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Elvis Presley - Stuck On You

Song

"Stuck on You" was Elvis Presley's first hit single after his two-year stint in the US Army, reaching number one in 1960 in the US.

He recorded the song during March 1960, and the single was released within weeks and went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in late-April 1960, becoming his first number-one single of the 1960s and thirteenth overall. "Stuck on You" peaked at number six on the R&B chart. The song knocked Percy Faith's "Theme from A Summer Place" from the top spot, ending its nine-week run at number one on the chart. The record reached number three in the UK.

The song was written by Aaron Schroeder and J. Leslie McFarland and published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley's publishing company.

The single had a special picture sleeve with the RCA Victor logo and catalog number on the top right corner and included, in large letters, "ELVIS" in red on the top right. On the bottom left appeared the statement: "Elvis' 1st new recording for his 50,000,000 fans all over the world." The U.S. picture sleeve had photos of Elvis on the left top corner and the lower right corner. The New Zealand sleeve did not have the photographs on the corners but had the "45 R.P.M." designation on the top right corner.


Artist

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".

Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, recording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African-American music to a wider audience.

Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. In 1955, drummer D. J. Fontana joined to complete the lineup of Presley's classic quartet and RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage him for more than two decades.

Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

In November 1956, Presley made his film debut in Love Me Tender. Drafted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He held few concerts however, and guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood films and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided.

In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed television comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. In 1973, Presley gave the first concert by a solo artist to be broadcast around the world, Aloha from Hawaii. Years of prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at his Graceland estate at the age of 42.

Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, country, blues, and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music. He won three competitive Grammys, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.

Final months and death

Presley and Linda Thompson split in November 1976, and he took up with a new girlfriend, Ginger Alden. He proposed to Alden and gave her an engagement ring two months later, though several of his friends later claimed that he had no serious intention of marrying again.

Journalist Tony Scherman wrote that by early 1977, "Presley had become a grotesque caricature of his sleek, energetic former self. Hugely overweight, his mind dulled by the pharmacopia he daily ingested, he was barely able to pull himself through his abbreviated concerts." In Alexandria, Louisiana, he was on stage for less than an hour, and "was impossible to understand".

On March 31, Presley failed to perform in Baton Rouge, unable to get out of his hotel bed; a total of four shows had to be canceled and rescheduled. Despite the accelerating deterioration of his health, he stuck to most touring commitments. According to Guralnick, fans "were becoming increasingly voluble about their disappointment, but it all seemed to go right past Presley, whose world was now confined almost entirely to his room and his spiritualism books."

A cousin, Billy Smith, recalled how Presley would sit in his room and chat for hours, sometimes recounting favorite Monty Python sketches and his own past escapades, but more often gripped by paranoid obsessions that reminded Smith of Howard Hughes.

"Way Down", Presley's last single issued during his career, was released on June 6. That month, CBS filmed two concerts for a TV special, Elvis in Concert, to be aired in October. In the first, shot in Omaha on June 19, Presley's voice, Guralnick writes, "is almost unrecognizable, a small, childlike instrument in which he talks more than sings most of the songs, casts about uncertainly for the melody in others, and is virtually unable to articulate or project".

Two days later, in Rapid City, South Dakota, "he looked healthier, seemed to have lost a little weight, and sounded better, too", though by the conclusion of the performance, his face was "framed in a helmet of blue-black hair from which sweat sheets down over pale, swollen cheeks". His final concert was held in Indianapolis at Market Square Arena, on June 26.

A long, ground-level gravestone reads "Elvis Aaron Presley", followed by the singer's dates, the names of his parents and daughter, and several paragraphs of smaller text. It is surrounded by flowers, a small American flag, and other offerings. Similar grave markers are visible on either side. In the background is a small round pool, with a low decorative metal fence and several fountains.

Presley's gravestone at Graceland

The book Elvis: What Happened?, co-written by the three bodyguards fired the previous year, was published on August 1. It was the first exposé to detail Presley's years of drug misuse. He was devastated by the book and tried unsuccessfully to halt its release by offering money to the publishers. By this point, he suffered from multiple ailments: glaucomahigh blood pressureliver damage, and an enlarged colon, each magnified—and possibly caused—by drug abuse.

