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"(You're the) Devil in Disguise"
Single by Elvis Presley
B-side "Please Don't Drag That String Around"
Released 1963
Writer(s) Bill Giant/ Bernie Baum/ Florence Kaye
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"One Broken Heart for Sale"
(1963)
"(You're the) Devil in Disguise"
(1963)
"Bossa Nova Baby"
(1963)

"(You're the) Devil in Disguise" is a UK number one single by Elvis Presley. It peaked at number three in the US on the Billboard singles chart and number nine on the Billboard Rhythm and Blues singles chart, becoming his last top ten single on the Rhythm and Blues charts.[1] The single was certified "Gold" by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000 units in the US.

In 1963, when the song was debuted to a British audience on the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, the celebrity guest John Lennon voted the song “a miss” stating on the new song that Elvis Presley was "like Bing Crosby now."[2]

Presley originally recorded the song, and its flipside, "Please Don't Drag That String Around", for a full-length album that was scheduled for release in 1963, but RCA chose instead to release the album piecemeal on singles and as soundtrack album bonus tracks.[3]

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 468.  
  2. ^ Norman, Philip (2008). John Lennon: The Life. Doubleday Canada. pp. 335. ISBN 978-0-385-66100-3.  
  3. ^ Christopher Niccoli (1991), liner notes for The "Lost" Album (BMG-RCA 61024-2), 1991
Preceded by
"Confessin' (That I Love You)" by Frank Ifield
UK number one single
1 August 1963
Succeeded by
"Sweets for My Sweet" by The Searchers
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