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Its release was delayed by RCA Victor executives, who thought the song did not fit Presley's new and publicized style. When "Are You Lonesome Tonight? A month after the song's release, it topped the UK Singles Chart. Billboard ranked "Are You Lonesome Tonight? The song was written in by vaudevillians Lou Handman and Roy Turk with three verses, followed by a spoken bridge.
They based the bridge on a line in Ruggero Leoncavallo 's Pagliacci and "You know someone said that the world's a stage. Billboard reported in its discovery that it was written by songwriter and vaudeville pianist Dave Dreyer. Several versions of "Are You Lonesome Tonight? Based on votes sent to Billboardthe song received 78 points from disc jockeys78 from record dealers, 79 from jukebox operators and 78 points overall; on the magazine's point scale, it was rated "Good".
According to Billboardalthough the version was "revived" by Jolson's "schmaltz style" his recitation of the bridge was " hamboned ". Based on votes sent to the magazine, the song received 71 points from disc jockeys, 71 from record dealers and 71 from jukebox operators; with an overall score of 71, it was rated "Good".
This version with vocals by Howie Stange gained quite a following in New England, mainly due to Jim Flaherty's tireless promoting.
At the November DJ Convention held in Nashville, Jim Flaherty handed Chet Atkins a copy of song with the encouragement of getting "that kid down south Elvis Presley who is shaking things up" to record it. In the final months of his service in the United States ArmyElvis Presley began experimenting with new material in anticipation of his return to recording.
The favorite song of Parker's wife, Marie Mott who knew the song from Gene Austin 's act, since he was also managed at the time by her husband it Are You Lonesome Tonight ? (Laughing) - Elvis Presley - Unora Con.
the only time he intervened in Presley's choice of repertoire. Presley returned to the studio with his band, consisting of Scotty Mooredrummer D.
After the eight songs Parker needed for Elvis Is Back! He asked everyone else in the studio to leave the session, told Chet Atkins to turn the lights out, and performed the song with the spoken bridge.
After the second takePresley said to producer Steve Sholes"Throw that tune out; I can't do it justice". Sholes told engineer Bill Porter to ignore Presley's order and asked the singer to do a new take, explaining that the Jordanaires had bumped into their microphone stand while recording in the dark. Presley performed the song once more, and that take became the master for the single. Copies with a sleeve featuring a smiling Presley in a chartreuse shirt against a blue background were sent to 5, disc jockeys.
Orders for the single began atcopies the first week and climbed to 1, during the second. The song debuted on Billboard's Top 40 at number 35 on November 14, moved a week later to number two and topped the chart by November 28 replacing Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs ' "Stay".
Presley's 15th chart-topping single,  it Are You Lonesome Tonight ? (Laughing) - Elvis Presley - Unora Con. the top position until January 9, A November 7, Billboard review called Presley's rendition a "warm and touching performance". The success of "Are Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen - Greatest Hits Lonesome Tonight?
He performed it live for the Come Closer - Various - Una Nueva Dimensión time on March 25,at a Bloch Arena benefit in Honolulu for the USS Arizona Memorialone of Presley's four live performances between his return from the Army and his shift in career focus to acting.
Returning to music inPresley included the song on his playlist for the NBC special Elvis and performed it live the following year during his first Las Vegas engagement. Italian singer, Bobby Solo, recorded it both in English and Italian in the s. During the spoken Singlette - Custard - Singlette section, Kinison improvised some of his trademark humor, asking the woman in the song if she was "a reptile with a nice hairdo" and lambasting her for being unfaithful.
Kinison attempted to release the song as a single, but was unable to obtain the rights, so he recorded a raunchy version of The Troggs 's classic " Wild Thing " instead. Ina version was released by Terry Manning on his album "Playin' In Elvis' House" which was actually recorded in the first house Elvis bought in Memphis. There is also an answer song. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Several versions of the song were recorded inthe first by Charles Hart.
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