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“Always On My Mind” – Willie Nelson

"Always On My Mind" - Willie Nelson

“Always on My Mind” is an American country music song by Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, recorded first by Brenda Lee in 1972. All music lists over 300 recorded releases of the song in versions by dozens of performers. Elvis Presley recorded his version of “Always on My Mind” on March 29, 1972, a few weeks after his February separation from wife Priscilla. The song was recorded by Willie Nelson and released in the spring of 1982. The song raced to number one on Billboard magazine’s Hot Country Singles chart that May, spending two weeks atop and total of 21 weeks on the chart. The song also did very well on Top 40 radio, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and staying on this chart for 23 weeks. In the year end charts, this version was Billboard’s number one country song for 1982. This version also charted in a number of other countries.

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