About The Song

– Released in 1958, it was originally recorded by Smiley Lewis in 1956. Presley’s version was his comeback single after being drafted into the U.S. Army.
– “One Night” is a blues song written by Dave Bartholomew and Pearl King. The lyrics depict a man who is hoping to reconnect with his former lover for just one night.
– The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1958. It also topped the R&B and country charts, showing Presley’s crossover appeal.
– “One Night” was Presley’s first single release after his 2-year hiatus while serving in the Army. His return to music was highly anticipated and the song’s success proved he still had his fans.
– The recording features Presley’s vocals over a swinging, blues-inspired musical arrangement featuring guitar, piano, bass, drums, and saxophone.
– “One Night” has been covered by many other artists over the years including The Rolling Stones, Foghat, and John Legend. However, Elvis’s original version remains the most well-known and beloved.
– The commercial success of “One Night” marked Presley’s triumphant return to music and paved the way for even greater achievements like his 1968 TV comeback special and his record-breaking Las Vegas concert residency (Video).

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Lyric

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One night with you
Is what I’m now praying for
The things that we two could plan
Would make my dreams come trueJust call my name
And I’ll be right by your side
I want your sweet helping hand
My loves too strong to hideAlways lived, very quiet life
I ain’t never did no wrong
Now I know that life without you
Has been too lonely too longOne night with you
Is what I’m now praying for
The things that we two could plan
Would make my dreams come trueAlways lived, very quiet life
I ain’t never did no wrong
Now I know that life without you
Has been too lonely too longOne night with you
Is what I’m now praying for
The things that we two could plan
Would make my dreams come true