The song Hound Dog is one of the most recognizable songs by Elvis Presley. Thanks to his 1956 recording, anytime the song comes on someone in the room is instantly singing along, “you ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog Cryin’ all the time.”
Hound Dog though is not an Elvis original. Four years before it was released by Elvis, blues singer Ellie Mae Thornton, known as Big Mama Thornton, first recorded Hound Dog on August 13, 1952. Check out the original in the video below!