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Elvis Presley

Heartbreak Hotel

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“Heartbreak Hotel” is a song recorded by American rock and roll musician Elvis Presley. It was released as a single on January 27, 1956, Presley’s first on his new record label RCA Victor. His first number-one pop record, “Heartbreak Hotel” topped Billboards Top 100 chart, became his first million-seller, and was the best-selling single of 1956. It was written by Tommy Durden and Mae Boren Axton. The lyrics were based on a newspaper article about the suicide of a lonely man who jumped from a hotel window. Axton subsequently presented the song to Presley in November 1955 at a country music convention in Nashville. Presley agreed to record it, and did so on January 10, 1956 in a session that featured his band, The Blue Moon Boys, as well as guitarist Chet Atkins and pianist Floyd... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I get so lonely I could die ... I get so lonely ... You make me so lonely baby

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This song is listed #45 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Elvis Presley (See Charts): The Promised Land, Danny Boy, I Really Don't Want To Know, Almost In Love, My Boy, For The Heart, Where Do You Come From, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, So Glad You're Mine, and Memphis Tennessee.

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