Good Luck Charm

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For an object believed to bring good luck, see Good luck charm. For the Jagged Edge song, see Good Luck Charm (Jagged Edge song).
"Good Luck Charm"
Single by Elvis Presley
B-side "Anything That's Part of You"
Released February 27, 1962
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Rock n roll, R&B
Length 2:22
Label RCA Victor[1]
Writer(s) Aaron Schroeder, Wally Gold[1]
Producer(s) Steve Sholes[1]
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Rock-A-Hula Baby"
(1961)
"Good Luck Charm"
(1962)
"She's Not You"
(1962)

"Good Luck Charm" is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley's publishing company, that reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the week ending April 21, 1962. It remained at the top of the list for two weeks. It reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in the week ending 24 May 1962 and stayed there for five weeks.[2] The song was written by Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold and recorded by Presley in 1961. It completed his second hat-trick of chart topping singles in the UK.[1] "Good Luck Charm" was covered by Travis & Shook on Cape Cod Covers, Vol. 1 "The King". Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for "Luck O' The Chipmunks", a 1988 episode of Alvin and the Chipmunks.

An answer song, entitled "Don't Want to Be Another Good Luck Charm", was recorded by Jo (of the duo Judy & Jo). It was released by Capitol Records as catalog number CP-1468 (single).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 65. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 137–8. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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Preceded by
"Johnny Angel" by Shelley Fabares
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
April 21, 1962 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"Soldier Boy" by The Shirelles
Preceded by
"Nut Rocker"
by B. Bumble and the Stingers
UK number one single
24 May 1962
(five weeks)
Succeeded by
"Come Outside" by Mike Sarne with Wendy Richard
Preceded by
"Zwei kleine Italiener"
by Conny Froboess
Norwegian VG-lista number one single
May 19, 1962
(eleven weeks)
Succeeded by
"Speedy Gonzales" by Pat Boone