Too Much (Elvis Presley song)

"Too Much"
Single by Elvis Presley
B-side "Playing for Keeps"
Released January 4, 1957
Format 45", 78"
Recorded September 2, 1956, Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California
Genre Rock and roll, rhythm and blues
Length 2:33
Label RCA Victor
Writer(s) Lee Rosenberg, Bernard Weinman
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Love Me Tender"
"Too Much"
"All Shook Up"

"Too Much" is a #1 song recorded in a hit version by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music in 1956. It was written by Bernard Weinman and Lee Rosenberg. It was first recorded in 1954 by Bernard Hardison on Republic Records. Elvis Presley recorded the song in September 1956 and first performed it on January 6, 1957 on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show." Released as a single, Presley's "Too Much" reached number one on both the Cashbox and Billboard sales charts and went to number three on the R&B chart.[1] The single peaked at number two on the then-named Top 100 chart, the main Billboard pop chart.[2][3]

Chart performance

Chart (1957) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top 100 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 3
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 3


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 467.
  2. Ken Burke, Dan Griffin - The Blue Moon Boys - 2006 - Page 97 "One notable exception was the song “Too Much.” Built around a teen catchphrase (“Aw, man, that's too much!”), it wasn't much of a tune, but Presley attacked it with the same obsessive dedication he applied to everything in those days."
  3. Susan Doll Understanding Elvis: Southern Roots Vs. Star Image - 1998- Page 67 "One song, "Too Much," was not released until January 1957."

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Preceded by
"Young Love" by Tab Hunter
Cash Box magazine best selling record chart
#1 record

February 16, 1957March 2, 1957
Succeeded by
"Young Love" by Tab Hunter

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