Surrender (Elvis Presley song)

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"Surrender"
Elvis Surrender Picture Sleeve.jpg
Original American picture sleeve
Single by Elvis Presley
B-side"Lonely Man"
Released7 February 1961
Recorded30 October 1960
GenreRock and roll
Length1:52
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman, Ernesto De Curtis
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
(1960)
"Surrender" / "Lonely Man"
(1961)
"I Feel So Bad"
(1961)
The Beatles UK singles chronology
"Wooden Heart"
(1961)
"Surrender"
(1961)
"Wild in the Country"
(1961)
Music video
"Surrender" (audio) on YouTube

"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, including Michael Bublé, The Residents, and Il Volo.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1961-2005) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 5
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[5] 8
France (SNEP)[6] 92
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 25
Italy (Musica e dischi)[8] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 2
UK Singles (OCC)[11] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 1
West Germany (Official German Charts)[13] 6

Covers[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman". history-of-rock.com. Retrieved 26 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Doc Pomus Biography". felderpomus.com. Retrieved 26 March 2008.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Elvis Presley – Surrender" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Elvis Presley – Surrender" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Chart Search Results - European Hot 100 Singles 2005-03-05". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Elvis Presley – Surrender" (in French). Les classement single.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Surrender". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Billboard Music Week Hits of the World - Italy". Billboard. 5 June 1961. p. 10. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Elvis Presley – Surrender" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Elvis Presley – Surrender". VG-lista.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  12. ^ "Elvis Presley Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Elvis Presley – Surrender". GfK Entertainment Charts. To see peak chart position, click "TITEL VON Elvis Presley"

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