Do the Clam
|"Do the Clam"|
1965 U.S. RCA Victor 45 picture sleeve, 47-8500
|Single by Elvis Presley|
|B-side||"You'll Be Gone"|
|Elvis Presley singles chronology|
It was released worldwide as a single by RCA Victor, reaching no. 21 on Billboard in the United States, no. 15 on the Record World chart, no. 16 in Canada, and no. 19 in the UK. It was very successful in Australia, where it reached no. 4 on the charts. It has appeared on six compilation albums of Elvis Presley's recordings.
The song was copyrighted on February 4, 1965 and published by Gladys Music, Inc.
The B side of the 1965 single release was "You'll Be Gone", written by Red West, Elvis Presley, and Charlie Hodge in 1962. The B side reached no. 121 on Billboard and no. 35 on the Canadian charts. Both songs were on the Girl Happy soundtrack album."You'll Be Gone" was an attempt to create the same kind of song as Begin the Beguine after Elvis Presley's Management Team failed to obtain the rights to cover the song. "You'll Be Gone" is one of the songs for which Elvis Presley got a co-writer credit. Another Elvis Presley composition is "That's Someone You Never Forget", written with Red West in 1961.
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