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The Wonder of You

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(Knight)

 

Information:

The Wonder of You was written by Baker Knight for Perry Como, but RCA gave the song to Ray Peterson who recorded it in 1959. His recording (RCA 47-7513) peaked at #25 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. In 1964 the record was reissued (RCA 47-8333), but could get no higher than #70.

 

Elvis's single release of The Wonder of You was recorded by RCA at the International Hotel in Las Vegas on February 19, 1970. Glen Hardin wrote the arrangement. This record sold over two million copies and had a 12-week stay on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, reaching a high of #9. On the country chart, it peaked at #37. The Wonder of You was number one for six weeks in England. It was Elvis's first "live" single release.

 

Lyrics:


When no-one else can understand me

When everything I do is wrong
You give me hope and consolation
You give me strength to carry on
And you're always there to lend a hand in everything I do
That's the wonder, the wonder of you

And when you smile the world is brighter
You touch my hand and I'm a king
Your kiss to me is worth a fortune
Your love for me is everything
1. I'll guess I'll never know the reason why you love me as you do
That's the wonder, t
he wonder of you


1. (repeat)

 

Where it was released:

First released on single 

 

Singles:

- The Wonder of You / Mama Liked the Roses (RCA 47-9835) May 1970. Standard release

- The Wonder of You / Mama Liked the Roses (RCA 447-0676) August 1971. Gold standard series reissue.

 

LPs/CDs:

- On Stage - February, 1970 (1970)

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

- The Elvis Presley Story (1977)

- Elvis: Memories (1978)

- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979)
Elvis Aron Presley (1980)

The Legendary Magic of Elvis Presley (1980)

Elvis Greatest Hits, Volume 1 (1981)

Elvis Love Songs (1981) - K-Tel

- The Collection, Volume 4 (1986)

- The Top Ten Hits (1987)

- From the Heart (1991)

- Forever, Volume 2 (1992)

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

- Walk a Mile in My Shoes - The Essential 70's Masters (1995)

- Platinum - A Life in Music (1997)

- All Time Greatest Hits (1997)

- Are You Lonesome Tonight (1997)

- A Touch of Platinum, Volume 2 (1998)

- Elvis Aron Presley (1998)

- Love Songs (1998)

- All the Best (1999)

- Artist of the Century (1999)

- Ballads (1999)

- Elvis The Concert (1999)

- Legendary Elvis Presley (2000)

- The Swedish Hit Collection (2000)

- That's The Way It Is - Special Edition (2000)

- The 50 Greatest Hits (2000)

- Junichiro Koizumi Presents My Favourite Elvis Songs (2001)

- 50 Years 50 Hits (2001)

- The Live Greatest Hits (2001)

- Elvis Hits (2001)

- The Way it Was (2001) - FTD

- Dixieland Rocks (2001) - FTD

- The 50 Greatest Love Songs (2001)

- The Best of Elvis Presley (2001)

- Live in Las Vegas (2001)

- Elvis 30#1 Hits (2002)

- It's Midnight (2002) - FTD

- Elvis 30#1 Hits - Deluxe Edition (2003)

- Elvis Forever (2004)

- Polk Salad Annie (2004) - FTD

- Big Boss Man (2005) - FTD

- Live From Las Vegas (2005) - Capitol

- Hitstory (2005)

- Love, Elvis (2005)

- Love, Elvis - UK Edition (2005)

- Elvis Live (2006)

- Elvis - The Dutch Collection (2007)

- Elvis - The King (2007)

- Elvis - Viva Las Vegas (2007)

- The Essential Elvis Presley (2007)

- Viva Las Vegas (2007)

- The Way It Was (2008) - FTD 
- Dixieland Delight (2009) - FTD 
- The Wonder of You (2009) 
- From Sunset to Las Vegas (2009) - FTD 
- On Stage - February, 1970 (2012) - FTD 
- Another Saturday Night (2012) - FTD 
- Hits of the 70s (2012) - FTD 
 Destination U.S.A. (2014) - FTD 
 Las Vegas 1975 (2016) - FTD 
- Taking Care of Business (2016) - FTD 
 Spirit of Jackson, MS (2016) - FTD 
 Off-On Stage (2018) - FTD 
 St. Paul to Wichita, October '74 (2019) - FTD 
 
Bootleg Releases:
- The Hillbilly Cat "Live", 1954 - 1974, Volume 1 (1974) - Brookville Records
- America's Own (1979) - Geneva
- Rockin' With Elvis April Fool's Day (1980) - Live Stage Productions
 

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