Spinout

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Words & Music: Sid Wayne/ Ben Weisman/ Dee Fuller
When her motor's warm, and she's purrin' sweet
Buddy let me warn ya', you're on a one-way street
She'll crowd ya' close, spin your wheels
Then you're gonna know how it feels
To spinout..spinout

Better watch those curves, never let her steer
If she can shake your nerves..boy
She can strip your gears
She'll get your heart, goin' fast
Then she'll let you run out of gas
So spinout...spinout

The road to love is full of, danger signs
Too many guys were lost
Who crossed those double lines

Doncha know she's out to prove, she can really score
Never saw parts move, boy
Like that before
To flag you down, that's her goal
Scoot before you lose control
And spinout...spinout!!
Recorded: 1966/02/17, first released on Spinout

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ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2013report abuse
This is such a terrific, fun, groovy, underrated and overlooked Elvis movie song and I've always enjoyed listening to it. Unfortunately, this movie track is very little known. It's one of Elvis' splendid 1960's movie songs. I've always enjoyed the "Spinout" soundtrack album and the "Spinout" movie.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2013report abuse
Back then, when this LP came about, it was such a fresh breeze compared to HS, F&J and PHS. And the bonus songs were great too! I like the uptempo numbers on this album, Spinout included! I actually play this album in between! Stop, Look And Listen is my fav on here, so I looped it and it's great!
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2013report abuse
I actually think the Spinout album and about 1/2 of Clambake are excellent albums. I like Spinout fine, but actually prefer the flip All That I Am.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2013report abuse
I like this song a lot. Fun to sing to. However, I like the theme from another racing car movie, even better, and that one is called "Speedway".
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 8, 2013report abuse
According to Jorgensen Complete Recording book, there was no organ player on the sessions, so could it be that the "organ sound" was produced by a guitar with a gimmick? This is a fantastic song with a great drive.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 6, 2012report abuse
Would have charted higher if Elvis had been touring or making personal appearances. Well crafted song, with a driving organ that became yet another global million seller. - 4 stars from me
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
I always liked this song . It does have a "swinging" 60's sound and arrangement. The album is not bad either with 3 excellant bonus songs . I think the only reason this song didn't chart higher is that the flip side All That I Am also charted . I think both hit the the top 40 and cancelled each other out. Probably would have went top 20 like Love Letters otherwise.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2011report abuse
A little gem this, love it!
jack409 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2011report abuse
Great song that could've been a huge hit if RCA would've promoted it the right way. it could still be a huge hit along the lines of "A Little Less Conversation" if they had somebody do a great remix.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2011report abuse
Who said that Elvis did not record sixties style music . . . listen to this one. And I love(d) it.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2011report abuse
Not an Lp/Cd i listen to much, & when i do its odds on i'd skip this one. I'm sure i went to see the movie but can't even remember. Roll on 68 & the Tv special plus what was to follow.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2011report abuse
This is one of the best movie title songs from the 60s and captures the right sound and feeling. An obvious single choice at the time. Four stars from me.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2011report abuse
Loved it then. Still love it today. Groovy man. Groovy. 4 stars.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2011report abuse
It's a nice swinging sixties sound and features the 60's spirit, in that sense. Like the organ sound!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2010report abuse
This song grooves, and is so 60's cool. Just compare it to songs of Harem, Double Trouble, PHS ,etc from that period. This should have charted higher. I think this is an unknown gem that could be a hit today with an updated remix.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2010report abuse
Outstanding title tune to Elvis' 22nd movie. Well written song, comparing women and the dangers that come along with them to racing. The only problem with this song and the other uptempo songs from this movie and soundtrack is the rather flat sounding music behind them. Maybe this song could use an update along the lines of "A Little Less Conversation"?
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2009report abuse
I love this song, it is so groovy!!!

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