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Puppet on a String (Elvis Presley song)

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"Puppet on a String"
Puppet on a String Elvis Presley 19653.jpg
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Girl Happy
B-side"Wooden Heart"
Format7" 45 vinyl Gold Standard series[citation needed]
RecordedJune 16, 1964[1]
GenreRock and roll, pop
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Roy C. Bennett, Sid Tepper[1][2][3]
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"I'm Yours"
"Puppet on a String" / "Wooden Heart"
"Tell Me Why" / "Blue River"

"Puppet on a String" is a 1965 song originally recorded by Elvis Presley. It was written by Roy C. Bennett and Sid Tepper and recorded by Elvis Presley for the MGM film Girl Happy,[1] which was released on April 14, 1965.[4][5]


Elvis Presley recorded the vocals for "Puppet on a String" along with other tracks on June 16, 1964 (over a backing track that was recorded earlier) during a recording session at Radio Recorders in Culver City outside of Los Angeles.[1]

The song was published by Elvis Presley's publishing company Gladys Music, Inc.

Released in the United States in 1965 as a single with the 1960 recording from the film G.I. Blues, "Wooden Heart", on the B-side,[6] "Puppet on a String" reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of December 25, 1965, where it would stay for two weeks.[7][2][4] (The other single from the same movie, "Do the Clam", was released earlier in the same year and reached number 21.)[4] The single peaked at number 13 on the Record World chart.

In Canada, the single reached number 3 in a 10 week chart run, entering the chart in November, 1965.[8]

The single was certified Gold in the U.S. by the RIAA in March, 1992.

Musical style and lyrics

"Puppet on a String" is an easy listening love song[1] or a ballad.


Chart (1965) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 14


  1. ^ a b c d e "Puppet On A String by Elvis Presley Songfacts". Songfacts, LLC. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  2. ^ a b c David F. Lonergan (2005). Hit Records, 1950-1975. Scarecrow Press. pp. 146–. ISBN 978-0-8108-5129-0.
  3. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (13 November 1965). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 4–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ a b c James L. Neibaur (4 April 2014). The Elvis Movies. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 163–. ISBN 978-1-4422-3074-3.
  5. ^ Thomas Lisanti (24 August 2012). Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959-1969. McFarland. pp. 193–. ISBN 978-0-7864-7297-0.
  6. ^ "Elvis Presley - Puppet On A String at Discogs". Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  7. ^ Billboard, December 25, 1965.
  8. ^ Song artist 2 - Elvis Presley.tsort.

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