Billboard #1 Hits: #17: “A Big Hunk O’ Love”- Elvis Presley. #1 August 10, 1959 2 weeks. Released on RCA Victor. Written by Aaron Schroeder and Sidney Wyche. Genre: Rock and Roll. Time: 2:12. B-side: “My Wish Came True.” Grade: A.
“A Big Hunk O’ Love” was recorded during the only recording session Elvis had during the two years he was in the U.S. Army. The recording session took place in Nashville in the summer of 1958. Among the players on the song were Chet Atkins on rhythm guitar and Floyd Cramer on piano. ” A Big Hunk O’ Love” was Elvis’s 12th #1 hit since his first appearance on the chart in early 1956. In the U.K. “A Big Hunk O’ Love” peaked at #4.