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Always On My Mind
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(Carson / James / Christopher)

Information:
Mark James, Wayne Carson and Johnny Christopher wrote Always On My Mind for Elvis, who recorded the song on March 29, 1972, at RCA's Hollywood studios. Film of the recording session appeared in the 1981 documentary, This Is Elvis. Although Elvis was the first to record the song, it was Brenda Lee's version (Decca 32975) that was released first. In the summer of 1972 she reached #45 on the country chart. Elvis's single release had a 13-week stay on the country chart, peaking at #16. In 1982 Willie Nelson had an even more successful version of Always On My Mind (Columbia 02741), reaching #5 on the Hot 100 chart and topping the country chart. The Country Music Association named Always On My Mind the Song of The Year in both 1982 and 1983. The Pet Shop Boys had a top 20 hit with the song in early 1988 (EMI-Manhattan 50123).

Brenda Lee - 1972

Elvis - Original

Elvis - Rehearsal

Elvis - Alternative Take

Willie Nelson - 1982

Pet Shop Boys - 1988

Julio Iglesias - 2006

Michael Bublé - 2007

   

Susan Boyle - 2016

Elvis - with RPO (2016)

   

Lyrics:

Maybe I didn't treat you
Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn't love you
Quite as often as I could have
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn't died
Give me, give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied, satisfied

Maybe I didn't hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I'm so happy that you're mine
If I make you feel second best
Girl, I'm sorry I was blind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn't died
Give me, give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied, satisfied

Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
You are always on my mind
You are always on my mind

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Singles:

- Separate Ways / Always On My Mind (RCA 74-0815) November 1972. Standard release »

 Separate Ways / Always On My Mind (RCA GB-10486) February 1976. Gold Standard series reissue.

- The Elvis Medley / Always On My Mind (RCA PB-13351) November 1982. New release with a different flip side.

- Always On My Mind / My Boy (RCA PB-14090) July 1985. New release with a different flip side. This record was pressed on purple vinyl and had a special gold "50th" anniversary label.

- Always On My Mind / Always On My Mind (RCA JK-14090) July 1985. Special disc jockey promotional release pressed on purple vinyl with a special gold "50th" anniversary label.

- The Elvis Medley / Always On My Mind (Collectables DPE1-1064 4564) December 1986.

 
LPs/CDs:
- Separate Ways (1973) »
- Separate Ways (1975) »
– Pickwick Pack (1978) »
- The Elvis Presley Collection, Volume 2 (1979) »
– This Is Elvis (1981) »
- Always On My Mind (1985)
- The Elvis Medley (1982)
- The Great Performances (1990)
- From The Heart (1991)
- Romantique (1993)
- Heart And Soul (1995)
- Walk A Mile In My Shoes - The Essential 70's Masters (1995) 
- Great Country Songs (1996)
- Always Elvis - The Dutch Album (1997)
- Are You Lonesome Tonight (1997) 
- All Time Greatest Hits (1997)
- Forever In Love (1997)
- Platinum - A Life In Music (1997) 
- A Touch of Platinum, Volume 2 (1998)
- Ballads (1999)
- Burning Love (1999)
- Artist of the Century (1999) 
- Elvis 2000: The Best of The King (2000)
- The Love Songs (2000) - Green Hill
- The 50 Greatest Hits (2000)
- Elvis 6363 Sunset (2001) - FTD »
- Greatest Hits (2001)
- The Best Of Elvis Presley (2001)
- The 50 Greatest Love Songs (2001)
- Elvis 70's (2001)
- The Country Side Of Elvis (2001)
- Heart And Soul (2003)
- 2nd To None (2003)
- On Tour – The Rehearsals (2004) – FTD »
- Standing Room Only (2009) - FTD »
- Hits of the 70s (2012) - FTD »
- This is Elvis (2015) - FTD »

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