My Boy

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"My Boy"
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Good Times
B-side "Thinking About You"
Released 1975
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Recorded December 13, 1973[1]
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:19
Label RCA Records
Writer(s) Phil Coulter and Bill Martin (words, English); Jean-Pierre Bourtayre and Claude François (music)

"My Boy" is the title of a popular song from the early 1970s. The music was composed by Jean-Pierre Bourtayre and Claude François, and the lyrics were translated from the original version "Parce que je t'aime, mon enfant" (Because I Love You My Child) into English by Phil Coulter and Bill Martin.

Richard Harris version[edit]

Actor Richard Harris performed the song "My Boy" at a music contest sponsored by Radio Luxembourg in 1971. Despite not winning the contest, Harris recorded the song and released it as a single later that year. Appearing on Harris' album of the same name, the song reached #41 on the Billboard pop chart and peaked at #13 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart.[1]

Elvis Presley version[edit]

Elvis Presley recorded a cover version of "My Boy" in late 1973 that was included on his 1974 album Good Times. Presley's version of the song reached #20 on the Billboard pop chart,[2] and spent one week atop the Billboard adult contemporary chart in April 1975.[1] "My Boy also peaked at #14 on the Billboard country chart.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 273. 

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