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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, For The Heart, Almost In Love, So Glad You're Mine, If I Were You, There Goes My Everything, I Really Don't Want To Know, It Hurts Me, and T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

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