"Suspicion" featured on Presley's 1962 album Pot Luck with Elvis. The song became a hit in 1964, through an Elvis sound-alike cover version by Terry Stafford. The Stafford version of "Suspicion", which had the dubious distinction of rising from #7 to #6 on the Hot 100 on 4 April 1964, the date that the entire top five positions belonged to The Beatles, peaked at #3 there the next two weeks, and #31 in the UK Singles Chart. Presley's version was eventually a hit in the UK, reaching No. 9 in 1976.
In a 2002 interview with journalist Mick Brown, record producerPhil Spector claimed he wrote and/or produced "Suspicion", but did not receive credit: "I made 'Suspicion' for Terry Stafford -- I didn't get any credit or any money. I didn't care. I just loved making records." However, in the same interview, Spector also made claims of producing records by Elvis Presley without credit, and acting as a translator for the United Nations while a teenager; none of these unlikely claims have been corroborated by anyone else.