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Good Luck Charm

Rating:
4.5 / 5

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

Recordingdate: 1961/10/15, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Good Luck Charm:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(clarinet)
(sax)

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derekd wrote on January 28, 2009
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.
Elvis Rimes wrote on April 30, 2010
This is stuff of legends...pure gold with sublime vocals. 5 stars
shoesuedeblues wrote on April 30, 2010
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.
Deano1 wrote on April 30, 2010
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.
Steve V wrote on April 30, 2010
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.
Pedro Nuno wrote on April 30, 2010
This and others perfect songs from the early 60's, can give Elvis with full justice, the title of "King of Pop"...
old shep wrote on April 30, 2010
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...
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on May 01, 2010
Good song.Another chapter in the marvellous recording style of one EAP
dgirl wrote on September 02, 2010
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.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on July 07, 2012
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)
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 28, 2012
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.
Gorse wrote on December 17, 2012
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.
sugartummy wrote on March 07, 2013
Sounds like a Otis Blackwell song to me. And not a bad one.
Natha wrote on April 01, 2013
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.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on April 01, 2013
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)
Morris wrote on January 10, 2014
Would have been a good livenumber with J D Sumner
DerekH wrote on April 05, 2015
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.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on April 05, 2015
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.
Cruiser621 wrote on April 05, 2015
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"...
JerryNodak wrote on February 17, 2016
Early '60's smooth pop perfection. Easy on the ears.
bajo wrote on February 17, 2016
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.
ElvisSacramento wrote on February 18, 2016
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".
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