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Always on My Mind

 

Always On My Mind Lyrics and Video

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Always On My Mind Lyrics

Maybe I didn’t treat you
Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn’t love you
Quite as often as I could have
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died
Give me, give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied, satisfied

Maybe I didn’t hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I’m so happy that you’re mine
If I make you feel second best
Girl, I’m sorry I was blind

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died
Give me, give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied, satisfied

Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
You are always on my mind
You are always on my mind

 

 

Interesting Facts About Always on My Mind Lyrics and Music

“Always on My Mind” is a song originally recorded by Brenda Lee and released on June 12, 1972, with music and lyrics by Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson Thompson.

Allmusic list over 300 recorded releases of the song in versions by dozens of performers. At the 25th Grammy Awards held in 1983, the songwriters won Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Country Song; in addition, Willie Nelson’s recording won for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.

Elvis Presley recorded his version of “Always on My Mind” on March 29, 1972. It reached number 16 on Billboard magazine’s Hot Country Singles chart in November 1972. Brenda Lee’s version had stalled at #45 on the country charts in 1972.

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Over thirty years later, Presley’s version was played at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and included on that year’s promotional compilation album Voices from the FIFA World Cup.

The song was also recorded by Willie Nelson. Released in the spring of 1982, the song raced to number one on Billboard magazine’s Hot Country Singles chart that May, spending two weeks atop the chart. The song also did very well on Top 40 radio, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was Billboard’s number one country song for 1982.

Apart from its three Grammys (including Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the songwriters), “Always on My Mind” earned numerous other awards for Nelson and its songwriters, including the 1982 and 1983 Country Music Association’s “Song of the Year” honors and the 1982 CMA Single of the Year.

In 1987, Pet Shop Boys performed a version of “Always on My Mind” on Love Me Tender, an ITV network television special commemorating the tenth anniversary of Presley’s death, in which various popular contemporary acts performed cover versions of his hits. Their performance was so well-received that the group decided to record the song and release it as a single. This version became the U.K.’s Christmas number one single that year, beating “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, and topping the charts for four weeks in total. It also reached number one in Germany in 1988, and peaked at number four in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year, becoming the duo’s fifth and last Top 10 hit there.

In November 2004, The Daily Telegraph newspaper placed the version at number two in a list of the fifty greatest cover versions of all time

 

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