About the song

Absolutely! Let’s delve into the world of the King of Rock and Roll and one of his most endearing hits, “Stuck on You” (1960). Released in the nascent days of the 1960s, this song marked a significant turning point for Elvis Presley.

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Presley had just returned from his two-year stint in the US Army. This period, while a hiatus from recording, undoubtedly served as a time of reflection and personal growth for the young superstar. “Stuck on You” became his triumphant return to the music scene, a declaration that the King was back, and his soulful voice remained as captivating as ever.

While some of Presley’s earlier recordings reveled in a raw, energetic rockabilly style, “Stuck on You” showcased a shift towards a more mature sound. This doo-wop-influenced ballad, penned by songwriter Doc Pomus, allowed Elvis to explore a smoother vocal delivery, rich with tenderness and vulnerability. The gentle sway of the rhythm section, punctuated by tasteful backing vocals, creates a warm and intimate atmosphere, perfect for conveying the song’s message of unwavering devotion.

“Stuck on You” isn’t just a love song; it’s a declaration of complete and utter infatuation. The lyrics, delivered with Presley’s signature charm, paint a vivid picture of a man hopelessly smitten. Lines like “You’re like a dream come true / And I don’t wanna wake up from you” and “Can’t get you out of my mind / You’re the one I leave behind / In all my thoughts, you see” leave no doubt about the depth of his feelings. This relatable theme of all-encompassing love resonated deeply with fans, propelling the song to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks in 1960.

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“Stuck on You” also holds historical significance within Presley’s career. It was his first single released under his new label, RCA Victor, marking a new chapter in his artistic journey. This song served as a bridge between his rock and roll roots and the exploration of more diverse musical styles that would characterize his later recordings.

While some critics may consider “Stuck on You” a departure from Presley’s signature sound, it undeniably showcased his remarkable versatility as a vocalist. This song’s enduring appeal lies in its ability to capture the essence of youthful infatuation, delivered with Presley’s undeniable charisma. Whether you’re a die-hard Elvis fan or simply appreciate a well-crafted love song, “Stuck on You” remains a timeless classic, a testament to the King’s enduring influence on popular music.

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Lyrics

“Stuck On You”

You can shake an apple off an apple tree
Shake-a, shake- sugar,
But you’ll never shake me
Uh-uh-uh
No-sir-ee, uh, uh
I’m gonna stick like glue,
Stick because I’m
Stuck on you

I’m gonna run my fingers thru your long black hair
Squeeze you tighter than a grizzly bear
Uh-uh-uh,
Yes-sir-ee, uh, uh
I’m gonna stick like glue
Stick, because I’m
Stuck on you

Hide in the kitchen, hide in the hall
Ain’t gonna do you no good at all
‘Cause once I catch ya and the kissin’ starts
A team o’ wild horses couldn’t tear us apart

Try to take a tiger from this daddy’s side
That’s how love is gonna keep us tied
Uh-uh-uh
Yes-sir-ee, uh, uh
I’m gonna stick like glue
Stick, because I’m
Stuck on you

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