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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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Artist: Bobby Vinton [] Title: Mr. Lonely [] Album: {original} Roses are Red (1964)

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Monterey County Herald
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:07:30 -0800

A transplant to Santa Cruz from the Bay Area, my family moved into a Victorian on Second Street two blocks from the beach and Boardwalk in 1963. The airwaves played tunes that twisted the emotions of immature 12-year-olds: “Mr. Lonely” by Bobby Vinton, ...

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 ...
 
American Thinker (blog)
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:30:06 -0800

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Shelter Island Reporter

Shelter Island Reporter
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:15:10 -0800

Bobby Vinton's “Mr. Lonely” was at the top of the Billboard charts. Kids were asking Santa Claus for Easy Bake ovens and GI Joe action figures. And on Shelter Island … 50 YEARS AGO LILCO unveils emergency power plant. Fifth years ago, the Long Island ...
 
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 ...

Houston Chronicle (blog)

Houston Chronicle (blog)
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:48:45 -0700

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Independent
Thu, 09 Dec 2010 16:01:40 -0800

What a strange, and revealing, ride awaits the reader of Eric Morecambe's re-issued novel. The funniest man in British television history (discuss...) published Mr Lonely in 1981, just past his peak of mass adulation and acclaim. Its story of "Sid ...
 
Chicago Tribune
Sat, 12 Feb 2011 21:49:31 -0800

At least when we were kids, Valentine's Day was fun. The night before, as soon as my homework was finished, Mom would let me open my special store-bought package of heart-shaped greeting cards, and I'd spend the rest of the night addressing the ...
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