#24 - One Broken Heart For Sale (1963)
"One Broken Heart For Sale" was released on January 29, 1963 and was utilized for the movie It Happened At The Worlds Fair. The song was written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott.
Unfortunately, whether due to mechanical error or misguided commercial considerations, the Blackwell cut was released at a full minute less than its actual length of 2:25. In addition, both sides were issued with none of the post-production studio touches that are generally applied to give a record radio presence; instead it retained the “flat” sound that made it most susceptible to cinematic adaptation. The not unpredictable result was that this was the first regularly scheduled Elvis single not to reach the Top 10. Below is the full audio version as well as the full length audio adapted to additional segments of the movie "It Happened At The World's Fair".
#23 - Mean Woman Blues (1957)
Mean Woman Blues was recorded January 12, 1957 at Radio Recorders in Hollywood and was written by Claude Demetrius. The EP was released on June 26, 1957 and sold over 500,000 copies.
The songs inclusion in the movie Loving You is one of the classic production numbers in an Elvis Presley film. Below is the video segment from the movie in which a restaurant patron requests that the character played by Elvis sing a song for his girlfriend.
#22 - Doncha Think It's Time (1958)
"Doncha Think It's Time" was cut two months earlier in the midst of filming King Creole, with Elvis’ army induction hovering over both artist and record company. The sessions were set up at short notice with the understanding that Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller would supervise the recording. When it turned out they were not able to do so, mainly due to Leiber’s recent hospitalization for pneumonia, Elvis was at first reluctant to record at all, and when he did the studio atmosphere was strained. The result was a somewhat mixed bag, including twenty-two arduous takes of “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck” and forty-eight of “Doncha’ Think It’s Time.” More than anything else, the difficulties of the session bore witness to Elvis’ frayed musical partnership with guitarist Scotty Moore and bass player Bill Black, the two musicians who had been with him from the start (there had been a very public spat over recognition and money the previous September). Whether Elvis had outgrown their contributions or it was simply a matter of business friction, this was the last session in which Bill Black would participate, and Scotty would be relegated to a subsidiary musical role in future.
#21 - Any Way You Want Me (1956)
"Any Way You Want Me" was recorded July 2, 1956 at RCA Studios in New York. The "B-side" to Love Me Tender the song was released on September 28, 1956.
In our social media poll "Any Way You Want Me" edged out Mean Women Blues for the favorites of these four song.
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