Australian singles charts:
Love Me Tender entered the Kent charts on 2 February 1957 and peaked at #6. It was #46 on the Top 100 of 1957.
The song is on Love Me Tender – Music from the Soundtrack which was released in Australia.
BONUS CLIP BELOW – Elvis sings the song in the film Love Me Tender
Love Me Tender was the theme song to the first of 31 Elvis movies. The movie was titled The Reno Brothers before it was renamed to capitalise on the song.
Originally, Elvis had just a small role in the movie, but during filming it became apparent that he was a really big deal, and his role was expanded to take advantage of his stardom.
Love Me Tender, the movie, is set during the Civil War, so the musical director, Ken Darby, sought out songs from that era to adapt for Elvis.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/elvis-presley/love-me-tender
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Love Me Tender the film premiered in New York on 15 November 1956. It stars Richard Egan, Debra Paget and Elvis Presley. As Presley’s movie debut, it was the only time in his acting career that he did not receive top billing.
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