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Anyway You Want Me
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(Schroeder & Owens)

Information:
Written by Aaron Schroeder and Cliff Owens, Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be) was recorded by Elvis on July 2, 1956, at RCA's New York City studios during the first recording session to include all four of the Jordanaires. Take #12 was the one released by RCA. The single release had a 10-week stay on Billboard's Top 100 chart, peaking at #27. Sales of over a million copies were achieved quickly. (Advance orders for the record Love Me Tender / Anyway You Want Me exceeded one million!)


Lyrics:

I'll be as strong as a mountain
Or weak as a willow tree
Anyway you want me
That's how I will be

I'll be as tame as a baby
Or wild as the raging sea
Well, anyway you want me
That's how I will be

In your hands my heart is clay
To take and hold as you may
I'm what you make me, you've only to take me
And in your arms I will stay

I'll be a fool or a wise man,
My darling, you hold the key
Yes, anyway you want me
Well, that's how I will be
I will be

Where it was released:
First released on single 
 
Singles:

- Love Me Tender / Anyway You Want Me (RCA 20-6643) October 1956. Standard release in 78 rpm.

- Love Me Tender / Anyway You Want Me (RCA 47-6643) October 1956. Standard release in 45 rpm. Four different colour schemes were used for the picutre sleeves: black and white, black and green, black and light pink and black and dark pink.

- Love Me Tender / Anyway You Want Me (RCA 447-0616) March 1959. Gold Standard Series reissue

- Love Me Tender / Anyway You Want Me (RCA PB-11108) October 1977. One of 15 singles released in the 15-record boxed set 15 Golden Records - 30 Golden Hits (RCA PP-11301). This single was also released two months later in the boxed set 20 Golden Hits in Full Color Sleeves (RCA PP-11340).

 
EPs:
- Anyway You Want Me (1956) 
- DJ-7 (1956) 
 
LPs/CDs:
- Elvis' Golden Records (1958) 
- Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Volume 1 (1970) 
 Elvis' Golden Records (1977) 
 Memories of Elvis (1978) 
- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) 
- The King of Rock'n'Roll - The Complete 50's Masters (1992) 
- Elvis 56 - Special Edition (1996)
- Artist Of The Century (1999) 
- Junichiro Koizumi Presents My Favourite Elvis Songs (2001)
- Elvis, Jailhouse Rock (2001)
 Elvis (2014) - FTD 
- Elvis' Golden Records (2015) - FTD 

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