I Got Stung
Words & Music:
A land sakes alive!
I never thought this could happen to me
Mm, yeah! Mm, yeah!
I got stung by a sweet honey bee
Oh, what a feeling come over me
It started in my eyes
Crept up to my head
Flew to my heart
Till I was stung dead
I'm done, uh-uh
I got stung!
Mm, yeah! Mm, yeah!
She had all that I wanted and more
And I've seen honey bees before
Started buzzin' in my ear
Buzzin' in my brain
Got stung all over
But I feel no pain
I'm done, uh-uh
I got stung!
Now, don't think I'm complainin'
I'm might pleased we met
'Cause you gimme just one little peck
On the back of my neck
And I break out in a cold cold sweat
If I live to a hundred and two
I won't let nobody sting me but you
I'll be buzzin' 'round your hive
Ev'ry day at five
And I'm never gonna leave once I arrive
'Cause I'm done
Uh-uh, I got stung!
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This uptempo Rock 'N' Roll song is a true masterpiece and Elvis' rendition of it was sensational.
The other sixteen songs that Elvis recorded that were co-written by Aaron Schroeder were "A Big Hunk O' Love", "Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)", "Apron Strings", "Dixieland Rock", "Don't Leave Me Now", "First In Line", "Good Luck Charm", "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do", "I Was The One", "In Your Arms", "It's Now Or Never", "Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me)", "Shoppin' Around", "Stuck On You", "Young And Beautiful" and "Young Dreams".
One of those double sided classics. Love both sides of this single. Played it to death back in the day! I Got Stung takes off from the very first second Elvis shouts out Holy Smoke......wonderful!
I very much prefer the flip side... "One Night"
Average rock 'n' roll song compared to some of Elvis output from the 50s. Pales into insignificance compared to One Night.
Stupendously brilliant recording, an amazing rock n' roll track. Stuff of legend...amazing.
A unusual rock song by Elvis. Every song recorded at this session is a classic. David Hill's real name is David Hess. Parker thought the musicians were too loud on the songs produced at this session. He was wrong.
This is such a superb, electrifying, groovy, energetic, catchy and fun song and it's one of seventeen songs that Elvis recorded that was written by Aaron Schroeder.
It's all been said here, an infectious magnificent wild rocker from a great recording session in 1958 -5 stars all the way.
You can hear all of Elvis' influences in "I Got Stung", pop, r&b, country, etc. Great tune!
another fantastic song by elvis,sung at such a pace it's hard to keep up he's that good,another in my favourite top 10
( i must have about 50 in there already ).5 stars.
Hardly ever played on radio,if ever these days.Introduced to this song through my elder brother,he's gone on to Sinatra
i'm still with the best.
This is the DNA rock'n roll was made of ....... would have loved to hear a 1969 live version of this breathtaking, well performed raw rocker.........
Top Rock 'n' Roll showing the sheer fun Elvis had in those days. As with all the great songs he made in those days it shows how natural it all was to him. How about this love declaration! Great. One way I think he should have taken this one into the song list later on, as it also offered some nice interactions with the audience. On the other hand it kept its originality of a pure sang RnR song. A full 5 stars with not even a millionth percent of a star less.
Love this ROCKER! As I read the lyrics, I cant help but think of when Elvis was readin "telegrams" sent to him in Thats The Way It Is..."Dear Elvis, We've finally learned to understand what you say on record, signed RCA", cuz I thought I knew EXACTLY what he was sayin in this entire song, but have now been corrected by the actual lyrics!! LOL. Elvis was too cool to be a mere mortal!!
Quintessential. I thought I'd get bored listening to 24 or so versions of this, but Elvis could do no wrong back then. Every take of this is just pure joy. One of the absolute most just plain FUN Elvis songs ever, and it was done at a time when Elvis' voice was just so infectiously full of, again, I have to say joy. And his rapid-fire singing is so perfectly handled. Not enough good things to say about this one! (And on headphones it is even better---that FTD reissue of 50,000,000 Fans Can't Be Wrong, on headphones you can hear every breath Elvis takes! Awesome!)
One of the classics from the late 1950's backed by One Night, making it a double sided classic hit. The FTD versions of his second greatest hits package aka the gold lame suit has some outtakes which in mind, are even better than the actual release. All in all, this is the real Elvis Presley.
Great song! Have never tired of it. As I HAVE tired of so many songs from the '50s. From my fave Gold Records album, Vol. 2.
I once heard one of the Jordonaires proclaim that Elvis didn't like this song when he recorded it. Pure nonsense of course. Just listen to Elvis' enthusiasm when - after one of the outtakes - he joyfully says "I like that song". Rock'n'Roll poetry. A song I never get tired of. In my Eternal Elvis Top Ten.
Great Song, pure rock and roll, love it, flipside to the great one night. can you get any better than this?
Really really good rock and roll song. I always liked it and still love to hear it. Infectious beat. Every 45 from this period was a treat, there was always 2 good sides to Elvis' early records.
Pure Rock explosion. Love those sessions from 1958. The beat is so strong that it has a pre-punk feeling. Elvis King of Rock, grandfather of Punk! My King.
Word's slightly different to what I thought they were lol. Great song along with the b side from the 50s.
The opening of this recording is just pure young Elvis showing why he was the king of rock. Both sides of the single One night / I got stung got to #1 in the Uk. In fact, this was the first of a few double sided #1's the the Uk singles charts for Elvis. Good value indeed, two #1's for the price of one.
A really good rocker from Elvis which complemented the superb One Night. What a cracking pairing.
The flipside of "One Night" (originally the A-side), this song peaked at #8, but that does not tell the story. From the beginning, this one is non-stop energy. I think this song would have been a bigger hit had Elvis not been in the Army. If he had gone on Ed Sullivan and sang this song or showcased it in a movie, it would have hit #1 easily. It still puzzles me why it got over taken by "One Night" on the charts.
One of the underrated gems of the Kings great 50's catalog. Pure rock and roll.
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