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Danny

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Words & Music: Fred Wise/ Ben Weisman
My name should be trouble
My name should be woe
For trouble and heartache
Is all that I know
But Danny, yes, Danny is my name

My life has been empty
My heart has been torn
It must have been rainy, oh yeah,
The night I was born
Oh Danny, oh Danny is my name

I'm so afraid of tomorrow
So tired of today
They say that love is the answer
But love never came my way

I'm writing a letter
To someone I know
So if you should find it
And if you're alone
Oh Danny, yes, Danny is my name

Oh Danny, yes, Danny is my name
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Recorded: 1958/02/11, first released on A Legendary Performer, Vol. 3

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 1, 2013report abuse
Not a rocker, not a ballad, not so great. Still enjoyable, 'cause our man is singing it.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
Not my favorite Elvis song, but still worth 3.5 stars because of that great voice, I wonder where they would have put it in the movie though.
john804 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
I give it a zillion stars!
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
Yes out of place on the King Creole album, but so was Steadfast Loyal and True. I always review these songs in isolation, and as such this song is different from nearly all other pre-army performances and I find it totally entertaining and enjoyable
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 27, 2012report abuse
This is such a terrific song and it's such a shame that it wasn't added to the movie "King Creole".
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2011report abuse
Pleasant but just doesnt fit with the rest of the soundtrack. The LP was short however, so another song wouldnt have hurt but it just wasnt as good as the others. Lonely Blue Boy was a hit by Conway Twitty in 1960. I think Shakin Stevens covered it also.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2011report abuse
A pleasant song but understandable that it was excluded from the King Creole movie and soundtrack album as it would have been mediocre compared to great recordings such as the title song, Trouble and Hard headed woman. Especially the opening and ending of the song are weak and the supposed feeling of desperation does not come across. Nevertheless, enjoyable like many soundtrack recordings later in his career. Three stars from me.
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2011report abuse
So glad this little gem surfaced ! What makes it good is that it was Elvis as danny Fisher singing this ... Can just imagine him in the "King Creole" singing this one ... has all the right atmosphere about it. Cliff Richard did an interesting version of it in the 50's. .... isnt there a song somewhere called "Lonely Blue Boy" based on "Danny" ... Shakin Stevie was it ????
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 26, 2010report abuse
A decent track; but the final master that appeared on the Legendary Performer Series sounds like a work in progress. This song just wouldn't have worked that well along side the other songs from this movie/LP and I think a wise decision was made to not release it in '58. It can't touch the best songs from the movie, the title song, "Hard Headed Woman", "Trouble" and "New Orleans".
burninglove92 (profilecontact) wrote on May 6, 2010report abuse
love the song, its a great addition to the king creole album, shame it wasnt added to the film.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2009report abuse
I like it but I perfer the Conway Twitty arrangement and version.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2008report abuse
I got to like Marty Wilde's version long before I heard Elvis' original and I can now enjoy both.The song is nothing special but I like that period in Elvis' career when it seemed that everything he recorded was magical
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