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Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello

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Basic Stats

(Just the facts, ma'am!)

Written by: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

Recorded: March 19, 1962, RCA Studio B, Nashville
Released master is take 6.

Single:w/ "She's Not You", 47-8041, July 17, 1962
Also re-released on Gold Standard Series, 447-0637, May 14, 1963

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#55 on Billboard's Hot 100
#64 on Cash Box Top 100
#15 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart

1st LP release: Elvis Gold Records, Volume 4 - February 1968
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My Spin

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Although written by rock 'n' roll songwriters Lieber and Stoller, "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" is pure lightweight pop, not that there's anything wrong with that. As is the case with many of his ballads in the early '60s, Elvis effortlessly swoops down for some low baritone crooning then up to an almost falsetto high on the bridge ("just tell her Jim and she'll know..."). Nothing groundbreaking, just a mediocre laid-back tune that Elvis elevates with some smooth vocals.

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Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

..."Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" is disappointing. The arrangement is fussy: the triangle sounds like a nagging doorbell, and the recording is poorly balanced. The bass is too far forward, and the final chord cuts off as the song fades.

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

Ballad aimed at the teen market, with sad lyrics and Elvis firmly in command.

Martin Torgoff, The Complete Elvis, 1982

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"Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" Lyrics and Downloads

She's sitting right over there
I'd know that face anywhere
I'd run up and embrace her
But I'm ashamed to face her
Just tell her Jim said hello

I'd like to pour out my heart
But I don't know where to start
I'd like to tell her what
I'm really feeling but
Just tell her Jim said hello

Just tell her Jim said hello
Just tell her Jim and she'll know

Don't tell her I'm feeling blue
That's just between me and you
Don't say I'm thinking of her
Don't tell her I still love her
Just tell her Jim said hello

Just tell her Jim said hello
Just tell her Jim said hello
Just tell her Jim said hello

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What's YOUR Spin on "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello"?
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Yea! Pleasant Laid-back Pop from the King!

Nay! I'm Ashamed to Face Her!

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