And I Love You So (song)

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"And I Love You So" is a popular song written by Don McLean and released on his 1970 debut album, Tapestry. The song has been recorded by many artists in the years since McLean's original version, and it was a 1973 hit for singer Perry Como on his album of the same name, And I Love You So.

Como's version of the song reached #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the last of his many popular recordings to reach the Top 40. It also spent one week at #1 on the easy listening chart in 1973.[1] In Britain, the record reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart in 1973 on RCA Records and remained on the chart for 31 weeks (longer than any other of his hits in the UK).

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The song was recorded by Elvis Presley at RCA studio C in Hollywood, California, on March 11, 1975. It was released on his album, Elvis Today, and Presley used it in almost every live show until his death. Harry Connick, Jr. included the song on his 2009 album, Your Songs. Sergio Franchi covered this song on his 1976 DynaHouse album 20 Magnificent Songs.[2] Other performers who have recorded the song include Rick Astley, Shirley Bassey, Glen Campbell, Bobby Goldsboro, Tom T. Hall, Emmylou Harris, Engelbert Humperdink, Howard Keel, Johnny Mathis, Nana Mouskouri, Jim Nabors, Helen Reddy, and Bobby Vinton.[3]

A Filipino film starring Bea Alonzo, Sam Milby and Derek Ramsay with the same name used the song on its official soundtrack.[4]

Filipino singers Regine Velasquez and Gary Valenciano also covered the song.

Roch Voisine covered the song on his album Americana, in 2008.

Claude François performed a French version, Et je t'aime tellement in 1977.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 62. 
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com Sergio Franchi
  3. ^ "And I Love You So" at www.allmusic.com[dead link]
  4. ^ "PEP REVIEW: And I Love You So | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. 2009-08-20. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 

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