Black and white photograph of Elvis' head on a white circle with black text on a gold background
Elvis Presley recorded “Don’t Be Cruel,” written by Otis Blackwell, in 1956. During the recording session for “Don’t Be Cruel,” Presley also recorded “Hound Dog” and “Any Way You Want Me.” “Don’t Be Cruel” was released as a single with “Hound Dog” on the B-side of the record. By the end of 1956 more than four million copies were sold. In 2002 “Don’t Be Cruel” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.