Something for Everybody

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Something for Everybody
Studio album by Elvis Presley
Released June 17, 1961
Recorded November 1960, March 1961
Genre Pop
Length 26:01
Label RCA Victor
Producer Steve Sholes
Urban Thielmann
Elvis Presley chronology
His Hand in Mine
(1960)
Something for Everybody
(1961)
Blue Hawaii
(1961)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link

Something for Everybody is the thirteenth album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2370, in June 1961. Recording sessions took place on November 8, 1960, at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, and on March 12, 1961 at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee. It peaked at number one on the Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified Gold on July 15, 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America.[1]

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After his military discharge from the army in March 1960, any doubts about Presley's ability to recapture the momentum of his career in the 1950s had been laid to rest. During that year his three singles had all topped the charts, and his first album, Elvis Is Back!, had gone to No. 2 on the album chart. His musical film G.I. Blues had been wildly successful, its soundtrack also going to No. 1 on the album chart.[2]

Pressing on, he entered the familiar Studio B in Nashville and recorded eleven of the tracks for this album in one twelve-hour session, in addition to the single "I Feel So Bad".[3] The single was initially scheduled to be the twelfth track for the album, but Presley chose, after RCA executive Bill Bullock overruled the Colonel who wanted "Wild In The Country" paired with "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell" as the single, it to accompany the title track to the film Wild in the Country as the promotional 45 for the film. Another track that had appeared in the film but not released commercially on records, "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell", became the final track for the album.[4]

The July 13, 1999, compact disc reissue included six bonus tracks, four singles and two b-sides recorded over the span of a year and issued in 1961 and 1962, and altered the album's running order. All of the sides made the Top 40 at a time when Billboard charted b-sides as well, and two of the singles, "Surrender" and "Good Luck Charm", topped the singles chart. "Surrender" had been recorded at the sessions for Presley's gospel album of 1960, His Hand in Mine, and the sides for 47-7908 and 47-7992 at sessions specifically to produce singles. The entirety of the 1999 reissue appeared on the Legacy Edition reissue of Elvis Is Back! released in 2011. Bonus tracks were all recorded at Studio B in Nashville.

Personnel[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "There's Always Me"   Don Robertson March 12, 1961 2:16
2. "Give Me the Right"   Fred Wise and Norman Blagman March 12, 1961 2:32
3. "It's a Sin"   Fred Rose and Zeb Turner March 12, 1961 2:39
4. "Sentimental Me"   James T. Morehead and James Cassin March 13, 1961 2:31
5. "Starting Today"   Don Robertson March 13, 1961 2:03
6. "Gently"   Murray Wisell and Edward Lisbona March 12, 1961 2:15
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "I'm Comin' Home"   Charlie Rich March 12, 1961 2:20
2. "In Your Arms"   Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold March 12, 1961 1:50
3. "Put the Blame On Me"   Fred Wise, Kay Twomey, Norman Blagman March 13, 1961 1:57
4. "Judy"   Teddy Redell March 13, 1961 2:10
5. "I Want You With Me"   Woody Harris March 12, 1961 2:13
6. "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell"   Fred Wise and Ben Weisman November 8, 1960 1:35

1999 reissue with bonus tracks[edit]

Positions for single releases are from Billboard's Pop Singles chart.
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Surrender" (released February 7, 1961, RCA 47-7850, #1) Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman October 30, 1960 1:51
2. "There's Always Me"   Don Robertson March 12, 1961 2:16
3. "Give Me the Right"   Fred Wise and Norman Blagman March 12, 1961 2:32
4. "It's A Sin"   Fred Rose and Zeb Turner March 12, 1961 2:39
5. "Sentimental Me"   James T. Morehead and James Cassin March 13, 1961 2:31
6. "Starting Today"   Don Robertson March 13, 1961 2:03
7. "Gently"   Murray Wisell and Edward Lisbona March 12, 1961 2:15
8. "I'm Coming Home"   Charlie Rich March 12, 1961 2:20
9. "In Your Arms"   Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold March 12, 1961 1:50
10. "Put the Blame On Me"   Fred Wise, Kay Twomey, Norman Blagman March 13, 1961 1:57
11. "Judy"   Teddy Redell March 13, 1961 2:10
12. "I Want You With Me"   Woody Harris March 12, 1961 2:13
13. "I Feel So Bad" (May 2, 1961, RCA 47-7880, #5) Chuck Willis March 12, 1961 2:53
14. "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" (August 8, 1961, RCA 47-7908, #4) Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman June 25, 1961 2:07
15. "Little Sister" (August 8, 1961, RCA 47-7908b, #5) Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman June 25, 1961 2:30
16. "Good Luck Charm" (February 27, 1962, RCA 47-7992, #1) Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold October 15, 1961 2:23
17. "Anything That's Part of You" (February 27, 1962, RCA 47-7992b, #31) Don Robertson October 15, 1961 2:04
18. "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell"   Fred Wise and Ben Weisman November 8, 1960 1:35

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1961 Billboard Pop Albums (Billboard 200) (mono) 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Searchable database". RIAA. Recording Industry Association of America. 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2013.  Note: Enter search for "Something For Everybody"
  2. ^ Jorgensen, Ernst. Elvis Presley, A Life In Music. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998; ISBN 0-312-18572-3, p. 147
  3. ^ Ibid. p. 148
  4. ^ Ibid. p. 156
Preceded by
Carnival! by Original Broadway Cast
Billboard 200 number-one album (mono)
August 21, 1961 - September 10, 1961
Succeeded by
Judy at Carnegie Hall by Judy Garland

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