March 22

“And I Love You So”: McLeans’ Original, Presley’s Trademark


“And I Love You So”: McLeans’ Original, Presley’s Trademark 1

Don McLean released the song in 1970 which captured the hearts of millions. On the other hand, it was Elvis Presley’s trademark song in 1975. Both outpoured their emotions with different lines of attack. Nevertheless, their executions were outstanding.

Undeniably, “And I Love You So” is one of the best songs to devote to the one in your heart. The lyrics and the melody precisely intertwined together to bring superlative affection. Moreover, it will irrefutably strike and melt someone’s temperament once it drifts within.

Elvis Presley…

On March 11, 1975, Elvis Presley recorded “And I Love You So” at RCA Studio C in Hollywood, California. It was part of his album “Today.” Moreover, Presley sang the song it in almost every live show until his death.

Don McLean…

Furthermore, Don McLean wrote the song and recorded the soulful song. He released it in 1970 as a single from his debut album “Tapestry.”

The Covers And Renditions…

The song was recorded by many artists from in and out of country music. From the album “And I Love You So,” Perry Como released the hit in 1973. Como’s version reached No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was the last of his many famous recordings from 1943 to reach the Top 40. It also spent one week at No. 1 on the easy listening chart in 1973. It reached No.2 in South Africa and Britain. Also, the record reached No. 3 on the UK Singles chart in 1973 on RCA Records. Lastly, it remained on the table for 35 weeks, longer than any other of his hits in the UK.

Other artists include Harry Connick, Jr. as part of his 2009 album “Your Songs.” Also, Sergio Franchi covered this song on his 1976 Dyna House album “20 Magnificent Songs”.

Other performers who have recorded the song include Rick Astley, Shirley Bassey, Glen Campbell, Bobby Goldsboro, Tom T. Hall, and Emmy Lou Harris. As well as, Engelbert Humperdinck, Howard Keel, Johnny Mathis, Nana Mouskouri, Matt Monro, Olivia Newton-John, Jim Nabors, Helen Reddy and Bobby Vinton.

Click the links below to check further about the great Don McLean and Elvis Presley or visit us at www.countrythangdaily.com to know more about other country artists and legends. You may also leave a comment below for the artists and songs you would like us to feature.

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