One Record, Two Hits And A Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution: Houndog/Don’t Be Cruel

Released in 1956 as two sides of the same 45 RPM record, Elvis Presley’s "Hound Dog" and "Don’t Be Cruel" rose quickly to the top of the charts, signaling a revolution in popular music. To this day, they remain the biggest hits of Presley’s career.

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