500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

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Elvis Presley, 'Love Me Tender'

444. Elvis Presley, 'Love Me Tender'

Writers: Presley, Vera Watson
Producer: Steve Sholes
Released: Oct. '56, RCA
23 weeks; No. 1

"Love Me Tender" was the theme song from the first Elvis movie and represented a new sound for the King. He sang in his softest voice, accompanied only by his own acoustic guitar. The melody came from the Civil War-era ballad "Aura Lee."

Appears on: Elvis: 30 #1 Hits (RCA)


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