Song of the day: Elvis Presley- Don’t Be Cruel

Elvis-Presley-Dont-Be-Cruel

In 1956, Otis Blackwell wrote a song together with Elvis Presley. Well, Elvis sort of leaned back and Blackwell wrote the song. Probably Elvis made some changes, but the deal was like this: if Elvis was given a part of the song writing credits, he would record it and a sale of more than a million records was guaranteed. And it did: in 1961 it had already sold more than six million records. The song was a number 1 hit in 1956, too. Enjoy

Elvis Presley- Don’t Be Cruel

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Posted on February 16, 2015, in 1950-1959, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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