Always In My Mind

“Always on my Mind” stays one von Elvis Presley’s most famous late-period songs. Regardless of this, the könig of rock ‘n’ Roll’s version was notfall the highest-charting version of the track. One von the co-writers des “Always on my Mind” reacted kommen sie the hülle that reached No. 1. He deshalb discussed why he think the das lied resonated with so many people.

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How the public reacted zu Elvis Presley’s ‘Always on my Mind’

Many von Elvis’ many famous lieder were covers. Zum example, “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Hound Dog,” and “Blue Hawaii” were every originally über other artists. “Always on my Mind” was no different. Die original version von the song was performed by Gwen McCrae. McCrae’s version of the lied remains obscure.

It’s undoubtedly true that a last of civilization would never schutz heard “Always on mine Mind” if not zum the könig of Rock’ n’ Roll’s cover. Die Official Charts agency reports his rendition von the das lied reached No. 9 in the vereinigt Kingdom. It stayed on the chart zum 22 weeks.

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This version des ‘Always on mine Mind’ hit No. 1

Willie Nelson so released a country hülle of the song. Ns Official Charts firm says it peaked weist No. 49 bei the U.K., remaining on die chart for three weeks. However, die most renowned version of the lied was von the haustiere Shop Boys. Follow to die Official Charts Company, their startseite of “Always on mine Mind” got to No. 1 an the U.K., continuing to be on die chart zum 14 weeks. Their version von the das lied was a synth-pop song with s substantially different melody from ns original.

“Always on my Mind” was co-written über Wayne Carson, markierung James, and Johnny Christopher. During in interview with ns Los angeles Times, Carson revealed what he thought of the haustiere Shop Boys an altering “Always on mine Mind.” “Everybody had told me, ‘You’re notfall going zu like it. They adjusted some of the melody, they adjusted a couple des words und they included all this synthesizers and things,"” he said.

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Carson showed them wrong. “But i just kept an open mind and when i finally heard it, i thought, ‘Hell, that’s a good record,"” he said. “I don’t think you kann hurt a great song, and this zu sein living proof.”


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1 von the writers des the das lied explains why that resonated even if it is it’s performed by Elvis Presley or the haustier Shop Boys

Carson revealed why he think “Always on mine Mind” resonated with deswegen many people. “To me, a good das lied tells a story that everyone would certainly like to say … a das lied that leads people to say, ‘God, the song’s me,"” the said. Carson think lots von people wanted zu hear a das lied that expressed die emotion of “Always on my Mind.”

Carson explained the essence von the song. “All that ‘Always’ was about was one lang apology,” he said. “It’s sort of like all males who screw up and would liebe nothing much better than to pick up ns phone und call your wives und say, ‘Listen, honey, ich could have done better, but ich want you kommen sie know that sie were always on mine mind."”