Song written by Aaron Schroeder and Sid Wyche, a.k.a. Sid Jaxon. Aaron Schroeder co-wrote a whole bunch of hits from the rock 'n' roll area, from 'Fools hall of fame' (Pat Boone) to 'Because they're young' (Duane Eddy). 'A big hunk o' love' was originally recorded by Elvis Presley. The single was released on June 23, 1959 and topped the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. In the UK, the single peaked at number 4.