Elvis recorded Heartbreak Hotel on January 10, 1956, at RCA’s Nashville Studios. It was the second song he recorded for RCA; the first was I Got a Woman. Instrumental backing was provided by Scotty Moore (guitar), Chet Atkins (guitar), Floyd Cramer (piano), Bill Black (bass) and D.J. Fontana (drums). Gordon Stoker, Ben Speer and Brock Speer sang the backing vocals. Heartbreak Hotel was Elvis’s first million-seller and the second record in history to reach all three Billboard charts. Heartbreak Hotel was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995.
Songwriter(s): Tommy Durden, Elvis Presley, Mae Axton, Arthur Crudup
Well, since my baby left me,
I found a new place to dwell.
It's down at the end of lonely street
at Heartbreak Hotel.
Heartbreak is so lonely baby,
Heartbreak is so lonely,
Heartbreak is so lonely I could die.
And although it's always crowded,
you still can find some room.
Where broken hearted lovers
do cry away their gloom.
Heartbreak is so lonely baby,...
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