On July 2nd 1956 Elvis Presley recorded the record that would become his best-selling song.

The recording session at RCA Studios, New York was the first time Elvis had worked with The Jordanaires and take 31 of Hound Dog was the version that would be released.

The single eventually sold over 10 million copies globally and topped the pop chart for 11 weeks, a record that stood for 36 years.

The song was first recorded by Big Mama Thornton in 1952 and her version is listed as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll”.

Hound Dog has become one of the biggest and most recognizable pop songs in history and Elvis’s version sits at No. 19 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Along with as our radio station dedicated to the King, we recommend Exclusively Rock & Roll Party and Exclusively 50’s as well as Exclusively Blues, where you’ll find Big Mama Thornton’s version of Hound Dog.

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