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For the 2007 film, see Mister Lonely.
"Mr. Lonely"
Single by Bobby Vinton
from the album Roses Are Red
B-side "It's Better To Have Loved"
Released 1964
Recorded 1962
Genre Pop
Length 2:40
Label Epic
Writer(s) Bobby Vinton, Gene Allen
Bobby Vinton singles chronology
"Clinging Vine"
(1964)
"Mr. Lonely"
(1964)
"The Bell That Couldn't Jingle"
(1964)

"Mr. Lonely" is a song co-written and recorded by Bobby Vinton. The song featured originally as part of Vinton's album Roses Are Red during 1962. Later that year, Buddy Greco recorded a version of the song using a very similar musical arrangement as Vinton's version. Greco's single release scored #64 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during November 1962. Vinton's recording was included on his Greatest Hits album during 1964 autumn and concurrently issued as a single, scoring #1 on the Billboard chart during December of that year.

The song describes a soldier who is sent overseas and has no communication with his home; the singer laments his condition and wishes for someone to talk with. The single of Vinton's recording was released just as the Vietnam War was escalating; many soldiers were experiencing a similar situation, which may have increased the song's popularity. During 1966, Vinton and Gene Allan re-teamed to compose a sequel song, "Coming Home Soldier", which scored #11 on the Billboard chart.

During 1967, former Yugoslav beat band Zlatni Dečaci recorded a Serbian language cover version of the song, entitled "Sam".[1] Philippine singer Victor Wood made a bilingual version of the song, alternating the original lyrics with Filipino ones. This particular cover version became popular in the Philippines and gave some fame to the entertainer. In 2005, Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon borrowed and sampled lyrics from this song for his 2005 hit single "Lonely", which features on his debut studio album Trouble. This song uses a sped-up sample of the earlier song.

Cultural references[edit]

Preceded by
"Ringo" by Lorne Greene
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
December 12, 1964 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Come See About Me" by The Supremes

References[edit]


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271 news items

Toronto Star

Page Six
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 03:34:01 -0700

“I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing 'Mr. Lonely,' ” Rivers wrote in her book, “I Hate Everyone . . . Starting with Me,'' referring to Vinton's signature tune. Vinton, 79, said she was just busting his chops after repeatedly opening for him ...

Reuters

Parade
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:56:15 -0700

I don't want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing 'Mr. Lonely.' I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine ...
 
WMUR Manchester
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:00:00 -0700

Starting With Me," but there was no "Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents" nor Bobby Vinton singing "Mr. Lonely." Even her request to have a "wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce's" couldn't be fulfilled.
 
Inglewood Today
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:48:45 -0700

I don't want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing "Mr. Lonely." I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine ...
 
Buffalo News
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 03:06:39 -0700

Think of his classics: “Roses are Red,” “Mr. Lonely,” “Melody of Love.” The years will fall away on Saturday, when Bobby Vinton, now 79, serenades the Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda). The concert starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $68-$72.
 
MTV.com
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 04:48:45 -0700

While Bobby Vinton may not have been there to “pick up her head and sing 'Mr. Lonely'” like she requested, Hugh Jackman and Broadway star Audra McDonald performed and Howard Stern gave a moving, funny eulogy. Hundreds of Rivers' fans also lined ...

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WJLA
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:56:15 -0700

I don't want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing “Mr. Lonely.” I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine ...
 
Baltimore Sun
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:38:00 -0700

I want Bobby Vinton to pick my head up and sing "Mr. Lonely." And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce's." I hope she gets what she wants. She sure did when she was alive. Susan Reimer's column appears ...
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