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I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Maurice Mysels Ira Kosloff

Hold me close, hold me tight
Make me thrill with delight
Let me know where I stand from the start
I want you, I need you, I love you
With all my heart

Ev'ry time that you're near
All my cares disappear
Darling, you're all that I'm living for
I want you, I need you, I love you
More and more

I thought I could live without romance
Before you came to me
But now I know that
I will go on loving you eternally

Won't you please be my own?
Never leave me alone
'Cause I die ev'ry time we're apart
I want you, I need you, I love you
With all my heart

Recordingdate: 1956/04/14, first released on: single (album)


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bastiaanvinke wrote on June 09, 2009
Powerful song
shoesuedeblues wrote on May 28, 2010
A worthy single after Heartbreak Hotel and coupling it with My Baby Left Me kept everyone happy.
Marty_TCE wrote on May 28, 2010
Stuff of legend...
Deano1 wrote on May 28, 2010
A classic, 5 stars.
derekd wrote on May 28, 2010
The release of this recording was to prove that Elvis was not going to be a one hit wonder. Great sound, great ballet, great hit. But why was it left off the #1's Cd?
old shep wrote on May 28, 2010
A good song which apparently came to be by splicing parts of two different takes together as the completed versions weren't good enough for release. The session taking place soon after a near fatal plane journey which resulted in Elvis being far from his best for a recording session.
Steve V wrote on May 28, 2010
Great song, although the flip side was one of his all time best rock and roll songs and covered by many. Still, this is one of the best 50's ballads and still sounds great. Much better than Love Me Tender.
Monster wrote on May 28, 2010
Recorded right after experiencing severe engine problems with his aeroplane which put the fear of God into Elvis and he was also presented with his first Gold disc for heartbreak Hotel What a day! Great song. I've always liked the live version he did on the Steve Allen show. I like his phrasing there.
JerryNodak wrote on May 29, 2010
I love Elvis, the balladeer. Singer of love songs. But this has never been a fave of mine.
Gorse wrote on December 12, 2012
This ballad typified 1956 Elvis for me, with the atmosphere, and style of recording and the unique vocal delivery. I first heard it on the Golden Records album UK version and found listening to each track a magical journey.
sugartummy wrote on March 15, 2013
A disappointing 50's track. I always play & sing it must slower, which sounds better to me.
Cruiser621 wrote on December 30, 2018
4-stars. One of those songs that rings nostalgic for yours truly, first heard on the 45RPM Extended Play "The Real Elvis" by me.
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