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Just Because

4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Bob Shelton Joe Shelton Sid Robin

Well, well, well,
Just because you think you're so pretty,
And just because your momma thinks you're hot,
Well, just because you think you've got something
That no other girl has got,
You've caused me to spend all my money.
You laughed and called me old Santa Claus.
Well, I'm telling you,
Baby, I'm through with you.
Because, well well, just because.

Well, well, well,
There'll come a time when you'll be lonesome
And there'll come a time when you'll be blue.
Well, there'll come a time when old Santa
He won't pay your bills for you.

You've caused me to lose all my women
And now, now you say we are through.
Well, I'm telling you
Baby, I was through with you
A long long time ago.

Well, just because you think you're so pretty
And just because your mama thinks you're the hottest thing in
Well, just because you think you've got something
That nobody else has got,
You've caused me to spend all of my money.
Honey, you laughed and called me your old Santa Claus.
Well, I'm telling you I'm through with you
Because, well well, just because.

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


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old shep wrote on April 16, 2008
A great Elvis version of this old country classic and the best version I have heard.
Marty_TCE wrote on November 30, 2008
A raw Elvis having lots of fun in this wonderful track which I believe to be a real highlight of the sun recordings.
Steve V wrote on November 30, 2008
How can you not feel happy when hearing this? Elvis starts to explode his career at Sun and is having a ball. For those that enjoy those maudlin 70's songs, give this a spin again. Songs like this is what made Elvis Presley a phenom in the music world.
theoldscudder wrote on December 01, 2008
I really like this one.
JLpResLey wrote on February 10, 2009
A lot of energy on this one and I must say I enjoy it very much. It´s just a great rock n´roll recording
sitdown68 wrote on February 10, 2009
this is a great song indeed. and what a relief after these questionable selections those last days. is there any information how many it was performed live during the 50's? These sun recordings will stand forever as a class of their own. genuine sound by highly creative artists.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on February 10, 2009
It's ok.I'm not a fan of his Sun day's as such,I like one or two like "I Forgot To Remember To Forget" is better.
Natha wrote on February 10, 2009
A jumpin' youthful Elvis full of energy and bursting with enthousiasm. A great recording from one of the top albums. For me this is one of those classics that is part of my daily shot of Rock 'n' Roll.
Pedro Nuno wrote on February 10, 2009
One of the greatest Rock performances ever, by anyone. This is what Elvis is all about. This is My ELVIS.
derekd wrote on February 10, 2009
This is Elvis inventing 'Rock 'n Roll'. Check out the top charts of the day. Nothing compares with this or what had still to come. Oh to go back and enjoy it all over again. Still, we can listen to Elvis singing his way into history anytime, sometime I do often, The Sun recordings, Elvis Rock ' roll, Golden Records Vol 1 & 2, Elvis is Back................
Deano1 wrote on August 07, 2012
Fantastic early rocker from Elvis that has stated previously is Elvis inventing rock n' roll. One of the many great songs to appear on his first LP and one of the very best Sun recordings.
ElvisSacramento wrote on September 30, 2012
This is such a sensational song and Elvis easily has the best rendition of it that I've ever heard. Elvis' version has so very much energy and it's definitely one of the finest Rock 'N' Roll performances ever.
Cruiser621 wrote on September 30, 2012
A timeless classic which brings back fond memories as I was only 11 years old. It was on a 78RPM record with "Blue Moon" on the flip side as a present from my parents that I first heard this classic. Still like it a lot!
Lou A wrote on September 30, 2012
I didn't buy Elvis first album until about 1965, right in the middle of Beatlemania. This song is one of the reasons why that album was so great to listen to , and so differant from what was on the radio at the time. The point is great music is great music no matter when you first hear it .
GEORGE (GK) wrote on October 01, 2012
Song Performances like this, is why, we call him, the "King".
Gorse wrote on November 22, 2012
I think this is basically a mundane song that Elvis rescues with this performance. Not the best track by any means from Sun but still worth 4 stars.
sugartummy wrote on March 29, 2013
Scotty is great on this track. Besides Scotty & Elvis, Dough Poindexter is playing guitar on this one. The percussion sound is Bill Black's bass. Elvis gets too close on the mike with Pay your Bills, something Sam Phillips warned him about. It just makes this recording better. This version differs much from all the country versions done before Elvis. Elvis really rocks it.
MickeyN wrote on September 17, 2014
Just genius (again).
Cruiser621 wrote on October 14, 2015
Love this song even more today. One of those "sleepers" as I refer to it and Scotty Moore's guitar playing is absolutely awesome as is the case on all the Sun recordings.
Derek Do Little wrote on July 18, 2021
Pure R'R pop's Big Bang has started, things where never the same again.
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