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03/03/1956 Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10 "Heartbreak Hotel"

"Heartbreak Hotel" is a song recorded by American singer Elvis Presley. The single topped Billboard's Top 100 chart for 7 weeks, Cashbox's pop singles chart for 6 weeks, was No. 1 on the Country and Western chart for 17 weeks and reached No. 3 on the R&B chart, becoming Presley's 1st million-seller, and one of the best-selling singles of 1956.


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  • Early cover versions 

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