I've Lost You
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|"I've Lost You"|
|Single by Elvis Presley|
|from the album That's the Way It Is|
|B-side||"The Next Step Is Love"|
|Elvis Presley singles chronology|
I've Lost You is a hit song covered by Elvis Presley. It was released in July 1970, debuted at #85 on the Hot 100 on 1 August 1970, and reached #32 on 29 August - 5 September 1970. On the Cash Box chart, however, it reached as high as number 18. It also charted at number five on the Adult Contemporary chart.
"I've Lost You" was written by Alan Blaikley and Ken Howard. Matthews' Southern Comfort had originally recorded it in 1969, the year before the Elvis release.
The song is a rather poignant descriptor of Elvis' marriage with his wife, Priscilla. Due to Elvis being away so often, constantly touring and playing in Las Vegas, as well as his ever-growing drug dependence, their marriage soured. They separated less than a year and a half after this song became a hit.
"I've Lost You" closely paralleled "Living in a House Divided", a Top 40 hit describing the break-up of another supercouple, Sonny and Cher. The couples were contemporary, both together approximately 10 years, with Sonny and Elvis each being 10 years older than their wives. The songs were released less than two years apart, charted similarly, and foretold the struggles that the famous couples were facing.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||32|
|U.S. Billboard Easy Listening||5|
|Cash Box Chart||18|
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