Bono's Song Of The Week – No. 2

Bono’s Song Of The Week – No. 2

Hound Dog

is a blues song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton in 1952.

It became known world-wide in 1956, when Elvis Presley recorded his own version. His version of the song still holds 19th place in Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.

This song reminds me of Henry – he likes to complain (»cry«) about things and he’s never caught a rabbit in his life, because he thinks it’s below his class :)

Check out the original video with Elvis rockin’ and-a reelin’!

Featured image by Daviddje