Pronounce and Sing Along: Love Me Tender

Do you want to have fun while improving your American English skills? Here at you can improve your American English pronunciation and comprehension by singing along, learning about, and writing about popular songs.

Step 1

Click on the following link to read the lyrics of the song.  You are encouraged to read the lyrics 2-3 times and try to understand the meaning behind them.  You’re also encouraged to read the lyrics out loud to improve your pronunciation.

Lyrics: Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

Step 2

Click on the following link to read information about this song and learn more about the meaning behind the song.  How does this compare with what you thought the song was about when you first read the lyrics?

Song Meaning: Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley – Songfacts

Step 3

Now you can sing along with the song and the lyrics with the video below.  You’re encouraged to sing out loud along with the video at least 2-3 times to improve your American English pronunciation.

Song with Lyrics: Elvis Presley Love Me Tender – Lyrics – YouTube

Step 4

Now that you’ve read and pronounced the lyrics as well as sang along with the song, please share how you feel about this song and what you’ve learned about it by writing in the comments section below.

One thought on “Pronounce and Sing Along: Love Me Tender

  1. Greetings
    Love me tender was the theme song to the first of 31 Elvis movies. The movie was tittle The Reno Brothers before it was renamed to capitalize on the song. Elvis had just a small role in the movie but during filming, it became apparent that he was a real deal, his character was killed at the end of the movie, but Elvis reappear to reprise the song.
    On September 9, 1956 Elvis sang this on The Ed Sullivan show his first appearance on the program. Elvis label RCA took the opportunity to hype the release claiming a million pre-orders came in and touting it as the first single ever to go Gold before it shipped.
    Something notable about this romantic ballad is that RIAA didn’t start certifying Gold records until 1958, so there was nothing to validate this claim.
    When the song was released song became a sensation. It rose to number 1 on November 3 two weeks before the movie came out and stay on top for five weeks becoming one of Elvis’s best-known songs.
    Thank you so much,

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