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Hey, Hey, Hey

2.9 / 5

Words & Music: Joy Byers

All right girls, I'll show you what to do
This boat will sparkle like a diamond when we get through
By the numbers there ain't much time
We're gonna start an assembly line

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

You get the sandpaper, you get the pails
You get the hammer baby, you get the nails
You get the paint, you get the brush
'Cause we're gonna give it the special touch

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

We got a magic potion that will help us win
I don't know how to spell it but dip right in
Blako-oxy-tonic phosphate, it's the latest scoop
But that's all right girls you can call it "Goop"

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Work the sandpaper, hammer that nail
Tote that paintbrush and lift that pail
Get a rhythm going, nice and easy
Come on and use a little elbow greasy

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

O.K. girls, we're all through
I'm gonna tell you what we're gonna do
We'll fall right down and have some fun
And I'm gonna kiss you all one by one

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Huh, Huh, Huh
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Huh, Huh, Huh
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Recordingdate: 1967/02/22, first released on: Clambake (album)


Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Hey, Hey, Hey:

(steel guitar)


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Steve V wrote on February 20, 2009
One of the worst of his career. How anyone can listen to this and not cringe is beyond me. Bad song, bad arrangement, and yes, bad vocal. Sorry Elvis.
old shep wrote on November 19, 2009
Could never be confused with a good song.
derekd wrote on November 19, 2009
the real low point in his recording career, still, he did have other things on his mind, like a wedding i recall. And the '68 comeback was just a year away. No low point, no comeback.
luciano77 wrote on November 19, 2009
I remeber when my aunt brought me to the record store in the 80's and told me I can choose 2 elvis records. Well back then everything of elvis was good to me. So i did choose Kissin cousins and Clambake. I was attracted to this 2 lp's and I loved the Hey Hey Hey song. Well At the time I did not understand english ( I'm italian) so the text for me was not so important. But I have to say ain't a super song. But I prefere this one the I don't know maybe the Love me Tender live version of the 70's.
dgirl wrote on November 19, 2009
There is no excuse to record a song like this. Wedding? The TV Special would have been a hit regardless. We didnt need a low point like this. This came out in the same year as Sgt Peppers. A very hard time to be an ELvis fan. You had to be there to know.
Deano1 wrote on November 19, 2009
A "throw away", "wanna be" rock and roll number from the movie and album "Clambake" (1967). Luckily this was the last song on side A of the original album, so you could just eject the record before it played. The recording sounds like it took place under water and Elvis sounds bored singing the song, and it isn't much of a song. When this album was released in late 67, Elvis had started to make relevant music again. Five high quality non-soundtrack songs found their way onto this album ("Big Boss Man", "Guitar Man", "Just Call Me Lonesome", "You Don't Know Me" {not the move version} and "Singing Tree") and most of the soundtrack material is at least reasonable. "Hey, Hey, Hey" is by far the worst track on this album and ranks with about a dozen songs as one star songs (most of the "Harum Scarum" and "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" soundtracks and "Barefoot Ballad" from "Kissin Cousins" comes to mind).
sitdown revamped wrote on November 19, 2009
I felt kinda like luciano back then...also had the clambake lp aiming for every single original record. I'd say the absolutley worst thing that is very likely to happen within this next decade is a spankox remix of it...lol...
Natha wrote on November 19, 2009
I was a teenager at that time. It was not so much this type of songs that made it a bit difficult to be an Elvis Fan. It was just not in vogue. Well to my ears it was in the caliber of most pop songs of that time: not something worthwhile mentioning (note please: for me!).
Great Dane wrote on November 19, 2009
It fits the scene, but that's about it,my kids like it though. The Clambake LP wasn't that bad with songs like guitarman etc. it was a sign something was goin' to change.
sugartummy wrote on March 11, 2013
Anyone who can sing blako-oxy-tonic phosphate in a song is great in my book. My 4 year old daughter loves this one, 'cause she can sings the hey hey hey part along with Elvis. The lyrics are really strange taken out of context. Not super bad.
Gorse wrote on August 19, 2013
Not much to recommend this track, although it brightened up in the last 30 seconds - 2 stars at most.
ElvisSacramento wrote on August 27, 2013
This is easily one of the very worst songs that Elvis ever recorded and Elvis should have never recorded it. I don't hate the song though, but Elvis was the type of artist that should have never been singing songs like this. Songs like this were the real low point of Elvis' recording career.
Rob Wanders wrote on August 27, 2013
pretty bad song from a very bad movie.
JerryNodak wrote on August 27, 2013
It's real cheesy, but I like cheese. So bad, it's good.
kink56 wrote on August 27, 2013
Clambake is such a frustrating album. 60% of it is fantastic, the other well not so fantastic. I like ALL of side 2. Hey, Hey, Hey would not be bad with different lyrics. CONFIDENCE is the worst song on the album though.
Cruiser621 wrote on August 27, 2013
Talk about pure, unadulterated crap; this is it! This is the low of lows.
JerryNodak wrote on March 07, 2020
I still like cheese. Lots of cheese. Where's my FTD expanded version of the album. Hey, Hey, Hey..
The Hawk wrote on June 25, 2022
Should've been left out Clambake, the flick, along with “Confidence.” One star.
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