About The Song

If you are a fan of Elvis Presley, you probably know his song “The Wonder of You”. But do you know the history behind this classic hit? In this blog post, we will explore the origins and impact of this song, and why it is still loved by many today.

“The Wonder of You” was written by Baker Knight, a songwriter who also penned hits for Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and more. He originally wrote it as a gospel song, but later changed it to a secular love song. The first recording of the song was by Vince Edwards in 1958, but it was never released. The first official release was by Ray Peterson in 1959, who had a Top 40 hit with it in the US and the UK.

However, the most famous version of the song is by Elvis Presley, who recorded it live at the International Hotel in Las Vegas in February 1970. The song was released as a single in April 1970, along with “Mama Liked the Roses”. It became one of his most successful records in the UK, topping the charts for six weeks and selling over 400,000 copies. It also reached the Top 10 in the US, and number one on the easy listening chart.

The song showcases Elvis’ vocal range and charisma, as he sings about his admiration and gratitude for his lover. The lyrics express how his lover makes him feel happy, inspired and amazed by just being themselves. The song also features a powerful orchestral arrangement by Glen Spreen, who worked with Elvis on many of his live shows.

“The Wonder of You” is one of the songs that Elvis performed regularly at his concerts, and it became a fan favorite. It was also adopted by some football clubs in England, such as Port Vale and Arsenal, as their anthem. The song has been covered by many artists over the years, such as Ronnie Hilton, The Sandpipers, The Platters and more. In 2016, a version of the song featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was released as part of an album of orchestral versions of Elvis songs.

“The Wonder of You” is a timeless song that celebrates love and appreciation for someone special. It is a testament to Elvis’ talent and legacy, and to Baker Knight’s songwriting skills. It is a song that can touch anyone’s heart and make them feel wonderful.

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When no-one else can understand me
When everything I do is wrong
You give me love and consolation
You give me hope to carry on

And you’re always there to lend a hand
In everything I do
That’s the wonder
The wonder of you

And when you smile the world is brighter
You touch my hand and I’m a king
Your love to me is worth a fortune
Your love for me is everything

I’ll guess I’ll never know the reason why
You love me as you do
That’s the wonder
The wonder of you

I’ll guess I’ll never know the reason why
You love me as you do
That’s the wonder
The wonder of you