Save Your Heart for Me
|"Save Your Heart for Me"|
|Single by Gary Lewis & the Playboys|
|from the album A Session with Gary Lewis and the Playboys|
|B-side||"Without a Word of Warning"|
|Format||7" single (45 rpm)|
|Songwriter(s)||Gary Geld, Peter Udell|
|Gary Lewis & the Playboys singles chronology|
"Save Your Heart for Me" is a song written by Gary Geld and Peter Udell. The song was originally written for and recorded by singer Brian Hyland in 1963. Although not released as a single in its own right, it was included as the B-side to Hyland's song, "I'm Afraid to Go Home," and later appeared on Hyland's 1994 greatest hits album.
"Save Your Heart for Me" is most well known by a version recorded in 1965 by American pop group Gary Lewis & the Playboys and appears on the group's 1965 album A Session with Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Lewis and his band released their version as a single in June 1965, and it peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of August 21, 1965. It was kept from the top of the chart by Sonny and Cher's hit, "I Got You Babe." However, it went to number one on the Billboard easy listening chart for three weeks in August 1965. The song was covered by Livingston Taylor in 1993 on his album Good Friends.
Lewis credited the success of the record to both producer Snuff Garrett and to the short length of the song. Since it was less than two minutes duration, Lewis has stated that "(I)t was played everywhere. Deejays loved it."
- The Billboard Book of #2 Singles GoogleBooks.com. Retrieved 22 May 2009.
- Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
- Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of #1 Hits, 5th Edition (Billboard Publications), p. 366.
- Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications), p. 36.
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