Love Me

This song was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in 1954. They were not impressed with their own work and would later call it the worst song they'd ever written. Elvis recorded it on September 1, 1956 at Radio Recorders studio in Hollywood, California. Elvis and Scotty Moore played guitar. Bill Black played the bass. D.J. Fontana played drums. Elvis and Gordon Stoker shared duties at the piano during this session. The Jordanaires were the vocal backup. The song was released in October 1956 on the EP "Elvis, Vol. 1" and on the album "Elvis". The song peaked at #2 on the "Billboard" pop singles chart, the EP peaked at #6 and the album hit #1. Prior to Elvis, "Love Me" was recorded by the duo Willie and Ruth and by Georgia Gibb. Since Elvis, it has been recorded by The Mavericks.