Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley

September 8, 2022

On January 27, 1956, Elvis Presley released “Heartbreak Hotel” through the RCA Victor record label.

Presley enjoyed a successful music career for many years before his death in 1977. 

Here are a few fun facts about his music career and “Heartbreak Hotel.”

Fun Facts: 

  • Elvis Presley was born Elvis Aaron Presley on January 8, 1935. 
  • Elvis received the lyrics for this song from Axton Mae Boren at a country music convention in November 1955.
  • In 1956, Elvis made his film debut with the movie Love Me Tender. 
  • He enlisted into the army in 1958 and continued his music career two years later.
  • Just two days after he turned 21, Presley recorded five songs for the RCA label. “Heartbreak Hotel” was among them. 
  • On February 11 of the same year, Presley performed the song on the TV series  Stage Show. 
  • He played it again on air with The Milton Berle Show on April 3, and a few weeks later, it reached the #1 spot. It stayed there for 8 weeks. 
  • This song was Presley’s first Billboard Pop chart #1 hit. 
  • Over the next seven years, Presley maintained at least one song in the Top 10.  
  • Presley has sold over 5 million records. 
  • In 1995, “Heartbreak Hotel” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
  • On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died of a heart attack while sitting on the toilet in his home in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42 years old at the time.

Lyrics 

Well, since my baby left me

Well, I found a new place to dwell

Well, it’s down at the end of Lonely Street

At Heartbreak Hotel

Where I’ll be, I’ll be so lonely, baby

Well, I’m so lonely

I’ll be so lonely, I could die

Although it’s always crowded

You still can find some room

For broken hearted lovers

To cry there in their gloom

Be so, they’ll be so lonely, baby

They get so lonely

They’re so lonely, they could die

Now, the bellhop’s tears keep flowin’

And the desk clerk’s dressed in black

Well, they’ve been so long on Lonely Street

Well, they’ll never, they’ll never look back

And they get so, they get so lonely, baby

Well, they are so lonely

They’re so lonely, they could die

Well, now, if your baby leaves you

And you got a tale to tell

Well, just take a walk down Lonely Street

To Heartbreak Hotel

Where you will be, you will be lonely, baby

Well, you will be lonely

You’ll be so lonely, you could die

Although it’s always crowded

But you still can find some room

For broken hearted lovers

To cry there in their gloom

Where they get so, they get so lonely, baby

Well, they’re so lonely

They’ll be so lonely, they could die

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