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The Girl I Never Loved

3.7 / 5

Words & Music: Randy Starr

The girl I never loved
Will never know I cared
And all my dreams of her
Are dreams I'll never share
For I want her and I need her
And I know it might have been
But it ended long before it could begin

The kiss I never got
Somebody else will take
The plans I never made
Somebody else will make
Oh I'm lonely, I'm so lonely
'Cause it's her I'm thinking of
But she'll always be the girl I never loved
Never loved, never loved

Recordingdate: 1967/02/21, first released on: Clambake (album)


Musicians who contributed to the first recording of The Girl I Never Loved:

(steel guitar)


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Steve V wrote on March 31, 2009
Way overrated , but when you have this on a Clambake soundtrack I guess it sounds like Yesterday. Lyrics a 5 year old could compose. Poorly produced as well.
Deano1 wrote on April 27, 2011
I have always loved this one and while the production values leave something to be desired, the way Elvis almost sobs the lyrics tugs at my heart everytime. A 3 star song, but due to Elvis' vocals I give it 4 1/2 stars.
Lpool kid wrote on October 04, 2011
i've always liked this song and with better production and this could have been a hit. 4 stars
dgirl wrote on October 04, 2011
Its 1967. We have had enough of these situational movie songs by then. The people that are saying this would have been a hit I'm sure were not around and buying records back then. As a 16 yr old I knew this song was just another retreaded ballad with a different titlte. Pleasant? Yes. Over done by 1967? A triple yes! No way would it have been a hit in a pivotal year like 1967 where Elvis was considered passe by most teens. I can enjoy it now more than I did then, but still not a soundtrack I play very much if at all.
freedom101 wrote on October 04, 2011
Elvis is "The King" of everything and songs like"The Girl I Never Loved" is no exception.
TCB1974 wrote on October 04, 2011
A pleasant recording that Elvis delivers with sincerity. There are better movie ballads though such as They remind me too much of you or Tender feeling. Three stars for this recording.
paisley wrote on October 04, 2011
Bad song, even worse production, completely out of touch with the times, trends, sounds and musical efforts of the swinging sixties. It´s a real shame that Elvis´vtalent was wasted on such mediocre material. Nobody would even talk about such a song if it hadn´t been recorded by the man who turned the world of popular music upside down all by himself just a decade before!
Gorse wrote on October 07, 2012
Yes another ballad but sung with a tenderness and feeling few could equal. At this stage of his career with one TV and 2 charity perfomances in about 10 years, Suspicious Minds would not have been the hit it became 2 years later.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 26, 2012
I've always liked this song immensely and it's always such a joy to listen to. In my opinion, it's the 2nd best song from the movie "Clambake".
sugartummy wrote on May 18, 2013
This song would've suited well on the Pot luck album, but for 1967 you can expect something different instead off the same style ballad that Elvis produced dozens off. I still like the song though.
Cruiser621 wrote on December 11, 2016
A song from the soundtrack "Clambake" which is nice but nothing to celebrate about. A potential single in 1967? I think not, considering what was happening music-wise; Elvis was so passe' by then. I know I wasn't buying his records back then.
JerryNodak wrote on August 31, 2019
I like this song a lot. Elvis sings it well. 3 stars. I only like the song "Yesterday" when Elvis sings it. Beatles, blah. I've always bought Elvis' records. Even during Beatlemania/British Invasion.
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