This song was written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott. Elvis recorded it on March 27, 1962 at Radio Recorders in Hollywood as part of the soundtrack for the movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!".
Musicians on the session: Scotty Moore (guitar), Barney Kessel (guitar), Tiny Timbrell (guitar), Ray Siegel (bass), D.J. Fontana (drums), Hal Blaine (drums), Bernie Mattinson (drums), Dudley Brooks (piano) and Boots Randolph (sax). The Jordanaires were vocal backup.
Take 2 with the B-side "Where Do You Come From" was shipped out as the single on October 2, 1962. "Return to Sender" peaked at #2 for 5 weeks in its 16-week run on Billboard's pop singles chart. On the R&B chart it peaked at #5 in its 12-week run. On the British pop chart it had a 14-week run with 3 weeks at #1.