The last half of the 1950’s belonged to Elvis Presley. One of his big hits that sometimes floats under the radar is “Too Much.” It was first recorded by Bernard Hardison during 1954 for the Republic Label. That was just a warm-up for Elvis’ version.
Released during early January of 1957, it reached number one on two of the four BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Singles Charts.
Best Sellers In Stores Chart – 2/9/57 – 3 weeks at number one.
Mosy Played On Jukeboxes Chart – 3/9/57 – 1 weeks at number one.
Most Played by Disc Jockeys Chart – Reached Number 2.
Billboard Top 100 – Reached Number two.
Billboard Country Singles Chart- Reached Number 3.
Billboard Rhythm & Blues Chart – ReachedNumber 3.
It may not have been the biggest number one single of his career but very few artists ever reach the top of the charts. The flip side, “Playing For Keeps,” also charted at number 21.