Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley

April 20, 2022

Today’s song is the rock and roll pop song “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley.

Fun Facts:

  • Elvis started his career in 1954 when he paid $4 in Memphis to record some songs to give to his mother.
  • “Blue Suede Shoes” was written and produced by Carl Perkins. It was recorded on December 19, 1955, and released in January 1956.
  • Elvis recorded his version on January 30, 1956, but released it on September 8, 1956.
  • Elvis was adamant about not recording the song at first but agreed to record it provided it was not released while the Carl Perkins version was hot.
  • Elvis sang “Blue Suede Shoes” as a tribute to help Carl Perkins, who was struggling after the accident.
  • Elvis Persley’s version of Blue Suede Shoes ranked number 423 in the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time,” while the Perkins version was 95.
  • “Blue Suede Shoes” is known as one of the songs that shaped Rock and Roll 
  • Elvis was raised in abject poverty; he had to find a job as a truck driver immediately after his high school diploma.
  • Elvis’s marriage failed due to substance abuse, infidelity, and his stressful career. His wife decided to shift to other issues.
  • The doctors confirmed that Elvis died of heart disease due to the overuse of prescription drugs. 

Lyrics:

(Genius)

 

Well, it’s one for the money, two for the show

Three to get ready, now go, cat, go

But don’t you step on my blue suede shoes

 

Well, you can do anything, but stay off of my blue suede shoes

Well, you can knock me down, step in my face

Slander my name all over the place

 

Do anything that you wanna do

But uh-uh honey, lay off of them shoes

 

And don’t you step on my blue suede shoes

 

Well, you can do anything, but stay off of my blue suede shoes

 

Let’s go, cat!

Ah, walk the dog

 

You can burn my house, steal my car

 

Drink my liquor from an old fruit jar

 

Do anything that you want to do

But uh-uh, honey, lay off of my shoes

 

And don’t you step on my blue suede shoes

 

Well, you can do anything, but lay off of my blue suede shoes

 

Rock it

 

Yeah!

 

Well, it’s one for the money, two for the show

Three to get ready, now go, cat, go

 

But don’t you step on my blue suede shoes

 

Well, you can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

 

Well it’s blue, blue, blue suede shoes

Blue, blue, blue suede shoes, yeah

Blue, blue, blue suede shoes, baby

Blue, blue, blue suede shoes

 

Well, you can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

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2 Comments

  1. Rob

    Elvis greatest entertainer and singer ever

    Reply
  2. Jim

    My favorite Rockabilly song by my favorite singer Carl Perkins. Great Song

    Reply

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