About the song

Elvis Presley in 1970. A fascinating time in the King’s career. The revolutionary rock and roll swagger of the 50s had matured, evolving into a more versatile and soulful sound. This period saw Elvis delve into gospel influences, experiment with orchestral arrangements, and recapture some of that electrifying energy from his early days.

Shout It Out, released in 1970, perfectly encapsulates this artistic crossroads. It’s not a ballad, but it doesn’t quite possess the raw, frenetic energy of his early hits. Instead, Shout It Out stands as a bridge, a testament to Elvis’s ever-evolving sound.

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Now, some might argue that Shout It Out leans a little more towards the bubblegum pop sound that was popular at the time. It’s certainly catchy, with a bright, optimistic melody and a simple, uplifting message. But beneath that surface layer lies a quintessential Elvis Presley performance.

Listen closely, and you’ll hear the unmistakable power in his voice. Even with a song that encourages positivity and joy, there’s an undeniable undercurrent of that signature Presley charisma. He doesn’t just sing the lyrics; he embodies them, urging the listener to join him in this declaration of happiness.

Shout It Out might not be the first song that comes to mind when you think of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits. But within this seemingly straightforward pop tune lies a treasure trove for the discerning listener.

It’s a song that reflects a specific era in Elvis’s career, a time of artistic exploration and growth. It’s a testament to his enduring charisma and his ability to infuse even the most lighthearted song with his own undeniable star power. So, put on your dancing shoes, crank up the volume, and prepare to be invigorated by the King’s infectious optimism in Shout It Out.

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