(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear – Elvis Presley

April 19, 2022

“Teddy Bear” was recorded in January 1957 as a soundtrack for a motion picture movie titled “Loving You.” “Let Me Be Your” was written by Bernie Lowe and Kal Man and published by Gladys Music in 1957. “Teddy Bear” was the only track Elvis Presley recorded; that Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe wrote. It was written explicitly for Elvis Presley due to allegations of his fondness for stuffed animals.

Fun Facts

  • “Teddy Bear” is a 1:46 minute track from the Album “Loving You.”
  • “Teddy Bear” hit the top 100 on the Billboard chart at #47 on 24 June 1957.
  • Two weeks later, “Teddy Bear” rose to #4 before taking the #1 spot, where he stayed for seven weeks.
  • In the entire music career of Elvis, only one of his tracks lasted longer than “Teddy Bear” as #1. The track was titled “All Shook Up,” which maintained #1 for eight weeks.
  • In 1957, “Teddy Bear” was the #1 best seller in the R&B hit tracks.
  • In the summer of 1957, “Teddy Bear” dominated the cashbox list of best-selling singles.
  • “Teddy Bear” remained in the top 100 Billboard charts for 25 weeks.
  • “Let Me Be Your” was the American top-selling record for three weeks and was top #4 for eight weeks.
  • From July to October 1957, Teddy Bear remained top 5 in the billboard chart.
  • “Let Me Be Your” fell off the billboard top 100 charts in November 1957 and reappeared in January 1958.
  • “All shook Up,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Teddy Bear” played a significant role in Elvis’s extraordinary success on the Billboard chart in 1957.
  • Elvis Presley held a combined total of 22 weeks as #1 in Billboard chart top 100 hits in 1957.

Lyrics:

(AZ Lyrics)

 

Baby let me be

Your lovin’ Teddy Bear

Put a chain around my neck

And lead me anywhere

Oh let me be (oh let him be)

Your teddy bear

 

I don’t wanna be a tiger

Cause tigers play too rough

I don’t wanna be a lion

‘Cause lions ain’t the kind

You love enough

 

I just wanna be

Your Teddy Bear

Put a chain around my neck

And lead me anywhere

Oh let me be (oh let him be)

Your Teddy Bear

 

Oh baby let me be

Around you every night

Run your fingers through my hair

And cuddle me real tight

Oh let me be (oh let him be)

Your Teddy Bear

 

I don’t wanna be a tiger

Cause tigers play too rough

I don’t wanna be a lion

Cause lions aren’t the kind

You love enou-ou-ou-ough

 

Just wanna be your Teddy Bear

Put a chain around my neck

And lead me anywhere

Oh let me be (oh let him be)

Your teddy bear

Oh let me be (oh let him be)

(Your teddy bear)

I just wanna

Be your Teddy Bear (ooh)

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