EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Surrender’ – Elvis Presley

What was the number one song in the UK on 1st June 1961?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

Mr Presley, is here yet again with Surrender which was number one for 4 weeks.

Castanets galore, Elvis is emotionally declaring his love and sounds great doing it. However, for me Surrender is just too much of a warbler. It’s under two minutes long and I’m absolutely fine with it not being any longer.


When we kiss my heart’s on fire
Burning with a strange desire
And I know, each time I kiss you
That your heart’s on fire too
So, my darling, please surrender (Surrender)
All your love so warm and tender (Surrender)
Let me hold you in my arms, dear
While the moon shines bright above
All the stars will tell the story
Of our love and all its glory
Let us take this night of magic
And make it a night of love
Won’t you please surrender to me (Surrender)
Your lips, your arms, your heart, dear (Surrender)
Be mine forever
Be mine tonight

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