All Shook Up

All Shook Up (Elvis Presley)

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"All Shook Up" is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and composed by Otis Blackwell. Presley's 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. It was ranked #352 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. All Shook Up is also the name of a Broadway musical featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, based on the plot of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Presley's 1968 Comeback Special version has recently been featured on a televised commercial for Sirus satellite radio in November–December 2009.

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". The song was recorded by David Hill before Presley in 1956.

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...


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