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Jesse Mae Robinson wrote Party for Elvis's 1957 movie, Loving You. In February 1957 Elvis recorded two versions of the song at Radio Recorders - one for the film and one for record release. Party was sung several times in Loving You. The correct full title is (Let's Have a) Party. A different version with an added verse can be heard on the bootleg LP Got a Lot O' Livin' to Do. Shortly after the release of Loving You, the Collins Kids recorded a cover version of Party (Columbia 41012), and in 1960, Wanda Jackson released a rendition (Capitol 4397) titled Let's Have a Party that peaked at #37 on the Hot 100 chart.



Some people like to rock, some people like to roll
But movin' and a groovin' gonna satisfy my soul


1. Let's have a party, ooh, let's have a party
Send to the store and let's buy some more
And let's have a party tonight


I've never kissed a bear, I've never kissed a goon
But I can shake a chicken in the middle of the room

1. (repeat)


Now Honky Tonky Joe is knockin' at the door
Bring him in and fill him up a
nd set him on the floor

1. (repeat)


The meat is on the stove, the bread is getting hot

Everybody come and take a part of momma's shot

1. (repeat)


We're gonna have a party tonight



Extra verse:

I feel it in my leg, I feel it in my shoe

Tell me pretty baby if you think you feel it, too


Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Loving You »



- Loving You, Volume 1 (1957) »



- Loving You (1957) »

- The Legendary Recordings of Elvis (1979) »

- Essential Elvis (1986)

- The Collection, Volume 2 (1986)

- The King of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters (1992) - box set

- All Time Greatest Hits (1997)

- The 50 Greatest Hits (2000)

- Elvis 50’s (2001)

- Hitstory (2005)

- Loving You (2005)

- Loving You (2006) – FTD »

- Something for the Girls (2014) - FTD »

– The Best of British - The RCA Years 1957-1958 (2014) - FTD »


Bootleg Releases:

- Elvis (1974) - Neuphone Records
- Loving You (1975) - Gold Suit Productions

- Got a Lot O' Livin' to Do (1976) - Pirate Records

- Eternal Elvis (1978) - no label

- Special Delivery From Elvis (1979) - Flaming Star Records

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