All Shook Up
|"All Shook Up"|
"All Shook Up" single
|Single by Elvis Presley|
|B-side||"That's When Your Heartaches Begin"|
|Released||March 22, 1957|
|Recorded||January 12 1957|
|Genre||Rock and roll|
|Writer(s)||Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley|
|Certification||(US) RCA 47-6870 (45) 20-6870 (78)|
|Elvis Presley singles chronology|
|"All Shook Up"|
|Single by Billy Joel|
|from the album Honeymoon in Vegas soundtrack|
|B-side||"Wear My Ring Around My Neck", "Surrender"|
|Writer(s)||Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley|
|Billy Joel singles chronology|
"All Shook Up" is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music and composed by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley. The single topped the U.S. Pop chart on April 13, 1957, staying there for eight weeks. It also topped the R&B chart for four weeks, becoming Presley's second single to do so, and peaked at #3 on the country chart. It is certified 2X Platinum by the RIAA.
Blackwell wrote the song at the offices of Shalimar Music in 1956 after Al Stanton, one of Shalimar's owners, shaking a bottle of Pepsi at the time, suggested he write a song based around the phrase "all shook up".
According to Peter Guralnick the song has a different origin. In his book "Last Train To Memphis" he wrote that Elvis thought "All Shook Up" was a good phrase for a refrain. For this he received a co-writing credit, his last.
Elvis himself, during an interview on October 28, 1957, said: "I've never even had an idea for a song. Just once, maybe. I went to bed one night, had quite a dream, and woke up all shook up. I phoned a pal and told him about it. By morning, he had a new song, 'All Shook Up'." 
Future Last House on the Left actor David Hess, using the stage name David Hill, was the first to record the song and release it a few weeks before Elvis on Aladdin Records, titled "I'm All Shook Up".
Vicki Young recorded a different song with the same title, "(I'm) All Shook Up", on Capitol Records with Big Dave and His Orchestra, written by Bill Bellman and Hal Blaine in 1956. 
Presley's Recording 
On January 12, 1957, Presley recorded the song at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. Take 10 was selected for release, and in March the song entered Billboard's Top 100 chart at #25. Within three weeks it had knocked Perry Como's "Round and Round" off the top spot, and stayed there for eight consecutive weeks. The song also became Presley's first UK #1 single, remaining there for seven weeks. Sales of the single exceeded 2 million, and the song was named Billboard's Year End number one song for 1957.
Other recordings and performances 
Suzi Quatro recorded the song for her debut solo album Suzi Quatro in 1973. (The title of this album in Australia is Can the Can). Her recording of the song was released as a single in 1974 and peaked at number 85 on Billboard's Hot 100. Presley invited Quatro to Graceland, commenting that her version was the best since the original. Quatro declined the offer.
The Gyromatics covered the song in 1984 and can be heard in the film Roadhouse 66.
In 1991, Billy Joel recorded the song for the movie Honeymoon in Vegas, which also featured other Elvis Presley songs by various artists. Joel released the song as a single and it peaked at #92 in the US and #27 in the UK.
It has also been recorded by Ry Cooder.
A parody of this song appears as "I'm All F***ed Up" on the TV Show Black Dynamite (TV series) on the episode- The S**t That Killed The King
Chart positions (Billy Joel version) 
|Australian Singles Chart||54|
|Canadian Singles Chart||28|
|German Media Control Charts||52|
|Irish Singles Chart||23|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||26|
|UK Singles Chart||27|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||92|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||15|
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- Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, 1994, pp. 386–387, ISBN 978-0-316-33220-0
- Interview with Elvis Presley: October 28, 1957, Los Angeles: Elvis Interviews: Official Elvis Presley Fan Club: Elvis Austria| http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/interview_with_elvis_presley_october_28_1957.shtml
- "Elv1s 30 #1 Hits, 6 All Shook Up". www.elvisnumberones.com. New York, USA: Elvis Presley Estate. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
- Spielberg, Theo. "David Hess, Songwriter of Elvis Hits and Horror Actor, Dead at 69". Spinner. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
- Vicky Young biography: http://www.saxonyrecordcompany.com/vicki-young.html
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