The song “Crying in the Chapel” was originally released by the songwriter’s son, not the icon Elvis Presley. Artie Glenn, the man behind the masterpiece’s lyrics, had his son Darrell Glenn perform the original version, which was released in 1953. The original version also charted, peaking at no. 6.
The song meant a lot more to Artie Glenn than most people realize. According to an interview, Artie Glenn’s real-life experience inspired the song. It is the narrative of Artie thanking God in the nearest chapel for helping him get through the worst moment of his life, as implied by the title.
It’s a song about love and gratitude to the one above. It is something to which everyone can connect. And it’s not only Artie fans who appreciate the song’s message, Elvis Presley also recorded his own version of it. His rendition rapidly became popular and was regarded as one of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits.
Elvis Presley’s rendition was a million-seller since “Return to Sender,” and it also charted, reaching no. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and no. 1 on the UK charts.
For some fun fact, Presley’s rendition was recorded five years before its release because he wasn’t pleased with the initial recording. That just shows how Elvis Presley is really dedicated to his craft.
So if you want to check out Elvis Presley’s version of the song “Crying in the Chapel” by Darrell Glenn to remind you to thank God for not leaving you behind through the rough times, then you may check it out down below.