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Kiss Me Quick

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Basic Stats

(Just the facts, ma'am!)

Written by: Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman

Recorded: June 25, 1961, RCA Studio B, Nashville
Released master is take 12.

Single:w/ "Suspicion", Gold Standard Series original release 447-0639, April 14, 1964

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#34 on Billboard's Hot 100
#38 on Cash Box Top 100

1st LP release: Pot Luck - June 1962
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My Spin

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"Kiss Me Quick" may not have been everyone's first choice to lead off the Pot Luck album in 1962. An uptempo pop-rock tune, with Latin-sounding elements, it's much more closely related to "It's Now or Never" than it is to rock 'n' roll. Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman have written tougher rock songs, but as European-style pop, this is certainly solid enough, and Elvis gives it a good go, alternating between light crooning and heavy-duty projection, which fits the song like a glove.

I'll be writing more later, but meanwhile check out the music and links.

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

"Kiss Me Quick" [is] a medium bounce to a soft rock beat - but hardly hit material.

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

Fast tempo, fast cut - with the Jords.

Martin Torgoff, The Complete Elvis, 1982

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"Kiss Me Quick" Lyrics and Downloads

Kiss me quick, while we still have this feeling
Hold me close and never let me go
'Cause tomorrows can be so uncertain
Love can fly and leave just hurting
Kiss me quick because I love you so

Kiss me quick and make my heart go crazy
Sigh that sigh and whisper oh so low
Tell me that tonight will last forever
Say that you will leave me never
Kiss me quick because I love you so

Let the band keep playing
While we are swaying
Let's keep on praying
That it will never stop

Kiss me quick just can't stand this waiting
'Cause your lips are lips I long to know
Oh that kiss will open heaven's door
And we'll stay there forevermore
Kiss me quick because I love you so
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