(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

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This article is about 1957 Elvis Presley hit single. For 1976 Red Sovine hit single, see Teddy Bear (Red Sovine song).
"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear"
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Loving You
B-side "Loving You"
Released June 11, 1957 (1957-06-11)
Format 45 rpm, 78 rpm
Recorded January 24, 1957
Genre Rock and Roll
Length 1:46
Label RCA Records
Writer(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

"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" is a popular song recorded by Elvis Presley. It was written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe and published in 1957 by Gladys Music. Clear melodic roots of this tune can be heard in the many early recordings of Boll Weevil, a traditional blues song.

Presley single[edit]

The song was a US number-one hit for Elvis Presley during the summer of 1957, staying at number-one for 7 weeks, and his third of the four that he would have that year. "(Let Me be Your) Teddy Bear" would also hit number one on the R&B Best Sellers List, becoming his fourth number one on that chart.[1] In addition the song would hit number one on the country charts for a single week.[2]

Personnel[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

Pop culture[edit]

A modified version of the song has often been used for Teddy Grahams commercials. Also, during early episodes of Full House, the three main adult characters would often sing the song as a lullaby for Michelle Tanner (one of those three characters, Michelle's uncle Jesse Katsopolis, was a die-hard Elvis fan).

Disney featured a music video in the special DTV Romancin', set entirely to clips featuring the bear characters from the company's animated films, including an introduction by the Gummi Bears.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Donna Loren Official Website.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone
Billboard Top 100 number one single
(Elvis Presley version)

July 15, 1957 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds
Preceded by
"Bye Bye Love" by The Everly Brothers
C&W Best Sellers in Stores
number one single by Elvis Presley

August 5, 1957
Succeeded by
"Bye Bye Love" by The Everly Brothers
Preceded by
"Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone
Cash Box magazine best selling record chart
#1 record

July 20, 1957
Succeeded by
Bye Bye Love
Preceded by
Bye Bye Love
Cash Box magazine best selling record chart
#1 record

August 3, 1957–August 10, 1957
Succeeded by
"Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds
Preceded by
"Searchin'" by The Coasters
Billboard R&B Best Sellers in Stores number-one single
September 2, 1957
Succeeded by
"Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On" by Jerry Lee Lewis