Shout It Out

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Words & Music: Giant/ Baum/ Kaye
Everybody listen to me
Put a smile on your face
There's no reason to be gloomy
This world's a wonderful place
So when I say again happy
Shout it out
Yeh, get happy now shout it out
Well there is no doubt you've a lot to shout about
Give a yell life is swell shout it out

Hey there little girl don't be sad
There's such good times to be had
Count your blessings one by one
Life's a ball, after all have some fun

I said c'mon get happy, shout it out
Yeh, get happy now shout it out
Well there is no doubt you've a lot to shout about
Give a yell life is swell shout it out

Now there's good feeling you can taste
While there's music life's no waste
While there's great things happening
There's no end to the joy life can bring

I said c'mon get happy, shout it out
Yeh, get happy now shout it out
Well there is no doubt you've a lot to shout about
Give a yell life is swell shout it out

As long as there's somebody you can love
As long as bright stars shine above
You've got no reason to be blue
Think what it means when all your dreams come true

I said c'mon get happy, shout it out
Yeh, get happy now shout it out
Well there is no doubt you've a lot to shout about
Give a yell life is swell shout it out

I said now there is no doubt you've a lot to shout about
Give a yell life is swell shout it out

There is no doubt you've a lot to shout about
Give a yell life is swell shout it out
Shout it out
Recorded: 1965/05/13, first released on Frankie and Johnny

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Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 19, 2013report abuse
This is not in the top tier of his movie recordings but it has plenty of energy, commitment and gusto about it. Fits the film envronment perfectly and sounds acceptable on vinyl. I add echo to the tracks of this film and it improves them no end.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 2, 2013report abuse
The best part of the song is when DJ gives his signature drumroll near the end of the song.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 26, 2011report abuse
I love this uplifting song from the "Frankie and Johnny" LP.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on May 14, 2010report abuse
A staple of most of Elvis' soundtracks album is the "happy, optimistic song". And those songs earn their worth by their ability to cheer a person up when they're down. I know this isn't a great song, and for it's time period it--in the context of 1965--it's a pretty bad song. But when he did these type songs, I think they really coast on a lot of goodwill. I mean, how can anybody really hate a song in which Elvis Presley is telling you to cheer up, get happy, appreciate everything good in the world? Sure "Follow That Dream" is much better and has the same message, but I have a hard time knocking any of the Elvis "happy, optimistic songs"--even though this might be the worst of the group (or sub-genre), it still makes me smile.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on May 14, 2010report abuse
I remember going to the record store and buying this LP and the latest Beatles single at the time. I got home, played them both and well , enough said. Yes it was a sort of a highlight on this mundane album. Elvis was becoming extremely boring & predicitable and that made him totally unattached from the pop scene that was exploding around him.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on May 14, 2010report abuse
I couldn't remember the song(that's how memorable it was) so I dug it out and played it. Typical of of umpteen Elvis soundtracks of the period, poorly written, produced and as ever Elvis sounds like he wish he could have some decent material for a change.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 14, 2010report abuse
Saying this is one of the better songs from F&J is like saying Shake That Tambourine was a good rock song from Harum Scarum. In other words not saying much. While I sort of liked it back in 1966 (trying to find that silver lining on the latest LP), I listen to this now & cringe. This is Elvis Presley we are talking about and this song is way below par. Totally Hollywood and not in vogue with the pop scene at the time.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on May 14, 2010report abuse
Elvis in freefall, after '64 Elvis movie soundtrancks where way below par. To think that Rca needed a 5 year old recording to get Elvis a very unexpected Uk #1 with Crying in the Chapel. Fans often say why didn't Elvis quit the movies in 65 or 66 and do really good studio recordings, a few Tv spots, and return to live shows. Well, he did do it, but not until '68, and boy was the wait worth while. As for Shout it Out, never play it.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on May 14, 2010report abuse
Elvis sounds like he always does when he is lumbered with sub standard soundtrack songs such as this. The backing is awful and dated.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on May 14, 2010report abuse
This is actually a real uplifting song, I do love to Shout It Out when I sing along!!! One of the better tracks from the FAJ movie.
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on May 14, 2010report abuse
I like this song. In fact I think there's several good songs from the FJ-soundtrack, but the sound on the album I think is way below par. How come the sound on the sound is worse on several soundtrack albums compared to the studio albums? According to Recording Sessions the FJ sessions was recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. The same goes for the Fun In Acapulco soundtrack, but soundwise the latter is much better. I enjoy several of the songs from FJ, but the sound quality really annoys me. I love the title track, "Please Dont Stop Loving Me" and "Beginners Luck". And Shout it out is a nice up-tempo song. But the sound quality of the album is really not good, same as for Double Trouble.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2010report abuse
One of the better tracks from the "Frankie and Johnny" soundtrack. This one moves along quite well and Elvis sounds much more into it than he did anything from the "Harum Scarum" or "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" sessions. 3 1/2 stars

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