Surrender (Elvis Presley song)

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"Surrender"
Elvis Surrender Single cover.jpg
Single by Elvis Presley
B-side"Lonely Man"
Released7 February 1961
Format7", 45rpm
Recorded30 October 1960
GenrePop, rock 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)
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
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[3] 8
France (SNEP)[4] 92
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 6 [6]
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 25
Italy (Musica e dischi)[8] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 20
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 1

Covers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman". www.history-of-rock.com. Retrieved 26 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Doc Pomus Biography". www.felderpomus.com. Retrieved 26 March 2008.
  3. ^ "Chart Search Results - European Hot 100 Singles 2005-03-05". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Lescharts.com – Elvis Presley – Surrender" (in French). Les classement single.
  5. ^ "Musicline.de – Elvis Presley Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  6. ^ "Elvis Presley - Surrender" (in German). hitparade.ch. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Search the charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 30 August 2012. Insert Surrender in the field Search by Song Title, then press Search.
  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.

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