Can't Help Falling in Love
"Can't Help Falling in Love" is a 1961 song recorded by American singer Elvis Presley for the album Blue Hawaii. It was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss and published by Gladys Music, Inc.. The song was written for a woman as "Can't Help Falling in Love with Him", which explains the first and third line ending on "in" and "sin" rather than words rhyming with "you"."Can't Help Falling in Love" was featured in Presley's 1961 film Blue Hawaii. During the following four decades, it has been recorded by numerous other artists, including Bob Dylan on his 1973 album Dylan, Tom Smothers, Swedish pop group A-Teens, the British reggae group UB40, whose 1993 version topped the U. S. and UK charts. Elvis Presley's version of the song topped the British charts in 1962, spending four weeks at no. 1. The single is certified Platinum for US sales in excess of one million copies. In the United States, the song peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 behind Joey Dee and the Starliters' "Peppermint Twist" and went to No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for six weeks.
During Presley's late 1960s and 1970s live performances, the song was performed as the show's finale. Most notably, it was sung in the live segment of his 1968 NBC television special, as the closer for his 1973 Global telecast, Aloha from Hawaii. A version with a faster arrangement was the closing number in Presley's final TV special, Elvis in Concert. "Can't Help Falling in Love" was the last song he performed live, at his concert in Indianapolis at Market Square Arena on 26 June 1977. The recording appeared on the 1997 CD re-issue Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3 as a bonus track and on the 2002 career retrospective collection ELV1S: 30 No. 1 Hits. In 2015, the song was included on the If I Can Dream album, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Presley's birth; the version uses archival voice recordings of Presley and his singers, backed by new orchestral arrangements performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 7" single "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You" "Rock-A-Hula Baby" Elvis Presley – lead vocals The Jordanaires – backing vocals Scotty Moore – electric guitar Floyd Cramer – piano Bob Moore – double bass Hal Blaine – drums In 1993, British reggae band UB40 recorded the song as the first single from their 1993 album Promises and Lies.
The song was released in the majority of countries worldwide. It climbed to No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 after debuting at No. 100, remained there for seven weeks. It was number one in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden and New Zealand; the song appears on the soundtrack of the movie Sliver, the trailer for Fools Rush In, an episode of Hindsight. In the US, on the Sliver soundtrack, the song title was listed as "Can't Help Falling in Love," rather than what appeared on the record sleeve; the single version of the song has a different backing rhythm and melody. The song and band appear in the 1997 film Speed 2: Cruise Control. CD single"I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" – 3:24 "Jungle Love" – 5:09CD maxi"I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" – 3:24 "Jungle Love" – 5:09 "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" – 6:0310" single"I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" – 6:03 "Jungle Love" – 5:09 "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" – 3:247" single"I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" – 3:24 "Jungle Love" – 5:09 The song was the A-Teens's first single from their first extended play Pop'til You Drop!, as well as for the Lilo & Stitch movie soundtrack, scheduled to include several Presley tracks, the A-Teens picking it for inclusion in the soundtrack.
It was also featured as a bonus track on their third studio album, New Arrival for the European market. The video had thus tremendous exposure on several television channels, with the A-Teens including the song in their third album; as a result, the song had two music videos, one to promote the Disney movie, the other for the album. It is shown in the teen pop compilation album, Disney Girlz Rock; the song reached No. 12 in Sweden, No. 16 in Argentina, No. 41 in Australia. The video was filmed in Los Angeles, California, it had two different versions. The "Disney Version", as the fans named it, features scenes of the movie, new scenes of the A-Teens with beach costumes; the "A-Teens Version" of the video, features the A-Teens on the white background with different close-ups and choreography, scenes with puppies and different costumes. Tracks marked. European 2-track CD single "Can't Help Falling in Love" – 3:06 "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" – 3:27 +European/Australian CD maxi "Can't Help Falling in Love" – 3:06 "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" – 3:27 + "He Mele, No Lilo" – 2:28 + The uptempo version by Andy Williams peaked at No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1970.
