('Til) I Kissed You

Album: The Fabulous Style of The Everly Brothers (1959)
Charted: 2 4

Songfacts®:

  • Don Everly wrote this amorous number about a life-altering smooch after a dalliance he had while the Everly Brothers were on tour in Australia. "I wrote it about a girl I met on that trip," he said in a 1998 interview. "Her name was Lillian, and she was very, very inspirational. I was married, but... you know."
  • This features Chet Atkins on guitar and Jerry Allison of The Crickets on drums.
  • This also peaked at #8 on the Country chart.
  • Country singer Connie Smith covered this on her 1976 album, Songs We Fell In Love To. Her version was a #10 Country hit in the US and also topped Canada's country chart.
  • Several reggae artists have covered this, including Al Campbell, Delroy Jones, Nan McClean, Dobbie Dobson, Jimmy London, and Shinehead.
  • This was used in the 1973 movie That'll Be The Day, starring David Essex as an aspiring rock musician.

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