1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear recorded by Elvis Presley introduced June 24, 1957
Written by Kal Mann & Bernie Lowe
With the Jordanaires
Tigers play rough and you donít love lions enough so Elvis Presley wants to be a Teddy Bear in this song from his second film ĎLoving You.í He also had #1 rock hits with Too Much, All Shook Up, and the title song from his third film 'Jailhouse Rock'. In the late fifties, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Buddy Holly, and other rock idols, often scored with mainstream EASY-POP songs in addition to their rock Ďní roll hits.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"I donít wanna be your tiger, tigerís play too rough, I donít wanna be your lion, lionís ainít the kind you love enough"