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
Today we’re going to call a dead person…
Or, at least, a band is going to call this person.
I’m talking about the Dire Straits, who are going to call Elvis Presley in Calling Elvis.
And there are some small sentences of Elvis in the songtext. Some examples:
Heartbreak hotel, Love me tender, Don’t be cruel, Return to sender and Treat me like a fool.
I hope you like the song, because I do!