The Al Martino recording was released by Capitol Records and charted in 1970, peaking at No. 51 on the Billboard charts and No. 57 on the Cashbox chart. The Stylistics went to No. 4 in the UK with a disco version in 1976. Lick the Tins first released their version on a single in 1985 and included it on their 1986 album Blind Man on a Flying Horse, it spent nine weeks on the UK Singles Chart that year. Russell Watson reached no. 69 in the UK in a 2006 recording In 1987, Corey Hart's recording reached No. 1 in Canada and No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. Ingrid Michaelson released an updated version on her album Be OK in 2008, nominated for the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single
Too Much (Elvis Presley song)
"Too Much" is a #1 song recorded in a hit version by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music in 1956. It was written by Lee Rosenberg, it was first released in 1955 by Bernard Hardison on Republic Records. Elvis Presley recorded the song in September 1956 and first performed it on January 6, 1957 on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show." Released as a single, Presley's "Too Much" reached number one on both the Cashbox and Billboard sales charts and went to number three on the R&B chart. The single peaked at number two on the main Billboard pop chart. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics Template:1950s-rock-song-stub
2nd to None
2nd to None is a collection of songs by American rock and roll musician Elvis Presley. The album was released by on October 7, 2003 by RCA Records as the sequel to the previous year's successful ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits; the album included Elvis's #1 singles that did not appear on the previous release, other notable recordings by the artist, one unreleased recording and a remix of "Rubberneckin'" by Paul Oakenfold. Although not as successful as its predecessor, 2nd to None made the top 10 in at least nine countries and received certifications in several regions. 2nd to None was produced by Ernst Mikael Ray Bardani. Bardani mixing many of the songs on the collection with the assistance of Matt Snedecor, while the tape transferring and mastering on the recordings were handled by Andreas Meyer and Vic Anesini, respectively; the release's primary artwork consists of a picture of Elvis' head and the number 2 against a black background. The release's art direction and design was handled by Mike Jurkovac; the artwork and design for the European release of the album was different, being similar to ELV1S and having the art direction and design by the same person, Thomas Vasquez.
To promote the album in the United Kingdom, a compilation album titled Before Anyone Did Anything, Elvis Did Everything was released as a free covermount album in the British newspaper Daily Mail. The album contains a blue cover quite similar to that of 2nd to None and ELV1S and ten songs, although not all of these are from 2nd to None, as some are from 30 #1 Hits and various other releases like the Close Up box set
Jailhouse Rock (song)
"Jailhouse Rock" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit for Elvis Presley. RCA Victor released the song on a 45 rpm single on September 24, 1957, the song had a film release of Presley's motion picture under the same name, Jailhouse Rock. Rolling Stone magazine included it at number 67 on its 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 number 21 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. On November 27, 2016, the Grammy Hall of Fame announced its induction, along with that of another 24 songs. Presley's performance of the song in the film, choreographed as a dance routine involving himself and a large group of male prisoners, was featured among other classic MGM musical numbers in the 1994 documentary That's Entertainment! III; the film version differs from the single version of the song, featuring backing instrumentation and vocals not heard on the record.
Some of the characters named in the song are real people. Shifty Henry was a well-known LA musician, not a criminal; the Purple Gang was a real mob. "Sad Sack" was a U. S. Army nickname in World War II for a loser, which became the name of a popular comic strip and comic book character. According to Rolling Stone and Stoller's "theme song for Presley's third movie was decidedly silly, the kind of tongue-in-cheek goof they had come up with for The Coasters; the King, sang it as straight rock & roll, overlooking the jokes in the lyrics and introducing Scotty Moore's guitar solo with a cry so intense that the take collapses." Gender studies scholars cite the song for "its famous reference to homoerotics behind bars," while music critic Garry Mulholland writes, "'Jailhouse Rock' was always a queer lyric, in both senses." Douglas Brode writes of the filmed production number that it's "amazing that the sequence passed by the censors". The single, with its B-side "Treat Me Nice" was a US number one hit for seven weeks in the fall of 1957, a UK number one hit for three weeks early in 1958.
