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Songs written by Otis Blackwell  

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The Four Seasons
1.05/1956

You're the Apple of My Eye by The Four Seasons

        

MP3

from Sherry & 11 Others    

CD

MP3

12

62
US
as The Four Lovers
written by Otis Blackwell 

video

Little Willie John
2.07/1956

Fever by Little Willie John

        

MP3

79

24
US
✫1
R&B
[King 4935]
written by Eddie Cooley & Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) 

video

Elvis Presley
3.08/1956

 ②  Don't Be Cruel by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from The Real Elvis EP    

CD

MP3

365

✫1
US
✫1
country
✫1
R&B
[songwriter #2 hit]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #197]
charted as Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog in US Hot 100 charts
[RCA Epa-940+]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Elvis Presley

video

4.12/1956

Paralyzed by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from Elvis [1956 album]    

CD

MP3

67

59
US
8
UK
US: from Elvis, Volume 1 EP
[RCA Epa-992+]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Elvis Presley

video

5.04/1957

 ①  All Shook Up by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

435

✫1
US
✫1
country
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[songwriter #1 hit]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #352]
[RCA 47-6870]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Elvis Presley

video

Jerry Lee Lewis
6.11/1957

 ④  Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis

        

MP3

326

2
US
✫1
country
3
R&B
✫1
UK
[songwriter #4 hit]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #96]
[Sun 281]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Jack Hammer

video

Charlie Gracie
7.01/1958

Cool Baby by Charlie Gracie

        

MP3

20

26
UK
written by Otis Blackwell 

video

Jerry Lee Lewis
8.03/1958

Breathless by Jerry Lee Lewis

        

MP3

196

7
US
4
country
3
R&B
8
UK
[Sun 288]
written by Otis Blackwell 

video

Peggy Lee
9.07/1958

Fever by Peggy Lee

        

MP3

190

8
US
5
R&B
5
UK
with Jack Marshall's Music
[Capitol 3998]
written by Eddie Cooley & Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) 

video

Johnnie Ray
10.09/1958

Up Until Now by Johnnie Ray

        

MP3

6

81
US
[Columbia 41213]
written by Otis Blackwell 

video

Pat Boone
11.09/1958

For My Good Fortune by Pat Boone

        

MP3

38

23
US
[Dot 15825]
written by Bobby Stevenson & Otis Blackwell 

video

Jimmy Barnes [1950's singer]
12.02/1959

No Regrets by Jimmy Barnes [1950's singer]

        

MP3

12

90
US
14
R&B
[Gibraltar 101]
written by Otis Blackwell 

video

Clyde McPhatter
13.04/1959

I Told Myself a Lie by Clyde McPhatter

        

MP3

10

70
US
B side to Lovey Dovey
[MGM 12780]
written by Jimmy Williams [Jimmy T. Williams] & Otis Blackwell 

video

Dee Clark
14.05/1959

Just Keep It Up by Dee Clark

        

MP3

90

18
US
9
R&B
26
UK
[Abner 1026]
written by Otis Blackwell 

video

Wade Flemons
15.07/1959

Slow Motion by Wade Flemons

        

MP3

3

101
US
[Vee-Jay 321]
written by Otis Blackwell 

video

Dee Clark
16.08/1959

Hey Little Girl by Dee Clark

        

MP3

75

20
US
2
R&B
[Abner 1029]
written by Bobby Stevenson & Otis Blackwell 

video

Johnny Restivo
17.09/1959

The Shape I'm In by Johnny Restivo

        

MP3

7

80
US
[RCA 47-7559]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Lee Cathy

video

Jimmy Jones
18.12/1959

 ⑤  Handy Man by Jimmy Jones

        

MP3

286

2
US
3
R&B
3
UK
[songwriter #5 hit]
[Cub 9049]
written by Otis Blackwell , Jimmy Jones & Charles Merenstein

video

Elvis Presley
19.02/1960

Strictly Elvis EP by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from Strictly Elvis EP    

CD

MP3

22

26
UK
written by Red Foley, Arthur Willis, Joe Thomas [bluesman], Otis Blackwell , Elvis Presley & Faron Young

video

LaVern Baker
20.05/1960

Shadows of Love by LaVern Baker

        

