About the song
And I Love You So is a beautiful love song written by folk singer and guitarist Don McLean and released on his 1970 debut album, Tapestry. The song has a unique rhyming scheme for a popular song: ABBA versus the usual AB (C or A)B. The song became a hit for singer Perry Como in 1973, reaching No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 1 on the US Easy Listening Chart.
However, the most famous version of the song was recorded by Elvis Presley at RCA studio C in Hollywood, California, on March 11, 1975. It was released on his album Today and became one of his trademark songs. Presley used it in almost every live show until his death in 1977. The song showcases Presley’s vocal range and emotional expression, as he sings about the joy of finding love after a long and lonely life.
The song has been covered by many other artists, such as Shirley Bassey, Bobby Vinton, Glen Campbell, Rick Astley and Harry Connick Jr., but none of them could match the intensity and passion of Presley’s rendition. And I Love You So is a timeless classic that celebrates the power of love and the legacy of Elvis Presley.