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"One Night" is a song popularized by Elvis Presley. It was issued as a double A-side with "I Got Stung". The single reached number one twice on the UK Singles Chart. In the U.S., "One Night", reached number four on the pop singles chart and number ten on the R&B chart.[1] The song became the UK's 1000th #1 single upon its second release in January 2005.

The song was originally written and recorded under the title "One Night (Of Sin)," and had been a hit for Smiley Lewis. Elvis recorded a version of the song in its original form on January 18, 1957. This version would not be released until 1983.

Both Elvis' manager and record company had reservations about the suggestive lyrics. Elvis did not give up on the song. He continued to play with it during his spare time on the set of Loving You, finally rewriting the lyrics that he felt were holding the song captive. It was Elvis himself who reworked "One night of sin is what I'm now paying for" into "One night with you is what I'm now praying for." On February 23, 1957, at Radio Recorders in Los Angeles, he showed up with his new lyrics, feeling sure they would meet his label's approval.[2][3] It was issued as a single in October 1958 and peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's singles chart. The song was published by Elvis Presley Music.

Cover Versions[edit]Edit

  • English Glam rock band Mud released a cover of the song in 1975 from their album mud rock vol 2, and it reached #32 in the UK charts.
  • Joe Cocker titled his cover of the song as One Night of Sin on his 1989 album of the same name.

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