Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On

November 2, 2021

Today’s song “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On” is an unforgettable song by Jerry Lee Lewis. The first known recording and popular release of the song were done by Sun Records’ artist Jerry Lee Lewis in 1957. It became a number-one hit on both the United States pop music charts and R&B music charts.

Fun Facts

  1. By the time of Jerry Lee Lewis’ second release, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On,” hit stores, rock and roll was at a fever pitch. Though he had been making waves with his high-energy take on rhythm and blues since his first single in 1957, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On” was his first release to hit number one on the pop charts, and it helped to cement him as King of Rock and Roll.
  2. The story behind Jerry Lee Lewis’s “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On” is a bizarre one. The famous piano pioneer recorded the song back in 1957 on Sun Records label, but it was banned on most radio stations at the time due to its risqué lyrics.
  3. “Whole Lotta Shakin” went on to sell over SIX million copies after a debut on the Sten Allen show.
  4. Jerry Lee Lewis’s “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On” has since cemented its place in the history of American music. It’s listed at number 61 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time in 2004.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

… Come over baby

Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

Yes, I said come over baby

Baby you can’t go wrong

We ain’t fakin’

Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

… Well I said come over baby

We got chicken in the barn

Oooh… huh.

Come over baby

Babe we got the bull by the horn-a

We ain’t fakin’

Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

… Well I said shake baby shake

I said shake baby shake

I said shake it baby shake it

I said shake baby shake

Come on over

Whole lotta shakin goin’ on

… Ahhhhh Let’s Go!

… Bridg

… Well I said come over baby

We got chicken in the barn

Who’s barn

What barn

My barn

Come over baby well, we got the bull by the horns

We ain’t fakin’

Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

… Easy Now (lower)

Shake it Ahhhh… Shake it babe

Yeah… You can shake one time for me

Well I said come over baby

Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

… Now let’s get real low one time now

Shake baby shake

All you gotta honey is kinda stand in one spot

Wiggle around just a little bit

That’s what you gotta do yeah…

Oh babe whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

… Now let go one time

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