On the evening of Tuesday, August 16, 1977, Presley was scheduled to fly out of Memphis to begin another tour. That afternoon, Ginger Alden discovered him in an unresponsive state on a bathroom floor.

According to her eyewitness account, "Elvis looked as if his entire body had completely frozen in a seated position while using the commode and then had fallen forward, in that fixed position, directly in front of it. [...] It was clear that, from the time whatever hit him to the moment he had landed on the floor, Elvis hadn't moved."

Attempts to revive him failed, and his death was officially pronounced at 3:30 p.m. at the Baptist Memorial Hospital.

President Jimmy Carter issued a statement that credited Presley with having "permanently changed the face of American popular culture". Thousands of people gathered outside Graceland to view the open casket. One of Presley's cousins, Billy Mann, accepted $18,000 to secretly photograph the corpse; the picture appeared on the cover of the National Enquirer's biggest-selling issue ever. Alden struck a $105,000 deal with the Enquirer for her story, but settled for less when she broke her exclusivity agreement. Presley left her nothing in his will.

Presley's funeral was held at Graceland on Thursday, August 18. Outside the gates, a car plowed into a group of fans, killing two women and critically injuring a third. About 80,000 people lined the processional route to Forest Hill Cemetery, where Presley was buried next to his mother. Within a few weeks, "Way Down" topped the country and U.K. pop charts. Following an attempt to steal Presley's body in late August, the remains of both Presley and his mother were reburied in Graceland's Meditation Garden on October 2.


Elvis Aaron Presley (Tupelo8 gennaio 1935 – Memphis16 agosto 1977) è stato un cantanteattore e musicista statunitense. È stato uno dei più celebri cantanti del Novecento, una vera e propria icona culturale, fonte di ispirazione per molti musicisti e interpreti di rock and roll e rockabilly, tanto da meritarsi l'appellativo de il Re del Rock and Roll o The King ("il Re").

La sua presenza scenica e la mimica con cui accompagnava le sue esibizioni hanno esercitato notevole influenza sulla cultura statunitense e mondiale. In particolare, i movimenti oscillatori e rotatori del bacino, oltre a destare scandalo presso chi li interpretò come movenze di un amplesso, gli procurarono l'appellativo di Elvis the Pelvis ("Elvis il bacino"), anche se egli stesso non amava molto questo soprannome, come più volte ammise durante le rare interviste concesse all'inizio della carriera.

La sua attività musicale nell'arco di oltre un ventennio è stata poliedrica e multiforme: la sua notevole produzione discografica, la sua intensa attività concertistica e i suoi molteplici interessi hanno spaziato dal rock and roll (di cui, complice il periodo storico nel quale intraprese la carriera, è solitamente considerato tra i principali artefici e l'idolo indiscusso) ai generi rhythm and blues, country and western, gospel, spiritualtraditionalmelodico e pop, quest'ultimo inteso nel senso più ampio del termine.

In Italia fu fonte di ispirazione per cantanti quali Adriano CelentanoLittle Tony e Bobby Solo, in Francia per Johnny Hallyday e in Inghilterra per Billy Fury. La sua figura, nell'immaginario collettivo, ha oltrepassato nettamente il confine che divide un fenomeno prettamente musicale da un tipico della cultura pop, assurgendone a icona. Dopo la morte, avvenuta in circostanze mai del tutto chiarite, il fenomeno si è ulteriormente intensificato, rendendo Presley un vero e proprio oggetto di culto e venerazione per molti fan.

Eccetto sei concerti tenuti in Canada verso la fine degli anni 1950, non si esibì mai fuori degli Stati Uniti. Nel corso della sua carriera ha visto le sue canzoni approdare più volte nella Top Chart della rivista Billboard, punto di riferimento per le vendite nel mercato discografico statunitense. Sul mercato britannico, Presley piazzò ventuno singoli in vetta alle classifiche di vendita, a volte con permanenze di 80 settimane al primo posto.

I suoi 45 giri rimasero in classifica per 1277 settimane, mentre i long playing contenenti i brani da lui incisi stazionarono ininterrottamente nella Top 10 dal novembre 1958 al luglio 1964.

In ventiquattro anni di carriera ha pubblicato 61 album, vendendo oltre un miliardo di dischi in tutto il mondo e conquistando il record di dischi venduti da un solo cantante.

