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That's Someone You Never Forget

4.5 / 5

Words & Music: Elvis Presley Red West

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

Recordingdate: 1961/06/25, first released on: Pot Luck (album)


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OtisBlue22 wrote on June 17, 2008
One of Elvis' best songs: a perfect recording, haunting, moving, possibly the saddest song he ever recorded, with hints of 'Blue Velvet', AND he even tried his hand at writing with this song. If this was any other artist, a song of this quality would be on EVERY hits compilation and yet in Presley's case it has been criminally neglected. 10/10
Natha wrote on August 27, 2008
What a touching lyrics and sung by Elvis it gets that magic that makes you shiver all over. Here you get the maturing voice of Elvis, young and beautiful, captivating the mood implied. Definitely one on my routine list! This is indeed a widely underrated balad.
My boy, my boy wrote on August 27, 2008
Elvis should have tried a few more times to write ballads. He could feel them like no one !
bajo wrote on August 27, 2008
Beautiful performance! It is worth mentioning that the fan based compilation Artist Of The Century includes this beauty. As a matter of fact, that collection is one of the best ever compilations released!
ta2k wrote on August 27, 2008
A million times better than Love Me Tender yet a millionth of a percent as well known. TCB
Aron wrote on August 27, 2008
What a beauty!! I didn't realize this until today!! Elvis at his best in the early 60th.
old shep wrote on August 27, 2008
One of the many really good songs on the Pot Luck album.Did Elvis really contribute to the writing of the song though?
Steve V wrote on August 27, 2008
Great song. It sets a mood unheard of in any other Elvis song. I wish he tired to collaborate more with Red or anyone else. Best ballad on Pot Luck.
old shep wrote on August 27, 2008
I have just come across the following review on the net and in particular the writers favourite track on the album; The absolute gem contained on the album and one of the most interesting tracks that Elvis ever produced was “That Someone You Never Forget.” Elvis takes a rare writing credit for this song. He came up with the title and the idea for a tribute commemorating his mother who died while he was serving in the military. He produced one of the great vocals of his career on this very personal song. Elvis means it here and it shows.
NONE000000 wrote on August 27, 2008
A beautiful song sung beautifully. Elvis uses a very delicate vulnerable type of voice on this one that he really only used twice that I can think of; here and also on "I'm Leavin'". A great song.
JerryNodak wrote on August 27, 2008
One of the very best songs Elvis ever recorded. A real gem.
JLpResLey wrote on July 25, 2009
An often forgotten song. I don´t listen to it very often, but whenever I do, I love it. A wonderful recording from the very much underrated album, Pot Luck
derekd wrote on July 25, 2009
This is a mothers day special. Check the wording & lyrics, read them again, he must have been singing about a mother figure. Anyway, it's a lovely song from a very good album at a great time in his career. 1961 & 62, wonderful times for Elvis & his fans.
sitdown revamped wrote on November 17, 2009
A ver decent and fine tune. Red and Elvis definitely should have teamed up many times more to do songwriting. Don't know the percentage in lyrics which goes on Elvis' account in this one. But unfortunately there was that little incident after You'll Be gone which obivously discouraged the man behind the music to do more songwriting...anyone?
Rob Wanders wrote on November 17, 2009
a diamond! Elvis at his vocal peak.
bluesboy wrote on November 17, 2009
Ought to be in everyone's top ten list of the best performances ever.
JimmyCool wrote on November 17, 2009
A real gem! It's so haunting and so beautiful, I can't stop listening to it... I use to play it to my girlfriends (one at a time!) and it gets a lot of attention, they really love it. It gives me goosebumps every time!
Marty_TCE wrote on November 17, 2009
Beautifully sung and very haunting. Absolutely gorgeous.
Great Dane wrote on November 17, 2009
Great song from a great album.
Deano1 wrote on March 19, 2010
"Pot Luck" was an up and down LP (think "Love Letters From Elvis" and "Raised On Rock" for similar LP's), but it finished on a big time high. This ballad is fantastic and Elvis makes you feel every word of the song with his beautiful haunting vocals. 4 1/2 stars and along with "Something Blue" the best song on the album. "Pot Luck" would have been so much better if they had not included "Kiss Me Quick", "Just For Old Times Sake" and "Night Rider" and replaced them with the current single "She's Not You" and "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" along with the overlooked gem "I Met Her Today".
dgirl wrote on November 24, 2010
Instead of Elvis studio albums getting better and progressing in the early 60's, there were getting blander since Elvis Is Back was released as the soundtracks took over. This song along with Suspicion, Something Blue & Easy Question were the highlights on Pot Luck. Very much an up & down LP.
sugartummy wrote on May 18, 2013
When Elvis was in Memphis in the early 60's, he visited his mothers grave every day and cleaned it himself. He must have missed her immensly as this ballad shows.
ElvisSacramento wrote on September 19, 2013
This is such a beautiful, underrated and overlooked song and it should definitely be way better known than it actually is. It's one of eleven songs on Elvis Albums/CD's that was written or co-written by Elvis' longtime friend and bodyguard Red West. Red West also wrote or co-wrote "Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees", "If Every Day Was Like Christmas", "If You Talk In Your Sleep", "If You Think I Don't Need You", "It's No Fun Being Lonely", "I've Been Blue", "Mary Lou Brown", "Seeing Is Believing", "Separate Ways" and "You'll Be Gone".
Gorse wrote on February 19, 2014
A powerful sensitive ballad from one of my favourite albums namely Pot Luck. I have always thought his voice top notch on these tracks, and I cannot understand seeing that Night Rider, I'm Yours, Suspicion, Kiss Me Quick, Easy Question along with this track all made inroads on the world's pop charts why the album is not ranked higher in fan's affections. Add the great rockers Steppin' Out Of Line and Gonna Get Back Home Somehow and then I am even more puzzled.-needless to say 5 stars.
TheMemphisFan wrote on February 20, 2014
Trivial note: The final two lines sung by Elvis are repeated as -- That's someone " you'll " never forget
Cruiser621 wrote on December 28, 2018
5-stars for this song. As to the album "Pot Luck" from which it came, 4 stars; very bland overall album of some great songs, but then again, the start of the decline; here comes the ballad side of Mr. Presley.
Cruiser621 wrote on December 28, 2018
As to "Pot Luck" I failed to mention in my remarks the inclusion of the biggest clunker on this album which really turned me off; "Steppin' Out of Line" a throw-away from "Blue Hawaii" and one can really tell as it doesn't really fit. Have to thank the cheap Colonel Parker for having this crap included just to save a buck when there were 2 big, big ballads which could have been included such as "I Met Her Today" and "For The Millionth and the Last Time"
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