Breathless

Album: The Best Of Jerry Lee Lewis (1958)
Charted: 8 7
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  • Now, if you love me
    Let's please don't tease
    If I can hold you then
    Let me squeeze
    My heart goes 'round and 'round
    My love comes tumblin' down
    You leave me breathless

    Well, I shake all over and
    You know why
    I'm sure it's love and
    That's no lie
    'Cause when you call my name
    You know I burn like wood inflamed
    You leave me breathless

    Oh, baby, mm crazy
    You're much too much
    Honey, I can't love you enough
    It's all right to hold me tight
    But when you love me
    Love me right

    Oh, come on, baby
    Don't be shy
    'Cause love was meant for you and I
    Wind, rain, sleet or snow
    I'm gonna be wherever you go
    You have left me breathless

    Well, it's all right to hold me tight
    But when you love me
    Love me right

    Oh, come on, baby
    Don't be shy
    Love was meant for you and I
    Wind, rain, sleet or snow
    I'm going to be wherever you go
    You leave me breathless Writer/s: OTIS BLACKWELL
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 10

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaMIckey, Jerry Lee and Jimmy had the same piano teacher, wish I could play like them.
  • Babbling Babette from Tulsa OkI have to agree with Lester of NYC-----Jerry Lee is the 1st hard rocker. I'm still one of his fans.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 23rd, 1958, Alan Freed's 'Big Beat Show' played the Convention Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania…
    One of the show's headliners was Jerry Lee Lewis, and at the time his "Breathless" was tied at #7 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, and that was also its peak position on the chart...
    The Killer will celebrate his 80th birthday this coming September 29th {2015}...
    * It was at #7 for one week, and the record it was tied with was "Don't" by former Sun Record label mate Elvis, and “Don’t” was Elvis’ 9th of his eighteen #1 records.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 18th 1958, Jerry Lee Lewis performed "Breathless" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #12 on Billboard's Best Seller in Stores chart {See 2nd post below}...
    This appearance on 'Bandstand' was unusual in that Dick Clark agree to let Jerry Lee perform live, instead of lip-sync, and he was allowed to sing three* songs, not the normal two...
    * The other two songs were his first two debut ones; ""Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" and "Great Balls of Fire".
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 23rd 1965, Jerry Lee Lewis performed "Breathless" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!'...
    {See posts below for chart info}...
    R.I.P. Jimmy O'Neil {Shindig's host, 1940 - 2013} and The Killer celebrated his 30th birthday six days after this appearance on 'Shindig!' {He was born on Sept. 29th, 1935}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 25th 1958, "Breathless" by Jerry Lee Lewis entered Billboard's Top 100 chartat position #89; and on April 1st it peaked at #7 (for 1 week) and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #3 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart and #4 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart...
    Was the third in a string of three straight Top 10 records on the Top 100 by Mr. Lewis; started with "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On" (#3), "Great Balls of Fire" (#2 for 4 weeks), and finally this one...
    'The Killer' will celebrate his 79th birthday this coming September 29th (2014).
  • Rotunda from Tulsa, OkWhat a song! What a rock & roll icon is Jerry Lee Lewis! Although his early rock & roll career was cut short, he left some true gems that made rock & roll history. And he influenced many generations of rockers. Of course, he had quite a successful country music career with many hits. I dug out my old collection of Jerry Lee's hits and other albums. In there was a true treasure----The London Sessions! Then another gem was his album cut of another single release called "Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee" which is a true "GUT BUSTING" rocker. Do check it out! This song "Breathless" is so great. The first time I heard it was back in 1958 when I was with some other high school friends taking in a movie at our local drive-in theater. They played a local rock & roll radio station over their P.A. system. When thhis song came on, some of the high school rockers there began dancing outside of their cars during the intermission. Those were the times! Rock on, Jerry Lee.
  • Linc from Beaumont, TxJerry Lee Lewis married is second cousin, once removed Myra Gail Brown and had two children. The first one a son, who died in infancy and the second a daughter. The named them both after Steve Allen who gave him is career start.
  • Dominick from New York, NyJerry Lee Lewis is first cousins to Mickey Gilley and the evangelist Jimmy Swaggart. Their three mothers were sisters. They were born within a year of one another and they all have the same middle name of Lee.
  • Lester from New York City, NyTo me, The Killer was the first Hard Rock artist.
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