Fame and Fortune (Elvis Presley song)

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"Fame and Fortune"
Single by Elvis Presley
A-side"Stuck on You"
B-side"Fame and Fortune"
Released1960
Format7" single
Recorded1960
GenreRock and Roll. Pop
LabelRCA
Composer(s)Ben Weisman
Lyricist(s)Fred Wise
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"A Big Hunk o' Love"
(1959)
"Stuck on You" / "Fame and Fortune"
(1960)
"It's Now or Never"
(1960)

"Fame and Fortune" is a 1960 song by Elvis Presley. It was written by Fred Wise (lyrics) and Ben Weisman (music) and published by Elvis Presley's company Gladys Music, Inc.

Presley recorded it on March 21, 1960 in the RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee.[1][2][3] He also sang it on the TV special The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis (recorded March 26, 1960, and aired on May 12 of that year).

The song was first released on a single as the flipside to "Stuck on You" (RCA 47 7740).[4][5][6] It was Presley's first post-army single.[7][6] "Fame and Fortune" peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of May 5, 1960, while "Stuck on You" spent several weeks at number 1.[8]

In the United States the single "Stuck on You" (backed with "Fame and Fortune") was certified Gold by RIAA for selling in over 1 million copies.[9]

Musical style and lyrics[edit]

"Fame and Fortune" is a ballad.[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1960) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Matthew-Walker (1995). Heartbreak hotel: the life and music of Elvis Presley. Castle Communications. ISBN 978-1-86074-055-8.
    "Chapter Ten From Nashville to Hollywood, 1960-66 20/21 March, 1960 Venue: RCA Studios, Nashville Titles recorded: A Mess Of Blues', 'Fame And Fortune', 'It Feels So Right', ..."
  2. ^ Robert Matthew-Walker (1995). Heartbreak hotel: the life and music of Elvis Presley. Castle Communications. ISBN 978-1-86074-055-8. 20/21 March, 1960 Fame and Fortune.
    "FAME AND FORTUNE Rec. : March 21, 1960"
  3. ^ Frank Hoffmann (23 May 2016). Chronology of American Popular Music, 1900-2000. Routledge. pp. 202–. ISBN 978-1-135-86886-4.
  4. ^ "Fame and Fortune : by Elvis Presley : Elvis Presley Lyrics : The Elvis SongDataBase".
  5. ^ John A. Whisler (June 1981). Elvis Presley, reference guide and discography. Scarecrow Press.
  6. ^ a b Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (4 April 1960). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 4–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  7. ^ a b James L. Neibaur (4 April 2014). The Elvis Movies. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 55–. ISBN 978-1-4422-3074-3.
  8. ^ a b "usic: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 - Billboard (1960-05-04)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-01-07.
  9. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Retrieved 2017-01-07.

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