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All Shook Up
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(Blackwell & Presley)

Information:
While Otis Blackwell was sitting in the office of Shalimar Music in 1956, Al Stanton, one of the owners of Shalimar, came by shaking his bottle of Pepsi Cola. Stanton said to Blackwell, "Why don't you write a song called All Shook Up?" Blackwell did. At least two artists recorded All Shook Up before Elvis. Both David Hill (Aladdin 3359) and Vicki Young (Capitol 3425) recorded the song in 1956. Elvis didn't record All Shook Up until January 12, 1957, at Radio Recorders. Featured on piano was Dudley Brooks. Take #10 was chosen for release by RCA. All Shook Up entered Billboard's Top 100 chart at #25. By its third week on the chart, it had become number one, replacing Perry Como's Round And Round. All Shook Up spent eight straight weeks at number one before being dethroned by Pat Boone's Love Letters In The Sand. The total stay on the chart was 30 weeks - the longest of any Presley singles. On the Country Best-Seller chart, All Shook Up peaked at #3. It reached number 1 (for one week) on the Country Juke Box chart and topped the rhythm & blues chart for four weeks. In England it became the first Presley single to top the British charts (which it did for seven weeks). Total sales exceeded two million copies. Elvis singing "Yeah, yeah" in the lyrics inspired John Lennon and Paul McCartney to add "Yeah, yeah, yeah" to She Loves Me.

Elvis sang All Shook Up in his 1968 TV special, Elvis, and the 1970 documentary Elvis - That's The Way It Is. The latter was from an August 1970 concert at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

In 1974 Suzi Quatro first reached the charts with her rendition of All Shook Up (Bell 45477). The recording peaked at #85 on the Hot 100 chart. After Elvis' death in 1977, Otis Blackwell recorded an album titled These Are My Songs (Inner City 1032), which included his version of All Shook Up.

David Hill - 1956

Elvis - Original

Elvis - 1968

Elvis - 1970

Suzi Quatro - 1974

Otis Blackwell - 1977

Dolly Parton - 1983

Billy Joel - 1992

Paul McCartney - 1999

Bruce Springsteen - 2009


Lyrics:

A well I bless my soul what's wrong with me
I'm itching like a man on a fuzzy tree
My friends say I'm actin' wild as a bug
I'm in love I'm all shook up
Mm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah

My hands are shaky and my knees are weak
I can't seem to stand on my own two feet
Who do you thank when you have such luck
I'm in love I'm all shook up
Mm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah

Please don't ask me what's on my mind
I'm a little mixed up but I'm feelin' fine
When I'm near that girl that I love best
My heart beats so it scares me to death

She touched my hand what a chill I got
Her lips are like a volcano that's hot
I'm proud to say she's my buttercup
I'm in love I'm all shook up
Mm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah

My tongue get tied when I try to speak
My insides shake like a leaf on a tree
There's only one cure for this body of mine
That's to have the girl that I love so fine

Where it was released:
First released on single 
 

Singles:

- All Shook Up / That's When Your Heartaches Begin (RCA 20-6870) March 1957. Standard 78 rpm release

- All Shook Up / That's When Your Heartaches Begin (RCA 47-6870) March 1957. Standard 45 rpm release

- All Shook Up / That's When Your Heartaches Begin (RCA 447-0618) March 1959. Gold Standard Series reissue.

- All Shook Up / That's When Your Heartaches Begin (RCA PB-11106) October 1977. One of 15 singles in the boxed set 15 Golden Records - 30 Golden Hits (RCA PP-11301), and the 20 Hits In Full Color Sleeves (RCA PP-11340) boxed set, released two months later.

- All Shook Up / That's When Your Heartaches Begin (RCA PB-13888) Outubro de 1984. One of six singles in the boxed set Elvis' Greatest Hits - Golden Singles, Volume 1 (RCA PP-13897). The record was pressed on gold vinyl and had a special gold "50th" anniversary label.

 
EPs:
- A Touch of Gold, Volume 3 (1960) 
- Tupperware's Hit Parade (1973) - promo
 
LPs/CDs:
- Elvis' Golden Records (1958) 
- Elvis - NBC TV Special (1968)  
- From Memphis To Vegas / From Vegas To Memphis (1969) 
- Elvis: Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Volume 1 (1970) 
- Elvis in Person at the International Hotel (1970)  
- Elvis As Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1972) 
- Elvis (1973) 
- Pure Gold (1975) 
- Elvis - A Collectors Edition (1976) 
 Elvis' Golden Records (1977) 
- The Elvis Presley Story (1977) 
- Elvis: Memories (1978) 
- Elvis Commemorative Album (1978) 
- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) 
- Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1979) 
 Elvis Aron Presley (1980) 
 Pure Gold (1980) 

Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada (1981)

Elvis NBC TV Special (1981)

Rock'n'Roll Forever (1981) - Candlelite

- The Number One Hits (1987)
- The Top Ten Hits (1987)
- Essential Elvis, Volume 2 (1989)
- The King Of Rock'n'Roll - The Complete 50's Masters (1992) 
- The Essential Collection (1994)
- Gold - The Very Best of the King (1995)
- All Time Greatest Hits (1997)
- Classic Elvis (1997)
- Elvis' Greatest Jukebox Hits (1997)
- An Afternoon in The Garden (1997)
- Platinum - A Life In Music (1997) 
- Elvis Aron Presley (1998)
- Memories, the 68' Comeback Special (1998)
- A Canadian Tribute (1999)
- Rock'n'Roll (1999)
- Burbank '68 (1999) - FTD 
- Elvis - The Concert (1999)
- Artist of The Century (1999) 
- Legendary Elvis Presley (2000)
- Best of Artist of the Century (2000)
- Elvis 2000: Best of the King (2000)
- Tucson '76 (2000) - FTD 
- The 50 Greatest Hits (2000)
- That's The Way It Is - Special Edition (2000) 
- The Live Greatest Hits (2001)
- Elvis 6363 Sunset (2001) - FTD 
- Live In Las Vegas (2001) 
- Dixieland Rocks (2001) - FTD 
- The Way It Was (2001) - FTD 
- Elvis 50's (2001)
- 50 Years, 50 Hits (2001) 
- It's Midnight (2001) - FTD 
- Elvis 30#1 Hits (2002) 
- Elvis at The International (2002) - FTD 
- Dinner at Eight (2002) - FTD  
- Close Up (2003) 
- Dragonheart (2003) - FTD 
- Elvis as Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (2004) - FTD 
- Rockin' Across Texas (2005) - FTD 
- All Shook Up (2005) - FTD 
- Summer Festival (2005) - FTD 
- Loving You (2006)  FTD 
- Writing For the King (2006) - FTD 
- An American Trilogy (2007)  FTD 
- Live in L.A. (2007)  FTD 
- The Way It Was (2008) - FTD 
- America (2008) - FTD 
- Nevada Nights (2008) - FTD 
- Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas (2008) - FTD 
- Standing Room Only (2009) - FTD  
- Dixieland Delight (2009) - FTD 
- The Wonder of You (2009) 
- New Haven '76 (2009) - FTD 
- Rockin' Across Texas (2009) - FTD 
- A Minnesota Moment (2010) - FTD 
- High Sierra (2010) - FTD 
- Chicago Stadium (2010) - FTD 
 Live in Las Vegas (2011) - FTD 
- Live in L.A. (2011) - FTD 
 48 Hours to Memphis (2011) - FTD  
- Another Saturday Night (2012) - FTD 
 3000 South Paradise Road (2012) - FTD 
 Sold Out! (2013) - FTD 
 Hot August Night (2013) - FTD 
 The On Stage Season (2013) - FTD 
- Something for the Girls (2014) - FTD 
 Destination U.S.A. (2014) - FTD 
- The Return to Vegas (2014) - FTD 
- Rock Around the Bloch (2015) - FTD 
- Elvis' Golden Records (2015) - FTD 
- Elvis in West Texas (2015) - FTD 
 Elvis in Alabama (2015) - FTD 
 NBC-TV Special (2016) - FTD 
- Home Town Shows (2016) - FTD 
 Spirit of Jackson, MS (2016) - FTD 
 Las Vegas '74 (2017) - FTD 
 Elvis in Atlanta (2017) - FTD 
 Elvis at Madison Square Garden (2017) - FTD 
 Lake Tahoe '74 (2017) - FTD 
 The Bicentennial Show (2017) - FTD 
 Murfreesboro '74 (2018) - FTD 
 Omaha, Nebraska '74 (2018) - FTD 
 
Bootleg Releases:
- King of Las Vegas Live (1973)  Hazbin / Wizardo Records
- From Las Vegas... to Niagara Falls (1974)  Live Productions
- The Hillbilly Cat "Live", 1954  1974, Volume 1 (1974)  Brookville Records
- The Vegas Years, 1972-1975 (1976)  TAKRL
- America's Own (1979)  Geneva
- The Burbank Sessions, Volume 2 (1979)  Audifon Records
- Cadillac Elvis (?)  TCB Records 
- Elvis' 1961 Hawaii Benefit Concert (1979)  Golden Archives Records
- That's The Way It Is (1980)  Amiga Records
- The Vegas Years, 1972-1975 (Las Vegas; 1972)

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