Return to Sender

Return to Sender by Elvis Presley was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, December 13, 1962 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The year after this was released, postal "Zones" were replaced by Zip Codes, making the line, "No such number, no such zone" outdated. On January 8 1993, the US postal service released a stamp commemorating Elvis on what would have been The King's 58th birthday. This caused a stir, as stamps were usually reserved for historical figures rather than entertainers, so the postal service let their customers vote on one of 2 designs for the stamp: a young Elvis or an older (and heavier) Elvis. Young Elvis won handily and on January 8, 1993, the stamp was released. Enterprising stamp collectors put Elvis stamps on letters that day and mailed them off with false addresses so they would be sent back marked "Return To Sender" and become collector's items.

Return to Sender FAQs

Who sang Return to Sender?

Return to Sender was performed by Elvis Presley

What year did Return to Sender get to the UK number 1 spot?

Return to Sender first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, December 13, 1962

How long was Return to Sender at number 1 in the UK?

Return to Sender spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.