"Chains Of Love", a 12-bar blues, was written by Doc Pomus (a.k.a. Jerome Solon Felder) who sold the copyright to Ahmet Ertegun in 1950 for $50.00 (referencing Doc Pomus and his family). Since Ertegun owned the copyright from that point forward, he had every right to claim the song as his own which he did using the pseudonym "A. Nugetre". The song has charted numerous times in the US and abroad the first by Big Joe Turner (as Joe Turner) in 1951 reaching number 2 on the USBillboardR&Bchart..
Turner's version was his first success on the Atlantic label established by Ertegun. In 1956, the song was covered by Pat Boone, whose version made no. 10 on the BillboardHot 100. Another commercially successful version was by Bobby Bland, whose recording reached no. 9 on the R&B chart and no. 60 on the Hot 100 in 1969.