The songwriting team of Bernie Baum, Bill Giant, and Florence Kaye began contributing songs to Elvis Presley's movies with "Sound Advice" in Follow That Dream (1962). But 1963's "(You're The) Devil in Disguise" was an independent song as well as the best composition the writers had yet placed with Presley. It was well crafted to his talents, beginning with a rhythmic ballad style in which the narrator tells his girlfriend that she has the attributes of an angel. Then the arrangement abruptly breaks into rock & roll as the narrator intones the song's title. This fast-and-slow effect is repeated throughout the song for a highly entertaining effect. There is not much to the song beyond that gimmick -- the tune is repetitious and the lyrics are clichéd -- but Presley's vocal and his band's playing turn it into a roller coaster ride. "(You're The) Devil in Disguise" was the clear standout of the 14 songs Presley recorded over two days, May 26-27, 1963, and the song was quickly chosen as his next single. It was in the charts a month later, going Top Five pop and Top Ten R&B, and earning a gold record. It also marked the end of an era for Presley, who, according to chart researcher Joel Whitburn, was the top pop singles artist for every year from 1956 to 1962, except for 1959 when he was in the army (but still ranked in the Top Ten). Presley had turned increasingly to movie work, and the May 1963 session turned out to be his last non-soundtrack recording date for three years. "(You're The) Devil in Disguise" was his biggest record of 1963, a year when he slipped from first to 14th place on the list of top pop singles artists. It was his last newly recorded song to reach the Top Five for six years. ("Crying in the Chapel," a 1965 hit, had been recorded in 1960.) The song has not had much exposure beyond its initial success and inclusion on Presley hits collections. But Trisha Yearwood sang it on the soundtrack of the all-Presley song score for the 1992 film Honeymoon in Vegas.