It was the first record to enter the UK charts at number one. In addition, "Jailhouse Rock" spent one week at the top of the US country charts, reached the number one position on the R&B chart. In 1957, "Jailhouse Rock" was the lead song in an EP, together with other songs from the film, namely "Young and Beautiful," "I Want to be Free," "Don't Leave Me Now," and " Baby I Don't Care", it topped the Billboard EP charts selling two million copies and earning a double-platinum RIAA certification. In 2005, the song was re-released in the UK and reached number one for a single week, when it became the lowest-selling number one in UK history; the Beatles performed "Jailhouse Rock" starting in 1958 and continuing all the way through 1960 with John Lennon on lead vocal. Quarryman Len Garry states that the group started performing the song in 1957. "Jailhouse Rock" was performed in a medley along with many old rock and roll hits by Queen as early as 1970 and was the opening song on Queen's 1979 Crazy Tour and the 1980 North American tour for The Game.
It is the last song in the motion picture The Blues Brothers. The song is featured in the 1995 film Casper and the 2006 animated television film Leroy & Stitch. American Idol Season 5 contestant Taylor Hicks performed it on May 9, 2006, Season 7 contestant Danny Noriega performed it on February 20, 2008. In an episode of Full House and Becky sing this song at their wedding reception. In an episode of Riverdale, The Riverdale Vixens performing the song outside of the Leopold and Loeb Juvenile Detention Center, where Archie Andrews is in front of the prisoners; the song parodied as Mental House Rock in the Simpsons episode Take My Wife, Sleaze Travis Tritt and Trace Adkins included a live version of the song in the CBS episode of the show. In the 2014 film, Seviiiiille Hoooooome, Alvin Seville covered the song as a 7-inch single, CD single and digital download with the B-side Heartbreak Hotel. Mötley Crüe included a live version of the song as the last track in the album Girls, Girls. In 1975 ZZ Top covered Jailhouse Rock on their fourth album, Fandango!
Swiss artists Bo Katzman and the Soul Cats cover the song as Jailhouse Rap on their 1990 CD The Wonderful World of the Soul Cats in a mash up/medley with Rock Everybody by M. Davis/J. Josea and Tutti Frutti; the song is unrelated to the named Fat Boys' song. Looney Tunes and Micro Chips did covers of the song. Figure skating world champion Javier Fernández performed part of his Elvis Presley free program to "Jailhouse Rock" during the 2016-17 season, when he won his 5th consecutive European Championships gold medal; the program included sections of "Trouble" and "Fever". In 2017 South Korean band PENTAGON sampled this song in "Critical Beauty " List of Top 25 singles for 1957 in Australia List of Billboard number-one rhythm and blues hits List of Billboard number-one singles of 1957 Billboard year-end top 50 singles of 1957 List of Cash Box Best Sellers number-one singles of 1957 List of CHUM number-one singles of 1957 List of number-one country singles of 1957 List of UK Singles Chart number ones of the 1950s List of UK Singles Chart number ones of the 2000s Full audio of the song on YouTube Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" at Last.fm Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
" 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 published in 1957 by Gladys Music; 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. " Teddy Bear" would hit No. 1 on the R&B Best Sellers List, becoming his fourth No. 1 on that chart. The song reached No. 1 on the country charts for a single week. Elvis Presley – lead vocal, acoustic guitar Dudley Brooks – piano Bill Black – double bass D. J. Fontana – drums Walter Scharf – producer Thorne Nogar – engineer Barry Frank Teddy Bear" and "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" on Bell Records Peter Kraus released a version in German titled "Teddybär" Johnny Hallyday recorded a home demo version in French titled "Ton Petit Ours En Peluche" Jerry Kennedy on his LP "Dancing Guitars Rock The Hits Of The King" Pat Boone on his LP Pat Boone Sings Guess Who?
