Good Luck Charm

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Words & Music: Aaron Schroeder/ Wally Gold
Don't want a four leaf clover
Don't want an old horse shoe
Want your kiss 'cause I just can't miss
With a good luck charm like you

Come on and be my little good luck charm
Uh-huh huh, you sweet delight
I want a good luck charm
a-hanging on my arm
To have, to have, to hold, to hold tonight

Don't want a silver dollar
Rabbit's foot on a string
The happiness in your warm caress
No rabbit's foot can bring

Come on and be my little good luck charm
Uh-huh huh, you sweet delight
I want a good luck charm
a-hanging on my arm
To have, to have, to hold, to hold tonight

If I found a lucky penny
I'd toss it across the bay
Your love is worth all the gold on earth
No wonder that I say

Come on and be my little good luck charm
Uh-huh huh, you sweet delight
I want a good luck charm
a-hanging on my arm
To have, to have, to hold, to hold tonight
Recorded: 1961/10/15, first released on single


ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2016report abuse
This song is a true masterpiece and Elvis' rendition of it has always been such a joy to listen to.
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",
"Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do", "I Got Stung", "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".
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 17, 2016report abuse
This is one of those 60's classics that simply makes one listen whenever it comes on! Some may call it dated, but to me, no problem at all. I always play Elvis' Golden Records from start to finish in the order the original record goes. Still getting the good mood when this track starts playing.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 17, 2016report abuse
Early '60's smooth pop perfection. Easy on the ears.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2015report abuse
His last top 10 song of 1960's and a great one at that. Could have been a single take as recorded if it weren't for Elvis' remark in recording the first version that "somebody screwed up" from the FTD CD, I believe which became "Something for Everybody"...
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2015report abuse
Without a doubt-this song would have been perfect for J.D. and Elvis to do on stage. So many great Elvis songs could have been performed in the 70s concerts from all of his 50s-&-60s- material but didn't happen.
DerekH (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2015report abuse
Elvis was King of the the Uk charts when this was released. So good, nearly too good. But at this time in history his hits just came coming. Great times, my fav time.
Morris (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 10, 2014report abuse
Would have been a good livenumber with J D Sumner
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 1, 2013report abuse
Its a fun record. I would Love to see this song, overdubbed, with a updated instrumental track, even though its fine, as it is. (I am fond of the remixes, if it is done, as well, as the "Rubberneckin" and "A Little Less Conversation" were done)
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 1, 2013report abuse
A great song from the early sixties. Love to listen to this one in my extensive song list. Though some may find it outdated, it is only because it is made in the sixties. Anyway I don't support that view as I think it does not do justice to this song. Songs are always dated as they were recorded in a particular time window. Anyway, for me this is a song proving that ELVIS could sing all kind of songs and is truly the King.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 7, 2013report abuse
Sounds like a Otis Blackwell song to me. And not a bad one.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 17, 2012report abuse
A song that has a personality of its own, and while it might sound dated in one way, I think it is timeless in another, having found a permanent niche in pop history using the well known Presley vocal mannerisms.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 28, 2012report abuse
This is such a beautiful, fun and catchy song and it rightfully was a #1 hit for Elvis here in the United States. It's easily one of my most favorite songs that Elvis ever recorded. It's one of seventeen songs that Elvis recorded that was written by Aaron Schroeder.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 7, 2012report abuse
It's a fun record, regardless, if it sounds a bit out dated. Listen to it in the morning since its maple syrup pop. (LOL)
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 2, 2010report abuse
uh huh huh. Good back in the day but it doesnt hold up as well today. Sounds more dated than his 50's songs. Maple syrup pop.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on May 1, 2010report abuse
Good song.Another chapter in the marvellous recording style of one EAP
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2010report abuse
This could have easily have been a double A side single with the superb Anything That's Part of You. Another UK number one for Elvis and it would appear that he could do no wrong...
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2010report abuse
This and others perfect songs from the early 60's, can give Elvis with full justice, the title of "King of Pop"...
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2010report abuse
Pure pop which was the norm for 1962 singles. Elvis in top form. A little too pop for me, I prefer a little more edge in his singing, but still a great record. Cant complain. 1962 was the last truly golden year for Elvis, when he could do nothing wrong. The tides and the music scene were soon to change and Elvis would no longer be an automatic top 10.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2010report abuse
A song that had the potential to be just another boring early 60's pop tune was dramatically enhanced by the man who made it a hit. While not one of my favorites (I do like it very much), Elvis gives this song life with his amazing voice and I can not give it anything less than 4 1/2 stars. The flipside "Anything That's Part Of You" is even better.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2010report abuse
From a time when Elvis was the number one without any question. A good bouncy number with the Jordanaires there to help out. The flip side Anything That's Part Of You will forever be in my top twenty Elvis songs.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2010report abuse
This is stuff of legends...pure gold with sublime vocals. 5 stars
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 28, 2009report abuse
Oh yes, Elvis in tip top form with this recording / release. Just pure Elvis and pure pop with Elvis having an 8 week stay at #1 in the Uk. A great song, good lyrics, nice soft rock beat and Elvis adding his special touch. The early 1960's was a golden area in the Uk for Elvis. #1's with Stuck on You, It's Now or Never, Are you lonesome Tonight, Wooden Heart, Surrender, Wild in the Country, His latest Flame, Can't help falling in Love, Good Luck Charm, She's not You, Return to Sender, Devil in Disguise & Crying in the Chapel. Some list {Did I miss any} On yes, some flip sides, Fame & Forture, Little Sister & Rock-a-hula-Baby.

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