MP3

from Saved    

CD

MP3

8

83
US
B side to Wheel Of Fortune
[Atlantic 45-2059]
written by Otis Blackwell 

video

Billy Bland
21.07/1960

Pardon Me by Billy Bland

        

MP3

3

102
US
[Old Town 1082]
written by Otis Blackwell 

video

Bill Black's Combo
22.09/1960

Don't Be Cruel by Bill Black's Combo

        

MP3

from Solid and Raunchy    

CD

MP3

96

11
US
9
R&B
32
UK
[instrumental]
[Hi 2026]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Elvis Presley

video

Cliff Richard
23.09/1960

Nine Times Out of Ten by Cliff Richard

        

MP3

80

3
UK
as Cliff Richard & The Shadows
written by Otis Blackwell  & Waldense Hall

video

Pete Bennett & the Embers
24.11/1961

Fever by Pete Bennett & the Embers

        

MP3

3

105
US
written by Eddie Cooley & Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) 

video

The Marcels
25.03/1962

Twistin' Fever by The Marcels

        

MP3

2

103
US
[Colpix 629]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Winfield Scott

video

Elvis Presley
26.10/1962

 ③  Return to Sender by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from Girls! Girls! Girls!    

CD

MP3

326

2
US
5
R&B
✫1
UK
[songwriter #3 hit]
[RCA 47-8100]
written by Winfield Scott & Otis Blackwell 

video

The Fiestas
27.11/1962

I Feel Good All Over by The Fiestas

        

MP3

2

123
US
[Old Town 1127]
written by Winfield Scott & Otis Blackwell 

video

Elvis Presley
28.02/1963

One Broken Heart for Sale by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from It Happened at The World's Fair    

CD

MP3

115

11
US
21
R&B
12
UK
with the Mellow Men
[RCA 47-8134]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Winfield Scott

video

Barbara Lynn
29.02/1963

Don't Be Cruel by Barbara Lynn

        

MP3

7

93
US
[Jamie 1244]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Elvis Presley

video

Helen Shapiro
30.01/1964

Fever by Helen Shapiro

        

MP3

11

38
UK
written by Eddie Cooley & Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) 

video

Del Shannon
31.07/1964

Handy Man by Del Shannon

        

MP3

58

22
US
36
UK
[Amy 905]
written by Otis Blackwell , Jimmy Jones & Charles Merenstein

video

Alvin Robinson
32.09/1964

Fever by Alvin Robinson

        

MP3

3

108
US
[Red Bird 10-010]
written by Eddie Cooley (as Ed Cooley) & Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) 

video

The Four Seasons
33.10/1964

Apple of My Eye by The Four Seasons

        

MP3

3

106
US
[Vee-Jay 618]
written by Otis Blackwell 

video

Elvis Presley
34.06/1965

(Such an) Easy Question by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

130

11
US
✫1
AC
10
UK
[recorded in 1962]
[RCA 47-8585]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Winfield Scott

video

The McCoys
35.11/1965

Fever by The McCoys

        

MP3

from Hang On Sloopy    

CD

MP3

138

7
US
44
UK
[Bang 511]
written by Eddie Cooley & Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) 

video

Tiny Tim
36.02/1969

Great Balls of Fire by Tiny Tim

        

MP3

from Tiny Tim's Second Album    

CD

MP3

7

85
US
[Reprise 20802]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Jack Hammer

video

Rita Coolidge
37.12/1972

Fever/My Crew by Rita Coolidge

        

MP3

from The Lady's Not for Sale    

CD

MP3

11

76
US
B side My Crew charted from 13 january 1971
written by Eddie Cooley & Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) 

video

Foster Sylvers
38.10/1973

Hey, Little Girl by Foster Sylvers

        

MP3

from Foster Sylvers    

CD

MP3

9

92
US
63
R&B
written by Bobby Stevenson & Otis Blackwell 

video

Suzi Quatro
39.09/1974

All Shook Up by Suzi Quatro

        

MP3

from Suzi Quatro    

CD

MP3

6

85
US
[Bell 45477]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Elvis Presley

video

Billy Swan
40.05/1975

Don't Be Cruel by Billy Swan

        

MP3

from I Can Help    

CD

MP3

9

42
UK
written by Otis Blackwell  & Elvis Presley

video

James Taylor
41.06/1977

Handy Man by James Taylor

        

