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The Platters Only You And You Alone

The Platters Only You and You Alone

Doo Wop Groups

The song “Only You (And You Alone)” by The Platters is one of the great golden oldies by one of the great doo wop groups. Sometimes you do find the right person for you, as the song says: “Only you can make this change in me / for it’s true, you are my destiny.” The song, which was recorded in 1955, went to #1 on the R&B Chart and #5 on the Pop Chart in 1956.  Buck Ram, who was their manager and producer at the time, wrote the song. Ram also plays piano on the recording. Group members for “Only You” include Herbert Reed, David Lynch, Paul Robi, and Zola Taylor. Tony Williams provides the lead vocals. There have been a multitude of covers of the song from artists around the world, including versions by Ringo Starr, Malcolm Vaughan, Brenda Lee, Bobby Hatfield, Jeff Collins, Stein Ingebrigtsen, The Stylisitics, Luis Miguel, Reba McEntire, Travis Trett, Child, John Alford, Shikao Suga, Stevie Holland, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Diana Ross, Train, and many more.

The Platters formed in  Los Angeles and were pioneers of this first era of rock and roll, combining R&B, doo wop, pop, and rock.

Here are the lyrics to “Only You (And You Alone” by The Platters:

“Only you can make this world seem right
Only you can make the darkness bright
Only you and you alone can thrill me like you do
And fill my heart with love for only you

Only you can make this change in me
For it’s true, you are my destiny
When you hold my hand I understand the magic that you do
You’re my dream come true, my one and only you

Only you can make this change in me
For it’s true, you are my destiny
When you hold my hand I understand the magic that you do
You’re my dream come true, my one and only you

(One and only you)”

If you are interested in reading about and listening to another song by The Platters, please click here for their version of “Twilight Time.”

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3 Comments

  1. […] If you are interested in reading about and listening to other songs by The Platters: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” “Twilight Time,” “The Great Pretender,” “Harbor Lights,” “Only You (And You Alone).” […]

  2. bob says:

    Bought The Very Best of the Platters a few months ago. Great album. Tony Williams was a great lead singer.

  3. Nick Jaber says:

    Eternal song like the sun and the moon : “Only You”

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