Good Luck Charm
|"Good Luck Charm"|
|Single by Elvis Presley|
|B-side||"Anything That's Part of You"|
|Released||February 27, 1962|
|Recorded||October 15, 1961, RCA Studios, Nashville, Tennessee|
|Songwriter(s)||Aaron Schroeder, Wally Gold|
|Elvis Presley singles chronology|
"Good Luck Charm" is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley's publishing company, that reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the week ending April 21, 1962. It remained at the top of the list for two weeks. It was also no. 1 on the Cash Box chart in the U.S. It reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart in the week ending 24 May 1962 and stayed there for five weeks.
The song was written by Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold and recorded at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee by Presley on October 15, 1961. It completed his second hat-trick of chart topping singles in the UK. Presley is joined vocally on the chorus by Jordanaires first tenor Gordon Stoker.
The single was certified Platinum by the RIAA on March 27, 1992.
The single reached no. 2 on the UK singles chart in a five week chart run in 2005 in a re-release.
Art Garfunkel recorded the song for the 1997 album Songs from a Parent to a Child. "Good Luck Charm" was covered by Travis & Shook on Cape Cod Covers, Vol. 1 "The King". Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for "Luck O' The Chipmunks", a 1988 episode of Alvin and the Chipmunks. The Marvelettes released a version on the 1962 album The Marvelettes Sing and on Smash Hits Of '62 as Tamla TM 229. It was also recorded by Jo (of the duo Judy & Jo) as an answer song in 1962, entitled "Don't Want to Be Another Good Luck Charm", released as a 45 single on Capitol Records as catalog number CP-1468. Johnny O'Keefe, Bobby Stevens, Rupert, The Beatniks, and Helmut Lotti have also recorded the song.
The first LP appearance was on the album Elvis Golden Records, Volume 3 released in September, 1963. The track also appeared on the 1999 careerer retrospective collection Artist of the Century. The song was also featured on the 2002 compilation ELV1S: 30 No. 1 Hits.