Kiss Me Quick (Elvis Presley song)

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"Kiss Me Quick"
Kiss Me Quick 45 Elvis Presley.jpg
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Pot Luck
A-side"Kiss Me Quick"
B-side"Suspicion"
ReleasedApril 14, 1964
Format7" vinyl 45
RecordedJune 25, 1961 (1961-06-25)
GenreRock and roll, Pop
Length2:49
LabelRCA Records
Songwriter(s)Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Kissin' Cousins" / "It Hurts Me"
(1964)
"Kiss Me Quick" / "Suspicion"
(1964)
"Viva Las Vegas" / "What'd I Say"
(1964)

"Kiss Me Quick" is a 1961 song recorded by Elvis Presley which was first released on the album Pot Luck with Elvis. It was released as a single in the UK in 1962 and the U.S. in 1964.

Background[edit]

Elvis Presley recorded the song on June 25, 1961 and released it on June 5, 1962 on RCA on the album Pot Luck.[1]

The song was released in 1962 as a single, backed by "Something Blue", in the United Kingdom and Europe by Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires in December on RCA Victor.[2] It was listed as a number-one single for eight weeks, from June until July 1963, in Europe.

In 1964, the song was released as a single in the U.S. with "Suspicion" as the flip side.[3] It was also released as a single in South Africa, Brazil, and Japan that year.

The song was published by Elvis Presley Music, Inc. It was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman.

A 4-track extended play of the same name was released in 1964 in the Netherlands.[4] It features "Kiss Me Quick" and "Night Rider" on side one, and "Joshua Fit the Battle" and "Judy" on side two. The song is also featured on many of Elvis Presley's compilation and other or various artists' albums.

On December 7, 1963, The Beatles appeared as panelists on the BBC-TV program Juke Box Jury on which they reviewed "Kiss Me Quick" positively.

The single would peak at #34 on the Billboard singles chart in 1964, #29 in Record World, #14 in the UK in 1963, and #3 in Canada and Germany.[5]

Other recordings[edit]

The song was covered by Austrian popular singer and composer, Udo Jürgens, who released his cover of the song many times and in many formats from 1963 on, by Japanese rock band, Sheena & The Rokkets, on the band's 1980 album Channel Good. Terry Stafford recorded the song in 1964 on the Crusader label. "Kiss Me Quick" was also in the repertoires of German tenor, Peter Hofmann, who had a successful performance career within the fields of opera, rock, pop, and musical theatre,[6] and of Swedish Elvis impersonator, Eilert Pilarm.[7] Helmut Lotti, Little Gerhard, Jan Keizer, Tom Green, and Terry Mike Jeffrey also recorded the song.[8]

Releases and appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pot Luck at Discogs (list of releases)
  2. ^ Presley, Elvis; The Jordanaires (December 1962). "Kiss Me Quick". "7" Vinyl" London: RCA Victor RCA 1375.
  3. ^ Kiss Me Quick/Suspicion.45.cat.
  4. ^ Presley, Elvis (1964). Kiss Me Quick. Netherlands: RCA Victor EP RCA 1375.
  5. ^ Song artist 2 - Elvis Presley.tsort.
  6. ^ Hofmann, Peter (1990). Singt Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender at Discogs CD Germany: Columbia 471327 2.
  7. ^ Pilarm, Eilert (1996). Greatest Hits at Discogs CD Sweden: Green Pig Production GPPCD 01.
  8. ^ Kiss Me Quick. Second Hand Songs.
  9. ^ a b Discography of Elvis Presley at AllMusic
  10. ^ a b Elvis Presley discography at Discogs
  11. ^ a b Elvis Presley discography at Rate Your Music.

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