Now, if you love me Honey please don't tease If I can hold you baby Let me squeeze My heart goes 'round and 'round My heart comes tumblin' down You leave me breathless Now I shake all over and You know why I'm sure it's love baby That's no lie 'Cause when you call my name You know I burn like wood inflamed You leave me breathless Oh, baby, mm crazy You're much too much I can't love you enough It's all right to hold me tight But when you love me Love me right Oh, come on, baby and Don't be shy This love was meant for you and I Wind, rain, sleet or snow I'm gonna be wherever you go You have leave me breathless Ohhh baby, ooh That's crazy You're much to much I can't love you enough It's alright to hold me tight if you gonna lova me, lova me right Well, come on, baby and Don't be shy Love was meant for you and I Wind, rain, sleet or snow I'm going to be wherever you go You leave me breathless
Written by: Otis Blackwell
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9 facts about this song
Composition and Release
"Breathless" was written by Otis Blackwell, an African American songwriter and producer popular during the 1950s and 60s. Jerry Lee Lewis, often known as "The Killer", recorded the song.
"Breathless" was released under the label "Sun Records," one of the most influential independent labels in the history of music. The label is known for contributing significantly to the development of rock and roll and country music.
Date of Release
The song was released on February 20, 1958. It quickly gained popularity and became one of Jerry Lee Lewis's signature songs.
It reached No.7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts, No. 4 on the country charts, and was a top three hit on the R&B charts.
"Breathless" also appeared in the 1983 film "Breathless" featuring Richard Gere where it played a significant role in driving the film's narrative.
Style and Theme
The song is a classic representation of Jerry Lee Lewis's iconic style of rock and roll and boogie piano, and it is characterized by its freneticism and dynamic energy.
Influence and Legacy
Not just a hit among listeners, "Breathless" also inspired musicians like Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. It highlighted Jerry Lee Lewis's reputation as a rock and roll pioneer.
Jerry Lee Lewis often included "Breathless" in his live performances even years after its release, further solidifying the song's status as one of his enduring hits.
Several artists have covered "Breathless", including Aerosmith and Tom Jones. Each cover version has given a new dimension to the song while still respecting its original spirit.
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