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Elvis SongPedia: I Got Stung

I Got Stung




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Basic Stats

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Written by: Aaron Schroeder, David Hill

Recorded: June 11, 1958, RCA Studio B, Nashville
Released master is take 24.

Single:w/ "One Night", 47-7410, October 1958
Also released on 78 rpm, 20-7410, October 1958
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0624, 1961

RIAA Certified: Platinum (as of 03/27/1992)

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#8 on Billboard Hot 100
#5 on Cash Box Top 100

1st LP release: - December 1959
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My Spin

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"I Got Stung" is a ninety-mile-an-hour whirlwind of confusion! Much like a Little Richard hit, once in awhile amid the unintelligible lyrics you can glimpse Elvis poking his head up to deliver a line that you can make out clearly. The rest of the time, it's just a blur. But what a really cool one!

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Other Spins

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Another classic cut is "I Got Stung": the vitality is remarkable, with the song driving along in top gear. Even Presley gets a little lost in the general melee, but when he surfaces the magic is blazing through, as he kicks the rhythm along.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music, 1979




Unrelenting rhythm makes this a foot tapper, though not one of the more thrilling movers from the early RCA days.

Martin Torgoff, The Complete Elvis, 1982




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"I Got Stung" Lyrics

Holy smoke, a land sakes alive!
I never thought this could happen to me

Mm, yeah! Mm, yeah!

I got stung by a sweet honey bee
Oh, what a feeling come over me
It started in my eyes, crept up to my head
Flew to my heart, 'til I was stung dead
I'm done, uh-uh, I got stung!

Mm, yeah! Mm, yeah!

She had all that I wanted and more
And I've seen honey bees before
Started buzzin' in my ear, buzzin' in my brain
Got stung all over but I feel no pain
I'm done, uh-uh, I got stung!

Now, don't think I'm complainin'
I'm mighty pleased we met
'Cause you gimme just one little peck on the back of my neck
And I break out in a cold cold sweat
If I live to a hundred and two
I won't let nobody sting me but you
I'll be buzzin' 'round your hive every day at five
And I'm never gonna leave once I arrive
'Cause I'm done, uh-uh, I got stung!


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