Too Much (Elvis Presley song)

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"Too Much"
Elvis Presley Too Much Single Cover.jpeg
Single by Elvis Presley
B-side"Playing for Keeps"
ReleasedJanuary 4, 1957
RecordedSeptember 2, 1956, Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California
GenreRock and roll
Length2:33
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Lee Rosenberg, Bernard Weinman
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Love Me Tender" / "Anyway You Want Me"
(1956)
"Too Much" / "Playing for Keeps"
(1957)
"All Shook Up"
(1957)
Music video
"Too Much" (audio) on YouTube

"Too Much" is a #1 song recorded in a hit version by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music in 1956. It was written by Bernard Weinman and Lee Rosenberg.[1][2][3][4][5] It was first released in 1955 by Bernard Hardison on Republic Records. Presley recorded the song in September 1956 and first performed it on January 6, 1957 on CBS-TV's The Ed Sullivan Show. Released as a single, Presley's "Too Much" reached number one on both the Cashbox and Billboard sales charts and went to number three on the R&B chart.[6] The single peaked at number two on the then-named Top 100 chart, the main Billboard pop chart.[7][8]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (1957) Peak
position
US Billboard Top 100 2
US Billboard Best Sellers in Stores 1
US Billboard Most Played by Jockeys 2
US Billboard Most Played in Jukeboxes 1
US Billboard Hot Country Singles 3
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Hawkins (November 2006). A shot in the dark: making records in Nashville, 1945-1955. Vanderbilt University Press & Country Music Foundation Press. ISBN 9780826515322.
  2. ^ Billboard. 2 February 1957. pp. 55–. ISSN 0006-2510. Elvis Presley Too Much Weinman Rosenberg.
  3. ^ Patrick Humphries (2 March 2003). Elvis The #1 Hits: The Secret History of the Classics. Andrews McMeel Publishing. pp. 36–. ISBN 978-0-7407-3803-6.
  4. ^ Randy Poe (1 January 2012). Stalking the Red Headed Stranger. Hal Leonard. pp. 230–. ISBN 978-1-4584-7151-2.
  5. ^ Fred Bronson (1985). The Billboard book of number one hits. Billboard Publications. ISBN 978-0-8230-7522-5. Elvis Presley Too Much Weinman Rosenberg.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 467.
  7. ^ Burke, Ken; Griffin, Dan (2006). The Blue Moon Boys. p. 97. One notable exception was the song 'Too Much.' Built around a teen catchphrase ('Aw, man, that's too much!'), it wasn't much of a tune, but Presley attacked it with the same obsessive dedication he applied to everything in those days.
  8. ^ Doll, Susan (1998). Understanding Elvis: Southern Roots Vs. Star Image. p. 67. One song, 'Too Much,' was not released until January 1957.