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Put the Blame on Me

4.1 / 5

Words & Music: Fred Wise Kay Twomey Norman Blagman

If they say we were doin' wrong
If they say we were out too long
Well, you can say
My arms were just too strong
Put the blame, put the blame on me

Felt so good when I held you tight
Couldn't stop when we kissed goodnight
So if they tell us we don't have the right
Put the blame, put the blame on me

What I feel is deep inside
This is real and I won't hide
Go ahead, use my name
I'll be proud to take the blame

You just did what I made you do
You love me and I love you
So if the way they talk can bother you
Put the blame, put the blame on me

Recordingdate: 1961/03/12, first released on: Something for Everybody (album)


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MJB63 wrote on June 19, 2009
Always liked this song and watching Elvis sing it to his sexy red head co-star!!!
OtisBlue22 wrote on November 13, 2009
The best deployment of organ on an Elvis Presley record? Great work Floyd! Something for Everybody is such a great album; such rich instrumentation, Elvis on great vocal form. There is a wholeness to this album. Can't believe the review on allmusic.com - 2.5 stars?!! And also the fact that they don't have reviews for many of his albums...Disgrace.
Deano1 wrote on March 20, 2010
A great track from the LP "Something For Everybody" and later included in the 1965 film "Tickle Me" (where he sings it to the beautiful Jocelyn Lane). This rocking, slightly bluesy, uptempo number would have been right at home on Elvis' previous studio effort "Elvis Is Back". 4 1/2 stars.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on May 15, 2010
Good song & nice keyboard,but it's not organ,it's a celeste,a type of piano.
JimmyCool wrote on May 15, 2010
I love it! It's such a cool song, I always put ot on my FB and everybody likes it. Once a friend of mine (a non-Elvis fan, 18 y.o. girl) said to me "I can't stop listening to this song over and over again!" And I can really understand her, such a catchy tune, well delivered, so smooth... one of my favorites!
Steve V wrote on May 15, 2010
I always liked this song a lot. Great uptempo tune with a cool backing. I was upset that this song and several other good songs were featured in silly scenes from a silly cheap movie like Tickle Me. It belittled the music in my opinion and gave ammo to the people that like to put down Elvis's music. How could anyone take this music seriously if they saw that scene? Better left played on the original LP.
TBG wrote on May 15, 2010
I love this song, especially the intro. Great rhythm to it, and Elvis sings it perfectly. Only wish it was longer :-)
old shep wrote on May 15, 2010
A good bouncy rocker ballad from a rare non movie 1960s album. One of the song that was later to save the film Tickle Me from being a disaster.
shoesuedeblues wrote on May 15, 2010
A good performance from Elvis on what turned out to be a good recording session. OK, it was revived a again for a so so movie. But at least the songs were good, albeit a bit dated compared to the music of 1965.
Gorse wrote on December 03, 2012
Great up tempo number that is just a shade behind I'm Comin' Home, and I Want You With Me from the Something For Everybody album. Infectioust beat and good arrangement on a song that found its way eventually into the film Tickle Me.
sugartummy wrote on April 26, 2013
Joe Babcock is supposed to do some background singing on this one, although I can't hear him. A great track with a great Floyd Cramer, be it on piano or celeste.
Pedro Nuno wrote on May 27, 2015
It's a Great Music and Album track. I just love the piano/organ/celeste it has. In fact it reminds me some Ray Manzarek sound from the Doors a few years later. A wonderfull music that i'm very fun of.
Cruiser621 wrote on May 27, 2015
Not one of his better songs to be honest. If you have the FTD version of the "Something for Everybody" album you can hear how the entire group labors on the outtakes of this song. Could have left this one off the album as far as I'm concerned.
ElvisSacramento wrote on June 03, 2015
I've always liked this song immensely and I've always admired the background music arrangement of this song immensely too. Elvis' rendition of this gem was fantastic. I've never skipped it. "Something for Everybody" is such a magnificent and underrated album.
JerryNodak wrote on April 09, 2020
Always liked this song. Enjoyed the "Tickle Me" movie scene in which it was used. if there was a song to be left off the "Something For Everybody" LP. it should have been "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell".
bajo wrote on April 09, 2020
I've always loved that album! l like all the songs on it! Pity that I Feel So Bad was held off! I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell is not bad. But, it doesn't belong on that album. The FTD put the record straight! And I like that Put The Blame On Me was in the movie too!
Miknik7077 wrote on August 21, 2020
One of those hidden gems that casual fans don't know about. Sleek sexy song that Elvis nails.
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