What was the number one song in the UK on 12th July 1957?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

Here he is! The king of rock ‘n’ roll! Elvis’s first UK number one was at the top spot for an impressive 7 weeks.

I was very happy to listen to this Elvis classic as the last few number ones I’ve reviewed, have quite frankly been bum deals. And along comes Elvis with his distinctive voice and this catchy tune and it got my feet tapping. It’s a great tune and I can’t help singing along to it without curling my lip a la Elvis.

Wikipedia

“All Shook Up” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley, published by Elvis Presley Music, and composed by Otis Blackwell. The single topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on April 13, 1957, staying there for eight weeks. It also topped the Billboard R&B chart for four weeks, becoming Presley’s second single to do so, and peaked at No. 1 on the country chart as well. It is certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA. The song features Presley’s on percussion by slapping the back of his guitar.

It was ranked #352 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Lyrics

“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”

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