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3.9 / 5

Words & Music: Jessie Mae Robinson

I feel it in my leg,
I feel it in my shoe
Tell me pretty baby
If you think you feel it too
Let's have a party
Let's have a party
Send to the store
And let's buy some more
And let's have a party tonight

Some people like to rock
Some people like to roll
But movin' and a groovin'
Gonna satisfy my soul

I've never kissed a bear
I've never kissed a goon
But I can shake a chicken
In the middle of the room

Now Honky Tonky Joe
Is knockin' at the door
Bring him in and fill him up
And set him on the floor

Recordingdate: 1957/01/22, first released on: Loving You (album)


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MJB63 wrote on June 19, 2009
This is vintage Elvis,fun song to listen too...only bad thing about it is it's too short,it needed a guitar solo or something.
Steve V wrote on March 31, 2010
Great song but way too short. Could have been a classic with some guitar or piano solo.
derekd wrote on October 28, 2011
proof that a really good recording can be a great hit even if it is short. great rock number. anyway, just press replay, works for me.
ElvisSacramento wrote on November 06, 2012
This is such a spectacular, groovy, energetic, electrifying, unique, catchy and exciting Elvis song and it should definitely be way better known than it actually is. It's such a fun song to dance to as well. I rate this song and all of Elvis' renditions of it 5 Stars.
Gorse wrote on November 16, 2012
Yes a bit too short but wild and exciting rock'n roll while it lasted. The Loving You film was supposed to be the nearest you could see early Elvis in concert, though I expect this was toned down a fair bit from the real thing.
Natha wrote on February 23, 2013
Here we get the RnR King at full speed, though it was only on a short track. One of those songs thatmade him define what RnR was all about. Other versions are just missing that extra spunk. It would have had a niceplace in the set list of the later shows.
sugartummy wrote on April 20, 2013
Strange lyrics about the bear, goon and especially the chicken. Even though I hate parties, I like this energetic song.
Cruiser621 wrote on May 19, 2013
A rather quick slap dash recording for the "Loving You" soundtrack album. It's over before it starts. How much effort was really put into this song? I still like it though I consider it a "throw away" much as the tune "Hot Dog" from the same album; the start of the soundtrack filler we would experience as fans through his entire career. Songs to advance the dialogue nothing more, nothing less.
Pedro Nuno wrote on July 19, 2013
A nice rendition from our man, but this song deserved a better treatment since it had a huge potential. And in the 50's someone made a justice to it and made it a real rock song, far better version than Elvis version. It was Wanda Jackson, the Rockabilly Queen. She really owns this song.
cookingfat wrote on July 19, 2013
A big single hit here in the UK, quite short even by 50s standards but a great rockin' number.
Deano1 wrote on April 30, 2015
A good short rocker from the movie "Loving You". Not among his best 50's rock tracks, but solid. As far as Wanda Jackson owning the song. I just listened to her rendition and that while who has the best version is opinion, her version is laughable at best.
GregMcGee wrote on April 30, 2015
Good song--enjoy Essential Elvis Volume 1 versions myself.
atomic powered poste wrote on June 18, 2018
It's obvious that elvis didn't see the potential in this song. Not only that his rendition seems uninspired compared to rhe later hit version from wanda jackson, it's not even a good version in it's own right. The lack of enthusiasm, the lack of fire in his voice is clearly noticeable. It's not a terrible recording, but very mediocre. 2 sars.
JerryNodak wrote on September 01, 2019
Never cared for this one. 2 stars.
Miknik7077 wrote on September 21, 2020
Ok short rocker that was just filler for the movie. Nothing more nothing less.
Pachakuti! wrote on January 10, 2022
It's a great and fun rock 'n roll song. How cool of him to actually sing the ending somewhat flat which in this case only adds to the rock 'n roll mystery (breaking the rules of "classical" conventions). The tune is somewhat short, yet intense. Some mediocre reviewers don't get it? 5 stars for memories from the 1950's even if I was born decades later.
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