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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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Press of Atlantic City

Press of Atlantic City
Sat, 06 Jun 2015 21:30:00 -0700

I've said it Again” and had a No. 3 hit with “Blue on Blue.” Vinton scored another hit in 1964 with “Mr. Lonely.” The balladeer maintained his popularity throughout the decade and even managed to score a comeback hit in 1974 with “Melody of Love.” ...

TheGloss

TheGloss
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:43:20 -0700

And the other 50 percent had come up with an ingenious plan to have Ms./Mr. Lonely Moneybanks (AKA me) bankroll an evening out for them and their friends. “Sure you can rent me, and I'll even throw in 4 free rental people just for the price of me!”.

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 ...

Official Charts Company

Official Charts Company
Thu, 14 May 2015 02:04:19 -0700

Lonely, which featured a sample from vintage track Mr Lonely from Bobby Vinton, raced to Number 1, beating Tony Christie by over 50,000 copies. Akon managed to hold on to Number 1 for a second week, dashing Gorillaz' hopes of reaching the summit with ...

Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.uk
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 02:28:24 -0800

Sam Smith only recently revealed he's dating for the first time having grown close to an extra from his video Like I Can. And now the superstar has shared his first snaps of him with HOT new fella Jonathan Zeizel while on a romantic getaway Down Under.

RocketNews24

RocketNews24
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:02:05 -0700

... refer to people who actually have meaningful relationships with other humans in real life. The player takes the role of Bocchi-kun, and once you know that his name basically means “Mr. Lonely,” you've probably got a good idea of what kind of person ...
 
Lehighvalleylive.com
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 05:14:31 -0700

From “Mr. Lonely” to “Blue Velvet” and “Roses are Red,” Bobby Vinton continues to keep his music fresh, not only for audiences but for himself, too. Vinton, who continues to entertain crowds in Atlantic City and Las Vegas casinos, says showmanship ...
 
Telegraph.co.uk
Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:01:52 -0700

Every tour has its different touches, but there are certain things that it is reasonable to expect from the Neil Diamond package. A forest of chest hair, a coating of sequins, and a few poignant words from the star on his failure to find love. Here's ...
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