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The Girl of My Best Friend – Elvis Is Back! – 1960

About The Song

“The Girl of My Best Friend” is a song by Elvis Presley, released in 1960 as part of his album “Elvis Is Back!” Here are five facts about the song:

  1. Songwriting Credits: “The Girl of My Best Friend” was written by Sam Bobrick and Beverly Ross. The song reflects the theme of unrequited love, with the narrator expressing feelings for the girl who happens to be the best friend’s romantic interest.
  2. Album Inclusion: The song was included in Elvis Presley’s first post-Army album, “Elvis Is Back!” The album marked his return to the music scene and showcased his versatility across various genres, including rock and roll, ballads, and rhythm and blues.
  3. Recording Session: The track was recorded at RCA Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 4, 1960. The recording sessions for “Elvis Is Back!” were significant, resulting in a collection of songs that highlighted Presley’s vocal prowess and adaptability to different musical styles.
  4. Chart Performance: While “The Girl of My Best Friend” was not released as a single, the “Elvis Is Back!” album, featuring the song, performed well on the charts. The LP reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, reinforcing Elvis’s enduring popularity.
  5. Covers and Influences: The song has been covered by various artists over the years, showcasing its enduring appeal. Notable cover versions include those by Ral Donner and Bryan Ferry. Elvis’s interpretation of the song remains one of the standout tracks on the album and a testament to his ability to convey emotion through his distinctive vocal style.



The way she walks
The way she talks
How long can I pretend
Oh I can’t help it, I’m in love
with the girl of my best friend

Her lovely hair
Her skin so fair
I could go on and never end
Oh I can’t help it, I’m in love
With the girl of my best friend

I want to tell her how I love her so
And then hold her in my arms but then
What if she got real mad and told him so
I could never face either one again

oh the way they kiss
Their happiness
Will my aching heart ever mend
Or will I always be in love
With the girl of my best friend

Never end
Will it ever end
Please let it end
Will it ever end