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Its Now or Never
Song

Its Now or Never

Elvis Presley
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Song Meaning of It's Now or Never by Elvis Presley, and what it is about


Originally recorded in 1960, Its Now Or Never was a worldwide smash hit for Elvis Presley, topping music charts across the globe. T


he song’s lyrics convey the message that true love can’t wait for the perfect moment, and that it’s important to seize the day and take risks when the opportunity arises.


According to Priscilla Presley, It’s Now or Never is her husband’s favorite song. He would often sing it during intimate moments with her. The song is an English-language adaptation of the famous Italian song O Sole Mio.


During the recording of Its Now or Never, Elvis struggled to reach the high notes. Luckily, producer Steve Sholes installed a hidden safety net in the studio to help him.


Elvis Presley's "It's Now or Never" peaked at number one in the U.S. in 1960, spending five weeks there, as well as the UK, where it spent eight weeks there in 1960 and one more week there in 2005 as a reissue, and many other nations.


It was Presley's biggest international single ever, selling more than 20 million physical copies globally. Due to copyright concerns, the song's British release was put off for a while. During this time, the song amassed enormous advance orders and entered the UK Singles Chart at number one, which was an extremely unusual occurrence at the time.


Song Lyrics of It's Now or Never by Elvis Presley


It's now or never

Come hold me tight

Kiss me my darling

Be mine tonight

Tomorrow will be too late

It's now or never

My love won't wait

 

When I first saw you

With your smile so tender

My heart was captured

My soul surrendered

I'd spend a lifetime

Waiting for the right time

Now that you're near

The time is here at last

 

It's now or never

Come hold me tight

Kiss me my darling

Be mine tonight

Tomorrow will be too late

It's now or never

My love won't wait

 

Just like a willow

We would cry an ocean

If we lost true love

And sweet devotion

Your lips excite me

Let your arms invite me

For who knows when

We'll meet again this way

 

It's now or never

Come hold me tight

Kiss me my darling

Be mine tonight

Tomorrow will be too late

It's now or never

My love won't wait

 

It's now or never

My love won't wait

 

It's now or never

My love won't wait

 

It's now or never

My love won't wait

Release Date

1960

Songwriter/s

Wally Gold, Aaron Schroeder, Eduardo di Capua

Producer/s

Label/s

RCA Victor

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