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3.9 / 5

Words & Music: Ben Weisman Fred Wise

My name should be trouble
My name should be woe
For trouble and heartache
Is all that I know
But Danny, yes, Danny is my name

My life has been empty
My heart has been torn
It must have been rainy, oh yeah,
The night I was born
Oh Danny, oh Danny is my name

I'm so afraid of tomorrow
So tired of today
They say that love is the answer
But love never came my way

I'm writing a letter
To someone I know
So if you should find it
And if you're alone
Oh Danny, yes, Danny is my name

Oh Danny, yes, Danny is my name

Recordingdate: 1958/02/11, first released on: A Legendary Performer, Volume 3 (album)


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old shep wrote on April 12, 2008
I got to like Marty Wilde's version long before I heard Elvis' original and I can now enjoy both.The song is nothing special but I like that period in Elvis' career when it seemed that everything he recorded was magical
dgirl wrote on February 23, 2009
I like it but I perfer the Conway Twitty arrangement and version.
burninglove92 wrote on May 06, 2010
love the song, its a great addition to the king creole album, shame it wasnt added to the film.
Deano1 wrote on November 26, 2010
A decent track; but the final master that appeared on the Legendary Performer Series sounds like a work in progress. This song just wouldn't have worked that well along side the other songs from this movie/LP and I think a wise decision was made to not release it in '58. It can't touch the best songs from the movie, the title song, "Hard Headed Woman", "Trouble" and "New Orleans".
RobIreland wrote on October 10, 2011
So glad this little gem surfaced ! What makes it good is that it was Elvis as danny Fisher singing this ... Can just imagine him in the "King Creole" singing this one ... has all the right atmosphere about it. Cliff Richard did an interesting version of it in the 50's. .... isnt there a song somewhere called "Lonely Blue Boy" based on "Danny" ... Shakin Stevie was it ????
TCB1974 wrote on October 10, 2011
A pleasant song but understandable that it was excluded from the King Creole movie and soundtrack album as it would have been mediocre compared to great recordings such as the title song, Trouble and Hard headed woman. Especially the opening and ending of the song are weak and the supposed feeling of desperation does not come across. Nevertheless, enjoyable like many soundtrack recordings later in his career. Three stars from me.
Steve V wrote on October 10, 2011
Pleasant but just doesnt fit with the rest of the soundtrack. The LP was short however, so another song wouldnt have hurt but it just wasnt as good as the others. Lonely Blue Boy was a hit by Conway Twitty in 1960. I think Shakin Stevens covered it also.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 27, 2012
This is such a terrific song and it's such a shame that it wasn't added to the movie "King Creole".
Gorse wrote on November 21, 2012
Yes out of place on the King Creole album, but so was Steadfast Loyal and True. I always review these songs in isolation, and as such this song is different from nearly all other pre-army performances and I find it totally entertaining and enjoyable
john804 wrote on November 21, 2012
I give it a zillion stars!
alanfalk wrote on November 21, 2012
Not my favorite Elvis song, but still worth 3.5 stars because of that great voice, I wonder where they would have put it in the movie though.
sugartummy wrote on March 01, 2013
Not a rocker, not a ballad, not so great. Still enjoyable, 'cause our man is singing it.
Jim Davidson wrote on October 25, 2015
Someone was asleep at RCA; this could have been an Elvis rather a Conway Twitty classic. Suspicion had a similar fate -- Terry Stafford's lone claim to fame.
Cruiser621 wrote on April 01, 2017
Every time I hear this song, I cringe. Something about it that just doesn't fit, either for the movie or on record. Pales in comparison to anything on the soundtrack as released.
GBK42 wrote on September 19, 2022
Would've been rather out of place on the King Creole soundtrack or not, whatever song Elvis sang in the '50s has him putting his heart 'n' soul into and "Danny" proves it, obviously. I know I'm in the minority here, but I rate it five stars. Another team from the first-rate Wise/Weisman songwriting team.
GBK42 wrote on September 19, 2022
Sorry, meant to write "gem" instead of "team" after "Another" in my final sentence.
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