To Know Him Is To Love Him

Album: Presenting The Teddy Bears (1958)
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  • To know, know, know him is to love, love, love him
    Just to see him smile, makes my life worthwhile
    To know, know, know him is to love, love, love him
    And I do (and I do, and I, and I do, and I, and I do, and I, and I do, and I)

    I'd be good to him, I'd bring love to him
    Everyone says there'll come a day when I'll walk alongside of him
    Yes, just to know him is to love, love, love him
    And I do (and I do, and I, and I do, and I, and I do, and I, and I do, and I)

    Why can't he see how blind can he be?
    Someday he will see that he was meant for me, oh oh, yes

    To know, know, know him is to love, love, love him
    Just to see him smile, makes my life worthwhile
    To know, know, know him is to love, love, love him
    And I do, yes I do, yes I do (and I do, and I, and I do, and I, and I do, and I, and I do, and I) Writer/s: Phil Spector
    Publisher: Abkco Music Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 21

  • Ls from VaI don't know why this song is attributed to Phil Spector. The music for "To Know You (Is to Love You)" was written by Robert Allen and the lyrics written by Allan Roberts and published in 1952.
  • Declan O Connell from Co.kildare Ireland Just listening to the beautiful song To know him is to love him is to love him. : by the Teddy Bears. Brings me back.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyTeddy Bears' lead singer Annette Kleinbard received an ' Best Original Song" Academy Award nomination for co-composing "Gonna Fly Now" from the film 'Rocky'; the Oscar went to "Evergreen" from 'A Star Is Born'.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 3rd 1959, the Teddy Bears performed "To Know Him Is To Love Him" on the NBC-TV program 'The Perry Como Kraft Music Hall Show'...
    At the time the song was in its second of three weeks at #3 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; a little over five weeks earlier On November 26th, 1958 it had peaked at #1 {for 3 weeks} and it spent almost a half-year on the Top 100 {23 weeks}...
    The trio's next release had both sides make the Top 100; "I Don't Need You Anymore" stayed on the chart for 1 week at #98, while the flip-side, "Oh Why", managed 2 weeks on the chart, its first week at #100 and the 2nd week at #91...
    They didn’t have any other Top 100 records.
  • Jim Castro from Rowland Heights. CaI have just listened to - When the Red, Red Robin Goes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Along." - Phil did not match the music with his words - To Know Him Is To Love Him - is an original song - Such a lovely song - Was just thinking about it a few days ago - Really- a classic -
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 28th 1965, Peter & Gordon performed "To Know you Is To Love You" on the ABC-TV program 'Where The Action Is'...Twenty-four days earlier on July 4th, 1965 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #69; and on August 1st, 1965 it peaked at #24 {for 2 weeks} and spent 7 weeks on the Top 100... It reached #5 on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...Between 1964 and 1967 the duo had fourteen Top 100 records; three made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, their debut record, "A World Without Love", for 1 week in 1964. R.I.P. Gordon Waller {1945-2009} and Peter Asher celebrated his 70th birthday one month ago on June 22nd, 2014...
  • Matilda from Paradise, PaLoved the fifties, great music!
  • Gary A. Stansbury from Wall Twp., Njseventh grade, 1958. i used to play basketball during our lunch break, then, this song came out, and i was dancing during lunch every day. no more basketball! fell in love a few times to this song.
  • John from Wirral, United KingdomThe first 45rpm record i bought at the tender age of thirten priceless!! John Wirral UK
  • Harold from San Bernadino, Cathe Beatles did a great cover of this on the BBC Sessions.
  • Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumHello Marcia! Next time I'll hear this very beautiful song I'll think at you, knowing that you also like it very much. I know Phil Spector lost his father when he was a child; I lost mine when I was 32. "Just to see him smile makes my life worthwhile", "I'll be good to him and I'll bring love to him" ... if only my father was still there ... it would make me so happy.
  • Marcia from St Louis, MoHello Teresa!

    Thank you for liking To Know Him is To Love Him so much! I am really happy that people like you would enjoy this song as much as I do. I have a very personal connection with this song and always will have.
  • Marcia from St Louis, MoWell, the Teddy Bears will outshine all the others forever!
  • Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumI understand Marcia, it's a very beautiful song; when I think Phil Spector was only 17 then, I can only say one thing : he's really talented.
  • Marcia from St. Louis, MoThis song will always hold very special memories for me. I especially like the words, "Just to see him smile, makes my life worth while."
  • Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumIn the meantime I have Phil Spector's CD called
    "Flips and Rarities". I played it on December 26 (Phil Spector's birthday) and I love it very much. It's always a joy for me listening to the beautiful songs of Phil Spector. He's simply the BEST.
  • Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumToday it's my birthday and my family bought for me the cd "Greatest Hits" from the Teddy Bears.
    I'm gonna to listen this cd this evening and I know I'm gonna like it; never heard something from Phil Spector I didn't like. Now I'm waiting a message from the FNAC-record shop to announce they got Phil Spector's "Flips and Rarities" for me. Love you Phil Spector 4 ever and ever.
  • Laurie from Methuen, MaI like all songs from the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's. I love the song by The Teddy Bears, To Know Him Is To Love Him We have a lot of oldies but goodies music we listen to every day. Thank you kindly.
  • Mark from Boston, MaEmmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt had a recorded a version of this song on their TRIO album in 1987.
  • Teresa from Mechelen, Belgium"To know him is to love him"; after all these years, it's still a joy to listen to this lovely song of Phil Spector.
  • Jakob from Berlin, GermanyFurther Cover-Version on The Album
    TRIO (Parton, Ronstadt, Harris) 1989
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