Annotation

the melody of "Love Me Tender" is virtually indistinguishable from Poulton's 1861 "Aura Lee", so Ken Darby could only be said to contribute the new lyrics to it. Presley and Darby's wife Vera Matson, were co-credited, Presley because of a royalty-sharing arrangement, and Matson because "she didn't write it either" according to Darby, half in jest, apparently in reference to the songwriting credit Presley received.

Annotation last modified on 2015-02-22 09:27 UTC.

Relationships

additional writer: Vera Matson (1956)
Elvis Presley (1956)
composer: George R. Poulton (1861)
lyricist: Ken Darby (1956)
publisher: Elvis Presley Music (1956 –)
SecondHandSongs: http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/1740 [info]
Songfacts: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1221 [info]
Wikidata: Q1426427 [info]
later translated versions: Estima'm tendrament
Gå min äskling (Love Me Tender)
Mit dir leben!
version of: Aura Lea

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1956-09-01 Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:44
1956-12-04 Love Me Tender (instrumental) instrumental The Million Dollar Quartet 1:00
1960-03-26 Witchcraft / Love Me Tender (live, 1960-03-26: Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, FL, USA) live and medley Frank Sinatra & Elvis Presley 2:15
1968 Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 3:23
1968 Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 3:32
1968 Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 4:18
1968 Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 3:30
1972-06-10 Love Me Tender (live, 1972-06-10: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA) live Elvis Presley 1:39
1975-05-07 Love Me Tender (live, 1975-05-07) live Elvis Presley 1:52
1979-08-21 Love Me Tender (original studio master) cover Frank Sinatra 3:37
1981 Love Me Tender (live, 1981: Metropol, Vienna, Austria) cover and live Hansi Lang ?:??
1981 Love Me Tender (live, 1981: Metropol, Vienna, Austria) cover and live Hansi Lang 1:45
1986-06-23 Love Me Tender Carmen McRae 5:57
1988-03-14 Love Me Tender (live, 1988-03-14: Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH, USA) cover and live Bruce Springsteen 4:22
1988-04-01 Love Me Tender (live, 1988-04-01: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA) cover and live Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band ?:??
1996-12-20 Love Me Tender (live, 1996-12-20: Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, Germany) cover and live Die Toten Hosen ?:??
2004-01 – 2004-04 Love Me Tender cover and instrumental Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker 4:22
2014-12-06 Love Me Tender cover and live Daniel Boaventura 2:59
2014 Love Me Tender Barbra Streisand with Elvis Presley 3:31
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:42
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 3:50
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:26
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 2:29
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:41
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 2:37
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 2:56
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 3:15
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 1:48
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 1:40
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 1:39
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 2:37
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 6:54
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:14
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:50
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:41
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:39
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:04
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 2:57
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 1:50
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 1:41
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 2:40
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 3:20
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 3:50
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 1:16
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 1:37
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:43
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 3:13
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 1:36
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley ?:??
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley ?:??
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 3:23
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 3:50
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:41
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:42
Love Me Tender (live) live Elvis Presley 3:56
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 1:42
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 1:48
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:41
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 1:43
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 3:50
Love Me Tender live Elvis Presley 3:04
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:41
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 4:13
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:39
Love Me Tender cover Connie Francis 3:10
Love Me Tender cover Richard Chamberlain 2:24
Love Me Tender cover The Lettermen 2:38
Love Me Tender cover Percy Sledge 3:06
Love Me Tender cover Amen Corner 3:23
Love Me Tender cover Marty Robbins 3:04
Love Me Tender cover The Browns 2:23
Love Me Tender cover Blake 3:03
Love Me Tender cover Gene McDaniels 2:21
Love Me Tender cover Brian Hyland 2:58
Love Me Tender cover Annette Peacock 3:53
Love Me Tender cover Duane Eddy 2:50
Love Me Tender cover Percy Sledge 2:58
Love Me Tender cover Slim Smith 3:11
Love Me Tender cover Albert King 5:21
Love Me Tender cover Mick Ronson 4:43
Love Me Tender cover Fausto Papetti 2:47
Love Me Tender cover Eddy Mitchell 1:41
Love Me Tender cover Ronnie McDowell 3:49
Love Me Tender cover Ronnie McDowell 2:42
Love Me Tender cover Ronnie McDowell 2:51
Love Me Tender cover Ricky King 2:29
Love Me Tender cover Jimmy Barnes 3:07
