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"A Big Hunk o' Love"
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
B-side "My Wish Came True"
Released June 23, 1959
Recorded June 10, 1958, in Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:12
Label RCA 47-7600
Writer(s) Aaron Schroeder and Sidney Wyche
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I"
(1959)
"A Big Hunk o' Love"
(1959)
"Stuck on You"
(1960)

"A Big Hunk o' Love", a song sung by Elvis Presley, was recorded on June 10, 1958 in RCA's Nashville, Tennessee studio, while Presley was on leave from the U.S. Army. It was released as a single A-side on June 23, 1959. Its B-side was "My Wish Came True". It was Presley's twelfth number-one hit (his last of the 1950s), and it reached number four in the United Kingdom. "A Big Hunk o' Love" peaked at number ten on the R&B charts [1]. The song was recorded in four takes, the released version is actually spliced from takes three and four.

The song was revived by Presley in 1972 during his engagements at the Las Vegas Hilton in February 1972 and was used in his live shows until mid 1973. It was performed live for the last time on January 26, 1974. The song is included in the 1972 documentary Elvis On Tour and his 1973 show broadcast via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. During this time period, it was played by the Elvis' TCB Band, and featured Glen D. Hardin and James Burton.

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 468.  
Preceded by
"Lonely Boy" by Paul Anka
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
August 4, 1959 – August 17, 1959 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"The Three Bells" by The Browns
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