About The Song

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were a songwriting team known for penning Elvis songs. Some of those songs, like “Jailhouse Rock” and “Don’t,” were originally released by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
During a 2020 interview with Elvis Australia, Stoller discussed the singer’s movie King Creole. “We virtually stopped writing for Elvis after that,” he said. “After King Creole, the only songs we submitted to Elvis were songs that we’d already written or recorded before.
Stoller was asked if the song “Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello” was meant for Elvis. “No, it wasn’t,” he replied. “As a matter of fact, with one exception, we stopped writing for him altogether and only submitted previously written and already recorded songs. As for ‘Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello,’ we had a demo that was considerably different than the way Elvis did it. “She’s Not You” became the last song Leiber and Stoller wrote for the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Stoller recalled the origin of “She’s Not You.” “[Songwriter] Doc Pomus called us up one day,” he said. “We were all in the Brill Building. Doc was an old friend, and we had produced lots of Doc and Morty [Shuman]’s songs with The Drifters.” For context, Pomus and Shuman wrote Elvis tunes such as “Viva Las Vegas” and “(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame” and the Brill Building is a famous office building where songwriters worked.

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Mort had either gone off to Japan or moved to Paris,” Stoller added. “Doc called us and said, ‘Come on up. Let’s write a song for Elvis.’ So we wrote ‘She’s Not You’ with him, the three of us.
She’s Not You” became a big hit in the United States. The tune reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. It spent a total of 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.

She’s Not You” appeared on the compilation album Elvis: 30 #1 Hits. That record was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for three weeks. Altogether, Elvis: 30 #1 Hits remained on the chart for a total of 169 weeks.

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Her hair is soft and her eyes are oh so blue
She’s all the things a girl should be,
But she’s not you.

She knows just how to make me laugh when I feel blue
She’s everything a man could want,
But she’s not you.

And when we’re dancing
It almost feels the same
I’ve got to stop myself from
Whispering your name

She even kisses me like you used to do.
And it’s just breaking my heart
‘Cause she’s not you.

And it’s just breaking my heart
‘Cause she’s not you.

And when we’re dancing
It almost feels the same
I’ve got to stop myself from
Whispering your name

She even kisses me like you used to do.
And it’s just breaking my heart
‘Cause she’s not you.
And it’s just breaking my heart
‘Cause she’s not you.