Surrender (Elvis Presley song)

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"Surrender"
Single by Elvis Presley
B-side "Lonely Man"
Released 7 February 1961
Format 7", 45rpm
Recorded 30 October 1960
Genre Pop
Length 1:52
Writer(s) Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman and ???
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
(US, 1960)
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"Wooden Heart"
(UK, 1961)
"Surrender"
(1961)
"I Feel So Bad"
(1961)

"Surrender" is a #1 song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music in 1961. It is an adaptation by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman of the music of a 1902 Neapolitan ballad by Giambattista and Ernesto de Curtis entitled "Torna a Surriento" ("Come Back to Sorrento"). It hit number one in the US and UK in 1961 and eventually became one of the best selling singles of all time. This was one of 25 songs Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman wrote for Presley.[1][2] It has been recorded by many other artists.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1961-2005) Peak
position
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[3] 8
France (SNEP)[4] 92
Germany (Media Control Charts)[5] 6
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 25
Italy (Musica e Dischi)[7] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 20
Norway (VG-lista)[9] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 1

Covers[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman". www.history-of-rock.com. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Doc Pomus Biography". www.felderpomus.com. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Chart Search Results - European Hot 100 Singles 2005-03-05". Billboard.biz. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lescharts.com – Elvis Presley – Surrender" (in French). Les classement single.
  5. ^ "Elvis Presley – Surrender". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment.
  6. ^ "Search the charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved August 30, 2012.  Insert Surrender in the field Search by Song Title, then press Search.
  7. ^ "Billboard Music Week Hits of the World - Italy". Billboard. June 5, 1961. p. 10. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Elvis Presley – Surrender" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Elvis Presley – Surrender". VG-lista.
  10. ^ "Elvis Presley" UK Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Elvis Presley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Elvis Presley.

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