Roy Orbison – Oh Pretty Woman

The song was featured on Orbison's album "Oh, Pretty Woman (non-US)" and quickly ascended the charts, reaching the number one spot in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Unraveling the Enigmatic Charm of Roy Orbison’s «Oh Pretty Woman»

Have you ever found yourself humming along to the irresistible melody of «Oh Pretty Woman,» wondering about the story behind its creation? Recorded in 1964, this timeless classic continues to enchant listeners with its soulful lyrics and unforgettable guitar riffs. But who was the mastermind behind this musical gem?

Date of Recording, Songwriter, Producer, Album, and Chart Performance:

Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman
Cover LP Roy Orbison Monument 1964 (UK)
Recorded on August 1, 1964 and released on August 15, 1964, «Oh Pretty Woman» was penned by Roy Orbison and Bill Dees, under the meticulous production of Fred Foster. The song was featured on Orbison’s album «Oh, Pretty Woman (non-US)» and quickly ascended the charts, reaching the number one spot in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Exploring the Essence of «Oh Pretty Woman»:

At its core, «Oh Pretty Woman» is a tale of admiration and desire, with Orbison’s trademark falsetto vocals infusing the song with an irresistible charm. The lyrics tell the story of a man who encounters a captivating woman walking down the street, prompting him to express his admiration through melodic verses and catchy refrains. With its catchy hooks and infectious rhythm, «Oh Pretty Woman» has become synonymous with Orbison’s signature sound, cementing its status as a timeless classic in the annals of country music history.

Unveiling the Legend of Roy Orbison:

Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison
Born in Texas in 1936, Roy Orbison rose to prominence as one of the most influential figures in the realm of music. With a career spanning over four decades, Orbison’s distinctive voice and heartfelt performances earned him numerous accolades, including multiple number one hits and induction into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. From «Oh Pretty Woman» to «Only the Lonely,» Orbison’s musical legacy continues to resonate with audiences worldwide, solidifying his place as a true icon of the genre.
As you delve deeper into the enchanting melodies of «Oh Pretty Woman,» you’ll discover a timeless masterpiece that transcends generations. So why not take a trip down memory lane and experience the magic of Roy Orbison’s unforgettable classic for yourself? With its irresistible charm and timeless appeal, «Oh Pretty Woman» is sure to leave a lasting impression on your heart and soul.


Roy Orbison – Oh Pretty Woman Lyrics

Pretty woman, walking down the street
Pretty woman, the kind I like to meet
Pretty woman
I don’t believe you, you’re not the truth
No one could look as good as you
Pretty woman, won’t you pardon me?
Pretty woman, I couldn’t help but see
Pretty woman
That you look lovely as can be
Are you lonely just like me?
Pretty woman, stop a while
Pretty woman, talk a while
Pretty woman, give your smile to me
Pretty woman, yeah, yeah, yeah
Pretty woman, look my way
Pretty woman, say you’ll stay with me
‘Cause I need you, I’ll treat you right
Come with me baby, be mine tonight
Pretty woman, don’t walk on by
Pretty woman, don’t make me cry
Pretty woman, don’t walk away, hey…
If that’s the way it must be, OK
I guess I’ll go on home, it’s late
There’ll be tomorrow night, but wait
What do I see?
Is she walking back to me?
Yeah, she’s walking back to me
Oh, oh, pretty woman


Single Roy Orbison Monument 1964
Single Roy Orbison Monument 1964


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