CHAPTER THE SEVENTH

” Always on my mind “

In Mga himig nang aking pusong naaantig on Nobyembre 22, 2010 at 1:45 hapon

Maybe i..,
didn’t love you…
quite as often…
as I could have..!
maybe i…
didn’t treat you…
quite as good…
as i should have..!
if i made you feel…
second best..,
i’m so sorry…
i was blind…
you were always on my mind..!
you were always on my mind..!
maybe i..!
didn’t hold you…
all those lonely..,
lonely times..,
and i guess…
i never told you…
i’m so happy…
that you’re mine..!
little things…
i should have…
said…
and…
done..,
i just never…
took the time…
you were always on my mind..!
you were always on my mind..!
tell me..,
tell me that…
your sweet love…
hasn’t died..!
baby..,
give me..,
give me…
one more chance…
to keep you…
satisfied..!
because…
you’re always on my mind..!
you were always on my mind..!
you were always on my mind..!
you were always on my mind..!

Reprise: “Always on My Mind” is an American country music song by Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson Thompson originally recorded by Brenda Lee.

Allmusic lists over 300 recorded releases of the song in versions by dozens of performers. At the 25th Grammy Awards held in 1983, the songwriters won Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Country Song; in addition, Willie Nelson’s recording won for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.

Elvis Presley recorded his version of “Always on My Mind” on March 29, 1972. The song was released as the B-side of the Separate Ways single, which reached Gold status in the U.S for sales of over half a million copies. It was listed as a double sided hit reaching number 16 on Billboard magazine’s Hot Country Singles chart in November 1972.In the UK “Always on My Mind” was the hit song and “Separate Ways” was the B-side. Brenda Lee’s version had stalled at #45 on the country charts in 1972.

Over 30 years later, Presley’s version was played at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and included on that year’s promotional compilation album Voices from the FIFA World Cup.

In 1979, John Wesley Ryles reached number 20 on the U.S. country charts with his rendition, entitled “You Are Always on My Mind,” from the album Let the Night Begin.

The song was also recorded by Willie Nelson. Released in the spring of 1982, the song raced to number one on Billboard magazine’s Hot Country Singles chart that May, spending two weeks atop the chart. The song also did very well on Top 40 radio, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was Billboard’s number one country song for 1982.

Apart from its three Grammys (including Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the songwriters), “Always on My Mind” earned numerous other awards for Nelson and its songwriters, including the 1982 and 1983 Country Music Association’s “Song of the Year” honors and the 1982 CMA Single of the Year.

Willie Nelson performed the number with Johnny Cash on the 1998 release of VH1 Storytellers: Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson. The song was featured on a December 2009 version of the ASPCA commercial.

In 1987, Pet Shop Boys performed a synthpop version of “Always on My Mind” on Love Me Tender, an ITV network television special commemorating the tenth anniversary of Presley’s death, in which various popular contemporary acts performed cover versions of his hits. Their performance was so well-received that the group decided to record the song and release it as a single. This version became the UK’s Christmas number one single that year, beating “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, and topping the charts for four weeks in total. It also reached number one in Germany in 1988, and peaked at number four in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year, becoming the duo’s fifth and last Top 10 hit there. It is their best selling single in the official UK Singles Chart.

The Pet Shop Boys version introduces a harmonic variation not present in the original version. In the original the ending phrase “always on my mind” is sung to a IV-V7-I cadence (C-D7-G). The Pet Shop Boys extend this cadence by adding two further chords: C-D7-Gm7/B♭-C-G (i.e. a progression of IV-V7-i7b-IV-I).

In November 2004, The Daily Telegraph newspaper placed the version at number two in a list of the fifty greatest cover versions of all time.

In the video for Pet Shop Boys’ version of “Always on My Mind” (an excerpt from their surreal music film It Couldn’t Happen Here) , Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are seated in the front of a taxi cab, when an odd passenger gets in, played by notable British actor Joss Ackland. At the end of the song, he gets out of the car, which drives away. Standing alone, he mutters: “You went away. It should make me feel better. But I don’t know how I’m going to get through”, which is part of the lyrics for another Pet Shop Boys track, “What Have I Done to Deserve This?”.

In 1988, the duo rerecorded the song for their third studio LP, Introspective, combining it with an acid-house track called “In My House”.

In 2004, Fantasia Barrino sung this song on American Idol Season 3’s Country Music week where she ended safe for eliminations.

And finally, on November 21, 2010 Sunday, Daniel P. Yuson Jr. officially considered this song as his BREAK UP SONG WITH BLUE.  Details of the event shall be posted soon!

The version linked on this post is Fantasia Barrino’s version. If you wish to listen to the song, just click on the link: ALWAYS ON MY MIND

Daniel P. Yuson Jr.

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  1. Email alert :-))

  2. miss na kita

  3. kaya yan sir! kaw pa!

  4. unang dumaan ako dito (binasa lang yung top portion), akala ko nagse-share ka lang ng isang lumang kanta.

    now ko lang nabasa yung pinaka-dulo yung may November 21, 2010. Really sad to hear that Daniel. Condolence.

    You really won’t experience life unless hindi mo mapagdaanan yan. I have been through that too. All of us will. Kaya mo yan. Smile lang.🙂

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