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“Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley

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“Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley

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“Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley


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    “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley is a pop, rock, country, and R&B hit, selling more than six million copies in 1956.

    Song Title: Hound Dog
    Artist: Elvis Presley
    Genre: rock, country, R&B
    Composer: Copyright © 1952 Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
    Lead Vocals: Elvis Presely
    Backing Vocals: the Jordanaires
    Lead Guitar: Scotty Moore
    Rhythm Guitar: Elvis Presley
    Bass: Bill Black
    Drums: D. J. Fontana
    Producer: Steve Sholes (official credit); Elvis Presley (actual producing)
    Recorded: July 2, 1956, at RCA’s New York City studios (take 31)
    Released: July 13, 1956
    Number of listens: 14839
    Current rank: 633 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 545 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

    U.S. Billboard Hot 100: peak #2 (two), 3 weeks at spot
    Country: #1 (one), 3 weeks at spot
    R&B: #1 (one), 1 week at spot
     Billboard chart listings courtesy of Billboard Magazine


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