I Got Stung

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"I Got Stung"
Elvis I Got Stung cover.jpg
Single by Elvis Presley
A-side"One Night"
ReleasedOctober 21, 1958
Format45 RPM Single,
RecordedJune 11, 1958, RCA Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
GenreRock and roll
Length1:51
Songwriter(s)Aaron Schroeder, David Hill[1]
Producer(s)Steve Sholes
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Hard Headed Woman"
(1958)
"I Got Stung"
(1958)
"(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I" / "I Need Your Love Tonight"
(1959)

"I Got Stung" is a 1958 song recorded by Elvis Presley and released as a single written by Aaron Schroeder and David Hill and published by Elvis Presley's company Gladys Music, Inc.[1]. It was number one in the UK in 1959 and 2005 as a double A side single.

Background[edit]

Clocking in at under two minutes, an upbeat, bouncy rock and roll number, it features some of Elvis' most rapid-fire vocals alongside humorous and catchy lyrics.

It was released as a double A-side with "One Night", reaching No. 1 in the UK where it stayed for three weeks.[3]

Presley recorded this, his final song of the 1950s, on June 11, 1958, when he went to Nashville during his army stint, as he was preparing to set sail for Germany.[3]

It was one of a number of Elvis Presley songs to be re-released in the United Kingdom in 2005 and it went to No. 1 again, in a double A-side release with "One Night".[2]

Album appearances[edit]

The song appeared on the 1959 compilation 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I Got Stung - Elvis Presley - Song Info". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "I Got Stung - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 41. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.

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