Annotation

the melody of "Love Me Tender" is virtually indistinguishable from Poulton's 1861 "Aura Lee", so Ken Darby could only be said to contribute the new lyrics to it. Presley and Darby's wife Vera Matson, were co-credited, Presley because of a royalty-sharing arrangement, and Matson because "she didn't write it either" according to Darby, half in jest, apparently in reference to the songwriting credit Presley received.

Annotation last modified on 2015-02-22 09:27 .

Relationships

additional writer:Vera Matson (1956)
Elvis Presley (1956)
composer:Michel Précastelli
George R. Poulton (1861)
lyricist:Colette Magny
Ken Darby (1956)
publisher:Elvis Presley Music (1956 –)
SecondHandSongs:http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/1740 [info]
Songfacts:http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1221 [info]
Wikidata:Q1426427 [info]
later translated versions:Amour d’été (Love Me Tender)
Estima'm tendrament
Gå min äskling (Love Me Tender)
Mit dir leben!
version of:Aura Lea

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1956-09-01Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:44
1956-12-04Love Me Tender (instrumental)instrumentalThe Million Dollar Quartet1:00
1960-03-26Witchcraft / Love Me Tender (live, 1960-03-26: Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, FL, USA)live and medleyFrank Sinatra & Elvis Presley2:15
1968Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley3:32
1968Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley3:30
1968Love Me TenderElvis Presley3:23
1968Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley4:18
1972-06-10Love Me Tender (live, 1972-06-10: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA)liveElvis Presley1:39
1975-05-07Love Me Tender (live, 1975-05-07)liveElvis Presley1:52
1979-08-21Love Me Tender (original studio master)coverFrank Sinatra3:37
1981Love Me Tender (live, 1981: Metropol, Vienna, Austria)cover and liveHansi Lang1:45
1981Love Me Tender (live, 1981: Metropol, Vienna, Austria)cover and liveHansi Lang?:??
1986-06-23Love Me TenderCarmen McRae5:57
1988-03-14Love Me Tender (live, 1988-03-14: Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH, USA)cover and liveBruce Springsteen4:22
1988-04-01Love Me Tender (live, 1988-04-01: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA)cover and liveBruce Springsteen & The E Street Band?:??
1990-03-06The Baby King: Love Me Tender (live, 1990-03-06: Muziektheater, Amsterdam, Netherlands)cover and liveThe Residents5:25
1990-03-09Love Me Tender (live, 1990-03-09: Brückenforum, Bonn, Germany)cover and liveThe Residents?:??
1990-03Part 3: The Baby King: Love Me Tendercover and liveThe Residents5:01
1990-11-19The Baby King: Love Me Tender (live, 1990-11-19: Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI, USA)cover and liveThe Residents4:56
1990-11-23The Baby King: Love Me Tender (live, 1990-11-23: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY, USA)cover and liveThe Residents?:??
1991-08Love Me Tender (version 1991)coverColette Magny2:24
1996-12-20Love Me Tender (live, 1996-12-20: Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, Germany)cover and liveDie Toten Hosen?:??
2004-01 – 2004-04Love Me Tendercover and instrumentalDie 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker4:22
2014-12-06Love Me Tendercover and liveDaniel Boaventura2:59
2014Love Me TenderBarbra Streisand with Elvis Presley3:31
Love Me TendercoverJulie Andrews & Johnny Cash2:36
Love Me TendercoverWillie Nelson2:32
Love Me Tendercover and liveLinda Ronstadt2:44
Love Me Tender (live)liveElvis Presley2:42
Love Me TendercoverBlake3:03
Love Me Tendercover李玟?:??
Love Me Tendercover李玟?:??
Love Me TenderÓrla Fallon2:57
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:41
Love Me Tendercover and instrumentalOssie Scott?:??
Love Me TendercoverStalemar2:58
Love Me Tendercover and liveBruce Springsteen4:10
Love Me Tendercover and liveBruce Springsteen?:??
Love Me Tendercover and liveBruce Springsteen4:21
Love Me TendercoverCliff Adams Singers and the Jack Emblow Quartet1:30
Love Me Tender (live + comment)cover and liveLudwig Hirsch3:52
Love Me Tendercover and instrumentalDavidson & Davis3:22
Love Me TendercoverEilert Pilarm3:25
Love Me Tender (live)cover and liveLudwig Hirsch2:30
Love Me TenderinstrumentalBenedict Popescu3:24
Love Me Tender (live: Dermot O’Leary’s Saturday Sessions)cover and liveCerys Matthews2:35
Love Me Tendercover and instrumentalScotty Anderson5:10
Love Me Tendercover and liveBoyzone2:48
Love Me TendercoverMental as Anything3:46
Love Me TendercoverMental as Anything3:13
