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I Love You Because – Elvis Presley – 1956

About The Song

“I Love You Because” is a classic ballad by Elvis Presley, released in 1956. It’s a heartfelt love song that showcases Presley’s ability to convey emotion through his soulful vocals. Here are five facts about the song:

  1. Origin and Songwriting: “I Love You Because” was written by Leon Payne and originally recorded by him in 1949. Elvis Presley’s version, however, featured a distinctive arrangement and interpretation. The song explores the reasons behind love and captures a tender sentiment.
  2. Recording Session: Elvis recorded “I Love You Because” during his initial recording sessions with RCA Victor in July 1954, even before the release of his debut album. The track was included in his self-titled debut album, released in 1956.
  3. Guitar Accompaniment: One of the notable features of the song is the fingerstyle guitar accompaniment by Chet Atkins. The gentle picking adds a country and folk flavor to the ballad, complementing Presley’s vocal delivery.
  4. Chart Performance: While “I Love You Because” didn’t achieve the same level of chart success as some of Elvis’s more upbeat and rock-oriented songs, it remains a fan favorite. The song resonated with audiences who appreciated Presley’s versatility as a performer.
  5. Covers and Adaptations: Over the years, “I Love You Because” has been covered by various artists, attesting to its enduring appeal. Notable renditions include those by Jim Reeves and Al Martino. The song’s simplicity and timeless theme of love have made it a popular choice for reinterpretation.



I love you because you understand, dear
Every single thing I try to do
You’re always there to lend a helping hand, dear
I love you most of all, because you’re you

No matter what the world may say about me
I know your love will always see me through
I love you for the way you never doubt me
But most of all I love you, ’cause you’re you

No matter what may be the style or season
I know your heart will always be true
I love you for a hundred thousand reasons
But most of all I love you, ’cause you’re you