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CRYING IN THE CHAPEL

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: ELVIS PRESLEY
 
Hit Month (Australia): June 1965
 
Song Author: Artie Glenn for his son Darrell Glenn
 
 
Year Recorded: 1960
Record Label: RCA
Label Number: 47-0643
 
SONG PROFILE
 
Crying in the Chapel

A song written by Artie Glenn for his son Darrell to sing.

Darrell recorded it while still in high school in 1953, along with Artie's band the Rhythm Riders. It became a local hit and publishers got a hold of it and it went nationwide.

He released the original version as a single as Valley 105 in 1953.

His original recording reached number one on the Cash Box charts where all the different versions were amalgamated and number six on Billboard. Darrell Glenn's original version also hit number six on the Billboard pop singles chart and number four on the Billboard country and western chart, Rex Allen's number eight, Ella Fitzgerald number 15, and Art Lund reached number 23.

On October 30, 1960, Elvis Presley recorded a version of the song during the sessions for his RCA Records gospel album, His Hand in Mine. It was not included on that album, but rather was held back by RCA and finally released as an "Easter Special" single (447-0643) in April 1965.