“That’s Alright” is a classic rock and roll song performed by the legendary Elvis Presley. Released in 1954 as Presley’s debut single, it marked the beginning of his meteoric rise to fame and is often considered one of the seminal moments in the history of rock music.

The song, with its infectious rhythm and Elvis’s distinctive voice, captured the spirit of the era and introduced a new sound that would go on to define an entire generation. “That’s Alright” remains a timeless and iconic track that continues to be celebrated for its role in shaping the landscape of popular music.

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Debut Single: “That’s Alright” was Elvis Presley’s very first commercial single. It was released by Sun Records on July 19, 1954.

Influence of Blues and Rhythm: The song blended elements of blues and rhythm and blues with a country flavor, creating a unique sound that would later become known as rock and roll. Elvis’s fusion of these genres was groundbreaking and played a pivotal role in shaping the rock music genre.

Spontaneous Recording: The song was recorded somewhat spontaneously during a jam session. Elvis, along with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, were just playing around with the song when producer Sam Phillips recognized its potential and hit the record button.

B-Side: “That’s Alright” was actually the B-side of Elvis’s debut single. The original A-side was “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” another iconic track. Both songs became hits in their own right.

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Elvis At Sun Recording

Radio Airplay: The song received significant airplay on local radio stations in Memphis, Tennessee, where Elvis was based at the time. It quickly gained popularity among young listeners.

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Impact on Elvis’s Career: “That’s Alright” catapulted Elvis Presley to stardom. His unique style and energy captured the imagination of a new generation, and this song marked the beginning of his legendary career.

Covered by Other Artists: “That’s Alright” has been covered by numerous artists over the years, further cementing its status as a rock and roll classic.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In recognition of its historical significance, “That’s Alright” was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.”

Live Performances: Elvis often performed “That’s Alright” in his live shows, and it remained a crowd favorite throughout his career.

Cultural Impact: The song’s impact on popular culture is immense, as it marked the birth of a new musical era and influenced countless musicians who followed in Elvis’s footsteps.

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Lyrics

Well, that’s all right, mama
That’s all right for you
That’s all right mama, just anyway you do
Well, that’s all right, that’s all right
That’s all right now mama, anyway you do

Well mama, she done told me
Papa done told me too
Son, that girl you’re fooling with
She ain’t no good for you
But, that’s all right, that’s all right
That’s all right now mama, anyway you do

I’m leaving town, baby
I’m leaving town for sure
Well, then you won’t be bothered with
Me hanging around your door
But that’s all right, that’s all right
That’s all right now mama, anyway you do

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Ah da da dee dee dee dee
Dee dee dee dee, dee dee dee dee
I need your lovin’
That’s all right
That’s all right now mama, anyway you do