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C'mon Everybody

4.1 / 5

Words & Music: Joy Byers

Come on everybody and snap your fingers now
Come on everybody clap your hands real loud
Come on everybody take a real deep breath
And repeat after me
I love my baby
I love my baby
Hey, hey, hey and my baby loves me

Come on everybody and whistle this tune right now
Come on everybody and stomp your feet real loud
Come on everybody take a real deep breath
And repeat after me
I love my baby
I love my baby
Hey, hey, hey and my baby loves me

Well there ain't nothing wrong with the long-haired music
Like Brahms, Beethoven and Bach
Well I was raised with a guitar in my hand
And I was born to rock
Well, come on everybody and turn your head to the left
Come on everybody and turn your head to the right
Come on everybody take a real deep breath
And repeat after me
I love my baby
I love my baby
Hey, hey, hey and my baby loves me

Recordingdate: 1963/07/09, first released on: Viva Las Vegas (EP)


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Lex wrote on April 10, 2008
Not one of the best movie tracks, but still very catchy and joyful. A real club song ;-)
My boy, my boy wrote on April 03, 2009
Enjoyable but nothing more, call me weird but I prefer Do the Vega...
sitdown68 wrote on April 03, 2009
well, c'mon everybody is a hipshaker, which he really needed at Ann Margret's side...She undoubtedly plays lead in that movie...
Swen wrote on April 03, 2009
Catchy up beat number from the only real musical Elvis Presley was allowed to make. And quite good and entertaining it certainly was. Imagine good co stars, production numbers, and on location shooting! No wonder Colonel was furious. :-)
old shep wrote on April 03, 2009
Garbage! A watered down and flimsy excuse for a rock number, the kind of stuff you might expect Shakin' Stevens to put out. Jailhouse Rock, All Shook Up and Promise Land, now that's Rock n Roll.
Pedro Nuno wrote on April 03, 2009
Love it! And love the movie number! But what I really love is the remix, BORN TO ROCK, made from this music. Outstanding!
JerryNodak wrote on April 03, 2009
Enjoyable movie rocker from a very good soundtrack.
Steve V wrote on April 03, 2009
Very catchy and probable hit single material in 1964. Good song from a rare good 60's soundtrack. Love the film version with AM. Dynamic footage. This to me was the last time we saw the 'real' Elvis until 1968.
derekd wrote on April 03, 2009
Yea, like this recording. it's the track i'd have released as a single at the time. It was much more in line with the singles's being released by the Beatles, Stones, etc around that time. VLV was perhaps to much upbeat, but CE was I agree catchy & more with it. I remember it being on the EP released and I played it more often than the VLV single.
commoneverybody wrote on April 03, 2009
Excellent movie track. Perhaps one of the last good movietunes that has a bit of ´rock and roll´ in it. Always been a favorite.
elvis1279 wrote on April 03, 2009
Very good movie song. Very catchy and gets the blood flowing, especially when viewing the song in the movie w/Ann-Margaret.
NONE000000 wrote on April 03, 2009
I like this song, but always thought it needed to be a little rougher-sounding. It sounds a little too clean and antiseptic to be a serious rocker, but it could have been. It's still a good song for sure, and the version in the movie with Ann Margret is maybe a little better because it's a bit messier and more rockin'
theoldscudder wrote on April 03, 2009
I really liked this song when it came out. In retrospect I think that's because it was a cut above the majority of the rest of the Elvis movie songs I was hearing in those days. Listening to it now I am in agreement with KingKreloe in that it should of had a harder rock edge to it. The edge that made Big Hunk Of Love a great rocker. So although it ok it's a bit of a parody of a real rocker & for that I gave it 3 stars.
dgirl wrote on April 03, 2009
I enjoy this song and most of the soundtrack, but I enjoyed it more when it came out. The real reason it doesnt rock harder is Elvis himself. The movies mellowed him, he lost his edge for singing real studio rock and roll and I dont hink he cared about singing raunchy. Not until the opening seconds of his 1968 Tv Special did Elvis rock hard again.
shakey leg wrote on April 03, 2009
Great song, one of the best (if not the best) songs or song from the "Viva Las Vegas" soundtrack.
