"Surrender"
Original American picture sleeve
Single by Elvis Presley
B-side"Lonely Man"
ReleasedFebruary 7, 1961
RecordedOctober 30, 1960
GenreRock and roll
Length1:52
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
(1960)
"Surrender" / "Lonely Man"
(1961)
"I Feel So Bad"
(1961)
UK singles chronology
"Wooden Heart"
(1961)
"Surrender"
(1961)
"Wild in the Country"
(1961)
Music video
"Surrender" (audio) on YouTube

"Surrender" is a #1 song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music in 1961. It is an adaptation by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman of the music of a 1902 Neapolitan ballad by Giambattista and Ernesto de Curtis entitled "Torna a Surriento" ("Come Back to Sorrento"). It hit number one in the US and UK in 1961 and eventually became one of his best-selling singles. This was one of 25 songs Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman wrote for Presley.[1][2] It has been recorded by many other artists, including Michael Bublé, The Residents, and Il Volo.

Personnel

Charts

Chart (1961-2005) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 5
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[5] 8
France (SNEP)[6] 92
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 25
Italy (Musica e dischi)[8] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 2
UK Singles (OCC)[11] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 1
West Germany (Official German Charts)[13] 6

Covers

See also

References

  1. ^ "Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman". history-of-rock.com. Retrieved 26 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Doc Pomus Biography". felderpomus.com. Retrieved 26 March 2008.
  3. ^ "Elvis Presley – Surrender" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Elvis Presley – Surrender" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Chart Search Results - European Hot 100 Singles 2005-03-05". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Elvis Presley – Surrender" (in French). Les classement single.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Surrender". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Billboard Music Week Hits of the World - Italy". Billboard. 5 June 1961. p. 10. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Elvis Presley – Surrender" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  10. ^ "Elvis Presley – Surrender". VG-lista.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  12. ^ "Elvis Presley Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Elvis Presley – Surrender". GfK Entertainment charts. To see peak chart position, click "TITEL VON Elvis Presley"