N°2 US; Sun's first millionseller, topped only by Elvis' first RCA hit Heartbreak Hotel. Hal Singer's Rock Around The Clock from 1950 (not the Bill Haley hit song) introduced "one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready" in the lyrics.
Pee Wee King [prior to Elvis; vocal: Walter Hayes]
Carmen Déziel [as Mes souliers bleus]
Pirates avec Dany Logan [as Comme un fou (plagiarism)]
Lucky Blondo [as Les Pompes bleues]
Johnny Hallyday [with Carl Perkins]
Shawn Camp & Billy Burnette [The Bluegrass Elvises]
By the time Elvis moved from Sun to RCA, he had only charted C&W. And so he came over as a country artist and was handled by Steve Sholes, RCA's country A&R head in charge. This uncertain, nervous forty-some had no clue how to handle Elvis at all. His main concern was how to make him sound country. Desperation really struck when Sun records continued scoring with Carl Perkins, not only C&W but also R&B. Suppose RCA bought the wrong guy?