hello" with its annoying repetitive triangle throughout. "She's Not You" was really a decent song compared to the movie garbage.
atomic powered poste wrote on March 13, 2018
The song isn't spectacular, but above average. It flows nicely and it is catchy. The production and the vocals are perfect. This is definitely a good one.
Cruiser621 wrote on March 13, 2018
Here it is 2018 and I noticed I gave a review on this record in 2017. I stand by my past remarks and to be honest, compared to the crap you folks have been putting up for review, this is an absolute 5-star song if ever there was; it's that good. I just think they could have done away with the annoying hum-like saxophone barely heard in the background. If one has the FTD versions, there are some excellent outtakes on this tune to boot. Great recording.
DerekH wrote on June 23, 2020
Five star all night long. I newer skip this one. *****
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