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Don't Be Cruel by

Written by
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Language
English
First recorded on
July 2, 1956
Released on
Hound Dog


Single
July 13, 1956

Comments
Nr 1 US / Nr 24 UK (mid '78).
Based on a 1955 demo by Otis Blackwell.
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written by , English

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July 13, 1956 First recording on July 2, 1956
First release
Definitive version
Hit song
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Don't Be Cruel Wolfgang [1] 1982 Unverified
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March 1990 Released more than 10 years after its recording
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(Dressed to Kill Studio Artists) June 22, 1999
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June 4, 2001 Released more than 10 years after its recording
October 16, 2001
Don't Be Cruel Whatever November 5, 2001 Unverified
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February 4, 2003
April 29, 2003
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October 24, 2005
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June 16, 2006
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July 31, 2007
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Don't Be Cruel Strato-Vani September 26, 2008 Unverified
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October 31, 2011 A cappella
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January 13, 2014
November 19, 2014
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Don't Be Cruel Calvin Lengwood 2014 Unverified
March 30, 2015
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June 2, 2017
September 15, 2017
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November 1, 2019
May 2021
Don't Be Cruel Sammy Atchison Unverified

written by , instrumental

Title Performer Release date Info
i 1960
i November 1963
i 1963
i January 1965
i 1965
i 1968
i 1970
i 1975
i 1981
i 1992
i 1994
i September 1995
i 1995
i July 30, 1996
i September 21, 2000 Released more than 10 years after its recording
i 2000
i 2000
i 2001
i October 2006 Vocalise version
i 2007
i April 2010
i August 2010
i March 4, 2012
i 2013
i May 20, 2014
i January 6, 2017

written by Czech

Title Performer Release date Info
1961 First recording on February 13, 1961
First release
1977
1999
September 30, 2010

written by Danish

Title Performer Release date Info
1975 First recording in September 1975
First release

written by Dutch

written by , English

Title Performer Release date Info
April 1963 First recording on November 7, 1956
First release

written by English

written by Finnish

written by Norwegian

written by Spanish

Title Performer Release date Info
1957 First recording on November 6, 1956
First release

written by unknown author(s) Spanish