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It's Only Love (B. J. Thomas song)

"It's Only Love"
It's Only Love - B. J. Thomas.jpg
Single by B. J. Thomas
from the album Young and In Love
B-side "You Don't Love Me Anymore ("The Train Song")"
Released March 1969
Genre Pop, Easy Listening
Label Scepter
Songwriter(s)
B. J. Thomas singles chronology
"Hooked on a Feeling"

(1968)
"It's Only Love"

(1969)
"Pass the Apple Eve"

(1969)
"It's Only Love"
It's Only Love - Elvis Presley.jpg
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Elvis Aron Presley
B-side "The Sound Of Your Cry" (U.S.)

"Beyond the Reef" (UK)
Released October 1971
Recorded May 20, 1971
Genre Pop, Easy Listening
Label RCA
Songwriter(s)
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"I'm Leavin'"

(1971)
"It's Only Love"

(1971)
"Merry Christmas Baby"

(1971)

"Don't Be Cruel"

(1978)

"It's Only Love'"

(1980)

"Santa Claus Is Back In Town"

(1980)

"It's Only Love'" is a 1969 song by B. J. Thomas from his LP Young and In Love. Elvis Presley made the song into a major hit in the UK, reaching #3 in 1980.

Thomas' original of "It's Only Love" was released in the spring of 1969. It became a modest hit in the United States (U.S. Billboard #45, Cash Box #28; AC #19),[1] performing somewhat better in Canada (#24).[2]

Elvis Presley cover [ edit ]

"It's Only Love" was covered two and a half years later by Elvis Presley in the fall of 1971 and released as a single, with "The Sound Of Your Cry" on the B-side.[3] In the United States, "It's Only Love" reached number 51 on Billboard Hot 100 for the week of November 6, 1971.[4] It is also charted on the Billboard Easy Listening chart.[5]

In 1980 it was in some countries released as a single with "Beyond the Reef" on the B-side. In the UK Singles Chart the single charted as "It's Only Love / Beyond the Reef" (double-A-sided), peaking at number 3 on the week of August 30, 1980.[6]

Also the song "It's Only Love" was included in the 1980 box set Elvis Aron Presley (on the record 8 titled "Lost Singles").[7]

Charts [ edit ]

B.J. Thomas
Chart (1969) Peak

position
Canada RPM Top Singles[8] 24
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[9] 45
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 37
U.S. Cash Box Top 100[10] 28
Elvis Presley cover
Chart (1971) Peak

position
Canada RPM Top Singles[11] 46
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 51
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening[5] 19* / 33
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 51
Chart (1980) Peak

position
UK (Official Charts Company)[6] 3**
* as "It's Only Love / The Sound Of Your Cry"
** as "It's Only Love / Beyond the Reef"

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, April 26, 1969
  2. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1969-04-28. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  3. ^ "Elvis Presley - It's Only Love / The Sound Of Your Cry at Discogs". Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  4. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - Chart history (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  5. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - Chart history (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  6. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  7. ^ "Elvis Presley - Elvis Aron Presley (1955-1980 - 25 Anniversary) at Discogs". Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  8. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1969-04-28. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  9. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  10. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, April 26, 1969
  11. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1971-11-13. Retrieved 2018-12-11.

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