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Don't Ask Me Why

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(Wise / Weisman)

Information:
Elvis recorded Don't Ask Me Why, a Fred Wise and Ben Weisman tune, at Radio Recorders on January 16, 1958. Take #12 was chosen by RCA for release. The single release peaked at #28 on Billboard's Top 100 chart during its nine-week stay. On the rhythm and blues chart, Don't Ask Me Why reached #2.

Lyrics:

 

I'll go on loving you
Don't ask me why
Don't know what else to do
Don't ask me why

How sad my heart would be
If you should go
Though you're not good for me
I want you so

It's not the kind
Of love I dream about
But it's the kind
That I can't live without

You're all I'm longing for
Don't say good-bye
I need you more and more
Don't ask me why
I need you more and more
Don't ask me why

 
Where it was released:
Released for the first time on single 
 
Singles:
- Hard Headed Woman / Don't Ask Me Why (RCA 20-7280) June 1958. Standard 78 RPM release. 
- Hard Headed Woman / Don't Ask Me Why (RCA 47-7280) June 1958. Standard 45 RPM release. 
- Hard Headed Woman / Don't Ask Me Why (RCA 447-0623) 1961. Gold Standard Series reissue.
 
EPs:
- A Touch of Gold, Volume 3 (1960)  

LPs/CDs:
- King Creole (1958)

- Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Volume 2 The Other Sides (1971)

Memories of Elvis (1978)
King Creole (1980)

- The King of RocknRoll The Complete 50s Masters (1992)

- Are You Lonesome Tonight (1997)

- The 50 Greatest Love Songs (2001)

- King Creole - The Music (2010) - FTD

- King Creole (2015) - FTD

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