Lonely Man (Elvis Presley song)

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"Lonely Man"
Single by Elvis Presley
A-side "Surrender"
"Lonely Man"
Released 1961
Format 7" single
Songwriter(s)
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
(1960)
"Surrender" / "Lonely Man"
(1961)
"Wild in the Country" / "I Feel So Bad"
(1961)
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
(1960)
"Surrender" /
"Lonely Man"
(1961)
"Wild in the Country" /
"I Feel So Bad"
(1961)

"Lonely Man" is a song first recorded by Elvis Presley as part of the soundtrack for his 1961 motion picture Wild in the Country, but eventually dropped from the movie.

The movie was originally titled "Lonely Man", and an excerpt of Elvis singing the song could be seen in its original trailer,[1] but the song was cut before release and the movie's title changed.[2]

In 1961 "Lonely Man" was released as the flip side to the single "Surrender"; in the United States, "Lonely Man" peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100, while "Surrender" reached number 1.[3] Both were certified Platinum by the RIAA,[4] and also separately entered the top 3 in Hong Kong.[5]

Later the song "Lonely Man" was included on Presley's 1968 greatest hits album Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4.

Writing and release history[edit]

The song was written by Bennie Benjamin and Sol Marcus.[6][7]

It was recorded by Elvis Presley during the soundtrack sessions for 20th Century Fox's motion picture Wild in the Country, held November 7–8 at the Radio Recorders Studio in Hollywood.[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3][9] 32
US Billboard Hot 100US Cash Box Top 100[10] 82

References[edit]

  1. ^ James L. Neibaur (4 April 2014). The Elvis Movies. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 71–. ISBN 978-1-4422-3074-3. 
  2. ^ Steve Templeton (2002). Elvis Presley: Silver Screen Icon. The Overmountain Press. pp. 39–. ISBN 978-1-57072-232-5. 
  3. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  4. ^ Elvis Presley: The King of Rock 'n' Roll. epubli. pp. 78–. GGKEY:5FFUR579ZGT. 
  5. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (14 August 1961). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 26–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  6. ^ Neal Umphred; Linda Jones; Walter Piotrowski (1990). Elvis: A Touch of Gold : the American Record Collector's Price Guide to Elvis Presley Records & Memorabilia. White Dragon Press. 
  7. ^ Ernst Jorgensen (22 April 2014). Elvis Presley: A Life In Music. St. Martin's Press. pp. 219–. ISBN 978-1-4668-6855-7. 
  8. ^ Ernst Jorgensen (22 April 2014). Elvis Presley: A Life In Music. St. Martin's Press. pp. 218–. ISBN 978-1-4668-6855-7. 
  9. ^ David F. Lonergan (2005). Hit Records, 1950-1975. Scarecrow Press. pp. 134–. ISBN 978-0-8108-5129-0. 
  10. ^ [elvissongpedia.greggers.net/index.php?page=lonelyman Lonely man - Elvis SongPedia]

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