All Shook Up – Elvis Presley

May 27, 2022


“All Shook Up” was written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley in 1956. In an interview, Elvis said the song came to him in a dream. He woke up “all show up” and called Otis Blackwell to tell him his new song idea. They finished the song by the next morning. However, actor David Hess claimed he wrote the song based on real circumstances.
“All Shook Up” has a quick, snappy beat that will have you clapping your hands immediately after the beat comes on. With Elvis’s good looks and talent, “All Shook Up” was destined to be an all-time classic. Even though the song is only 1 minute and 57 seconds long, it managed to take the top spot on the US Billboard Top 100 for eight consecutive weeks. Elvis Persley’s version of “All Shook Up” dominated the UK Billboard Top 100 charts for seven consecutive weeks.
Fun Facts
• “All Shook Up” was recorded on January 12, 1957, and released on March 22, 1957
• The production was done at Radio Recorders, and RCA Victor Label handled the release.
• The song was ranked 352nd place on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
• The song’s B-side is the song titled that’s When Your Heartaches Begin
• Later on, the song was released by other musicians like the Beatles and Billy Joel, who got recognition for their versions.


Lyrics


Oooh, I’m All Shook Up
Uh huh uh
Mm mm mm, mm, yay, yay, yay
A well’a bless my soul
What’sa wrong with me?
I’m itchin’ like a man in a fuzzy tree
My friends say I’m actin’ wild as a bug
I’m in love
I’m All Shook Up
Mm mm mm, mm, yay, yay, yay
Well, my hands are shaky and my knees are weak
I can’t seem to stand on my own two feet
Who do you think of when you have such luck?
I’m in love
I’m All Shook Up
Mm mm mm, mm, yay, yay, yay
Well, please don’t ask me what’sa on my mind
I’m a little mixed up, but I’m feelin’ fine
I know one cure for this body of mine
Is to have that girl that I love so fine
Well she touched my hand what a chill I got
Her lips are like a volcano when it’s hot
I’m proud to say that she’s my buttercup
I’m in love
I’m All Shook Up
Mm mm mm, mm, yay, yay, yay
Mm mm mm, mm, yay, yay, yay
I’m all shook up!
Oh my boy, my boy
My boy, my boy

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