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Starting Today – Elvis Presley – 1960

About The Song

“Starting Today” is a ballad recorded by Elvis Presley in 1960, known for its reflective and emotional lyrics. Here are five facts about the song:

  1. Recording and Release: “Starting Today” was recorded by Elvis Presley on March 27, 1960, at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee. It was released as a single in 1960, with “G.I. Blues” on the B-side.
  2. Songwriting Credits: The song was written by Don Robertson, a prolific songwriter who collaborated with various artists in the 1950s and 1960s. Robertson’s compositions often explored themes of love and heartache, and “Starting Today” is a notable example of his work.
  3. Reflective Theme: The lyrics of “Starting Today” convey a sense of introspection and regret. Elvis’s expressive delivery enhances the emotional impact of the song, making it a poignant ballad that resonates with listeners.
  4. Chart Performance: While “Starting Today” didn’t achieve the same level of chart success as some of Elvis’s major hits, it still performed well, reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  5. Album Inclusion: In addition to its release as a single, “Starting Today” was included in Elvis’s album “Something for Everybody,” released in 1961. The album showcased Elvis’s ability to interpret a diverse range of songs, from rock and roll to ballads, highlighting his versatility as an artist.



Starting today
I’m teaching my heart
Not to ache anymore
Just ’cause we’re apart

No more will I dream
Of your sweet loving ways
Gonna learn to forget you
Starting today

And when memories haunt me
And the tears starts to flow
I’ll just think of the sorrow
You caused me to know

No more for the past
To return will I pray
Gonna live for tomorrow
Starting today
Starting today