Don’t Be Cruel – Elvis Presley

August 20, 2021

The song of the day today is by “The King of Rock-n-Roll” himself, Elvis Presley.

Fun Facts

  • Elvis Aaron Presley (1935 – 1977) was a top-selling American musician, singer and actor. He is one of the biggest cultural icons of the 20th century.
  • “Don’t Be Cruel” was released by Elvis in 1956. It was the second single from his debut album and was extremely successful.
  • “Don’t Be Cruel” was written by Otis Blackwell, who wrote a lot of hits for Elvis.
  • The song reached number 1 in America’s Billboard charts and held records for the length of time it spent there.
  • The song only took Elvis around 20 minutes to record.
  • “Don’t Be Cruel” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame In 2002.
  • Elvis has sold over one billion records worldwide.
  • Elvis had over 150 different gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums and singles.
  • Elvis still holds the record for “Most Top 40 hits” with 114.
  • Elvis has been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll, Country, Gospel, Rockabilly and R&B Halls of Fame.
  • Elvis served in the US Army when he was famous. This was where he first learned Karate. Elvis held a 7th Degree Black Belt earned in 1973 and practiced martial arts until he died in 1977.
SOTD lyrics

Lyrics

(LyricFind)

You know I can be found sittin’ home all alone

If you can’t come around a least please telephone

Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true

Baby if I made you mad for somethin’ I might have said

Please let’s forget the past the future looks bright ahead

Don’t be cruel I got a heart so true

I don’t want no other love honey it’s just you I’m thinkin’ of

Let’s walk up to the preacher and let us say I do

Then you gonna have me baby I got a little bitty your love too

And don’t don’t don’t don’t be cruel

I don’t want no other love honey it’s just you I’m thinkin’ of

Hey don’t stop thinkin’ about me and don’t make me feel this way

Come on over here and love me you know what I want you to say

Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true

Well I don’t want no other love honey it’s just you I’m thinkin’ of

Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true

Why should we be apart I really love you baby cross my heart

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