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I Got Stung

Rating:
4.5 / 5

Words & Music: Aaron Schroeder David Hill

Holy smoke
A land sakes alive!
I never thought this could happen to me

Mm, yeah! Mm, yeah!

I got stung by a sweet honey bee
Oh, what a feeling come over me
It started in my eyes
Crept up to my head
Flew to my heart
Till I was stung dead
I'm done, uh-uh
I got stung!

Mm, yeah! Mm, yeah!

She had all that I wanted and more
And I've seen honey bees before
Started buzzin' in my ear
Buzzin' in my brain
Got stung all over
But I feel no pain
I'm done, uh-uh
I got stung!

Now, don't think I'm complainin'
I'm might pleased we met
'Cause you gimme just one little peck
On the back of my neck
And I break out in a cold cold sweat
If I live to a hundred and two
I won't let nobody sting me but you
I'll be buzzin' 'round your hive
Ev'ry day at five
And I'm never gonna leave once I arrive
'Cause I'm done
Uh-uh, I got stung!

Recordingdate: 1958/06/10, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of I Got Stung:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(bongos)

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dgirl wrote on November 05, 2009
One of the underrated gems of the Kings great 50's catalog. Pure rock and roll.
Deano1 wrote on March 05, 2010
The flipside of "One Night" (originally the A-side), this song peaked at #8, but that does not tell the story. From the beginning, this one is non-stop energy. I think this song would have been a bigger hit had Elvis not been in the Army. If he had gone on Ed Sullivan and sang this song or showcased it in a movie, it would have hit #1 easily. It still puzzles me why it got over taken by "One Night" on the charts.
shoesuedeblues wrote on May 06, 2010
A really good rocker from Elvis which complemented the superb One Night. What a cracking pairing.
derekd wrote on May 06, 2010
The opening of this recording is just pure young Elvis showing why he was the king of rock. Both sides of the single One night / I got stung got to #1 in the Uk. In fact, this was the first of a few double sided #1's the the Uk singles charts for Elvis. Good value indeed, two #1's for the price of one.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on May 06, 2010
Word's slightly different to what I thought they were lol. Great song along with the b side from the 50s.
Pedro Nuno wrote on May 06, 2010
Pure Rock explosion. Love those sessions from 1958. The beat is so strong that it has a pre-punk feeling. Elvis King of Rock, grandfather of Punk! My King.
Steve V wrote on May 06, 2010
Really really good rock and roll song. I always liked it and still love to hear it. Infectious beat. Every 45 from this period was a treat, there was always 2 good sides to Elvis' early records.
burninglove92 wrote on May 06, 2010
Great Song, pure rock and roll, love it, flipside to the great one night. can you get any better than this?
bluesboy wrote on May 06, 2010
I once heard one of the Jordonaires proclaim that Elvis didn't like this song when he recorded it. Pure nonsense of course. Just listen to Elvis' enthusiasm when - after one of the outtakes - he joyfully says "I like that song". Rock'n'Roll poetry. A song I never get tired of. In my Eternal Elvis Top Ten.
JerryNodak wrote on May 06, 2010
Great song! Have never tired of it. As I HAVE tired of so many songs from the '50s. From my fave Gold Records album, Vol. 2.
Cruiser621 wrote on May 06, 2010
One of the classics from the late 1950's backed by One Night, making it a double sided classic hit. The FTD versions of his second greatest hits package aka the gold lame suit has some outtakes which in mind, are even better than the actual release. All in all, this is the real Elvis Presley.
NONE000000 wrote on May 07, 2010
Quintessential. I thought I'd get bored listening to 24 or so versions of this, but Elvis could do no wrong back then. Every take of this is just pure joy. One of the absolute most just plain FUN Elvis songs ever, and it was done at a time when Elvis' voice was just so infectiously full of, again, I have to say joy. And his rapid-fire singing is so perfectly handled. Not enough good things to say about this one! (And on headphones it is even better---that FTD reissue of 50,000,000 Fans Can't Be Wrong, on headphones you can hear every breath Elvis takes! Awesome!)
1 BILLION SOLD wrote on May 07, 2010
Love this ROCKER! As I read the lyrics, I cant help but think of when Elvis was readin "telegrams" sent to him in Thats The Way It Is..."Dear Elvis, We've finally learned to understand what you say on record, signed RCA", cuz I thought I knew EXACTLY what he was sayin in this entire song, but have now been corrected by the actual lyrics!! LOL. Elvis was too cool to be a mere mortal!!
Natha wrote on May 30, 2011
Top Rock 'n' Roll showing the sheer fun Elvis had in those days. As with all the great songs he made in those days it shows how natural it all was to him. How about this love declaration! Great. One way I think he should have taken this one into the song list later on, as it also offered some nice interactions with the audience. On the other hand it kept its originality of a pure sang RnR song. A full 5 stars with not even a millionth percent of a star less.
Jim Hoff wrote on May 30, 2011
This is the DNA rock'n roll was made of ....... would have loved to hear a 1969 live version of this breathtaking, well performed raw rocker.........
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on October 08, 2011
Hardly ever played on radio,if ever these days.Introduced to this song through my elder brother,he's gone on to Sinatra i'm still with the best.
Lpool kid wrote on October 08, 2011
another fantastic song by elvis,sung at such a pace it's hard to keep up he's that good,another in my favourite top 10 ( i must have about 50 in there already ).5 stars.
freedom101 wrote on October 08, 2011
You can hear all of Elvis' influences in "I Got Stung", pop, r&b, country, etc. Great tune!
Gorse wrote on October 25, 2012
It's all been said here, an infectious magnificent wild rocker from a great recording session in 1958 -5 stars all the way.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 28, 2012
This is such a superb, electrifying, groovy, energetic, catchy and fun song and it's one of seventeen songs that Elvis recorded that was written by Aaron Schroeder.
sugartummy wrote on March 16, 2013
A unusual rock song by Elvis. Every song recorded at this session is a classic. David Hill's real name is David Hess. Parker thought the musicians were too loud on the songs produced at this session. He was wrong.
Elvis Rimes wrote on March 29, 2013
Stupendously brilliant recording, an amazing rock n' roll track. Stuff of legend...amazing.
Madliena wrote on September 03, 2015
Average rock 'n' roll song compared to some of Elvis output from the 50s. Pales into insignificance compared to One Night.
TheMemphisFan wrote on September 03, 2015
I very much prefer the flip side... "One Night"
bajo wrote on September 04, 2015
One of those double sided classics. Love both sides of this single. Played it to death back in the day! I Got Stung takes off from the very first second Elvis shouts out Holy Smoke......wonderful!
ElvisSacramento wrote on February 17, 2016
This uptempo Rock 'N' Roll song is a true masterpiece and Elvis' rendition of it was sensational. 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", "Good Luck Charm", "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do", "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".
atomic powered poste wrote on September 06, 2018
One of elvis greatest 50's rock'n'roll recordings. The song itself is unusal and original enough to stick out of the tons of mediocre cliché songs written in that style, but conventional enough to be commercial. It's a great song, and elvis recorded a brillant version of it. 5 stars, no doubt.
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