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I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine

Rating:
4.3 / 5

Words & Music: Mack David

Well, I don't care if the sun don't shine.
I get my lovin' in the evening time
When I'm with my baby.

Well, it ain't no fun with the sun around.
I get going when the sun goes down
And I'm with my baby.

Well, that's when we're gonna kiss and kiss and kiss and kiss,
And we're gonna kiss some more.
Who cares how many times we kiss,
'Cause at a time like this, who keeps score?

Well, I don't care if the sun don't shine
I get my loving in the evening time
When I meet my baby.

And it don't matter if it's sleet or snow,
The drive-in's cozy when the lights are low
And I'm with my baby.

Makes no difference if the rain comes down
I don't notice when she's around.
Oh boy, what a baby.

Well, that's when we're gonna kiss and kiss and kiss and kiss
and
We're gonna kiss some more.
Well, one kiss from my baby doll
Makes me hot-
More more more more.

Well, I don't care if the sun don't shine
I get my loving in the evening time
When I'm with my baby.

Well, that's when we're gonna kiss and kiss and kiss and kiss
and
We're gonna kiss some more.
Well, one kiss from my baby doll
Makes me hot-
More more more more.

Well, I don't care if the sun don't shine
I get my loving in the evening time
When I'm with my baby.

Recordingdate: 1954/09, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)

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Lex wrote on April 08, 2008
Sure brings back good memories, especially the "Well, that's when we're gonna kiss and kiss and kiss and kiss, And we're gonna kiss some more" part ;-).
old shep wrote on April 19, 2008
I love the guitar in this, and Elvis' voice was never going to sound this raw again! A great track.I've read many times that Elvis' was a great fan of Dean Martin.Although Elvis' version is pure hillbilly rock take a listen to Dino's rendition of the song and you will hear the version that must of inspired a young Elvis.
ElvisDayByDay wrote on April 19, 2008
Nice typical fifties lyrics in an upbeat tempo; the birth of Rock And Roll in word and music. Listening now it is too bad Elvis' sound really changed when he moved to RCA (how hard they tried, even recording Elvis' under a staircase).
Steve V wrote on April 19, 2008
Love it, love it, love it. A record that always makes you feel good no matter how many times you hear it. Did Elvis ever sound this happy again?
Natha wrote on April 19, 2008
A great joyous song. There is the King in his young days full of boundless energy and joy. This is pure and from the heart. What more can we desire from a song!
JimmyCool wrote on April 20, 2008
I really love this song, since I was a kid... and I love it even more from the new source tape. And it's "Makes me HOLLER More more more more."
JLpResLey wrote on January 17, 2009
I like it and what´s so great about it is the joy in Elvis´ voice. That is fantastic and it´s something you can hear on Mystery Train and a lot of other sun tracks. Did he lose his joy later on? Possible, I don´t think he did sound this happy again after joining RCA and meeting Colonel Parker.
dgirl wrote on April 12, 2010
Pre Parker eqauls more happiness. You can hear it in his voice, doing what he wants in the studio with the great Sam Phillips.
shoesuedeblues wrote on April 12, 2010
A memorable Sun recording, weren't they all!
derekd wrote on April 12, 2010
Great, Great Great recording. Elvis, the Sun recordings, and what was this guy doing? This was history in the making, music was being changed forever. Just look at the singles charts in both the USA & Uk. In music & chart terms the BIG BANG had started, and by you know who. As Sam Phillips said, "I don't know what your doin, but get back in the studio and keep doing it". Those 'Sun' recordings are all gems so get them out, dust them down, and listen once again to history being made.
Pedro Nuno wrote on April 12, 2010
Can't help but to love this song!
TCB1974 wrote on September 03, 2011
A recording filled with fun. Elvis must have been a great kid too. Four stars from me.
rai wrote on September 03, 2011
One of my favourite songs of the 50's. Nice to hear his raw voice and you can feel that Elvis is enjoying himself singing this song. Simple and easy-to-understand lyric powered by Elvis' great voice...something that's missing in today's music!
Lpool kid wrote on September 03, 2011
the joy in elvis's singing is so infectious.great recording and great sound from 60 yr old recording.fab.
freedom101 wrote on October 29, 2011
Great recording!
Gorse wrote on November 22, 2012
A joyous rendition that bounces and drives energetically along to give yet another great Sun track.
ElvisSacramento wrote on December 19, 2012
This is such a sensational, catchy and fun song and I've never skipped it. Elvis' rendition of this song should definitely be way better known than it actually is.
kink56 wrote on December 19, 2012
I hate this song! I would rather listen to Old McDonald or C-O-N-F-I-D-E-N-C-E. It is a blight on the SUN recordings. minus 2.5 stars.
Cruiser621 wrote on December 19, 2012
Basically the flip side of "Good Rockin' Tonight" aka a "B" side, period. Nothing really special but serves it's purpose as the flip side. There are much better Sun recordings than this one.
alanfalk wrote on December 19, 2012
5 stars from me,I loved this since I was 11 years old and this haven´t changed (as it sometimes do with songs that you hear a lot). But I can find at least one recording from every year that he recorded that I like just as much, so I will never buy into the "great decline storie" about Elvis that so many people seems so happy ? to tell every given moment, there are many Jams from later on where he sound just as happy, whole lot of shakin´going on, for instance.
john804 wrote on December 19, 2012
1 zillion stars!
Deano1 wrote on December 19, 2012
Infectious, energetic and catchy and those words still don't do Elvis' version of this song justice. He does sound happy and I never get tired of hearing this song. This song peaked at #74 due to its inclusion on an extended play. It was one of four songs on the extended play, but Billboard gave the sales and airplay to this song. Maybe not a classic, but if it isn't it is darn close.
Lou A wrote on December 20, 2012
Took me a long time to appreciate this song which I felt was too "perky" for a rock and roll song , but now I like it . During most of the sixties this song was hard to find since it was only on an EP.
sugartummy wrote on March 13, 2013
In Ernst Jorgensen's book The complete recording sessions, it says that the musicians on this track are Elvis, Scotty & Bill, but in the intro you can clearly hear percussion. That is Buddy Cunningham on cardboard box. (source:The Blue Moon Boys). A terrific track, much different then earlier versions like Patti Page & Dean Martin's. Much better also.
cookingfat wrote on July 07, 2013
Brilliant, historic unforgettable.
Pieter wrote on July 07, 2013
Nice, but not as great as 'Good Rockin' Tonight'!
NONE000000 wrote on July 05, 2015
All the Sun recordings are pretty great, and I love this one. I like Dean Martin's version too, but the sheer joy of Elvis' voice on this is infectious. He sounds set free!
Jim Davidson wrote on October 10, 2015
Some of the Sun material is great: Mystery Train, That's All Right (Mama), Trying to Get to You, I'm Left You're Right She's Gone. While some parts of "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" (e.g. "more more more") are fun to hear, the song is not top of mind.
EJF wrote on October 10, 2015
Elvis' best output was always when he was surrounded by people who really knew what he was capable of. Sam Phillips, Leiber & Stoller, Jerry Reed, Steve Binder & Chips Moman. The Sun material, except for a few songs, was all exceptional, this song included. His joy in his singing on these tracks is infectious.
atomic powered poste wrote on September 25, 2018
All the stuff that was released during elvis actual sun period is great. This may not be the strongest or most important of these ten tracks, but it's a lot of fun, catchy and original. 5 stars from me.
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