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Teddy Bear

4.2 / 5

Words & Music: Kal Mann Bernie Lowe

Baby let me be,
your lovin' Teddy Bear
Put a chain around my neck,
and lead me anywhere
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear.

I don't wanna be a tiger
Cause tigers play too rough
I don't wanna be a lion
'Cause lions ain't the kind
you love enough.
Just wanna be, your Teddy Bear
Put a chain around my neck
and lead me anywhere
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear.

Baby let me be, around you every night
Run your fingers through my hair,
And cuddle me real tight

Recordingdate: 1957/01, first released on: single (album)


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old shep wrote on April 25, 2008
Perhaps the first Elvis record I ever bought, and still a favourite today, a great Rock 'n' roll classic from The King.
My boy, my boy wrote on September 04, 2008
I love the segment in the picture Loving U...
Natha wrote on September 04, 2008
This one was on my first ever Elvis LP. Brings back lovely memories of my childhood. It is likely that he got so many teddy bears as a result of this great classic. This is what Rock 'n' Roll is all about - apart from the musical style it contains so much fun. Moreover it is taken from one of his early movies which reflects a lot of the upliftment of the fifties. Obviously Elvis realised that it did and appealed to that sentiment when he included this great song in his performances in the seventies. And he was right to do so, as the fans wanted to relive this time while watching him in the present too.
JimmyCool wrote on September 04, 2008
What can I say? A classic!
shoesuedeblues wrote on January 17, 2010
Great song, impressive film, a young Elvis with so much potential.
Pedro Nuno wrote on March 08, 2012
A Rock'n'Roll masterpiece. One of my all time favorites in music. Long Live Elvis The Pelvis!
Marty_TCE wrote on March 08, 2012
Elvis looking and sounding amazing in 1957. Stuff of legend...
Deano1 wrote on March 09, 2012
While not one of my personal 50's favorites, it is nonetheless a classic in every sense of the word. A very short rock and roll track that is fun and delivered in style by Elvis.
freedom101 wrote on March 09, 2012
A perfect slice of pop perfection!
Cruiser621 wrote on September 12, 2012
The ultimate in pure pop from 1957's soundtrack "Loving You"; brings back memories but starts his decline from straight rock 'n roll to a more commercial stand as to his future recorded material.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 26, 2012
This is such a splendid, fun, iconic, catchy, electrifying and unique song and Elvis' rendition from 1957 is easily the very best rendition of it. It rightfully was a #1 smash hit for Elvis here in the United States back then.
Gorse wrote on January 15, 2013
A classic in the musical portfolio of Elvis. The film sequence of this song in Loving You was sensational and will be a timeless representation of Elvis and rock 'n' roll.
Cruiser621 wrote on March 12, 2013
The second pure pop song he recorded (All Shook Up being the first) and an excellent piece of catchy fluff it is; both as a recording and within the context of the actual movie "Loving You".
sugartummy wrote on May 17, 2013
One off the authors said he would love to have heard Elvis do it as a ballad. That would've worked. I always play it like that on my guitar. Of course the demo was uptempo and that's what Elvis did. Great background vocals by the Jordanaires.
shawnrw wrote on December 21, 2013
A fun, energetic soft rocker that is forever associated with Elvis. Perhaps musical fluff but Elvis makes it something special and a real classic.
DerekH wrote on August 02, 2016
Pure pop, Elvis was King here, Teddy Bear, Don't be Cruel, Good luck Charm, She's not You, His latest Flame, Burning Love to name a few. Returning to Teddy Bear, the film clip was one of the best, ageless. Has to be 5 stars.
JerryNodak wrote on September 25, 2019
Loved it when I was much younger. Have out grown it. Skip it often now. 3 stars.
atomic powered poste wrote on September 26, 2019
Very well made teen pop for it's period, but a little bit too calculated - especially compared with a flawless milestone like don't be cruel (obviously the blueprint for this song). It's easy to the ears, a nice listen, nothing I'll ever skip, but that's it. 3 stars.
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