La morte

Dopo l'ennesima esibizione, il cantante ritornò a Memphis per riposare e dedicarsi ad un nuovo tour, che avrebbe dovuto iniziare attorno alla seconda metà di agosto. Il 16 agosto, poco dopo mezzanotte, egli tornò a Graceland e, nonostante avesse già assunto un'abbondante dose di barbiturici, rimase sveglio sino alle prime ore del mattino, intrattenendosi con la famiglia e il suo staff, rilassandosi e curando gli ultimi dettagli del concerto che si sarebbe dovuto svolgere a Portland, l'indomani.

Alle ore 4:30 del mattino egli si mise al piano, per suonare due canzoni gospel e il brano country Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, l'ultimo pezzo che abbia mai cantato. Mezz'ora dopo si ritirò in camera per cercare di riposare prima della partenza ma, non riuscendo ancora a dormire, decise di assumere un'ulteriore dose di barbiturici.

Alle 9:30 prese il libro intitolato A scientific search for the face of Jesus, scritto da Frank O. Adams, e si diresse verso la stanza da bagno. Dopo 4 ore, alle 13:30, venne rinvenuto agonizzante nella stessa stanza dalla compagna Ginger Alden, che diede immediatamente l'allarme, quindi in un'ambulanza il cantante fu trasportato al Baptist Memorial Hospital, ove giunse alle ore 14:56, ma tutti i tentativi posti in atto allo scopo di rianimarlo furono inutili. Alle 15:00 dello stesso giorno ne fu dichiarata ufficialmente la morte, a causa di un attacco cardiaco, all'età di 42 anni.

Audio

Lyrics

You can shake an apple off an apple tree
Shake-a, shake-sugar
But you'll never shake me
Uh-uh-uh
No-sir-ee, uh, uh
I'm gonna stick like glue
Stick because I'm
Stuck on you

Gonna run my fingers thru your long black hair
Squeeze you tighter than a grizzly bear
Uh-uh-uh
Yes-sir-ee, uh, uh
I'm gonna stick like glue
Stick, because I'm
Stuck on you

Hide in the kitchen, hide in the hall
Ain't gonna do you no good at all
'Cause once I catch ya and the kissin' starts
A team o' wild horses couldn't tear us apart

Try to take a tiger from his daddy's side
That's how love is gonna keep us tied
Uh-uh-uh, uh-uh-uh
Oh yeah, uh-uh-uh
I'm gonna stick like glue
Stick, because I'm
Stuck on you

Hide in the kitchen, hide in the hall
Ain't gonna do you no good at all
'Cause once I catch ya and the kissin' starts
A team o' wild horses couldn't tear us apart

Try to take a tiger from his daddy's side
That's how love is gonna keep us tied
Uh-uh-uh
Yes-sir-ee, uh, uh
I'm gonna stick like glue
Yeah-ye, because I'm
Stuck on you
(x3)

Testo

tu puoi scuotere una mela giù da un albero
scuoti,scuoti dolcezza
ma non mi scuoterai mai
uh-uh-uh
No-signora , uh, uh
Rimarrò attaccato come la colla
Attaccato perché io sono
bloccato con te

farò scorrere le mie dita sui tuoi lunghi capelli neri
ti strizzero più forte di un orso grizzly
uh-uh-uh
Si signore, uh, uh
Rimarrò attaccato come la colla
incollato,perché sono
bloccato con te

Nasconditi nella cucina, Nasconditi nel salone
Non lo stai facendo per niente bene
Perché una volta che ti avrò presa è comincerò a baciarti
Neanche un gruppo di cavalli selvaggi potrà dividerci

Prova a prendere una tigre dal lato del tuo paparino
È così che l'amore ci terrà uniti
uhuhuhu
oh sì,uhuhuh
Rimarrò attaccato come la colla
incollato,perché sono
bloccato con te

Nasconditi nella cucina, Nasconditi nel salone
Non lo stai facendo per niente bene
Perché una volta che ti avrò presa è comincerò a baciarti
Neanche un gruppo di cavalli selvaggi potrà dividerci

Prova a prendere una tigre dal lato del tuo paparino
È così che l'amore ci terrà uniti
uh-uh-uh
Si signore, uh, uh
Rimarrò attaccato come la colla
sì sì, perché sono
bloccato con te
(x3)

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