Elvis Presley - If You Think I Don’t Need You [Take 5 & 7] Recorded July 10, 1963
Written by Elvis’ bodyguard Red West and Joe Cooper.
“Elvis really liked If You Think I Don’t Need You which made it into Viva Las Vegas. He put a lot of energy into it. Glen Campbell played guitar on that song. Freddy Bienstock never sent me a script. I just winged it. I wasn’t under contract to them as a writer. But I read Elvis’ script so I sat down and wrote that song with Joe Cooper. I was going for a Ray Charles, What I’d Say vibe. I loved that song and I tried to capture the feel, the beat, the groove and melody.” — Red West
Dean Martin - I Will Released as a single in 1965.
A song from one of Elvis’ favorite singers.
I don’t want to be the one to say I’m gonna miss you but I will I don’t want to say I’m gonna cry my eyes out baby but I will I’m not ashamed for you to know how much I really love you so ‘Cause it was such a thrill And just remember when you’re gone there’ll be that someone sad who loves you still