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The Girl of My Best Friend

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"The Girl of My Best Friend"
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Elvis Is Back!
RecordedApril 3, 1960
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Beverly Ross, Sam Bobrick

"The Girl of My Best Friend" is a song written by Sam Bobrick and Beverly Ross[1] and first released in 1959 by Charlie Blackwell as the B-side to his single "Choppin' Mountains".[2] It was later recorded by Marty Vine in 1960. It was made famous as a cover by Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires in 1960, the song peaked at No.9 in the U.K. singles chart (in 1976). It has also been covered by Ral Donner in 1960 (No.19 U.S.), Johnny Burnette in 1962 and by Bryan Ferry for his 1993 covers album Taxi.


The singer is secretly and hopelessly in love with his best friend's girl. He describes the girl's features, attributes, and the love she and his friend shares. The singer wants the girl to know about his feelings for her, but can't bring himself to tell her for fear that she would become offended and he would be shunned by both her and his friend. He hopes his "aching heart" mends someday and he finds a love of his own, with similar features and personality as his best friend's girl.

Chart positions[edit]

Artist UK Singles Chart Billboard Hot 100
Ral Donner 19[3]
Elvis Presley 9[4]
Bryan Ferry 57[5]


  1. ^ "GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND". ACE Title Search. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Reviews Of This Week's Singles". The Billboard: 37. 30 November 1959. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  3. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com. Passim.
  4. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Girl Of My Best Friend by Elvis Presley Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.
  5. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Girl Of My Best Friend by Bryan Ferry Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.