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A Big Hunk O' Love

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(Schroeder & Wyche)

 

Information:
Elvis recorded A Big Hunk O' Love on June 10, 1958, at RCA's Nashville studios. He was on leave from the Army at the time. Take #3 was selected by RCA for release. A Big Hunk O' Love reached number one on Billboard's Hot 100 chart for two weeks, and had a 14-week stay on the chart. A Big Hunk O' Love was #10 on the rhythm & blues chart. Sales for the record easily exceeded one million copies. An April 9, 1972, performance at Hampton Roads, Virginia, was shown in the documentary Elvis On Tour. A Big Hunk O' Love was sung in Elvis's 1973 TV special, Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii. Aaron Schroeder and Sid Wyche are the composers.

 

Elvis - 1958

Elvis - Take 2

Elvis - Take 4

Elvis - 1972

Elvis - 1973

Elvis - 13/05/1975

Spankox Remix - 2009

Kim Wilde - 1987

Kevin Stocks & Finnbeat - 1995

Martin Fontaine
The Elvis Story

Lyrics

Hey baby, I ain't askin' much of you
No no no no no no no no baby, I ain't askin' much of you
Just a big-a big-a a-big hunk o' love will do 

Don't be a stingy little mama
You're 'bout to starve me half to death
Well you can spare a kiss or two and
Still have plenty left, oh no no 
Baby, I ain't askin' much of you
Just a big-a big-a a-big hunk o' love will do - that's right
 
You're just a natural born beehive
Filled with honey to the top
But I ain't greedy baby
All I want is all you got, oh no no
Baby, I ain't askin' much of you
Just a big-a big-a hunk o' love will do - that's right
 
I got a wishbone in my pocket
I got a rabbit's foot 'round my wrist
And I'd have every thing my lucky charms could bring
If you'd give me just one sweet kiss, no no no no no no no
Baby, I ain't askin' much of you
Just a big-a hunk-a hunk-a hunk o' love will do - that's right
Just a big-a big-a hunk o' love will do - that's right
 
Where it was released:
First released in single 
 
Singles:
- A Big Hunk O' Love / My Wish Came True (RCA 47-7600) July 1959. Standard release 
- A Big Hunk O' Love / My Wish Came True (RCA 447-0626) February 1962. Gold Standard Series reissue 
- A Big Hunk O' Love / My Wish Came True (Collectables DPE1-1008 4508). December 1986.
 
LPs/CDs:
- 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong - Elvis' Gold Records, Volume 2 (1959) 
- Elvis: Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Volume 1 (1970) 
- Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (1973) 
- Elvis (1973) 
- Elvis - A Collectors Edition (1976) 
- The Elvis Presley Story (1977) 
 From Elvis With Love (1978) 
- Elvis Commemorative Album (1978) 
- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) 
 Elvis Greatest Hits, Volume 1 (1981) 
- The Number One Hits (1987)
- The Top Ten Hits (1987)
- The Alternate Aloha (1988)
- Elvis in Nashville (1988)
- Essential Elvis, Volume 3 - Hits Like Never Before (1990)
- The King Of Rock'n'Roll - The Complete 50's Masters (1992)
- Gold - The Very Best of the King (1995)
- Walk A Mile In My Shoes - The Essential 70's Masters (1995) 
- All Time Greatest Hits (1997)
- Classic Elvis (1997)
- Elvis' Greatest Jukebox Hits (1997)
- Platinum - A Life In Music (1997) 
- A Touch of Plantinum - Volume 1 (1998)
- Elvis - The Concert (1999)
- Burning Love (1999)
- Artist of the Century (1999) 
- The Swedish Hit Collection (2000)
- Elvis 2000: The Best of the King (2000)
- The 50 Greatest Hits (2000)
- Best of Elvis Presley II (2001)
- The Live Greatest Hits (2001)
- Elvis 6363 Sunset (2001) - FTD 
- Live In Las Vegas (2001) 
- Elvis 50's (2001)
- 50 Years 50 Hits (2001) 
- Elvis 30# 1 Hits (2002)
- Takin' Tahoe Tonight (2003) - FTD 
- Flashback (2004) - FTD 
- Closing Night (2004)  FTD 
- On Tour  The Rehearsals (2004)  FTD 
- Summer Festival (2005) - FTD 
- Writing For the King (2006) - FTD 

- An American Trilogy (2007) FTD
- 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't be Wrong (2007) - FTD

- Standing Room Only (2009) - FTD

Elvis From Hawaii to Las Vegas (2012) - FTD

Destination U.S.A. (2014) - FTD

- This is Elvis (2015) - FTD

- The Best of British - The RCA Years - 1959-1960 (2015) - FTD

What Now My Love (2018) - FTD

 

Bootleg Releases:
- The King: From The Dark to the Light (1974)  Tiger Records
- The Legend Lives On (1976)  The Presley Collection Series
- Superstar Outtakes, Volume 2 (1977)  E.P. Records
- The Vegas Years, 1972-1975 (1976)  TAKRL
- Aloha Rehearsal Show - Kui Lee Cancer Benefit (1980)  Amiga Records 
- Elvis On Tour (1980) Amiga Records

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