All Shook Up

Album: Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits (1957)
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  • A well'a bless my soul
    What'sa wrong with me?
    I'm itchin' like a man in a fuzzy tree
    My friends say I'm actin' wild as a bug
    I'm in love
    I'm all shook up
    Mm mm mm, mm, yay, yay, yay

    Well, my hands are shaky and my knees are weak
    I can't seem to stand on my own two feet
    Who do you think of when you have such luck?
    I'm in love
    I'm all shook up
    Mm mm mm, mm, yay, yay, yay

    Well, please don't ask me what'sa 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!

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

    My tongue gets 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 that girl that I love so fine!

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

Comments: 21

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 7, 1974, Suzi Quatro performed her covered version of "All Shook Up" on the NBC-TV late night musical/variety program 'The Midnight Special'...
    Three months later on September 8th, 1974 "All Shook Up" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #85, the following week it remained at #85, and on it's third and final week on the Top 100 it would be at #100...
    On the same 'Special" show she also performed the record's B-side, "Glycerine Queen"...
    Between 1973 and 1981 she had seven records on the Hot Top 100 chart; one made the Top 10, "Stumblin' In", a duet with Chris Norman, it peaked at #4 {for 2 weeks} on May 6th, 1979...
    "Stumblin' In" reached #2 {for 4 weeks} on the Australian Kent Music Singles chart, and for the 4 weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for those 4 weeks was "La Freak" by Chic...
    Susan Kay 'Suzi' Quatro celebrated her 67th birthday four days ago on June 3rd, 2017.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm
    On April 22nd, 2017 an estimated $100,000 worth of damage was done by an electrical fire to a home Elvis Presley once owned at 1034 Audubon Drive. This was the home Elvis owned before buying Graceland, the house was unoccupied at the time....
    Elvis purchased Graceland on March 25th, 1957 for $102,500...
    On the day Graceland was purchased Billboard's Top 10 chart was:
    #1. All Shook Up by The King
    #2. Little Darlin' by The Diamonds
    #3. Round and Round by Perry Como
    #4. Gone by Ferlin Husky
    #5. Party Doll by Buddy Knox with the Rhythm Orchids
    #6. Come Go With Me by The Dell-Vikings
    *#7. Butterfly by Andy Williams
    #7. Why Baby Why by Pat Boone
    #9. School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell) by Chuck Berry
    #10. So Rare by The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
    * A tie at #7...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 22nd 1957, Custom-built 'music gates' were installed at the entrance of Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis. At the time the King's "All Shook Up" was at #1 on all four of Billboard Magazine's major music charts; Best-Selling in Stores chart, Most Played on Juke Boxes chart, Most Played By Jockeys chart, and the Top 100 Sides chart...
    Plus it was also at #1 on Billboard's R&B Best-Sellers in Stores chart.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 28th, 1957 Elvis performed at Chicago's International Amphitheatre* wearing his famous gold lamé suit for the first time...
    And on that very same day "All Shook Up" peaked at #1 on Billboard's Best-Selling in Stores chart, and it remained in the top spot for the next seven weeks...
    For seven of the weeks it was at #1, the #2 record was "Little Darlin'" by the Diamonds...
    * Attending the concert was Ral Donner, who was a 'sound like Elvis' singer who had five Top 100 records and narrated the 1981 documentary film, 'This Is Elvis'.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaJerry good question. What is a fuzzy tree? And love that slapping sound.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 27th 1957, Elvis appeared at a benefit for his proposed Elvis Presley Youth Recreation Center, the benefit was held at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair & Dairy Show in his hometown of Tupelo, MS...
    This was his first show with his new backing duo, Hank Garland and Bob Moore; six days earlier on September 21st Scotty Moore and Bill Black quit over a salary dispute with Col. Parker...
    At the time Elvis had three records on Billboard's Top 100 chart; at #12 was "Teddy Bear", "Loving You" was at #38, and "All Shook Up" was at #74*...
    * According to Billboard, "All Shook Up" was actually tied at #74 with "Melodie D'Amour" by the Ames Brothers.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 4th 1957, at 4:30 AM Elvis stopped for breakfast* at the North Genesee Club Diner in Utica, NY; he was accompanied by three body guards and driving in a caddy, of course... He was on his way from from Ottawa, Canada to Philadelphia, PA...
    At the time "All Shook Up" was #1 on Billboard's Best Seller in Stores chart, #2 on the Most Played by Jockeys chart, and #4 on Most Played on Juke Boxes chart...
    Plus his "Too Much" was at #19 on the Most Played on Juke Boxes chart...
    * He ordered bacon, eggs, French toast, and coffee; left a $2 tip.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 31st 1957, Elvis played two shows {2 PM & 6 PM} at the Olympia Stadium in Detroit, and he was billed as ‘The Nation's Only Atomic-Powered Singer'...
    At the time his "All Shook Up" was at #6 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, and that was only its 2nd week on the chart, on its 1st week it entered at #26...
    Not surprisingly the next week it was at #1 and it stayed in the top spot for eight weeks...
    Also on March 31st, 1957 he had three other records on the Top 100; "Too Much" {at #18}, "Peace in the Valley" {at #58}, and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" {tied at #59}*...
    * The two records it was tied with at #59 were "A White Sport Coat & a Pink Carnation" by Marty Robbins and "Wonderful! Wonderful!" by Johnny Mathis.
  • Jon from Destin, FlOf all his songs, this is my favorite #1. And for all it's simplicity, it rocks right from the beginning with Dudley Brooks on the piano. It spent 8 straight weeks at #1. Total chart stay was 30 weeks - the longest of any Presley single.

