Hot Dog

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Words & Music: Jerry Leiber/ Mike Stoller
Hot dog, you say you're really coming back
Hot dog, I’m waiting at the railway track
Hot dog, you say you're coming home for good
Hot dog, I’m going to keep knocking on wood
And baby, I can hardly wait
I’m gonna meet you at the gate, hot dog

I fell in love with you and then you went away
But now you're coming home to stay
Hot dog, soon everything will be all right
Hot dog, we're gonna have a ball tonight
I've got a pocketful of dimes
It's gonna be just like old times, hot dog

You went away and every day was misery
But now you're coming back to me
Hot dog, my heart is gonna go insane
Hot dog, when you come walking off the train
Oh how lonely I have been
But when that Santa Fe pulls in
Hot dog, baby, baby, hot dog
Recorded: 1957/01, first released on Loving You

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Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 19, 2013report abuse
Rescued from being totally ordinary by the delivery and exhuberance of Elvis. Don't dislike it but never figures on my playlists, and sits better in the film than on vinyl - 3 stars.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2013report abuse
Absolutely great, as long as it last. Special intro & outro.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2013report abuse
This is such a tremendous, fun and underrated song and Elvis' rendition of it was spectacular. It's one of 24 songs that Elvis recorded that was written by the sensational and iconic songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2010report abuse
It starts off and lead you to believe a great rocker's on the line, and then it's over before it really takes off! I tend to imagine a slower pace would have made it even betteer!
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2010report abuse
Pure unadulterated fun! Sort of like "Teddy Bear" it almost borders on a parody of a song teenage girls in the 50's would like (the way Leiber and Stoller said "Love Me" was kind of a joke country song), but Elvis is indeed so infectious and joyous in his singing, that it overcomes any lyrical shortcomings. It's just a fun song! Carried out to perfection by a young Elvis who really had the world at his feet in 1957!
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2010report abuse
A good solid Leiber & Stoller rocker and one of the many memorable songs from a good Elvis movie.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2010report abuse
I wish it was longer, 'cause it's very good... I specially like the parts like "I fell in love with you and then you went away" and "I've got a pocketful of dimes"
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2010report abuse
A short, three star rocker (maybe 3 1/2) from the movie and soundtrack LP "Loving You". This would never rank as one of Elvis' best rock and roll songs, but it is better than a lot of the short rockers from his mid and late 60's films ("Baby, If You'll Give Me All Your Love" from "Double Trouble", etc).
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2010report abuse
Good song,great film. Would like to hear it in stereo,I have "Mean Woman Blues"in stereo.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 22, 2009report abuse
Not one of the Leiber/Stoller classics but how can you not feel good hearing a young Elvis sing this? His voice in the 50's was so infectious he could make a trivial song like this feel like a classic piece of rock and roll.