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Don't

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(Leiber / Stoller)

Information:
Don't was recorded
on September 6, 1957, at Radio Recorders, just after Elvis had finished recording Silent Night. This was the first session that featured a female voice (Millie Kirkham). Twenty-six takes were recorded; take #7 was the one released. Reportedly, the last take was taped with the studio lights turned off and Elvis lying on the floor. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote Don't at Elvis's request. The single release of Don't replaced the Sillhouettes' Get A Job at Number One on the Top 100 chart. After one week at the top, it was replaced by the Champs' Tequilla. Don't spent a total of 20 weeks on the Top 100 chart. It peaked at #2 on the Country Best-Seller chart and #4 on the rhythm and blues chart. Advance orders for the record were over a million.

Lyrics:

 

Don't, don't, that's what you say
Each time that I hold you this way,
When I feel like this and I want to kiss you,
Baby, don't say don't.

Don't, don't leave my embrace
For here in my arms is your place
When the night grows cold and I want to hold you,
Baby, don't say don't.

If you think that this is just a game
I'm playing
If you think that I don't mean
Ev'ry word I'm saying
Don't (don't), don't (don't)
Don't feel that way
I'm your love and yours I will stay

This you can believe
I will never leave you
Heaven knows I won't
Baby, don't say don't

 
Where it was released:
Released for the first time on single » 
 
Singles:

- Don't / I Beg Of You (RCA 20-7150) January 1958. Standard 78 RPM release. »
- Don't / I Beg Of You (RCA 47-7150) January 1958. Standard 45 RPM release. »
- Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Don't (RCA SP-45-76) January 1960. Disck jockey promotional release that was used to promote de LP 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong - Elvis' Golden Records, Volume 2.

- Don't / I Beg Of You (RCA 447-0621) 1961. Gold Standard Series reissue.

 
EPs:
- A Touch of Gold, Volume 1 (1959) » 

LPs/CDs:
- 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong (1959) »

- Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Volume 1 (1970) »

- Elvis (1973) »

- Elvis - A Collectors Edition (1976) »

- The Elvis Presley Story (1977) »

- Elvis Commemorative Album (1978) »

- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) »

– It's Now Or Never (1981) - Camden »

- The Collection, Volume 2 (1986)

- The Number One Hits (1987)

- The Ten Top Hits (1987)

- From The Heart (1991)

- The King of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters (1992)

- Gold – The Very Best of the King (1995)

- Heart and Soul (1995)

- All Time Greatest Hits (1997)

- Forever In Love (1997)

- Platinum – A Life in Music (1997)

- Are You Lonesome Tonight (1997)

- A Touch of Platinum, Volume 2 (1998)

- Artist of the Century (1999)

- Love Songs (1999)

- Elvis Lovin’ – Millennium Masters (2000)

- The Swedish Hit Collection (2000)

- The Love Songs (2000) – Green Hill

- The 50 Greatest Hits (2000)

- The 50 Greatest Love Songs (2001)

- Greatest Hits (2001)

- 50 Years 50 Hits (2001)

- Junichiro Koizumi Presents my Favourite Elvis Songs (2001)

- Elvis 50’s (2001)

- The Very Best of Love (2001) - Madacy

- Elvis 30#1 Hits (2002)

- Heart and Soul (2003)
- 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't be Wrong (2007) - FTD »

– The Best of British - The RCA Years 1957-1958 (2014) - FTD »

- Elvis' Christmas Album (2014) - FTD »

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