    Elvis singing "Yeah, yeah" inspired Lennon & McCartney to add "Yeah, yeah, yeah" to "She Loves You".

    Barry says in the comments "Don't" isn't on Songfacts? That's like omitting "Hey Jude" by the Beatles, which Elvis also covered well btw.

    Let me add to his comments. The single "Don't" replaced "Get a Job". After only one week at the top, it was replaced by "Tequila". It spent 20 weeks on the top 100 chart. It's my #3 favorite of Elvis. "One Night" my #2.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NySince Elvis' "Don't" isn't on Song Facts I'll post the following here. Elvis had the No. 1 record of the year for both 1956 & 1957, he just missed three years in a row. "Don't" was the Number Three record for the year of 1958. Copy & paste: http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1958.htm
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyAccording to Billboard's Year-End chart for the Top 100 Songs of 1957; All Shook Up was the Number One Record for the year of 1957. Elvis also had the #9 record {Too Much}, the #14 record {Teddy Bear/Loving You} and the #16 record {Jailhouse Rock}. Copy & paste: http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1957.htm
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 13, 1957 "All Shook You" reached No. 1 and stayed there for 8 weeks; then Pat Boone's "Love Letters in the Sand" became No. 1 for 5 weeks. But Elvis reclaimed No. 1 with "Teddy Bear" and held it for 7 weeks...
  • Mark from Dublin, IrelandBilly joel done a great version of this track and so did suzi quato...But should check out Cliff Richards version on his 2003 album "wanted" its a completely different version bringing the song right up to date,not that im saying that it needs to be brought up to date,its still a rock n roll classic from the king but check out Cliffs version.
  • Joe from Perth, Australiai love the starting lyrics "WELL A BLESS MY SOUL WHAT'S A WRONG WITH ME" AND THE END "HEY, HEYYYYYYYYY I'M ALL SHOOK UP" BRILLIANT STUFF
  • Richard from London, EnglandSome very sad Elvis fans have tried to claim that the original title was "Shook Up" and that Elvis got the co-writing credit by adding "All" during the chorus. Hogwash!
  • Alexandre Medina from São Paulo, BrazilPaul McCartney made one of the greatest versions ever in his Run Devil Run album
  • Jerry from Brooklyn, NyWhqt in the world is a "fuzzy tree?"
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnI remember hearing this song in an early Happy Days episode, where Richie, Potsie and Ralph form a band and the only song they played was All Shook Up.
  • Sigurbjörn from KeflavÃ?k, IcelandThe start of Billy Joel´s version is great.
  • Brenda from Winnipeg, CanadaBilly Joel also recorded this song, as well as Heartbreak Hotel, for the Honeymoon in Vegas motion picture soundtrack in 1992.
  • Jeff from Boston, MaWhile recording this song, Elvis once again achieved some of that easy-going rhythm, partly by overdubbing himself slapping on theback of his guitar.
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