About the song

“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.

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Lyrics

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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