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February 5

Still Rockin’ with Elvis Presley’s “Let It Be Me” Version

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Still Rockin' with Elvis Presley's "Let It Be Me" Version 1

Elvis Presley. (Photo Credits: popsugar.com)

The King of Rock ‘n Roll covering a pop song? C’mon, it’s too good to be true, he’s still rockin’ it no matter what song genre he covers. Elvis Presley is simply the best!

A Li’l Bit of ‘Let It Be Me’

Originally published in French in 1955 as “Je t’appartiens“, Let It Be Me is a pop song that caught on worldwide with an English version by The Everly Brothers. Later on, it was reincarnated by the duo Betty Everett and Jerry Butler.

Je t’appartiens” was a French hit in 1955. The score was written and first recorded by Gilbert Bécaud. The lyrics were penned in French by Pierre Delanoë.

The Everly Brothers helped further popularize the song with their 1960 rendition of “Let It Be Me” which reached the 7th position on the Billboard Hot 100. Moreover, the harmony arrangement of this version was often emulated in subsequent remakes. This was the first Everly Brothers single to be recorded in New York, and not in Nashville. Furthermore, the musicians that backed up the brothers on the record included Howard Collins, Barry Galbraith and Mundell Lowe on guitar, Lloyd Trotman on bass, Jerry Allison on drums and Hank Rowland on piano.

Presley’s Version

In 1970, the King of Rock ‘n Roll Elvis Presley included the song in his set list. In addition, it appeared on his second Las Vegas engagement and on his album On Stage.

With his deep yet smooth voice, Presley rocks this song to a different level. Equally beautiful with the pop version of the Everly Brothers, Elvis made sure that the true flavors of this music are still preserved.

Indeed, Presley just gives every song of any genre a tasty kind of music.

Here are the lyrics of the song and try to sing along.

God bless the day I found you
I want to stay around you
And so I beg you
Let it be me

Don’t take this Heaven from one
Well if you must cling to someone
Now and forever
Let it be me

Each time we meet love
I find complete love
Without your sweet love
Tell me, what would life be?

So never leave me lonely
Just tell me you love me only
And that you’ll always
Let it be me

And that you’ll always
Let it be me

So never leave me lonely
Tell me you love me only
And that you’ll always
Let it be me

Watch and sing along with Elvis Presley’s Version of the Everly Brothers’ hit Let It Be Me.

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