Elvis Presley – Are You Lonesome Tonight

About The Song

– In April 1960, after Elvis Presley’s two-year service in the United States Army, he recorded the song at the suggestion of manager Colonel Tom Parker; “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” was Parker’s wife, Marie Mott’s, favorite song.
– Elvis Presley was unsure that he could do the song justice and wanted to throw out the tape. Steve Sholes, the RCA producer at the recording session, believed it would be a hit and directed its release.
– A version of the song by Elvis Presley was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1992.