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)