I Was the One

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"I Was the One"
Single by Elvis Presley
A-side "Heartbreak Hotel"
Recorded January 11, 1956
Genre Ballad[1]
Label RCA Victor
Songwriter(s) Aaron Schroeder
Bill Peppers
Claude Demetrius
Hal Blair
Producer(s) Steve Sholes

I Was The One is a song by Elvis Presley, written by Aaron Schroeder, Bill Peppers, Claude Demetrius and Hal Blair.

Presley recorded it at RCA's Studios, Nashville, on January 11, 1956,[2] it was released as the B-side of the "Heartbreak Hotel" single (RCA Victor 20-6420 (78 rpm record) and RCA Victor 47-6420 (single)) in 1956. Producer was Steve Sholes.[2]

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The Swedish band Streaplers has also recorded the song, it was released on the LP "Speed" (Bohus Bglp 5010) in 1978. Country musician Jimmie Dale Gilmore also recorded a version on his album, Spinning Around the Sun.


  1. ^ Heartbreak Hotel: The Life and Music of Elvis Presley - page 76
  2. ^ a b Elvis Presley Recording Sessions

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