Love Me Tendercover and instrumentalTsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio2:36
Love Me TendercoverJessica Simpson3:07
Love Me TenderinstrumentalBoston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler4:02
Love Me Tender (uncredited instrumentals, from Lover’s Romance, Vol. 6)instrumental[unknown]3:03
Love Me Tendercover and instrumentalThe Grassmasters3:13
Love Me Tendercover and instrumental[unknown]3:41
Love Me TenderinstrumentalJohn Davis3:11
Love Me TendercoverJohnny Cash with Julie Andrews2:38
Love Me Tender (live, 1992: CBGB's, New York, NY, USA)cover and liveDie Toten Hosen1:30
Love Me TendercoverLinda Ronstadt2:37
Love Me TendercoverAmy Grant3:52
Love Me TendercoverPat Boone2:51
Love Me TenderElvis Presley3:19
Love Me TenderElvis Presley3:19
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:31
Love Me TenderElvis Presley1:42
Love Me TenderElvis Presley3:40
Love Me TenderElvis Presley4:11
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:41
Love Me TenderElvis Presley3:25
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:03
Love Me TenderElvis Presley1:09
Love Me Tender (2005 Remaster)Elvis Presley2:43
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:42
Love Me TenderElvis Presley3:50
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:26
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley2:29
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:41
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley2:37
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley2:56
Love Me TenderElvis Presley3:15
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley1:48
Love Me Tender (live, 1972-06-10: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA)liveElvis Presley1:40
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley1:39
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley2:37
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley6:54
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:14
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:50
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:41
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:39
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:04
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley2:57
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley1:50
Love Me TenderElvis Presley1:41
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley2:40
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley3:20
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley3:50
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley1:16
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley1:37
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:43
Love Me TenderElvis Presley3:13
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley1:36
Love Me TenderElvis Presley?:??
Love Me TenderElvis Presley?:??
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley3:23
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley3:50
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:41
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:42
Love Me Tender (live)liveElvis Presley3:56
Love Me TenderElvis Presley1:42
Love Me TenderElvis Presley4:13
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley1:48
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:41
Love Me TenderElvis Presley1:43
Love Me TenderElvis Presley3:50
Love Me TenderliveElvis Presley3:04
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:41
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:39
Love Me TendercoverConnie Francis3:08
Love Me TendercoverRichard Chamberlain2:24
Love Me TendercoverThe Lettermen2:38
Love Me TendercoverPercy Sledge3:06
Love Me TendercoverAmen Corner3:23
Love Me TendercoverMarty Robbins3:04
Love Me TendercoverThe Browns2:23
Love Me TendercoverRay Conniff2:24
Love Me TendercoverGene McDaniels2:21
Love Me TendercoverBrian Hyland2:58
Love Me TendercoverAnnette Peacock3:53
Love Me TendercoverDuane Eddy2:50
Love Me TendercoverPercy Sledge2:58
Love Me TendercoverSlim Smith3:11
Love Me TendercoverAlbert King5:21
Love Me TendercoverMick Ronson4:43
Love Me TendercoverFausto Papetti2:47
Love Me TendercoverEddy Mitchell1:41
Love Me TendercoverRonnie McDowell3:49
Love Me TendercoverRonnie McDowell2:42
Love Me TendercoverRonnie McDowell2:51
Love Me TendercoverRicky King2:29
Love Me TendercoverJimmy Barnes3:07
Love Me TendercoverLars H.U.G.3:04
Love Me TendercoverCliff Richard3:53
Love Me TendercoverDaniel O’Donnell3:43
Love Me TendercoverDavid Hasselhoff3:01
Love Me TendercoverThe Residents4:55
Love Me TendercoverJimmy Ellis2:51
Love Me TendercoverCaetano Veloso3:23
Love Me TendercoverDemis Roussos4:13
Love Me TendercoverHolly Johnson3:08
Love Me TendercoverEddy Mitchell3:44
Love Me TendercoverNana Mouskouri3:25
Love Me Tendercover伊藤君子5:06
Love Me TendercoverWillie Nelson2:29
Love Me TendercoverChrister Sjögren3:11
Love Me TendercoverNana Mouskouri2:58
Love Me TendercoverBeegie Adair3:33
Love Me TendercoverJimmy Barnes, David Campbell & Mahalia Barnes4:14
Love Me TendercoverAndy Tielman2:47
Love Me TendercoverFlemming Bamse Jørgensen3:47
Love Me TendercoverMae Robertson and Don Jackson2:22
Love Me TendercoverJohnny Hallyday3:07
Love Me TendercoverTony Bennett3:18
Love Me TendercoverEngelbert Humperdinck3:11
Love Me TendercoverEngelbert Humperdinck4:04
Love Me TendercoverMichael Chapdelaine2:34
Love Me TendercoverHelmut Lotti2:49
Love Me TendercoverMichelle Gayle3:19
Love Me TendercoverBarb Jungr5:26
Love Me TendercoverWing2:46
Love Me TendercoverCarnie Wilson3:01
Love Me TendercoverBarry Manilow3:31
Love Me TendercoverPato Fu3:13
Love Me TendercoverDick Annegarn1:48
Love Me TendercoverJughead’s Revenge2:21
Love Me TendercoverDella Reese3:01
Love Me TendercoverB.B. King3:28
Love Me Tender (live, 2000-11-??: El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, USA)cover and livePeter Murphy3:24
Love Me Tendercover and liveBruce Springsteen4:27
Love Me TendercoverMartin Fontaine2:07
Love Me TendercoverKarel Zich2:50
Love Me Tender (Dynasone)coverThe Residents4:51
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:45
Love Me Tendercover and liveKatie Melua3:14
Love Me TendercoverFrank Sinatra3:37
Love Me TendercoverFausto Papetti?:??
Love Me TendercoverNashville Country Singers?:??
Love Me TendercoverMarv Lockard?:??
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:44
Love Me TendercoverJonathan Young3:20
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:46
Love Me TendercoverThe Kool Kats?:??
Love Me TendercoverLee Towers3:19
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:41
Love Me TendercoverMerle Haggard2:43
Love Me TendercoverJohnny Mathis3:37
Love Me TenderVince Eager?:??
Love Me TendercoverVince Eager?:??
Love Me Tendercover and liveBruce Springsteen & The E Street Band?:??
Love Me Tendercover and liveBruce Springsteen?:??
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:45
Love Me Tendercover and liveBruce Springsteen4:06
Love Me TenderVince Eager?:??
Love Me TendercoverEddy Mitchell1:37
Love Me TendercoverNicolas Cage3:00
Love Me TendercoverRichard Chamberlain?:??
Love Me TenderElvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra3:26
Love Me TenderKeely Smith2:36
Love Me TenderinstrumentalAndré Gagnon5:25
Love Me TendercoverRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra3:27
Love Me Tendercover and instrumentalJosef Roth3:32
Love Me TendercoverBrian Hyland?:??
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:44
Love Me TendercoverMarty Robbins3:08
Love Me TendercoverB.J. Thomas3:15
Love Me TenderinstrumentalJorma Hynninen, Heikki Sarmanto3:44
Love Me TendercoverNorah Jones2:56
Love Me Tendercover and instrumentalRichard Clayderman2:23
Love Me TenderSteve Clayton2:23
Love Me TendercoverRockabye Baby!3:23
Love Me TenderBilly Boys2:51
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:45
Love Me TenderElvis Presley2:45
Love Me Tender (legacy edition remaster)Elvis Presley2:43
Love Me TendercoverPetula Clark2:40
Love Me Tendercover and instrumentalJoaquim Sanchez & Pipes of the Enamorates2:47
Love Me TendercoverSarah McKenzie4:49
Love Me TendercoverRichard Chamberlain2:23
Love Me TendercoverVicky Leandros3:21
Love Me TendercoverThe Les Clöchards2:28
Love Me TendercoverJean-Luc Le Ténia1:27
LOVE ME TENDERcover山田タマル?:??
Love Me Tender (2003 Sony Remaster)Elvis Presley2:44
Love Me Tender (End Title Movie Version)Elvis Presley1:07
Love Me Tender (End Title version)Elvis Presley1:12
Love Me Tender (L.A. unplugged mix)coverScatman John4:04
Love Me Tender (live at Hirsch Youth Center Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA - December 15, 1956)liveElvis Presley3:30
Love Me Tender (Prestey/Malson)cover and instrumental[unknown]3:06
Love Me Tender / Are You Lonesome Tonightcover, instrumental and medleyStephanie Jackson5:14
Love Me Tender / Witchcraft (from ''Frank Sinatra Timex Special'')live and medleyElvis Presley1:41
Love Me Tender!coverJames Brown2:48
Pár havraních copánků (Love Me Tender)coverKarel Gott2:39
Pot-Pourri: Tutti-Fruti / Long Tall Sally / Hound Dog / Blue Suede Shoes / Love me Tendercover, live and medleyRoberto Carlos com Erasmo Carlos4:22
ラブ・ミー・テンダーElvis Presley2:48