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Easy Question

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(Blackwell / Scott)

Information:
Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott wrote (Such An) Easy Question for Elvis in early 1962. He recorded the song on March 18, 1962, at RCA’s Nashville Studios. Three years later, (Such An) Easy Question was released as a single after its inclusion in the film Tickle Me. The song had an eight-week stay on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at #11. On the Easy Listening chart, (Such An) Easy Question replaced Horst Jankowski’s A Walk In The Black Forest as the number one song in July 1965. After two weeks at number one, it was replaced by Gary Lewis and the Playboys’ hit Save Your Heart For Me. (Such An) Easy Question spent a total of seven weeks on the chart.

Lyrics:

 

Do you or don't you love me
Such an easy question
Why can't I get an answer
Tell me, will you or won't you need me
Such an easy question
Why can't I get an answer

1. All you do is give a sigh
And beat around the bush
Can it be that you're too shy
To give yourself a little old push
Can you or can't you tell me yes
It's such an easy question
Why can't I get an answer (oh yeah)

 

1. (Repeat)

 

It's such an easy answer to such an easy question

Why can't I get an answer to such an easy question

 
Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the LP Pot Luck »
 

Singles:

- (Such An) Easy Question / It Feels So Right (RCA 47-8585) May 1965. Standard release. Two picture sleeves were issued: one that read "Coming soon! Special TICKLE ME EP", and one issued a month later that read, "Ask for Special TICKLE ME EP" »

- (Such An) Easy Question / It Feels So Right (RCA 447-0653) November 1966. Gold standard series reissue.

 
LPs/CDs:
- Pot Luck (1962)
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– Memories of Elvis (1978) »
- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) »

- Forever, Volume 2 (1992)

- From Nashville to Memphis – The Essential 60’s Masters (1993)

- Are You Lonesome Tonight (1997)

- Can’t Help Falling In Love (1999)

- Elvis Lovin’ – Millennium Masters (2000)

- Essential Elvis, Volume 6 – Such a Night (2000)

- The Swedish Hit Collection (2000)

- Greatest Hits (2001)

- 50 Years 50 Hits (2001)

- Can’t Help Falling In Love: The Hollywood Hits (2003)

- Studio B: Nashville Outtakes (2003) – FTD »

- Tickle Me (2005) – FTD »

- Pot Luck With Elvis (2007) - FTD »

 

Bootleg Releases:

- Elvis Sings Songs From Tickle Me (1987) - Audition Supertone

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