Heartbreak Hotel Introduction
Why did Elvis choose to sing this song, and how did he make it great? Keep reading to get the scoop.
About the Song
|Artist||Elvis Presley||Musician(s)||Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar); Scotty Moore (guitar); Bill Black (bass); D.J. Fontana (drums); Chet Atkins (guitar); Floyd Cramer (piano); Ben Speer, Brock Speer, and Gordon Stoker (backup vocals)|
|Album||"Heartbreak Hotel" (single)|
|Writer(s)||Mae Boren Axton, Thomas Durden, Elvis Presley|
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On the Charts"Heartbreak Hotel" reached #1 on the Billboard Top 100 in March 1956, and was Elvis Presley's first #1 hit. The reissue of the song 50 years later, in 2006, also reached #1.
The song was Presley's first to sell more than one million copies.
The song was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995.