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Steppin' out of Line

3.7 / 5

Words & Music: Scott Wiseman Fred Wise Dolores Fuller

Listen, little lady,
You're steppin' out of line
What's your hurry baby,
You got a lot of time
That's not love you feel,
It's only make believe
Watch out, you'll break the heart
You're wearing on you sleeve

Cheating with your kisses
You think you know it all
Old worry gonna get you,
You're riding for a fall
Better slow it down,
I see a danger sign,
'Cause the way you're steppin' around
You're steppin' out of line
You're steppin' out of line

Recordingdate: 1961/03/22, first released on: Pot Luck (album)


Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Steppin' out of Line:

(steel guitar)


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Deano1 wrote on March 18, 2010
A very underrated track recorded for, but not used on the "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack. This one is a real rocker that Elvis sings very well and it probably would not have fit with all the lush ballads and "beach rockers" that made up the soundtrack. This one has a bluesy, hard edged feel to it and it stands out as one of the best tunes on the "Pot Luck" LP.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on July 28, 2011
Not a fav of mine,I usually skip this track. One star !
Pedro Nuno wrote on July 28, 2011
I like this song a lot. Some years ago there was an import called The Elvis remixes, not new remixes, rather new mixes with the original track and alternate ones. Stepping out of line was there, and had almost 3 minutes long, and two solo breaks, one with Boot's saxophone, and another with Hank Garland's guitar. Just fantastic!
dgirl wrote on July 28, 2011
Not the greatest of songs, but a fabulaous sax solo (one of the best) and a gritty vocal by Elvis makes this a standout track on any LP.
Gorse wrote on December 15, 2012
Another strange song decision in the Elvis film career, as to why this was not included in Blue Hawaii full stop. Perhaps it was a bit too much like ' Rock-A-Hula Baby'. but that could also apply to the ballads in similarity. As has been said a great number with a driving sax and Elvis giving it all he's got. -4 stars all the way.
sugartummy wrote on May 10, 2013
The intro is very close to the one on I'm a roustabout. A great rocking track with a superb sax solo and the famous Elvis ending.
ElvisSacramento wrote on November 15, 2013
I've always liked this song immensely and Elvis' rendition of it was fantastic. I've never skipped it. The saxophone solo by Boots Randolph is always such a joy to listen to as well. This song was originally recorded for the "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack and it's such a shame that this song wasn't included in the movie or on the original soundtrack album. It was unfortunately saved for the "Pot Luck" album instead.
Cruiser621 wrote on November 15, 2013
Not one of his better recordings from a technical standpoint; the recording needle must have gone into the red distortion area when it was recorded; further, the cheapness of Colonel Parker shows thru clearly as to including this throw off from the movie "Blue Hawaii" onto the "Pot Luck" album, which to be honest, really doesn't fit at all.
bajo wrote on February 09, 2020
I kinda like this one. Should have been included in the LP album back then. But, with 14 tracks already on there, I would have swopped Aloha Oe and Ito Eats, I like the movie version too! As for the Pot Luck album there were studio recordings available to be inserted instead of Steppin' Out Of Line. But, in the end FTD set those records straight!
Milky White Way wrote on July 04, 2022
Was originally filmed for the restaurant scene where the fight breaks out and Elvis ends up in jail. I guess they cut it because there were just too many songs too close to each other. You can here Elvis say the words Your Steppin out of line to the young spoilt girl. Anyway I’m not a fan of the song probably due to its poor production, I can take it or leave it. 2.5 stars
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