Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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All Shook Up

First recorded (as “I’m All Shook Up”) by Dave Hill (1957).
Also recorded (as “I’m All Shook Up”) by Vicki Young (1957).
Hit version by Elvis Presley (US #1/C&W #1/R&B #1/UK #1 1957).
Also recorded by Otis Blackwell, writer (1978).

From the wiki: “Otis Blackwell wrote the song at the offices of Shalimar Music in 1956 after Al Stanton, one of Shalimar’s owners, after dropping a bottle of Pepsi-Cola on the floor, challenged his songwriter Blackwell to write a song based on the fizzing soda contents.

“According to Peter Guralnick the song has a different origin. In his book, Last Train To Memphis, he wrote that Elvis thought ‘All Shook Up’ was a good phrase for a refrain. For this he received a co-writing credit, his last.

“Future Last House on the Left actor David Hess, using the stage name David Hill, was the first to record the song. He released it, titled ‘I’m All Shook Up’, on Aladdin Records a few weeks before RCA dropped Presley’s single. Also preceding the Presley recording was an arrangement performed by Vicki Young. Neither of the two predecessors had any chart impact before Presley’s single dominated the music charts in the US and UK.”

Vicki Young, “I’m All Shook Up” (1957):

Elvis Presley, “All Shook Up” (1957):

Otis Blackwell, “All Shook Up” (1978):

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