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Elvis SongPedia: That's Someone You Never Forget

That's Someone You Never Forget




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Basic Stats

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Written by: Red West, Elvis Presley

Recorded: June 26, 1961, RCA Studio B, Nashville.
Released master is take 8.

Single:w/ "Long-Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On) ", 47-9115, April 28, 1967
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0660, July 15, 1969

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#92 on Billboard's Hot 100

1st LP release: - June 1962
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My Spin

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An excellent example of Elvis' early-'60s ballad crooning, "That's Someone You Never Forget" started off as just an idea Elvis had for a song title, and shared with Red West. Legend has it that it's a tribute to his mother Gladys, but we'll never know. In any case, Red's final composition was a gentle but dramatic ballad, brought to life by Elvis and the Jordanaires piling on the vocals, each line building to a mini-crescendo. The vocal theatrics are subtle, though, and handled with precision and care, resulting in a fine recording, and a fitting finale to the Pot Luck album.

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Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)


"That's Someone You Never Forget" is excellent. It is slow, and moves with block harmonies: a haunting song, beautifully sung.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music icon, 1979




A tune reputedly penned with Gladys Presley in mind, but who knows? Maybe Red West. Wooshing wind sounds by Elvis and the Jords introduce this soft, evocative tune.

Martin Torgoff, The Complete Elvis, 1982




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"That's Someone You Never Forget" Lyrics and Downloads

The way she held your hand
The little things you planned
Her memory is with you yet
That's someone you never forget

When she is far away
You'll think of her each day
And you know she'll wait for you
That's someone you never forget

Others may pass your way
And let you think their love is true
But you know that they'll never replace
The one that waits for you

That's someone you never forget
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