This was one of the songs written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for Elvis for the film Jailhouse Rock
. It was one of four songs written during the famous Aberbach episode. Recounted in the book Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
on page 107, Leiber and Stoller were in their motel room enjoying breakfast at the leisurely hour of 1 P.M. when Jean Aberbach, Elvis' music publisher, showed up to ask whether they had the songs for Jailhouse Rock
yet. When they admitted that they hadn't, Aberbach said that he was not leaving without them, and pushed the sofa against the door of the hotel room and went to sleep on it. Leiber and Stoller wrote the songs and woke him up. After handing him the songs, only then would he let them go!