C'mon Everybody

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Words & Music: Joy Byers
Come on everybody and snap your fingers now
Come on everybody clap your hands real loud
Come on everybody take a real deep breath
And repeat after me
I love my baby
I love my baby
Hey, hey, hey and my baby loves me

Come on everybody and whistle this tune right now
Come on everybody and stomp your feet real loud
Come on everybody take a real deep breath
And repeat after me
I love my baby
I love my baby
Hey, hey, hey and my baby loves me

Well there ain't nothing wrong with the long-haired music
Like Brahms, Beethoven and Bach
Well I was raised with a guitar in my hand
And I was born to rock
Well, come on everybody and turn your head to the left
Come on everybody and turn your head to the right
Come on everybody take a real deep breath
And repeat after me
I love my baby
I love my baby
Hey, hey, hey and my baby loves me
Recorded: 1963/07/09, first released on EP

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Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 11, 2014report abuse
To see mixed reviews on this one is hard to fathom. It is absolutely absurd someone called it garbage and another person questioned Elvis not singing it raunchy. This is a top-notch rocker (yes softer than "Jailhouse Rock", but so is the remarkable "Treat Me Nice") and Elvis puts enough punch into it to make it truly memorable. The lyrics don't lend themselves to being sung raunchy and thank goodness Elvis was smart enough to know which songs he could growl his way through and the one in which he could just let his natural, beautiful voice shine. Elvis did rock hard again before 1968 even though the material was at times weak, he rocks the hell out of "Long Legged Girl", "Hi Heel Sneakers", "Little Less Conversation" and "She's A Machine" (unfortunately not released until the Singer LP). 4.5 stars for "C'mon Everybody".
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 11, 2014report abuse
It just lacks that bit of edge to make it convincing rock and roll. The movie version is superior and has more spark and interaction while the remix 'Born To Rock' is superb.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 11, 2014report abuse
It's forced as to the effort Elvis put in singing this song. It's also catchy as it doesn't seen to clear ones mind once heard. I can't believe RCA didn't ship this soundtrack as an album.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 1, 2013report abuse
The soundtrack of Viva Las Vegas is the one Elvis album (double features with Roustabout) that my wife playes the most. She's from Vietnam and before we were married, she never had heard of Elvis. C'mon everybody sounds too clean, but still ok.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2012report abuse
This is such a terrific, exciting, catchy, underrated and overlooked song and it's such a fun song to dance to as well. I love all of the songs from the "Viva Las Vegas" soundtrack.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 31, 2010report abuse
Very catchy soundtrack song. Nothing memorable, but miles better than songs that were yet to come. Heck, it's lots better than a couple of tunes on the VLV soundtrack. I prefer the record version to the movie version.
shakey leg (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
Great song, one of the best (if not the best) songs or song from the "Viva Las Vegas" soundtrack.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
I enjoy this song and most of the soundtrack, but I enjoyed it more when it came out. The real reason it doesnt rock harder is Elvis himself. The movies mellowed him, he lost his edge for singing real studio rock and roll and I dont hink he cared about singing raunchy. Not until the opening seconds of his 1968 Tv Special did Elvis rock hard again.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
I really liked this song when it came out. In retrospect I think that's because it was a cut above the majority of the rest of the Elvis movie songs I was hearing in those days. Listening to it now I am in agreement with KingKreloe in that it should of had a harder rock edge to it. The edge that made Big Hunk Of Love a great rocker. So although it ok it's a bit of a parody of a real rocker & for that I gave it 3 stars.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
I like this song, but always thought it needed to be a little rougher-sounding. It sounds a little too clean and antiseptic to be a serious rocker, but it could have been. It's still a good song for sure, and the version in the movie with Ann Margret is maybe a little better because it's a bit messier and more rockin'
elvis1279 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
Very good movie song. Very catchy and gets the blood flowing, especially when viewing the song in the movie w/Ann-Margaret.
commoneverybody (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
Excellent movie track. Perhaps one of the last good movietunes that has a bit of ´rock and roll´ in it. Always been a favorite.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
Yea, like this recording. it's the track i'd have released as a single at the time. It was much more in line with the singles's being released by the Beatles, Stones, etc around that time. VLV was perhaps to much upbeat, but CE was I agree catchy & more with it. I remember it being on the EP released and I played it more often than the VLV single.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
Very catchy and probable hit single material in 1964. Good song from a rare good 60's soundtrack. Love the film version with AM. Dynamic footage. This to me was the last time we saw the 'real' Elvis until 1968.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
Enjoyable movie rocker from a very good soundtrack.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
Love it! And love the movie number! But what I really love is the remix, BORN TO ROCK, made from this music. Outstanding!
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
Garbage! A watered down and flimsy excuse for a rock number, the kind of stuff you might expect Shakin' Stevens to put out. Jailhouse Rock, All Shook Up and Promise Land, now that's Rock n Roll.
Swen (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
Catchy up beat number from the only real musical Elvis Presley was allowed to make. And quite good and entertaining it certainly was. Imagine good co stars, production numbers, and on location shooting! No wonder Colonel was furious. :-)
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
well, c'mon everybody is a hipshaker, which he really needed at Ann Margret's side...She undoubtedly plays lead in that movie...
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
Enjoyable but nothing more, call me weird but I prefer Do the Vega...
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 10, 2008report abuse
Not one of the best movie tracks, but still very catchy and joyful. A real club song ;-)

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