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I Just Can't Help Believing

by

B.J. Thomas



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Written by the husband and wife songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, this laid-back song was a #1 Adult Contemporary hit for Thomas, following up his massive hit "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head." Both Barry Mann and Bobby Vee recorded the song before Thomas.
Elvis Presley recorded this live on stage during his summer 1970 season at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. While he sang it during almost every show that season it was the performance from the dinner show on August 11 that made it onto the soundtrack album to Elvis' movie Thats The Way It Is and subsequent UK single, which peaked at #6. It is considered one of Elvis' best live performances as both orchestra and vocals are virtually flawless.
It was an interesting time for Elvis, as shortly before the release of this track, Priscilla moved out, taking their daughter Lisa Marie with her. (thanks, Leon - Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Elvis was backed by The Imperials Quartet on his version, and they also appeared in the movie Thats The Way It Is.
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Comments (5):

On April 25th 1970, B.J. Thomas performed "I Just Can't Help Believing" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
Two months later on June 14th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #82; and on August 16th it peaked at #9 (for 1 week) and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
On the day of this appearance on 'Bandstand' he was at #26 on the Top 100 with "Everybody's Out of Town"; but he didn't perform the song on the show...
B.J. (Billy Joe) Thomas will celebrate his 72nd birthday this coming August 7th, 2014.
- Barry, Sauquoit, NY
not a bad singer mr bj thomas
- dom, toronto, ON
This is a song that'll take you back to a simpler time in life, in the world. Very pure and clear.
- Camille, Toronto, OH
When Thomas started his recording career he was billed as 'B. J. Thomas and The Triumphs'...
- Barry, Sauquoit, NY
Hey Guys- Thank You for Putting up this Song :) I have the Record But not the MP3. It has a sweetness that just oozes out of the speakers. GB
- Grant, Toowoomba,
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