Wear My Ring Around Your Neck


This song was written by Bert Carroll and Russell Moody. Elvis recorded it on February 1, 1958 at Radio Recorders of Hollywood. He returned to the studio on February 26, 1958 and performed a piano part and a guitar back-slap percussion part to add to it. Musicians working the session on February 1 were Elvis, Scotty Moore, and Tiny Timbrell all on guitar, Bill Black on bass, D. J. Fontana on drums and Dudley Brooks on piano. The Jordanaires were backing vocalists. This was his last time to record with his full original band - Scotty, Bill and D.J., as Bill soon left the fold. The "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" single was released in April 1958 with "Doncha' Think It's Time" as the flip side. In the U.S.A. "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" had: a 15-week run on the country singles chart, peaking at #3; a 3-week run on the R&B singles chart, peaking at #1; and a peak at #2 on the pop singles chart. In theU.K. it reached #3 in its 10-week run on the pop singles chart.