YOU Are Always On My Mind

Still in reminiscing mood, this is another song that I have always loved and consider as one of my all-time favorites. I can’t help but remember though what my ex use to say every time I tell her that something is one of my favorites LOL She used to complain: "ish, you have too many all-time favorites!”

One of and my all-time favorite are two different things altogether. ‘Stand By Me’ is my all-time favorite and "Always On My Mind' is one of my all-time favorites. Does that even make sense?

Oh well.

Anyways, this song was originally a country song by Brenda Lee but it was the country music legend Willie Nelson who brought it to the mainstream. My dad would beg to differ though; he believes it was the King himself who made it popular when he recorded it in 1972.

Released as a single in Willie Nelson’s 1982 album of the same name, it won 3 Grammy’s including the coveted Song of The Year. It was also the first time I heard it and to be honest, when you’re 10, what do you know about how great a song is?

But it was when Pet Shop Boys released their own version in 1987 that I really took notice of it. Of course, it was more upbeat and relevant to that period of time and it was when I knew that it would be a classic, for me at least, and that one day, I would be able to dedicate this song to someone very special.

I like Willie Nelson's version better, it's more heartfelt but have a listen y'all and pick for yourself which is your favorite version.


This dedicated to someone who knows first hand and personally what I'm talking about.


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