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Shout It Out

3.2 / 5

Words & Music: Bill Giant Bernie Baum Florence Kaye

Everybody listen to me
Put a smile on your face
There's no reason to be gloomy
This world's a wonderful place
So when I say again happy
Shout it out
Yeh, get happy now shout it out
Well there is no doubt you've a lot to shout about
Give a yell life is swell shout it out

Hey there little girl don't be sad
There's such good times to be had
Count your blessings one by one
Life's a ball, after all have some fun

I said c'mon get happy, shout it out
Yeh, get happy now shout it out
Well there is no doubt you've a lot to shout about
Give a yell life is swell shout it out

Now there's good feeling you can taste
While there's music life's no waste
While there's great things happening
There's no end to the joy life can bring

I said c'mon get happy, shout it out
Yeh, get happy now shout it out
Well there is no doubt you've a lot to shout about
Give a yell life is swell shout it out

As long as there's somebody you can love
As long as bright stars shine above
You've got no reason to be blue
Think what it means when all your dreams come true

I said c'mon get happy, shout it out
Yeh, get happy now shout it out
Well there is no doubt you've a lot to shout about
Give a yell life is swell shout it out

I said now there is no doubt you've a lot to shout about
Give a yell life is swell shout it out

There is no doubt you've a lot to shout about
Give a yell life is swell shout it out
Shout it out

Recordingdate: 1965/05/13, first released on: Frankie and Johnny (album)


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Deano1 wrote on March 11, 2010
One of the better tracks from the "Frankie and Johnny" soundtrack. This one moves along quite well and Elvis sounds much more into it than he did anything from the "Harum Scarum" or "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" sessions. 3 1/2 stars
TBG wrote on May 14, 2010
I like this song. In fact I think there's several good songs from the FJ-soundtrack, but the sound on the album I think is way below par. How come the sound on the sound is worse on several soundtrack albums compared to the studio albums? According to Recording Sessions the FJ sessions was recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. The same goes for the Fun In Acapulco soundtrack, but soundwise the latter is much better. I enjoy several of the songs from FJ, but the sound quality really annoys me. I love the title track, "Please Dont Stop Loving Me" and "Beginners Luck". And Shout it out is a nice up-tempo song. But the sound quality of the album is really not good, same as for Double Trouble.
Marty_TCE wrote on May 14, 2010
This is actually a real uplifting song, I do love to Shout It Out when I sing along!!! One of the better tracks from the FAJ movie.
shoesuedeblues wrote on May 14, 2010
Elvis sounds like he always does when he is lumbered with sub standard soundtrack songs such as this. The backing is awful and dated.
derekd wrote on May 14, 2010
Elvis in freefall, after '64 Elvis movie soundtrancks where way below par. To think that Rca needed a 5 year old recording to get Elvis a very unexpected Uk #1 with Crying in the Chapel. Fans often say why didn't Elvis quit the movies in 65 or 66 and do really good studio recordings, a few Tv spots, and return to live shows. Well, he did do it, but not until '68, and boy was the wait worth while. As for Shout it Out, never play it.
Steve V wrote on May 14, 2010
Saying this is one of the better songs from F&J is like saying Shake That Tambourine was a good rock song from Harum Scarum. In other words not saying much. While I sort of liked it back in 1966 (trying to find that silver lining on the latest LP), I listen to this now & cringe. This is Elvis Presley we are talking about and this song is way below par. Totally Hollywood and not in vogue with the pop scene at the time.
old shep wrote on May 14, 2010
I couldn't remember the song(that's how memorable it was) so I dug it out and played it. Typical of of umpteen Elvis soundtracks of the period, poorly written, produced and as ever Elvis sounds like he wish he could have some decent material for a change.
dgirl wrote on May 14, 2010
I remember going to the record store and buying this LP and the latest Beatles single at the time. I got home, played them both and well , enough said. Yes it was a sort of a highlight on this mundane album. Elvis was becoming extremely boring & predicitable and that made him totally unattached from the pop scene that was exploding around him.
NONE000000 wrote on May 14, 2010
A staple of most of Elvis' soundtracks album is the "happy, optimistic song". And those songs earn their worth by their ability to cheer a person up when they're down. I know this isn't a great song, and for it's time period it--in the context of 1965--it's a pretty bad song. But when he did these type songs, I think they really coast on a lot of goodwill. I mean, how can anybody really hate a song in which Elvis Presley is telling you to cheer up, get happy, appreciate everything good in the world? Sure "Follow That Dream" is much better and has the same message, but I have a hard time knocking any of the Elvis "happy, optimistic songs"--even though this might be the worst of the group (or sub-genre), it still makes me smile.
freedom101 wrote on December 26, 2011
I love this uplifting song from the "Frankie and Johnny" LP.
sugartummy wrote on May 02, 2013
The best part of the song is when DJ gives his signature drumroll near the end of the song.
Gorse wrote on June 19, 2013
This is not in the top tier of his movie recordings but it has plenty of energy, commitment and gusto about it. Fits the film envronment perfectly and sounds acceptable on vinyl. I add echo to the tracks of this film and it improves them no end.
Natha wrote on April 01, 2015
Nice song from the movie. His movies and the songs therein were not in the line of the pop music of that time. For me, not liking the pop scene of the sixties at all, this was a nice song. Definitely not like the fifties, my favorites after all. Yet I liked it more than the music of that day.
trudygillenwater wrote on April 01, 2015
By the time the Frankie and Johnny soundtrack was released the pop music scene had sunk to a all time low. By the late 60s Elvis came back to show them all how it supposed to be done. "Shout It Out" was a uplifting song at a time when so much negativity was running rampant in the music world.
ElvisSacramento wrote on April 03, 2015
I've always liked this uplifting, inspiring, fun, terrific and underrated Elvis movie song and I've never skipped it. This gem is always such a joy to listen to.
TheMemphisFan wrote on July 24, 2018
~ This song was originally written for Elvis' 1964 movie, Roustabout. It was rejected and then recorded about a year later in 1965 to be used for the movie Frankie And Johnny (1966). The music probably would've had a more rock 'n' roll sound to it if it had been recorded in '64 for Roustabout instead of having a banjo (and some other primitive instrument) included in order to fit the time frame of the 1890s or early 1900s revolving around Frankie And Johnny... a period piece movie.
Cruiser621 wrote on July 18, 2019
1-star and that's being generous to a fault. From another "garbage" soundtrack "Frankie and Johnny"; the man was so out of tune with the times, no wonder his career was heading to the toilet!
JerryNodak wrote on May 28, 2020
I enjoyed the movie and it's soundtrack. What's that? You didn't? Your loss. Song: 3 stars. Overall soundtrack: 4 stars.
Gorse wrote on May 28, 2020
Just went in to YouTube and selected the song. Not heard it for years but must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Elvis looked good in the 'cowboy suit', and delivered a performance full of gusto. Will never find its way on my playlists but as a song written to fit a film scene it is more than passable.
Milky White Way wrote on March 20, 2023
Don’t care about the pop scene at the time, I was only 2. I like it and enjoy the whole album for what it is. A period musical and this song makes me happy. Yes I’m certain Elvis didn’t like a lot of the material he was recording but he did his best and as a result we have a massive catalog to enjoy.
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