I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell

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Words & Music: Fred Wise/ Ben Weisman
I look at you and wham, I'm head over heels
I guess that love is a banana peel
I feel so bad and yet I'm feeling so well
I slipped, I stumbled, I fell

One crazy kiss and bam, I head for the skies
I guess that love is like a cake of ice
You skate along but then you can never tell
I slipped, I stumbled, I fell

I never thought I'd get tricked
By you sweet talking lies
You've got a bag of tricks
And when you get busy
I got dazzled and dizzy
I fell like a ton of bricks

My knees are weak, my head is spinning around
I guess that love has turned me upside down
Thought I'd get hurt, but gee, it's turning out well
I slipped, I stumbled, I fell
Recorded: 1960/11/08, first released on Something for Everybody

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2013report abuse
The bass singer is too prominent. The piano by Dudley Brooks is wonderful. A good rocker.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2012report abuse
A real good song, I enjoy it, and it's a fun song, to sing along to. And, without a doubt, the song "I Feel so bad" was a much better choice for a single, than, "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell". Elvis had it correct !
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2012report abuse
Not a bad song; would in fact, have made a much, much better single 45RPM release back in 1961 than "I Feel So Bad" as was pointed up by another reviewer in this column. As a matter of fact, I believe Colonel Parker was pushing this song as the next single, but Elvis stepped in an selected "I Feel So Bad" which to me is an album song, period. I have the FTD CD version of "Wild In The Country" and one gets all outtakes available.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2012report abuse
Yes a pleasant rocker but the bass singer spoils it for me, with sounds like burping. This song does not find its way on to many of my compilations film, or otherwise.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2012report abuse
Very much like this catchy tune, great to sing and often play it twice. From the great Follow That Dream production, very enjoyable. That movie is really funny at times.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2012report abuse
This is such a tremendous song and catchy too. It comes from one of my most favorite Elvis movies.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2011report abuse
A catchy rockaballad too weak for single release but pleasant enough.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2011report abuse
Catchy song but I don't think single material. One of the better movie songs if you look at soundtracks as a whole over his career. While I Feel So Bad may not have been a commercial success, it sure was a critical one and I'm glad it was a single release to keep the high quality of Elvis singles flowing.
yankee1104 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2011report abuse
Short rocker song that is very catchy. Good tune from "Wild In the Country"
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2010report abuse
It is hard to believe this came from the somber movie "Wild In The Country". Other than this fine rocker, this soundtrack produced only somber and at times dull, dreary ballads. It is very short, so that might be the reason, RCA didn't consider it for a single, but I think it would have been a much better received single than "I Feel So Bad". The follow up single to "Surrender" should have been "There's Always Me" with this song on the flipside.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 4, 2009report abuse
Not a bad little song. I think of it as a cute rocker, better than anything uptempo from Blue Hawaii in my opionion.

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