AND I LOVE YOU SO
AND I LOVE YOU SO – Eddy McManus gives a tour de force performance with this rendition of the old Perry Como hit from 1970. The song was originally written by Don McLean.
“And I Love You So” is a popular song written by folk singer and guitarist Don McLean and released on his 1970 debut album, Tapestry. The song has been recorded by many artists in the years since McLean’s original version, and it was a 1973 hit for singer Perry Como on his RCA Victor album of the same name, And I Love You So.
Como’s version of the song reached No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the last of his many popular recordings, dating back to 1943, to reach the Top 40. It also spent one week at No. 1 on the easy listening chart in 1973. It reached No.2 in South Africa and in Britain, the record reached No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart in 1973 on RCA Records and remained on the chart for 35 weeks (longer than any other of his hits in the UK).
The song was recorded by Elvis Presley at RCA studio C in Hollywood, California, on March 11, 1975. It was released on his album, Today, and Presley used it in almost every live show until his death. Harry Connick, Jr. included the song on his 2009 album, Your Songs. Sergio Franchi covered this song on his 1976 DynaHouse album 20 Magnificent Songs. Other performers who have recorded the song include Rick Astley, Shirley Bassey, Glen Campbell, Bobby Goldsboro, Tom T. Hall, Emmylou Harris, Engelbert Humperdinck, Howard Keel, Johnny Mathis, Nana Mouskouri, Matt Monro, Olivia Newton-John, Jim Nabors, Helen Reddy, and Bobby Vinton.