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“Hound Dog” is a twelve-bar blues song by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was recorded by Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton on August 13, 1952 in Los Angeles and released by Peacock Records in March 1953. “Hound Dog” was Thornton’s only hit record, spending 14 weeks in the R&B charts, including seven weeks at #1.
2. All Shook Up
“All Shook Up” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley, published by Elvis Presley Music, and composed by Otis Blackwell. The single topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on April 13, 1957, staying there for eight weeks. It also topped the Billboard R&B chart for four weeks, becoming Presley’s second single to do so, and peaked at No. 3 on the country chart.
3. Heartbreak Hotel
The single topped Billboard‘s Top 100 chart for seven weeks, Cashbox‘s pop singles chart for six weeks, was number one on the Country and Western chart for seventeen weeks and reached number three on the R&B chart, becoming Presley’s first million-seller, and one of the best-selling singles of 1956. “Heartbreak Hotel” achieved unheard of feats as it reached the top 5 of Country and Western, pop, and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues charts simultaneously
4. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
“(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” is a popular song first recorded by Elvis Presley in 1957 for the soundtrack of his second motion picture, Loving You, during which Presley performs the song on screen. It was written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe and published in 1957 by Gladys Music. Clear melodic roots of this tune can be heard in the many early recordings of Boll Weevil, a traditional blues song.
5. Jailhouse Rock
The song as recorded by Presley is #67 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In 2004, it finished at #21 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.
6. Are You Lonesome To-night?
When “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” was released in November 1960 it was an immediate success in the U.S., topping Billboard’s Pop Singles chart and reaching number three on the R&B chart. A month after the song’s release, it topped the UK Singles Chart. Presley’s version was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1961 and upgraded to double platinum in 1992.
7. It's Now Or Never
“It’s Now or Never” is a ballad recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley’s publishing company, in 1960. It is one of two popular songs based on the Italian song “‘O Sole mio” (music by Eduardo di Capua), the other being “There’s No Tomorrow”, recorded by U.S. singer Tony Martin in 1949, which inspired Presley’s version. The lyrics were written by Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold. The single is the second best-selling single by Presley, and one of the best-selling singles of all time.
8. Love Me Tender
“Love Me Tender” is a 1956 song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music from the eponymous 20th Century Fox film. The words and music are credited to Ken Darby under the pseudonym “Vera Matson”, the name of his wife, and Elvis Presley. The RCA Victor recording by Elvis Presley was no. 1 on both the Billboard and Cashbox charts in 1956. The song was adapted from the tune of “Aura Lee”, a sentimental Civil War ballad.
“Don’t” is a song performed by Elvis Presley, which was released in 1958. Written and produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, it was Presley’s eleventh number-one hit in the United States. “Don’t” also peaked at number four on the R&B charts.Billboard ranked it as the No. 3 song for 1958.
10. Stuck On You
“Stuck on You” is Elvis Presley’s first hit single after his two-year stint in the US Army. He recorded the song during March 1960, and the single was released within weeks and went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in late-April 1960, becoming his first number-one single of the 1960s and thirteenth overall. “Stuck on You” peaked at number six on the R&B chart. The song knocked Percy Faith’s “Theme from A Summer Place” from the top spot, ending its nine-week run at number one on the chart. The record reached number three in the UK. The song was written by Aaron Schroeder and J. Leslie McFarland and published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley’s publishing company.
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