You're a Heartbreaker
Contrary to previously published reports, You're a Heartbreaker was not originally recorded by Elvis. This Charles (Jack) Alvin Sallee tune was written in 1952 and originally recorded by Jimmy Heap (Capitol 2294) late that year. His record was released in January 1953. Two months later, a version by Ray Anthony's orchestra, with vocal by Jo Ann Greer, was issued (Capitol 2349).
Elvis recorded You're a Heartbreaker on
December 10, 1954, at Sun Records. The single release did not chart
nationally, but it was the first Elvis song for which sheet music was
2. You're a heartbreaker, you're a love faker
First released on single »
- Milkcow Blues Boogie / You’re a Heartbreaker (Sun 215) January 8, 1955. Standard release in both 78 RPM and 45 RPM »
- Milkcow Blues Boogie / You’re a Heartbreaker (RCA 20-6540) November 1955. Standard 78 RPM RCA reissue »
- Milkcow Blues Boogie / You’re a Heartbreaker (RCA 47-6540) November 1955. Standard 45 RPM RCA reissue »
- Milkcow Blues Boogie / You’re a Heartbreaker (RCA 447-0603) March 1959. Gold standard series reissue »
- Milkcow Blues Boogie / You’re a Heartbreaker (Collectables DPE-1-1001 4501) December 1986.
- The Sun Sessions (1975) »
- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) »
– The Best of British - The RCA Years 1957-1958 (2014) - FTD »
– For LP Fans Only (2018) - FTD »