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"All Shook Up"

"All Shook Up" single
Single by Elvis Presley
B-side "That's When Your Heartaches Begin"
Released March 22, 1957
Recorded January 12 & 13, 1957
Genre Rock & Roll
Length 1:57
Label RCA
Writer(s) Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley
Certification (US) RCA 47-6870 (45) 20-6870 (78)
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Too Much"
(1957)
"All Shook Up"
(1957)
"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear"
(1957)
"All Shook Up"
Single by Billy Joel
from the album Honeymoon in Vegas soundtrack
B-side "Wear My Ring Around My Neck", "Surrender"
Released 1992
Format CD single
Genre Rock
Writer(s) Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
Billy Joel singles chronology
"Shameless"
(1991)
"All Shook Up"
(1992)
"The River of Dreams"
(1993)

"All Shook Up" is one of the many hit songs of Elvis Presley. It reached the top of all three U.S. charts (pop, country and R&B), staying there for eight weeks in 1957, from April 13 through May 27. It is certified 2X Platinum by the RIAA. On the R&B chart, "All Shook Up" became Elvis Presley's second single to reach number one[1]. It was the Billboard Year End number one song for 1957. Otis Blackwell composed this song, with compositional additions by Elvis himself, who is also credited as lyricist. It was ranked #352 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

All Shook Up is also the name of a Broadway musical featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, based on the plot of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

Elvis' 1968 Comeback Special version has recently been featured on a televised commercial for Sirus satellite radio in November-December 2009.

Other recordings and performances

The Jeff Beck Group released a rendition of the song on the Beckola album (1969), with Rod Stewart on lead vocals and Ronnie Wood on bass.

The Beatles performed the song during their oldies jams during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. The Llopis in mexico during the 60 s The Sirex in Spain Marco, (Marco Tulio Sánchez)la voz del Rock and roll en Colombia in the 80 s.

The song was recorded by Suzi Quatro in the mid-1970s. Anson Williams performed the song on the Happy Days TV show in the 1970s.

The Gyromatics covered the song in 1984 and can be heard in the film "Roadhouse 66".

In 1991 Billy Joel recorded the song for the movie Honeymoon in Vegas, which also featured other Elvis Presley songs by various artists. Joel released the song as a single and it peaked at #92 in the US and #27 in the UK.

It was covered by Paul McCartney on his album Run Devil Run (1999), and by Cliff Richard on Wanted (2001).

It has also been recorded by Ry Cooder.

Chart positions (Billy Joel version)

Chart (1992) Peak
position
German Media Control Charts 52
UK Singles Chart 27
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 92
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 15

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 801.  
Preceded by
"Butterfly" by Andy Williams
Billboard Top 100 number one single
(Elvis Presley version)

April 20, 1957 (8 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone
Preceded by
Party Doll
Cash Box magazine best selling record chart
#1 record

April 13, 1957–June 1, 1957
Succeeded by
Love Letters in the Sand
Preceded by
"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley
Billboard Top 100 number one single of the year
1957
Succeeded by
"Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu)" by Domenico Modugno
Preceded by
"School Days" by Chuck Berry
Billboard R&B Best Sellers in Stores number-one single
April 29, 1957 - May 27, 1957 (four weeks)
Succeeded by
"Young Blood" by The Coasters







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