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Hot Dog

3.3 / 5

Words & Music: Jerry Leiber Mike Stoller

Hot dog, you say you're really coming back
Hot dog, I’m waiting at the railway track
Hot dog, you say you're coming home for good
Hot dog, I’m going to keep knocking on wood
And baby, I can hardly wait
I’m gonna meet you at the gate, hot dog

I fell in love with you and then you went away
But now you're coming home to stay
Hot dog, soon everything will be all right
Hot dog, we're gonna have a ball tonight
I've got a pocketful of dimes
It's gonna be just like old times, hot dog

You went away and every day was misery
But now you're coming back to me
Hot dog, my heart is gonna go insane
Hot dog, when you come walking off the train
Oh how lonely I have been
But when that Santa Fe pulls in
Hot dog, baby, baby, hot dog

Recordingdate: 1957/01, first released on: Loving You (album)


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Steve V wrote on May 22, 2009
Not one of the Leiber/Stoller classics but how can you not feel good hearing a young Elvis sing this? His voice in the 50's was so infectious he could make a trivial song like this feel like a classic piece of rock and roll.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on February 25, 2010
Good song,great film. Would like to hear it in stereo,I have "Mean Woman Blues"in stereo.
Deano1 wrote on February 25, 2010
A short, three star rocker (maybe 3 1/2) from the movie and soundtrack LP "Loving You". This would never rank as one of Elvis' best rock and roll songs, but it is better than a lot of the short rockers from his mid and late 60's films ("Baby, If You'll Give Me All Your Love" from "Double Trouble", etc).
JimmyCool wrote on February 25, 2010
I wish it was longer, 'cause it's very good... I specially like the parts like "I fell in love with you and then you went away" and "I've got a pocketful of dimes"
old shep wrote on February 25, 2010
A good solid Leiber & Stoller rocker and one of the many memorable songs from a good Elvis movie.
NONE000000 wrote on February 25, 2010
Pure unadulterated fun! Sort of like "Teddy Bear" it almost borders on a parody of a song teenage girls in the 50's would like (the way Leiber and Stoller said "Love Me" was kind of a joke country song), but Elvis is indeed so infectious and joyous in his singing, that it overcomes any lyrical shortcomings. It's just a fun song! Carried out to perfection by a young Elvis who really had the world at his feet in 1957!
bajo wrote on February 26, 2010
It starts off and lead you to believe a great rocker's on the line, and then it's over before it really takes off! I tend to imagine a slower pace would have made it even betteer!
ElvisSacramento wrote on January 22, 2013
This is such a tremendous, fun and underrated song and Elvis' rendition of it was spectacular. It's one of 24 songs that Elvis recorded that was written by the sensational and iconic songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
sugartummy wrote on March 08, 2013
Absolutely great, as long as it last. Special intro & outro.
Gorse wrote on July 19, 2013
Rescued from being totally ordinary by the delivery and exhuberance of Elvis. Don't dislike it but never figures on my playlists, and sits better in the film than on vinyl - 3 stars.
Cruiser621 wrote on April 30, 2017
Pure background music in the movie and on the actual "Loving You" soundtrack, both album and 45 RPM extended play record, less than a 2 minute piece of fluff by Leiber & Stoller, of all song writers.
DerekH wrote on August 23, 2022
Good little r&r song done the Elvis way, recording often forgotten by Elvis fans, but not by me.
GBK42 wrote on August 23, 2022
My least-favorite of all the Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller numbers the King recorded. The generic backing track says it all. Two stars at best.
Milky White Way wrote on January 11, 2023
Fun catchy r&r number that I enjoy when I hear it and then ask myself, “Why don’t I play this more often.” I’ve had a recent re discovery of the Loving You soundtrack thanks to FTD. It was an album I rarely played. I give Hot Dog 3.5 stars
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