"Loving You" was written by the songwriting
team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for the movie "Loving You". Elvis recorded
the song on February 24, 1957 at Radio Recorders of Hollywood. Elvis and Scotty
Moore played guitar, Bill Black played bass, and D.J. Fontana played drums.
Session artist Dudley Brooks played the piano and The Jordanaires provided the
backing vocals. It was released in June 1957 as a single with "(Let Me Be Your)
Teddy Bear" (a song also featured in the movie) on the flip side. It was also
included on the LP "Loving You" released July 1957and as well as on the "Loving
You" EP relased in August 1957. In the U.S. the song was on "Billboard"
magazine's pop singles chart for a total of 22 weeks, peaking at #20, and it
peaked at #15 on their country chart. On the U.K. pop singles chart it reached
#24. It hit #15 on the U.S. Country chart. The LP became a #1 album in the
U.S.A., staying at #1 for 10 weeks. The "Loving You" LP's action on the
"Billboard" pop album chart in the U.S.A. included at 10-week reign at #1.