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"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" is a popular song first recorded by Elvis Presley in 1957 for the soundtrack of his second motion picture, Loving You, during which Presley performs the song on screen. It was written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe and published in 1957 by Gladys Music.

"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear"
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Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Loving You
B-side"Loving You"
ReleasedJune 11, 1957 (1957-06-11)
Format78- & 45-rpm records
RecordedJanuary 22, 1957
StudioRadio Recorders, Hollywood, California
GenreRock and roll, rhythm and blues
Length1:46
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Kal Mann, Bernie Lowe
Producer(s)Walter Scharf
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"All Shook Up" / "That's When Your Heartaches Begin"
(1957)
"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" / "Loving You"
(1957)
"Jailhouse Rock" / "Treat Me Nice"
(1957)
Loving You track listing
12 tracks
Side one
  1. "Mean Woman Blues"
  2. "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear"
  3. "Loving You"
  4. "Got a Lot o' Livin' to Do"
  5. "Lonesome Cowboy"
  6. "Hot Dog"
  7. "Party"
Side two
  1. "Blueberry Hill"
  2. "True Love"
  3. "Don't Leave Me Now"
  4. "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?"
  5. "I Need You So"

Contents

Presley singleEdit

The song was a U.S. No. 1 hit for during the summer of 1957, staying at No. 1 for seven weeks, the third of the four Presley had that year. "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" would also hit No. 1 on the R&B Best Sellers List, becoming his fourth No. 1 on that chart.[1] The song also reached No. 1 on the country charts for a single week.[2]

PersonnelEdit

Cover versionsEdit

The song was used in Full House and in the Disney special D)TV Romancin'.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 467.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 272.
  3. ^ http://www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/570116.html
  4. ^ https://www.the-paulmccartney-project.com/song/let-me-be-your-teddy-bear/
  5. ^ Donna Loren Official Website.

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