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
A-side "I've Lost You"
B-side "The Next Step Is Love"
Released July 1970
Format 45 RPM
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:31
Label RCA Victor
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"The Wonder of You"
(1970)
"I've Lost You"
(1970)
"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"
(1970)

"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.[1] On the Cash Box chart, however, it reached as high as number 18.[2] It also charted at number five on the Adult Contemporary chart.

As a newly released single, Presley included it in his setlist during his third Las Vegas season (August/September 1970) and the version from 12 August Dinner Show was included in the MGM movie Elvis: That's the Way It Is.[1]

In Canada, "I've Lost You" was a Top 10 hit. It peaked at number 10, and spent two weeks in that position.[3]

"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.

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly singles chart (1970) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [4] 32
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 5
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 [5] 18
Canadian RPM Top Singles [6] 10

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