(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

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"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear"
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Loving You
B-side "Loving You"
Released June 11, 1957 (1957-06-11)
Format 78- & 45-rpm records
Recorded January 22, 1957
Studio Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California
Genre Rock and roll, rhythm and blues
Length 1:46
Label RCA Victor
Songwriter(s) Kal Mann, Bernie Lowe
Producer(s) Walter Scharf
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"All Shook Up" / "That's When Your Heartaches Begin"
"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" / "Loving You"
"Jailhouse Rock" / "Treat Me Nice"
Loving You track listing
Music video
"(Let Me be Your) Teddy Bear" (audio) on YouTube

"(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.

Presley single[edit]

The song was a U.S. No. 1 hit for during the summer of 1957, staying at No. 1 for seven weeks, the third of the four Presley had that year. "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" would also hit No. 1 on the R&B Best Sellers List, becoming his fourth No. 1 on that chart.[1] The song also reached No. 1 on the country charts for a single week.[2]


Cover versions[edit]

Pop culture[edit]

A modified version of the song has often been used for Teddy Grahams commercials. Also, during early episodes of Full House, the three main adult characters would often sing the song as a lullaby for Michelle Tanner (one of those three characters, Michelle's uncle Jesse Katsopolis, was a die-hard Elvis fan).

Disney featured a music video in the special DTV Romancin' (1986), set entirely to clips featuring the bear characters from the company's animated films, including an introduction by the Gummi Bears.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 467. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 272. 
  3. ^ Donna Loren Official Website.

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