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Love Me

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(Leiber / Stoller)

 

Information:
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote Love Me in 1954 as a spoof country music. They’ve claimed that it was the worst song they ever wrote. The first recording of Love Me was by Willie and Ruth (Spark 105) in 1954. That same year, Georgia Gibbs also recorded the song (Mercury 70473).

 

Elvis recorded Love Me on September 1, 1956, at Radio Recorders. Take #9 was selected for release. Although not released as a single, Love Me had a 19-week stay on Billboard’s Top 100 chart, reaching #6, based on its appearance in the EP Elvis, Volume 1. It reached #10 on the Country Disc Jockey and Country Juke Box charts.

 

Elvis sang Love Me on The Ed Sullivan Show (October 28, 1956) and in his 1973 worldwide TV special, Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii.

 

Lyrics:
 

Treat me like a fool, treat me mean and cruel, but love me
Wring my faithful heart, tear it all apart, but love me
If you ever go, darling, I'll be oh so lonely
I'll be sad and blue, crying over you, dear only
I would beg and steal just to feel your heart beating close to mine
Well, if you ever go, darling, I'll be oh so lonely
I'll be sad and blue, crying over you, dear only
I would beg and steal just to feel your heart beating close to mine
Well, if you ever go, darling, I'll be oh so lonely
Begging on knees, all I ask is please, please love me
Oh yeah

 

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Elvis »
 

Singles:

- Flaming Star / Love Me (Collectables DPE1-1014 4514) December 1986.

 

EPs:

- Elvis, Volume 1 (1956) »

- Elvis / Jaye P. Morgan (1956) »

- Perfect for Parties (1956) »

 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis (1956) »

- Elvis' Golden Records (1958) »

- Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Volume Two – The Other Sides (1971) »

- Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1972) »

- Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (1973) »

- Elvis (1973) »

- Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (1974) »

- Elvis – A Legendary Performer, Volume 1 (1974) »

- Elvis - A Collectors Edition (1976) »
– Elvis' Golden Records (1977) »

- Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (1977) »

- The Elvis Presley Story (1977) »

– From Elvis With Love (1978) »

- Elvis Commemorative Album (1978) »

- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) »

- Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1979) »

– Elvis Aron Presley (1980) »

- The Collection, Volume One (1986)

- The Top Ten Hits (1987)

- The Alternate Aloha (1988)

- From the Heart (1991)

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

- Heart and Soul (1995)

- Elvis 56 (1996)

- Elvis 56 – Special Edition (1996)

- An Afternoon in the Garden (1997)

- Are You Lonesome Tonight (1997)

- Forever in Love (1997)

- A Golden Celebration (1998)

- Tiger Man (1998)

- Elvis Aron Presley (1998)

- Memories of the ’68 Comeback Special (1998)

- Burbank '68 (1999) - FTD »

- Artist of the Century (1999)

- Ballads (1999)

- Elvis 2000: Best of the King (2000)

- Tucson ’76 (2000) - FTD »

- The Love Songs (2000) – Green Hill

- Elvis Lovin’ – Millennium Masters (2000)

- That’s the Way It Is – Special Edition (2000)

- Elvis; Elvis is Back; Elvis Presley (2001)

- The Way It Was (2001) - FTD »
- It’s Midnight (2001) - FTD »

- The 50 Greatest Love Songs (2001)

- Elvis; Jailhouse Rock (2001)

- 50 Years 50 Hits (2001)

- Elvis 50’s (2001)

- Live in Las Vegas (2001)

- Dixieland Rocks (2001) – FTD »

- Dinner at Eight (2002) – FTD »

- Dragonheart (2003) – FTD »

- New Year’s Eve (2003) - FTD »

- Elvis 56 – Remastered Edition (2003)

- Heart and Soul (2003)

- 2nd To None (2003)

- Takin’ Tahoe Tonight! (2003) - FTD »

- 2nd to None – Silver Edition (2003)

- Close Up (2003) – box set

- Closing Night (2004) – FTD »

- The Impossible Dream (2004) - FTD »

- On Tour – The Rehearsals (2004) - FTD »

- Elvis as Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (2004) – FTD »

- Elvis Forever – Limited Edition (2004)

- Elvis (2005)

- Big Boss Man (2005) – FTD »

- Rockin' Across Texas (2005) - FTD »

- Hitstory (2005)

- Summer Festival (2005) – FTD »

- I Found My Thrill (2006) - FTD »

- Let Yourself Go (2006) - FTD » 

- Writing For the King (2006) - FTD »

- Unchained Melody (2007) - FTD »

- An American Trilogy (2007) – FTD »

- Live in L.A. (2007) – FTD »

- The Way It Was (2008) - FTD »

- America (2008) - FTD »

- Nevada Nights (2008) - FTD »
- I'll Remember You (2008) - FTD »
- Dixieland Delight (2009) - FTD »
- New Haven '76 (2009) - FTD »
- Rockin' Across Texas (2009) - FTD »
- A Minnesota Moment (2010) - FTD »
- High Sierra (2010) - FTD »
- Showtime! Birmingham/Dallas '76 (2010) - FTD »
- Elvis as Recorded at Boston Garden '71 (2010) - FTD »
- Chicago Stadium (2010) - FTD »
- Live in L.A. (2011) - FTD »
– Amarillo '77 (2011) - FTD »
– 48 Hours to Memphis (2011) - FTD » 
- Another Saturday Night (2012) - FTD »
– Elvis From Hawaii to Las Vegas (2012) - FTD »
– 3000 South Paradise Road (2012) - FTD »
– Sold Out! (2013) - FTD »
– Destination U.S.A. (2014) - FTD »
– Elvis (2014) - FTD »
– In Florida (2014) - FTD »
- This is Elvis (2015) - FTD »
- Rock Around the Bloch (2015) - FTD »
- Elvis' Golden Records (2015) - FTD »
- Elvis in West Texas (2015) - FTD »
– Elvis in Alabama (2015) - FTD »
– NBC-TV Special (2016) - FTD »
– Las Vegas 1975 (2016) - FTD »
- Home Town Shows (2016) - FTD »
– Spirit of Jackson, MS (2016) - FTD »
– Las Vegas '74 (2017) - FTD »
– Elvis in Atlanta (2017) - FTD »
– Elvis at Madison Square Garden (2017) - FTD »
– Lake Tahoe '74 (2017) - FTD »
– The Bicentennial Show (2017) - FTD »

– Murfreesboro '74 (2018) - FTD »

– Rebel With a Cause '56 (2018) - FTD »
– Omaha, Nebraska '74 (2018) - FTD »

– What Now My Love (2018) - FTD »

– Holiday Season in Vegas (2018) - FTD »

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