The day Elvis Presley released Heartbreak Hotel – level 2


Heartbreak Hotel is a song by Elvis Presley. It was released on January 27, 1956.

The song was inspired by a newspaper article about a man who committed suicide. He left behind a note which read, “I walk a lonely street.”

The song had very sad but interesting words. Elvis sang the song with emotions and energy which the listeners liked a lot.

The song was an immediate hit and became the best-selling single of 1956.

The success of Heartbreak Hotel was an important moment in Elvis Presley’s career. The success of the song transformed him from a regional sensation to an international star.

Difficult words: released (ready for people to buy), suicide (the action of killing yourself), single (a song which is published alone), sensation (a person who is a star).

What do you think made Heartbreak Hotel so successful when it was released in 1956?


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