Too Much

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Words & Music: Lee Rosenberg/ Leonard Weinman
Honey, I love you too much
Need your lovin' too much
Want the thrill of your touch
Gee, I can't hold you too much
You do all the livin'
While I do all the givin'
Cause I love you too much

You spend all my money too much
Have to share you honey, too much
When I want some lovin', you're gone
Don't you know you're treatin' me wrong
Now you got me started
Don't you leave me broken hearted
Cause I love you too much

Ev'ry time I kiss your sweet lips
I can feel my heart go flip flip
I'm such a fool for your charms
Take me back baby in your arms
Like to hear you sighin'
Even though I know you're lyin'
Cause I love you too much

Need your lovin' all the time
Need you huggin', please be mine
Need you near me, stay real close
Please, please, hear me, you're the most
Now you got me started
Don't you leave me broken hearted
Cause I love you too much
Recorded: 1956/09/02, first released on single


atomic powered poste (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 3, 2018report abuse
The song seems a bit generic, and unlike others I'm not a fan of the guitar solo, to me it sounds pointless - without a climax. Not that i dislike this recording, it has it's charme, but it's not in the same league as his signature tunes from that era. I say: 3,5 stars, rounded up i give four.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 3, 2018report abuse
Have always loved this song. Contains my favorite Scotty Moore solo. 5 stars,
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 23, 2013report abuse
The original by Bernard Hardison is tame. Scotty never tried to copy his solo live. Perfect rhytmn 'n' blues track.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on May 6, 2013report abuse
Been on my best list since I was 11 years old, I bet it will still be there when I'm 80.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on May 6, 2013report abuse
One of the best of the 50's recordings. but for some reason, it gets less Radio airplay and fanfare.
cookingfat (profilecontact) wrote on May 6, 2013report abuse
Oh yes! Totally forgotten by the oldies radio stations and by Elvis in the concert years.Good 50s song with attitude which deserves better.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on May 6, 2013report abuse
Viva Elvis The Pelvis. Viva Rock'n'Roll. Viva Scotty, that made this song half of his won, with a guitar solo so spontaneous and genial, that is, by far, one of his pecks.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on May 6, 2013report abuse
This is such a marvelous, electrifying, fun, groovy, catchy and underrated song and it rightfully was a #1 hit for Elvis here in the United States. Unfortunately, this song isn't very well known. It's easily one of my most favorite Elvis songs. My favorite era of Elvis' career will definitely always be the 1950's.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 12, 2012report abuse
This gutsy driving rocker is not so well known as other singles at the time because they were generally thought by the masses to be better, and this track kind of got lost at the highest level.
Single sides Hound Dog, Dont Be Cruel, and Love Me Tender preceded it and All Shook Up followed, with Love Me Tender having the benefit of the film became more famous but perhaps not better.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 12, 2012report abuse
I was 12 years old at the time and this single with the flip side Playing For Keeps is my all time favorite Elvis song, period.
jack409 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 26, 2011report abuse
10 stars!
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 25, 2011report abuse
We always get Hound Dog / Jailhouse Rock...ect, Too Much is very underrated by the DJs. Scotty's guitar solo is great as is DJs drumming. A perfect song. Playing For Keeps is also in the same mould..just listen to Elvis' voice on this..faultless.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
This song peaked at #1 (for 3 weeks) on the Billboard best-seller list and at #2 on Billboard Top 100. In addition, it peaked at #3 on both the country chart and R&B chart. As good as that is, it pales to the numbers produced by the preceding single ("Love Me Tender") and following single ("All Shook Up"). That might be the reason it is overlooked in the Elvis catalog, but it shouldn't be. This one is an outstanding rock track and deserves to be mentioned with his other classic rock and roll tracks.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
My all time favorite Elvis song to also include the flip side Playing For Keeps. I was all of 12 years old when this came out and here I am, at 66, still my favorite. He was at his peak during 1956 and partially through 1957, when pop took the place of rock.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
Great song and totally underrated when talking about the 50's classics. One of the harder driving rock songs Elvis recorded and as I heard Scotty tell it, he got lost on his solo and felt he messed it up, but Elvis said it had the right feel and wanted it to stay. It was as simple as that.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
I agree,this should be played more often. 5 stars.
jack409 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
"Too Much" is a fantastic song. Rumors has it that Scotty Moore was frustrated with how the guitar solo was supposed to be played but Elvis loved how Scotty did it.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
Great, but simple, recording. Just one of many that Elvis recorded with his great style. These were the days when Elvis had only one thing on his mind. Creating pop music for his fans. 5 Stars.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
One of the best. And yet hard to believe, not as well known as "Don't be Crue:" and "Hound Dog", etc.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
Those songs from the fifties are my all time favorites. This is one of those great R'n'R songs that captured my mind as a young boy and made me "Raised on Rock 'n' Roll". Some youth I know listened to this song too and were like me captivated by it.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
A very infectious song that is not only solid rock 'n roll but also easy to sing a long. Great guitar solo. Four stars.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2010report abuse
Totally underrated song not know by the masses. Why are always the same 4-5 songs played whenever Elvis is played on the radio. Totally cool 100% classic rock and roll. One of the great guitar solos also.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2009report abuse
One of those great 50s tracks that wanders through your head for hours after hearing it.

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