About The Song

Ah, love. It’s a force that transcends time, a feeling that can leave you weak in the knees at any age. For those of us who’ve lived a life rich with experiences, the power of love can be even more profound. Elvis Presley’s dramatic ballad, “Surrender,” captures this sentiment perfectly, offering a powerful and operatic declaration of love that leaves you breathless.

Originally written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman as an adaptation of an Italian folk song, “Surrender” became a surprise hit for Elvis in 1961. His voice, seasoned with a touch of vulnerability, takes on a dramatic quality that perfectly conveys the intensity of the lyrics. Gone is the playful swagger of his rock and roll hits; in its place, a powerful yearning that resonates with anyone who’s ever been swept off their feet by love.

“Surrender” isn’t a lighthearted flirtation or a casual fling. It’s a full-blown commitment, a passionate plea for complete surrender to the one you love. Elvis sings of “when we kiss, my heart’s on fire” and “your heart’s on fire too,” painting a picture of a love that consumes you whole. He urges his beloved to “let go” and “surrender,” a powerful and evocative metaphor for giving yourself over completely to love.

There’s a touch of theatricality to the song, a dramatic flair that reflects its operatic roots. The soaring strings, the booming drums, and the powerful backing vocals all contribute to the song’s grandiosity. But amidst all the drama, Elvis’s voice remains the centerpiece, conveying the raw emotion and sincerity that lies at the heart of the song.

“Surrender” by Elvis Presley is more than just a love ballad; it’s an experience. It’s a song that transports you to a world of heightened emotions, reminding you of the exhilarating power of love’s sweet surrender. So, put on this classic tune, close your eyes, and let The King serenade you with a love song that’s both dramatic and deeply romantic.