Lincoln Chase's "Such a Night" was a hit twice. In 1953, Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters recorded it as one of their earliest singles. The bouncy tribute to a one-night stand (the words only talk about kissing, but you get the idea) drew an outstanding performance from the tenor-voiced McPhatter, and the song nearly topped the R&B charts. Johnny Ray recorded a typically emotive version for the pop market that drew comment for seeming to spell out the sexual implications of the lyrics. Elvis Presley was an admirer of the song, and when he returned from Army service in 1960 he recorded it in a playful, rocking version for his Elvis Is Back! album. Four years later, Presley's label, RCA Victor, belatedly released the track on a 45, resulting in a Top 20 hit -- the most successful pop recording of the song. There have been several other recordings, including versions by Dinah Washington, Tom Jones, and Conway Twitty, but none have outdistanced the ones by the Drifters and Presley.