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Wear My Ring around Your Neck

4.5 / 5

Words & Music: Bert Carroll Russell Moody

Won't you wear my ring around your neck
To tell the world I'm yours, by heck
Let them see your love for me
And let them see by the ring around your neck

Won't you wear my ring around your neck
To tell the world I'm yours, by heck
Let them know I love you so
And let them no by the ring around your neck

They say that goin' steady is not the proper thing
They say that we're too young to know the meaning of a ring
I only know that I love you and that you love me too
So, darling, please do what I ask of you

Won't you wear my ring around your neck
To tell the world I'm yours, by heck
Let them see your love for me
And let them see by the ring around your neck

Let them know I love you so
And let them know by the ring around your neck

Recordingdate: 1958/02/01, first released on: single (album)


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Steve V wrote on March 31, 2009
Out & out rock and roll from that fabulous 1958 session. Elvis at his raunchy best. What a band too! Soon this will be no more.
JerryNodak wrote on June 06, 2009
I like it, but I don't love it. I prefer Big Hunk O' Love from '58.
Danny_F wrote on June 06, 2009
The 58 sessions were superb with some wild rock n roll at a time when it was supposed to be on the way out. This along with i got stung and hard headed woman are 3 of his best. What a pity the army got in the way....
Natha wrote on June 06, 2009
This song is from my favorite era of Elvis' career. Pure Rock 'n' Roll with the uncomplicated sounds and sheer fun that goes with it. The spunk and wildness of the fifties is embodied in those 56-58 sessions from which a long list of classics emerged. It is the rawness and playfulness that befitted the young Elvis. As life goes on that changed into the matured Elvis, who never lost that charme, though he lost his uncomplicated youthfulness (as we all did).
sitdown68 wrote on June 06, 2009
Yeah, the fifities Elvis Presley on his final loop. Great one! Here a properly recorded live album in Newport 58 Jazz Festival quality would have yielded a huge success being published by 1959. Imagine, the Canada '57 tour, what a gem it would have been.
Deano1 wrote on March 03, 2010
To me this is Elvis' worst A side by far of the 1950's (RCA). Not that this is bad, but it seems juvenile (a song about going steady, the content was more Ricky Nelson than Elvis) when compared to the true rockers "A Big Hunk O' Love", "Jailhouse Rock" and even "I Beg Of You". I actually prefer the B-side "Doncha' Think It's Time" to this one. Nothing raunchy or raucous at all about this one especially compared to "One Night", "Hard Headed Woman" and "Jailhouse Rock". Three stars and still enjoyable, but not one of the classics.
Pedro Nuno wrote on September 20, 2010
The 1958 sessions had Elvis The Pelvis at his very best, much because of the "new" sound of Hank Garland guitar. "Wear my Ring" was no exception. I love this pure Rock and Roll song, just because ... it's only rock and roll.
dgirl wrote on September 20, 2010
It's great. Maybe not to the level of Jailhouse Rock ( what song is?) but its still great rock and roll and appealed to the many fans of that genre including Bruce Springsteen who used to do this a lot in concert. Rock and roll is supposed to be juvenile and fun. For those of us that lived it in the 50's, we wouldn't want it any other way.
bajo wrote on September 20, 2010
As of this day, I always get in good mood hearing one of my all time Elvis recordings! Simply love this one. But, it's got to be the original single with the overdubbed slap!
derekd wrote on September 20, 2010
Great R&R recording. More or less Elvis' final broadside that was to leave Rock as we knew it, never to return. Elvis was gone for only 2 years, but songs sounding like this were gone forever.
sugartummy wrote on May 28, 2013
First, it's not Hank Garland on guitar, but Scotty Moore & Tiny Timbrell. It's the last song Bill Black played on. It's also the last time that DJ Fontana did all the percussion alone. DJ does a terrific job on this one. Elvis overdubbed "guitar back beat" and piano background himself later that month. A great, energetic song.
Cruiser621 wrote on December 23, 2015
A good tune from 1958, but I much prefer the flip side "Doncha Think It's Time" more so; even Fabian recorded the flip side on his first album, although out of tune! "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" does in fact, mark the last time Scotty Moore & Bill Black actually recorded with Elvis and that's a crying shame to be honest.
ElvisSacramento wrote on January 04, 2016
This is such a marvelous, fun, groovy and unique Rock 'N' Roll song and it rightfully was a hit for Elvis here in the United States. Elvis' 1958 rendition of this classic gem was magnificent and unforgettable too. It was Elvis' sixth number-one hit on the American Rhythm & Blues charts and it peaked at number-two on the American Pop charts for Elvis.
Gorse wrote on September 28, 2019
Probably in the second tier of rock songs around this period, as although it has a driving force, it seemed in comparison to the ace tracks, slightly formulated . Giving all that I still give it 4 stars and never ever skip it.
bajo wrote on April 03, 2020
I think I'll repeat my own comment from almost10 years ago. I loved that single record! I still love those two songs on there! Time was, and I still remember….
DerekH wrote on May 08, 2020
Great single, great r& r, still showing others the way in 1958.
Steve V wrote on June 09, 2022
MY opinion from 1958, has not changed a bit. Whenever this comes on Elvis radio, it brings a smile to my face as do all 1958 recordings, arguably some of his best sessions. By the way, anyone who thinks the lyrics are childish was not around in the 50's and 60's when girls did indeed wear their boyfriends rings on chains around their necks. it s a pretty big deal in a relationship. 5 stars!
Milky White Way wrote on December 19, 2022
Fantastic song from an outstanding recording session. Enough said. 5 stars
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