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Treat Me Nice

Rating:
4.6 / 5

Words & Music: Jerry Leiber Mike Stoller

When I walk through that door
Baby be polite
You're gonna make me sore
If you don't greet me right
Don't you ever kiss me once, kiss me twice
Treat me nice

I know that you've been told
It's not fair to tease
So if you come on cold
I'm really gonna freeze
If you don't want me to be cold as ice
Treat me nice

Make me feel at home
If you really care
Scratch my back and run your pretty
Fingers through my hair

You know I'll be your slave
If you ask me to
But if you don't behave
I'll walk right out on you
If you want my love then take my advice
Treat me nice

Make me feel at home
If you really care
Scratch my back and run your pretty
Fingers through my hair

You know I'll be your slave
If you ask me to
But if you don't behave
I'll walk right out on you
If you want my love then take my advice
Treat me nice

If you really want my love then treat me nice

Recordingdate: 1957/09/05, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Treat Me Nice:

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

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MJB63 wrote on November 18, 2009
Classic Elvis. Never tired of hearing it, including the outtakes...great stuff.
Elvis Rimes wrote on November 08, 2011
Leiber and Stoller on top form with a legendary 1957 (black and white!) Elvis. Stuff of legend.
derekd wrote on November 08, 2011
Another good movie song [couldn't say that too often in the mid 60's]. This songs reminds me of an article I read some time ago that stated that the orginal film title was to be 'Treat me Nice' Got me thinkin of other songs that could have been used as Elvis movie titles. Here's the pre army one's I came up with. Love me Tender [Poor Boy] Loving You [Lonesome Cowboy Jailhouse Rock [Treat me Nice] and King Creole [New Orleans].
Lpool kid wrote on November 08, 2011
class and quality like cream always rises to the top,truely magnificent.5 stars
Natha wrote on November 08, 2011
The fifties are full of fabulous songs. This is one of them. And after watching the movie it even thrilled me more. In the course of decades we were also treated on all the outtakes of the Jailhouse Rock movies. Well, Elvis treated us on such great songs that will for ever be engraved in my mind.
Steve V wrote on November 08, 2011
One of the best ever. Could have been a big A side also. Dont care too much for the outtakes. The arrangements were kind of hokey, but the movie version take is very good.
TCB1974 wrote on November 08, 2011
One of my favorite songs from the 50s. It got the lyrics, the sound, just everything that made Elvis so fantastic in this period of his career. This could have been another A-side and #1 hit. No doubt, five stars.
Gorse wrote on December 31, 2012
Only a B side and yet a rock classic. Had all the recognised Presley mannerisms and was rightly a top 30 hit in its own right in the USA, while the movie version is also a top notch recording.
ElvisSacramento wrote on January 22, 2013
This is such a stellar, fun and catchy song and it should definitely be far better known than it actually is. It should've been a big hit for Elvis and it's such a travesty that it wasn't. It's one of 24 songs that Elvis recorded that was written by the fabulous and iconic songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on March 22, 2013
Great song, only Jailhouse Rock is played on the radio...shame. 10 stars
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on March 22, 2013
Buddy Holly's version of "Baby I Don't Care".....TERRIBLE !
Cruiser621 wrote on March 22, 2013
Personally, I always considered "Jailhouse Rock" and "Treat Me Nice" to be a double-sided hit. It still surprises me "Treat Me Nice" didn't rate as high on the charts, at least by todays standards, as "Jailhouse Rock" back in 1957. I have to say I consider the year 1957 to be Elvis at the pinnacle of his career. A 5-Star Rating if ever there was for both sides of this record.
Deano1 wrote on March 22, 2013
One of my all time favorite tracks. It is as good as "Don't Be Cruel" and unfortunately nowhere near as well known. A few years ago one of the American idol contestants performed this song and the judges didn't even know it was an Elvis song. Along with "I Beg Of You", "I Was The One", "It Hurts Me", "A Mess Of Blues and "I Gotta Know" (and a few others) this one is an overlooked B-side that could have easily been an A-side and a top 5 hit.
sugartummy wrote on May 23, 2013
Elvis recorded this one along with a lot off Christmas song in September when a former attempt in May was unsuccesful. Great track.
McHobbit wrote on February 12, 2014
Probably my favorite Elvis song ever. Such a shame that everyone is familiar with "Jailhouse Rock" but not this one. This song is so catchy, you just can't help moving and singing along. I think I like the movie version just a little better than the soundtrack version. I adore the scene in Jailhouse Rock, too.
JerryNodak wrote on May 19, 2017
I love the single version (5 stars), Dislike the movie version (2 stars).
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