Fame and Fortune (Elvis Presley song)

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"Fame and Fortune"
Single by Elvis Presley
A-side "Stuck on You"
B-side "Fame and Fortune"
Released 1960
Format 7" single
Label RCA
Writer(s)
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"A Big Hunk o' Love"
(1959)
"Stuck on You" /
"Fame and Fortune"
(1960)
"It's Now or Never"
(1960)

"Fame and Fortune" is a 1960 song by Elvis Presley. It was written by Fred Wise (lyrics) and Ben Weisman (music).

Presley recorded it on March 21, 1960 in the RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee.[1][2][3]

The song was first released on a single as the flipside to "Stuck on You" (RCA 47 7740).[4][5][6] It was Presley's first post-army single.[7][6] "Fame and Fortune" peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of May 5, 1960. while "Stuck on You" spend several weeks at number 1.[8]

In the United States the single "Stuck on You" (backed with "Fame and Fortune") was certified Gold by RIAA for selling in over 1 million copies.[9]

Musical style and lyrics[edit]

"Fame and Fortune" is a ballad.[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1960) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Matthew-Walker (1995). Heartbreak hotel: the life and music of Elvis Presley. Castle Communications. ISBN 978-1-86074-055-8. 
    "Chapter Ten From Nashville to Hollywood, 1960-66 20/21 March, 1960 Venue: RCA Studios, Nashville Titles recorded: A Mess Of Blues', 'Fame And Fortune', 'It Feels So Right', ..."
  2. ^ Robert Matthew-Walker (1995). Heartbreak hotel: the life and music of Elvis Presley. Castle Communications. ISBN 978-1-86074-055-8. 
    "FAME AND FORTUNE Rec. : March 21, 1960"
  3. ^ Frank Hoffmann (23 May 2016). Chronology of American Popular Music, 1900-2000. Routledge. pp. 202–. ISBN 978-1-135-86886-4. 
  4. ^ "Fame and Fortune : by Elvis Presley : Elvis Presley Lyrics : The Elvis SongDataBase". 
  5. ^ John A. Whisler (June 1981). Elvis Presley, reference guide and discography. Scarecrow Press. 
  6. ^ a b Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (4 April 1960). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 4–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  7. ^ a b James L. Neibaur (4 April 2014). The Elvis Movies. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 55–. ISBN 978-1-4422-3074-3. 
  8. ^ a b "usic: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 - Billboard (1960-05-04)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 
  9. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Retrieved 2017-01-07. 

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