Don't (Elvis Presley song)

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"Don't"
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Single by Elvis Presley
B-side"I Beg of You"
ReleasedJanuary 7, 1958
Format45 rpm,78 rpm single
RecordedSeptember 6, 1957
GenreBallad[1]
Length2:49
Songwriter(s)Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Producer(s)Leiber-Stoller
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Jailhouse Rock" / "Treat Me Nice"
(1957)
"Don't" / "I Beg of You"
(1958)
"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" / "Doncha' Think It's Time"
(1958)
"Jailhouse Rock" / "Treat Me Nice"
(1957)
"Don't" / "I Beg of You"
(1958)
"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" / "Doncha' Think It's Time"
(1958)
Music video
"Don't" (audio) on YouTube

"Don't" is a song performed by Elvis Presley, which was released in 1958. Written and produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, it was Presley's eleventh number-one hit in the United States. "Don't" also peaked at number four on the R&B charts.[2] Billboard ranked it as the No. 3 song for 1958.[3]

The song was included in the musical revue Smokey Joe's Cafe, as a medley with "Love Me", and cleverly used in the key scene of the 1992 film Dave, right at the moment the President of the United States (played by Kevin Kline), has a heart attack while making love to a mistress, inside the White House.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1958) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 1
US Billboard Hot Country Singles 2
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heartbreak Hotel: The Life and Music of Elvis Presley - page 84
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 468.
  3. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1958
  4. ^ "Elvis Presley Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.

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