I've Lost You

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"I've Lost You"
Ive Lost You.jpg
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album That's the Way It Is
B-side"The Next Step Is Love"
ReleasedJuly 1970
Format45 RPM
GenreSoft rock
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Ken Howard
Alan Blaikley
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"The Wonder of You"
"I've Lost You"
"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"
"The Wonder of You"
"I've Lost You"
"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"

"I've Lost You" is a song written by Alan Blaikley and Ken Howard (under the pen name 'Steve Barlby') for Iain Matthews. It was originally recorded in 1969 and released on Matthews' first solo album after leaving Fairport Convention: Matthews' Southern Comfort.

"I've Lost You" was 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. The song became a gold record.

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]

The song might be seen as reflecting the state of Elvis' marriage to Priscilla at the time it was recorded (4th June, 1970 [4]). [5]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Singles [3] 10
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 15
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [1] 32
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening[7] 5
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 [2] 18


  1. ^ a b "Music: Top 100 Songs | Billboard Hot 100 Chart". billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  2. ^ a b "Cash Box Top 100 9/05/70". Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  3. ^ a b "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  4. ^ https://lyrics.elvispresley.com.au/ive-lost-you.html
  5. ^ https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/11/22/94268952/
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – I've Lost You". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 192.

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