JerryNodak wrote on December 31, 2010
Very catchy soundtrack song. Nothing memorable, but miles better than songs that were yet to come. Heck, it's lots better than a couple of tunes on the VLV soundtrack. I prefer the record version to the movie version.
ElvisSacramento wrote on November 06, 2012
This is such a terrific, exciting, catchy, underrated and overlooked song and it's such a fun song to dance to as well. I love all of the songs from the "Viva Las Vegas" soundtrack.
sugartummy wrote on March 01, 2013
The soundtrack of Viva Las Vegas is the one Elvis album (double features with Roustabout) that my wife playes the most. She's from Vietnam and before we were married, she never had heard of Elvis. C'mon everybody sounds too clean, but still ok.
Cruiser621 wrote on August 11, 2014
It's forced as to the effort Elvis put in singing this song. It's also catchy as it doesn't seen to clear ones mind once heard. I can't believe RCA didn't ship this soundtrack as an album.
Gorse wrote on August 11, 2014
It just lacks that bit of edge to make it convincing rock and roll. The movie version is superior and has more spark and interaction while the remix 'Born To Rock' is superb.
Deano1 wrote on August 11, 2014
To see mixed reviews on this one is hard to fathom. It is absolutely absurd someone called it garbage and another person questioned Elvis not singing it raunchy. This is a top-notch rocker (yes softer than "Jailhouse Rock", but so is the remarkable "Treat Me Nice") and Elvis puts enough punch into it to make it truly memorable. The lyrics don't lend themselves to being sung raunchy and thank goodness Elvis was smart enough to know which songs he could growl his way through and the one in which he could just let his natural, beautiful voice shine. Elvis did rock hard again before 1968 even though the material was at times weak, he rocks the hell out of "Long Legged Girl", "Hi Heel Sneakers", "Little Less Conversation" and "She's A Machine" (unfortunately not released until the Singer LP). 4.5 stars for "C'mon Everybody".
TheMemphisFan wrote on August 20, 2015
Even though it's not one of Elvis' greatest rock'n'roll songs, it certainly should have been included on the 1995 2-cd set "Command Performances: The Essential 60's Masters II" instead of One Boy,Two Little Girls. What the heck was Ernst Jorgensen and Roger Semon thinking?!
Jim Davidson wrote on August 21, 2015
1960s movie songs like C'mon Everybody, Return to Sender, Hard Knocks and Long Legged Girl are the reason I became an Elvis fan.
Natha wrote on August 28, 2015
It's a Rock 'n' Roll song fitting the sixties. One should not expect a fifties Rock 'n' Roll song. Those days pop music was watered down to surfing music anyway. So it stood out! And I like it too. Though it does not have that spunk it is more than enjoyable.
bajo wrote on August 28, 2015
C'mon Everybody has always been a fav. I think this should have been used as the B side to the VLV single. It was almost as Elvis was rockin' again!
ElvisSacramento wrote on February 12, 2016
I've always really liked this fun movie song and Elvis' rendition of it was stellar. The other fifteen songs that Elvis recorded that were written or co-wriiten by Joy Byers were "Baby, If You'll Give Me All Of Your Love", "Goin' Home", "Hard Knocks", "Hey, Hey, Hey", "Hey Little Girl", "It Hurts Me", "I've Got To Find My Baby", "Let Yourself Go", "Please Don't Stop Loving Me", "She's A Machine", "So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise)", "Stop, Look And Listen", "The Meanest Girl In Town", "There Ain't Nothing Like A Song" and "There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon".
FM wrote on February 12, 2016
You know people who comment garbage and other things like that and who don't like this song, hey that's their opinion, In my opinion, these people should have their heads examined or further more have their ears examined, this is a great number, great clip in VLV and a catchy tune, tis is one of the better songs of the movie era and the 60's
Milky White Way wrote on April 06, 2022
One persons garbage is another persons diamond. That’s the incredible range and repertoire of the best entertainer who ever walked the planet. To me this is rock n roll, it’s raunchy and it’s classic Elvis. Always enjoyed this track.
DerekH wrote on January 21, 2023
Top notch recording, should have been the a-side of a single.
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