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It’s a Sin – Elvis Presley – 1960

About The Song

“It’s a Sin” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley in 1960, known for its rock and roll vibe and energetic performance. Here are five facts about the song:

  1. Release as a Single: “It’s a Sin” was released as a single by Elvis Presley in 1961, with “Give Me the Right” on the B-side. While it didn’t achieve the same chart success as some of Elvis’s major hits, it remains notable for its upbeat and lively musical style.
  2. Songwriting Credits: The song was written by Fred Rose and Hy Heath. Fred Rose was a prominent country music songwriter and producer, and “It’s a Sin” was originally a country song before Elvis infused it with his rock and roll energy.
  3. Country Roots: The original version of “It’s a Sin” was recorded by Eddy Arnold in 1947 and became a hit in the country music scene. Elvis’s rendition took the song in a different direction, showcasing his ability to cross genres and put his stamp on diverse musical styles.
  4. Rhythm and Blues Influence: Elvis’s version of “It’s a Sin” features a prominent rhythm and blues influence, with a driving beat and energetic instrumentation. The song captures the spirit of early rock and roll, a style that Elvis helped popularize.
  5. Album Inclusion: In addition to its release as a single, “It’s a Sin” was included in Elvis’s album “Something for Everybody,” released in 1961. The album demonstrated Elvis’s versatility by featuring a mix of rock and roll, ballads, and other musical styles.



It’s a sin, my darling
How I love you
Because I know
Our love could never be

It’s a sin
To keep this memory of you
When silence proves
That you’ve forgotten me

The dreams I built for us
Has tumbled
Each promise broken
Like my heart

It’s a sin, my darling
How I love you
So much in love
And yet so far apart

I’m sure you’re happy with another
Who shares the love I cannot win
Why pretend that I can live without you
When deep inside I know that it’s a sin