MP3

from JT    

CD

MP3

173

4
US
✫1
AC
54
UK
[Columbia 10557]
written by Otis Blackwell , Jimmy Jones & Charles Merenstein

video

Elvis Presley
42.09/1977

All Shook Up by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

9

41
UK
[R]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Elvis Presley

video

43.09/1977

Return to Sender by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

9

42
UK
[R]
written by Winfield Scott & Otis Blackwell 

video

Narvel Felts
44.1978

Just Keep It Up by Narvel Felts

        

MP3

from Inside Love    

CD

MP3

4

31
country
[ABC 12374]
written by Otis Blackwell 

video

Elvis Presley
45.06/1978

Don't Be Cruel (To a Heart That's True) by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

25

24
UK
[R]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Elvis Presley

video

Dolly Parton
46.1979

Great Balls of Fire by Dolly Parton

        

MP3

from Great Balls of Fire    

CD

MP3

11

7
country
[RCA 11705]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Jack Hammer

video

Joel Hughes
47.1982

Handy Man by Joel Hughes

        

MP3

1

75
country
written by Otis Blackwell  & Jimmy Jones

video

Russ Abbot
48.02/1982

A Day in the Life of Vince Prince by Russ Abbot

        

MP3

6

61
UK
written by Otis Blackwell , Elvis Presley, Berni Lowe, Kal Mann, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Davie & Moore

video

The Orbit
49.1983

All Shook Up by The Orbit

        

MP3

6

17
dance
75
R&B
featuring Carol Hall
[Quality 047]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Elvis Presley

video

The Judds
50.1987

Don't Be Cruel by The Judds

        

MP3

from Heartland    

CD

MP3

7

10
country
[RCA 5274]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Elvis Presley

video

Cheap Trick
51.07/1988

Don't Be Cruel by Cheap Trick

        

MP3

from Lap of Luxury    

CD

MP3

151

4
US
32
AC
8
rock
77
UK
[Columbia 07965 (Epic)]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Elvis Presley
Shane Barmby
52.1989

Let's Talk About Us by Shane Barmby

        

MP3

from Let's Talk About Us    

CD

MP3

1

77
country
[Polygram 874168 (Mercury)]
written by Otis Blackwell 

video

Adamski
53.09/1990

The Space Jungle by Adamski

        

MP3

from Doctor Adamski's Musical Pharmacy    

CD

MP3

56

8
dance
7
UK
[MCA 53961]
written by Elvis Presley, Otis Blackwell  & Adamski (as Adam Tinley)

video

Billy Joel
54.08/1992

All Shook Up by Billy Joel

        

MP3

from Honeymoon in Vegas: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack    

CD

MP3

30

92
US
15
AC
27
UK
[Columbia 74422]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Elvis Presley
Peggy Lee
55.08/1992

Fever by Peggy Lee

        

MP3

4

75
UK
[R]
written by Eddie Cooley & Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) 

video

Elvis Presley
56.08/1992

Don't Be Cruel by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

9

42
UK
[R]
[RCA 62402]
written by Otis Blackwell  & Elvis Presley

video

Madonna
57.04/1993

Fever by Madonna

        

MP3

from Erotica    

CD

MP3

84

✫1
dance
6
UK
[Warner 18650 (Maverick)]
written by Eddie Cooley & Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) 
Frank Black & Teenage Fanclub
58.08/1995

The John Peel Session by Frank Black & Teenage Fanclub

        

MP3

1

140
UK
written by Jimmy Jones, Otis Blackwell , Frank Black, Brian Hyland & Del Shannon

video

Van Morrison & Linda Gail Lewis
59.09/2000

Let's Talk About Us by Van Morrison & Linda Gail Lewis

        

MP3

2

100
UK
written by Otis Blackwell 

video

Elvis Presley
60.04/2005

Return to Sender by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from 18 UK No. 1's    

CD

MP3

63

5
UK
[R]
written by Winfield Scott & Otis Blackwell 

video

Bette Midler
61.2006

Fever by Bette Midler

        

MP3

from Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook    

CD

MP3

14

4
dance
written by Eddie Cooley & Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) 

video

Top 100 hits3149415131
Top 40 hits1847413121
Top 10 hits1026311112
✫ #1 hits223133
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