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I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell

Rating:
3.8 / 5

Words & Music: Ben Weisman Fred Wise

I look at you and wham, I'm head over heels
I guess that love is a banana peel
I feel so bad and yet I'm feeling so well
I slipped, I stumbled, I fell

One crazy kiss and bam, I head for the skies
I guess that love is like a cake of ice
You skate along but then you can never tell
I slipped, I stumbled, I fell

I never thought I'd get tricked
By you sweet talking lies
You've got a bag of tricks
And when you get busy
I got dazzled and dizzy
I fell like a ton of bricks

My knees are weak, my head is spinning around
I guess that love has turned me upside down
Thought I'd get hurt, but gee, it's turning out well
I slipped, I stumbled, I fell

Recordingdate: 1960/11/08, first released on: Something for Everybody (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(accordion)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)

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dgirl wrote on September 04, 2009
Not a bad little song. I think of it as a cute rocker, better than anything uptempo from Blue Hawaii in my opionion.
Deano1 wrote on March 03, 2010
It is hard to believe this came from the somber movie "Wild In The Country". Other than this fine rocker, this soundtrack produced only somber and at times dull, dreary ballads. It is very short, so that might be the reason, RCA didn't consider it for a single, but I think it would have been a much better received single than "I Feel So Bad". The follow up single to "Surrender" should have been "There's Always Me" with this song on the flipside.
yankee1104 wrote on January 21, 2011
Short rocker song that is very catchy. Good tune from "Wild In the Country"
Steve V wrote on January 21, 2011
Catchy song but I don't think single material. One of the better movie songs if you look at soundtracks as a whole over his career. While I Feel So Bad may not have been a commercial success, it sure was a critical one and I'm glad it was a single release to keep the high quality of Elvis singles flowing.
old shep wrote on January 21, 2011
A catchy rockaballad too weak for single release but pleasant enough.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 07, 2012
This is such a tremendous song and catchy too. It comes from one of my most favorite Elvis movies.
TCB1974 wrote on October 07, 2012
Very much like this catchy tune, great to sing and often play it twice. From the great Follow That Dream production, very enjoyable. That movie is really funny at times.
Gorse wrote on October 07, 2012
Yes a pleasant rocker but the bass singer spoils it for me, with sounds like burping. This song does not find its way on to many of my compilations film, or otherwise.
Cruiser621 wrote on October 07, 2012
Not a bad song; would in fact, have made a much, much better single 45RPM release back in 1961 than "I Feel So Bad" as was pointed up by another reviewer in this column. As a matter of fact, I believe Colonel Parker was pushing this song as the next single, but Elvis stepped in an selected "I Feel So Bad" which to me is an album song, period. I have the FTD CD version of "Wild In The Country" and one gets all outtakes available.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on October 07, 2012
A real good song, I enjoy it, and it's a fun song, to sing along to. And, without a doubt, the song "I Feel so bad" was a much better choice for a single, than, "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell". Elvis had it correct !
sugartummy wrote on March 16, 2013
The bass singer is too prominent. The piano by Dudley Brooks is wonderful. A good rocker.
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