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Kiss Me Quick


(Pomus / Shuman)


Kiss Me Quick is a Doc Pomus-Mort Shuman tune written especially for Elvis. The song was recorded by Elvis on June 25, 1961, at RCA’s Nashville studios. The single release had a six-week stay on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 1964, peaking at #34. It was the first original Gold Standard Series issue. An alternate mix of Kiss Me Quick appeared on the Spanish EP Elvis Presley Canta. One of the stereo channels (with the Jordanaires singing backup) was omitted. The Beatles rated Kiss Me Quick when they appeared on the British TV series, Juke Box Jury, in 1964.



Kiss me quick while we still have this feeling
Hold me close and never let me go
'Cause tomorrows can be so uncertain
Love can fly and leave just hurting
Kiss me quick because I love you so

Kiss me quick and make my heart go crazy
Sigh that sigh and whisper oh so low
Tell me that tonight will last forever
Say that you will leave me never
Kiss me quick because I love you so

1. Oh, let the band keep playing while we are swaying
Let's keep on praying that we'll never stop

2. Kiss me quick just I can't stand this waiting
'Cause your lips are lips I long to know
For that kiss will open heaven's door
And we'll stay there forever more
So kiss me quick because I love you so


1. 2. (Repeat)

Mmm kiss me quick because I love you so
Kiss me quick because I love you so

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Pot Luck »


- Kiss Me Quick / Suspicion (RCA 447-0639) April 1964. Gold standard series original »



- Pot Luck (1962) »

– Memories of Elvis (1978) »

- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) »

- Forever, Volume 2 (1992)

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

- Gold – The Very Best of the King (1995)

- Always Elvis – The Dutch Album (1997)

- Are You Lonesome Tonight (1997)

- Elvis 2000: Best of the King (2000)

- Elvis Chante Mort Shuman & Doc Pomus (2000)

- Elvis Lovin’ – Millennium Masters (2000)

- The Swedish Hit Collection (2000)

- Best of Elvis Presley II (2001) – Zounds

- Greatest Hits (2001)

- Close Up (2003)

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

- Hitstory (2005)

- Pot Luck With Elvis (2007) - FTD »

- Summer of '61 (2013) - FTD »

– Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3 (2015) - FTD »

– Elvis' Golden Records, Volume 4 »


Bootleg Releases:

- Elvis (1974) - Neuphone Records

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