One Night (song)
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|Single by Elvis Presley|
|B-side||"I Got Stung"|
|Released||October 21, 1958|
|Format||45 rpm, 78 rpm single|
|Recorded||February 23, 1957, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues|
|Writer(s)||Dave Bartholomew, Earl King, Anita Steinman|
|Elvis Presley singles chronology|
"One Night" is a song written by Dave Bartholomew, Earl King and Anita Steinman and popularized by Elvis Presley. It was issued as a double A-side with "I Got Stung". The single reached number one twice on the UK Singles Chart. In the U.S., "One Night", reached number four on the pop singles chart and number ten on the R&B chart. The song became the UK's 1000th #1 single upon its second release in January 2005. It was also his last single to be issued on 78 RPM records in the United States.
On 12th February 1959, it became the first song to reach #1 on the Irish Music Charts Top 10, when they were being printed in the Evening Herald. It spent one week at the top spot.
The song was originally written and recorded under the title "One Night (Of Sin)," and had been a hit for Smiley Lewis. Elvis recorded a version of the song in its original form on January 18, 1957. This version would not be released until 1983.
Both Elvis' manager and record company had reservations about the suggestive lyrics. Elvis did not give up on the song. He continued to play with it during his spare time on the set of Loving You, finally rewriting the lyrics that he felt were holding the song captive, changing "One night of sin is what I'm now paying for" into "One night with you is what I'm now praying for." On February 23, 1957, at Radio Recorders in Los Angeles, he showed up with his new lyrics, feeling sure they would meet his label's approval. It was issued as a single in October 1958 and peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's singles chart. The song was published by Elvis Presley Music.
- English glam rock band Mud released a version of the song in 1975 from their album Mud Rock Volume 2, and it reached #32 in the UK charts.
- Joe Cocker titled his remake One Night of Sin on his 1989 album of the same name.
- Fats Domino also recorded this song.
- Corinne Bailey Rae performed another arrangement of the song on Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino
- Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 8 - The All American Boy: Enter Elvis and the rock-a-billies. [Part 2]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 707. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 468.
- Jorgensen, Ernest (1998). Elvis Presley, A Life in Music: The Complete Recording Sessions. St. Martin's Press. pp. 79, 85, 86.
- Collins, Ace. "Untold Gold: The Stories Behind Elvis's #1 Hits"
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