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Always on My Mind

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"You Were Always on My Mind"
Single by Gwen McCrae
A-side"He's Not You"
ReleasedMarch 28, 1972
Producer(s)Steve Alaimo
"Gwen McCrae - You Were Always On My Mind" at YouTube
"Always on My Mind"
Single by Brenda Lee
from the album Brenda
B-side"That Ain't Right"
ReleasedJune 1972
StudioAmerican Sound (Memphis, Tennessee)
Producer(s)Owen Bradley
Brenda Lee singles chronology
"Misty Memories"
"Always on My Mind"
"Nobody Wins"

"Always on My Mind" is a 1972 ballad written by Wayne Carson and first released by Brenda Lee for her studio album Brenda.

Elvis Presley version[change | change source]

"Always on My Mind"
Single by Elvis Presley
A-side"Separate Ways"
ReleasedOctober 31, 1972
RecordedMarch 29, 1972
StudioRCA (Hollywood, California)
LabelRCA Victor
  • Wayne Carson
  • Mark James
  • Johnny Christopher
Producer(s)Felton Jarvis[1]
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Burning Love"
"Always on My Mind"
"Fool" / "Steamroller Blues"
"Elvis Presley - Always On My Mind" at YouTube

Elvis Presley recorded his own version of Always on My Mind following his separation from Priscilla. It was released as an A-side to his single Separate Ways and went to number 9 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, number 17 in the Netherlands. It also went to number 4 on the Canadian country single charts and number 16 on the Billboard Hot Country charts. It went on to be covered by Willie Nelson in 1982 and Pet Shop Boys in 1987.

References[change | change source]

  1. George Klein; Chuck Crisafulli (5 January 2010). Elvis: My Best Man: Radio Days, Rock 'n' Roll Nights, and My Lifelong ... p. 233. ISBN 9780307452764. Retrieved 2016-10-06.