Don't Be Cruel
Elvis Presley
Presley Elvis 1956 Don't Be Cruel Hound Dog 45

You know I can be found
Sitting home all alone
If you can't come around
At least please telephone
Don't be cruel to a heart that's true

Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Pop singles chart (Best Sellers in Stores) in 1956 for eleven weeks
  • single released July 13, 1956
  • RIAA certified Platinum record (4x)
  • ranks #200 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • on the record:
         Elvis Presley- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
         Scotty Moore- lead guitar
         Bill Black- bass
         D.J. Fontana- drums
  • written by Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley; Blackwell wrote "Don't Be Cruel" but agreed to grant Presley co-writing credit and future royalties in hopes that a hit record would follow
  • produced by Steve Sholes, Elvis Presley
  • recorded July 2, 1956 at RCA Studios. New York, NY
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