Love Me Tender cover Lars H.U.G. 3:04
Love Me Tender cover Cliff Richard 3:53
Love Me Tender cover Daniel O’Donnell 3:43
Love Me Tender cover David Hasselhoff 3:01
Love Me Tender cover Jimmy Ellis 2:51
Love Me Tender cover Caetano Veloso 3:23
Love Me Tender cover Demis Roussos 4:13
Love Me Tender cover Holly Johnson 3:08
Love Me Tender cover Eddy Mitchell 3:44
Love Me Tender cover Nana Mouskouri 3:25
Love Me Tender cover 伊藤君子 5:06
Love Me Tender cover The Residents 4:55
Love Me Tender cover Willie Nelson 2:29
Love Me Tender cover Christer Sjögren 3:11
Love Me Tender cover Nana Mouskouri 2:58
Love Me Tender cover Beegie Adair 3:33
Love Me Tender cover Jimmy Barnes, David Campbell & Mahalia Barnes 4:14
Love Me Tender cover Andy Tielman 2:47
Love Me Tender cover Flemming Bamse Jørgensen 3:47
Love Me Tender cover Mae Robertson and Don Jackson 2:22
Love Me Tender cover Johnny Hallyday 3:07
Love Me Tender cover Tony Bennett 3:18
Love Me Tender cover Engelbert Humperdinck 3:11
Love Me Tender cover Engelbert Humperdinck 4:04
Love Me Tender cover Michael Chapdelaine 2:34
Love Me Tender cover Helmut Lotti 2:49
Love Me Tender cover Michelle Gayle 3:19
Love Me Tender cover Barb Jungr 5:26
Love Me Tender cover Wing 2:46
Love Me Tender cover Carnie Wilson 3:01
Love Me Tender cover Barry Manilow 3:31
Love Me Tender cover Pato Fu 3:13
Love Me Tender cover Dick Annegarn 1:48
Love Me Tender cover Jughead’s Revenge 2:21
Love Me Tender cover Della Reese 3:01
Love Me Tender cover B.B. King 3:28
Love Me Tender cover and live Peter Murphy 3:24
Love Me Tender cover Norah Jones 2:56
Love Me Tender cover and instrumental Richard Clayderman 2:23
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:41
Love Me Tender Steve Clayton 2:23
Love Me Tender cover Rockabye Baby! 3:23
Love Me Tender Billy Boys 2:51
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:45
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:45
Love Me Tender (legacy edition remaster) Elvis Presley 2:43
Love Me Tender cover Petula Clark 2:40
Love Me Tender cover and instrumental Joaquim Sanchez & Pipes of the Enamorates 2:47
Love Me Tender cover Sarah McKenzie 4:49
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:46
Love Me Tender cover Richard Chamberlain 2:23
Love Me Tender cover Vicky Leandros 3:21
Love Me Tender cover The Les Clöchards 2:28
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:49
Love Me Tender cover Jean-Luc Le Ténia 1:27
Love Me Tender cover Eddy Mitchell 1:37
Love Me Tender cover Nicolas Cage 3:00
Love Me Tender cover Ray Conniff 2:24
Love Me Tender cover 李玟 ?:??
Love Me Tender cover 李玟 ?:??
Love Me Tender cover Linda Ronstadt 2:37
Love Me Tender cover Amy Grant 3:52
Love Me Tender cover Pat Boone 2:51
Love Me Tender cover and live Cerys Matthews 2:35
Love Me Tender Órla Fallon 2:57
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 3:19
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 3:19
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:31
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 1:42
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 3:40
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 4:11
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:41
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 3:25
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:03
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 1:09
Love Me Tender (2005 Remaster) Elvis Presley 2:43
Love Me Tender cover Jessica Simpson 3:07
Love Me Tender cover and instrumental Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio 2:36
Love Me Tender (live) cover and live Ludwig Hirsch 2:30
Love Me Tender cover Eilert Pilarm 3:25
Love Me Tender cover and instrumental Davidson & Davis 3:22
Love Me Tender cover Cliff Adams Singers and the Jack Emblow Quartet 1:30
Love Me Tender cover and live Bruce Springsteen 4:21
Love Me Tender cover and live Bruce Springsteen ?:??
Love Me Tender cover and live Bruce Springsteen 4:10
Love Me Tender cover Stalemar 2:58
Love Me Tender cover and instrumental Ossie Scott ?:??
Love Me Tender cover Richard Chamberlain ?:??
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 3:26
Love Me Tender Keely Smith 2:36
Love Me Tender cover Mental as Anything 3:13
Love Me Tender cover Mental as Anything 3:46
Love Me Tender instrumental André Gagnon 5:25
Love Me Tender cover Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 3:27
Love Me Tender cover and instrumental Josef Roth 3:32
Love Me Tender cover Brian Hyland ?:??
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:44
Love Me Tender cover Marty Robbins 3:08
Love Me Tender cover B.J. Thomas 3:15
Love Me Tender instrumental Jorma Hynninen, Heikki Sarmanto 3:44
Love Me Tender (live, 1992: CBGB's, New York, NY, USA) cover and live Die Toten Hosen 1:30
Love Me Tender cover Johnny Cash with Julie Andrews 2:38
Love Me Tender instrumental John Davis 3:11
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:45
Love Me Tender cover and instrumental [unknown] 3:41
Love Me Tender (live + comment) cover and live Ludwig Hirsch 3:52
Love Me Tender cover and live Boyzone 4:07
Love Me Tender cover and instrumental The Grassmasters 3:13
Love Me Tender cover and instrumental Scotty Anderson 5:10
Love Me Tender instrumental Elvis Presley & Vera Matson 3:03
Love Me Tender instrumental Benedict Popescu 3:24
Love Me Tender instrumental Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler 4:02
LOVE ME TENDER cover 山田タマル ?:??
Love Me Tender (2003 Sony Remaster) Elvis Presley 2:44
Love Me Tender (End Title version) Elvis Presley 1:12
Love Me Tender (L.A. unplugged mix) cover Scatman John 4:04
Love Me Tender (live at Hirsch Youth Center Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA - December 15, 1956) live Elvis Presley 3:30
Love Me Tender (Prestey/Malson) cover and instrumental [unknown] 3:06
Love Me Tender / Are You Lonesome Tonight cover, instrumental and medley Stephanie Jackson 5:14
Love Me Tender / Witchcraft (from ''Frank Sinatra Timex Special'') live and medley Elvis Presley 1:41
Love Me Tender! cover James Brown 2:48
Pot-Pourri: Tutti-Fruti / Long Tall Sally / Hound Dog / Blue Suede Shoes / Love me Tender cover, live and medley Roberto Carlos com Erasmo Carlos 4:22
ラブ・ミー・テンダー Elvis Presley 2:48