About the song

Ah, Conway Twitty – a name synonymous with smooth baritone vocals, tear-jerking ballads, and a career that spanned across genres. Today, we delve into one of his earlier gems, a song that perfectly encapsulates Twitty’s brand of heartfelt country music: My One And Only You. Released in 1959, the song predates Twitty’s iconic pairing with Loretta Lynn, but it already showcases the qualities that would make him a country music legend.

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My One And Only You is a simple song, built on a foundation of gentle acoustic guitar and a steady drumbeat. But within this simplicity lies a powerful emotional core. The lyrics, co-written by Twitty himself alongside Jack Nance, paint a picture of a love that is both passionate and fragile. The singer expresses his unwavering devotion to his one and only, vowing to “never make you cry” and “brush your tears aside.” This intense desire to protect his love interest is a recurring theme in Twitty’s music, and it resonates deeply with listeners who connect with the vulnerability of strong emotions.

It’s important to consider the context in which My One And Only You was released. The late 1950s were a time of great social and cultural change in the United States. Rock and roll was beginning to dominate the airwaves, challenging the dominance of country music. In this evolving landscape, My One And Only You offered a sound that was both familiar and refreshingly sincere. It retained the traditional country music elements of storytelling and emotional vulnerability, while incorporating a touch of rock and roll’s raw energy in Twitty’s vocal delivery.

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The song’s success is a testament to its ability to transcend genre. It found a home on both country and pop charts, appealing to a wider audience than traditional country fare. This crossover appeal would become a hallmark of Twitty’s career, paving the way for future artists who would blur the lines between country and other musical styles.

My One And Only You is more than just a love song; it’s a window into a bygone era of country music. It captures the essence of Twitty’s artistry – his powerful voice, his heartfelt lyrics, and his ability to connect with listeners on an emotional level. It’s a song that continues to resonate today, reminding us of the enduring power of love, devotion, and the simple beauty of a well-crafted country ballad. So, sit back, relax, and let yourself be swept away by the timeless sounds of Conway Twitty’s My One And Only You.

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Lyrics

“My One And Only You”

My one and only you
I’ll never make you cry
I’ll never make you blue
My one and only you.

My one and only you
For us there will be a sad goodbye
I’ll never make you cry
My one and only you.

Each time you cry
I try to brush your tears aside
Well for when you cry, I die
a slow death inside.

My one and only you
For us there will be a sad goodbye
I’ll never make you cry
My one and only you.

Each time you cry
I try to brush your tears aside
Well for when you cry, I die
a slow death inside.

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My one and only you
For us there will be a sad goodbye
I’ll never make you cry
My one and only you…