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“It’s Now or Never” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley in 1960. The song was based on the Italian ballad “O Sole Mio” which was written in 1898 by Eduardo di Capua. The lyrics were written by Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold, and the melody was adapted by Elvis’s music arranger, Elvis’s music director and conductor, and Felton Jarvis. The song was released as a single and became one of Elvis’s biggest hits, reaching number one in the US and UK.

The song is a classic example of the early 1960s pop ballad, with a slow, romantic melody and a simple, heartfelt lyric. The song begins with the lines “It’s now or never, come hold me tight / Kiss me my darling, be mine tonight”, which sets the tone for the rest of the song. The song is sung with Elvis’s trademark vocal style, which blends elements of rock and roll with crooning.

The instrumentation of the song is relatively simple, with a basic rhythm section of drums, bass, and guitar, as well as a string section that provides a lush background to the vocals. The song’s arrangement is notable for its use of a traditional Italian accordion, which gives the song a unique flavor and adds to the romantic, Mediterranean atmosphere.

The song’s success led to a number of cover versions by other artists, and it has been featured in several films and television shows over the years. It remains one of Elvis’s most popular and enduring songs, and is a classic example of the pop ballad genre.

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