“Only You (And You Alone)” is a classic romantic ballad that was written by Buck Ram and performed by The Platters. The song was first recorded in 1954 and became one of The Platters’ most iconic and enduring hits.
The inspiration for the song reportedly came from Ram’s feelings for his then-girlfriend, Jean, whom he later married. The lyrics of “Only You” express a deep and sincere love, capturing the essence of a romantic longing and the unique connection between two people.
The Platters’ rendition of “Only You” was released as a single in 1955 and quickly rose to the top of the charts. The smooth and soulful vocals of lead singer Tony Williams, combined with the harmonies of the group, contributed to the song’s timeless appeal. The emotional and heartfelt delivery of the lyrics, set against a backdrop of lush orchestration, made it a favorite for lovers and a staple at weddings.
The song’s popularity endured over the years, and it has been covered by numerous artists in various genres. “Only You” has also been featured in numerous films, television shows, and commercials, solidifying its place as a classic love song. The enduring popularity of “Only You” is a testament to its timeless qualities and its ability to evoke emotions of love and romance.
Let’s sing along with the lyrics!
Only you can make all this world seem right Only you can make the darkness bright Only you and you alone can thrill me like you do And fill my heart with love for only you Oh, only you can do make all this change in me For it’s true, you are my destiny When you hold my hand I understand the magic that you do You’re my dream come true, my one and only you Oh oh, only you can do make this change in me For it’s true, you are my destiny When you hold my hand I understand the magic that you do You’re my dream come true, my one and only you