Laurel Aitken on his LP Scandal in a Brixton Market Glen Campbell on his album Live at the Royal Festival Hall Paul McCartney and Wings covered the song during one of their final recording sessions in November 1970. The track remains unreleased. Angelyne on her album Angelyne Mud on their album Les Grays Mud Cliff Richard on his limited release album Rock'n' Roll Silver. Tanya Tucker on the compilation It's Now or Never: The Tribute to Elvis ZZ Top on their album XXX Donna Loren on her EP Donna Does Elvis in Hawaii The Residents on their album The King & Eye João Penca e Seus Miquinhos Amestrados performs a Portuguese adaptation of the song, entitled "O Ursinho", in their album Os Maiores Sucessos de João Penca e Seus Miquinhos Amestrados Take That with Mark Owen on lead vocal as a live performance during their Everything Changes Tour The song was used in Full House and in the Disney special D)TV Romancin'. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
One Night (Elvis Presley song)
"One Night" is a song written by Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King, Anita Steinman. It was an R&B hit for Smiley Lewis in 1956, before being recorded with greater commercial success by Elvis Presley in 1959; the original recording of the song by Smiley Lewis, for Imperial Records, is sometimes titled "One Night of Sin", in line with the original lyrics. The single reached No.11 on the Billboard R&B chart in early 1956. Presley recorded a version of the song with its original lyrics on January 18, 1957, but this version would not be released until 1983. Both Elvis' manager and record company had reservations about the suggestive lyrics. Elvis did not give up on the song, he continued to play with it during his spare time on the set of Loving You rewriting the lyrics that he felt were holding the song captive, changing "One night of sin is what I'm now paying for" into "One night with you is what I'm now praying for." Presley's recording credited Anita Steinman as an additional co-writer, with King. On February 23, 1957, at Radio Recorders in Los Angeles, he showed up with his new lyrics, feeling sure they would meet his label's approval.
It was peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's singles chart. The song was published by Elvis Presley Music. Presley's recording was issued as a double A-side with "I Got Stung", reached number one twice on the UK Singles Chart. In the U. S. "One Night", reached number four on the pop singles chart and number ten on the R&B chart. The song became the UK's 1000th number-one single upon its second release in January 2005, it was his last single to be issued on 78 RPM records in the United States. On 12 February 1959, it became the first song to reach No. 1 on the Irish Music Charts Top 10, when they were being printed in the Evening Herald. It spent one week at the top spot. Rock critic Pete Johnson observed that the song contains a triple negative with the lyrics "I ain't never did no wrong". 1961: Fats Domino on his album Let the Four Winds Blow 1972: Jeannie C. Riley on her album Down To Earth 1975: English glam rock band Mud on their album Mud Rock Volume 2 1978: Folk singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie performed the song live with back-up band Shenandoah on his concert album entitled One Night 1988: Guana Batz on their album Rough Edges 1989: Joe Cocker titled his remake "One Night of Sin" on his album of the same name 2006: Billy Ray Cyrus recorded this song during the sessions for his album Wanna Be Your Joe 2007: Corinne Bailey Rae performed the song on Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino One Night / I Got Stung Guide part of The Elvis Presley Record Research Database
Surrender (Elvis Presley song)
"Surrender" is a #1 song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music in 1961. It is an adaptation by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman of the music of a 1902 Neapolitan ballad by Giambattista and Ernesto de Curtis entitled "Torna a Surriento", it hit number one in the US and UK in 1961 and became one of the best selling singles of all time. This was one of 25 songs, it has been recorded by many other artists, including Michael Bublé, The Residents, Il Volo. Elvis Presley - vocals The Jordanaires - backing vocals Scotty Moore - electric guitar Hank Garland - acoustic guitar Bob Moore - double bass D. J. Fontana - drums Buddy Harman - percussion Floyd Cramer - piano Boots Randolph - saxophone The Johnny Mann Singers - 1961 The Residents - 1990 Helmut Lotti - 1995 Michael Bublé - 2002 Anna Calvi - 2011 - the B side of'Blackout' 7-inch single Il Volo - 2012 List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1961 List of number-one singles from the 1960s Songs by Doc Pomus Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics