EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Wooden Heart’ – Elvis Presley

What was the number one song in the UK on 23rd March 1961?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

Elvis is really on a roll now, just like the renegade master with the ill behaviour, he’s back once again, but with Wooden Heart, which hit the top spot for 6 weeks.

This is a very upbeat tune with a little German and accordion playing thrown into the mix too. It is however, rather predictably a song about heart break or the potential of a heart break. I’m fast believing that all songs from the 50s and early 60s are all about heartbreak, crying ‘n’ dying. Anyway, it’s an altogether enjoyable tune, but not one of my favourites of Elvis’s. It was a winner for him though as it was the best selling single of the year in the UK.

Lyrics

Can’t you see
I love you
Please don’t break my heart in two
That’s not hard to do
‘Cause I don’t have a wooden heart
And if you say goodbye
Then I know that I would cry
Maybe I would die
‘Cause I don’t have a wooden heart

There’s no strings upon
This love of mine
It was always you from the start
Treat me nice, treat me good
Treat me like you really should
‘Cause I’m not made of wood
And I don’t have a wooden heart

Muss I denn, muss I denn
Zum stadtele hinaus
Stadtele hinaus
Und du, mein Schatz, bleibst hier?

Muss I denn, muss I denn
Zum stadtele hinaus
Stadtele hinaus
Und du, mein Schatz, bleibst hier?

There’s no strings upon this love of mine
It was always you from the start
Sei mir gut, sei mir gut
Sei mir wie du wirklich sollst
Wie du wirklich sollst
‘Cause I don’t have a wooden heart

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