“Don’t Be Cruel”

Heard this last night on “Magic City” – it’s from 1975, and is sung by Billy Swan.

This is a very cool version of the Elvis Presley classic!

Have a great night….
[Update}: Check out my other post on some more great “Magic City” music: “Drowning on Dry Land

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21 Responses to “Don’t Be Cruel”

  1. Jff11 says:

    Very jerry garciaish


  2. Ron Parsell says:

    This song stole the show… Spellbinding ! Thanks for identifying it..Ronp in Orlando


  3. tim says:

    Just KILLER! I felt like I was in the Japenese Sleeper Hold for a minute. Can you say seratonin? The show is growing on me, nice little edge to it…


  4. Robyn A says:

    Unbelievably good. Had to find out who the artist is. Thank you for sharing. No doubt, we will be hearing more about this version.


  5. Brad says:

    That was a great song, I am the same as the rest of you could not get it put of my head. Tried to find the artist in the credits. Got to get it on my ipod. thanks for posting it.


  6. Ethel says:

    If you have Spotify you can listen to it on there. Love it


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  8. Wolfie says:

    I just started watching Magic City . As you know, during the funeral scene in episode 4 this haunting melody came on which I did not immediately recognize as “Don’t be Cruel”.. I have no memory of having heard Billy Swans version before… Let alone from 1975.. Thanks for posting the song … Peace, Rob from New Mexico


  9. Brenda says:

    I love this version too. And heard it first on Magic City. Hi mom!


  10. Chet Ranger says:

    Like I never heard all the words before I heard Swan’s dy-no-mite version. Wow.


  11. Ray says:

    Wow…Guess I’m late to the party. Just started watching the 1st season of Magic City and heard this song. Was blown away to find out it was from 1975!!! Great arrangement of it. I always liked Cheap Trick’s version better than Elvis’s (and I’m a big Elvis guy so thats saying something!) but I think I have a new favorite.


  12. Lynn Murray says:

    It just took me longer to find this, but I’m glad I did. I watched Magic City ~ episode #4 the first time it was on. WOW the end of the show was a blow away with this song. I rewound many times looking through the credits but never saw the credit to this song. I even wrote to the shows distributor in search of this version and origin of Don’t Be Cruel, never got an answer. Just happen to be listening to Cheap Trick and their version brought it all back. This time Google came through with this post about


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