Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole lot of shakin’ Going On

Sun released the song on a single, which reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the magazine's R&B record charts. A record review appeared in Billboard on May 27, 1957. The single also hit No. 1 on the country charts, and No. 8 in the UK.

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“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” (sometimes rendered “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On”) is a song written by Dave “Curlee” Williams and sometimes also credited to James Faye “Roy” Hall. The song was first recorded by Big Maybelle, though the best-known version is the 1957 rock and roll/rockabilly version by Jerry Lee Lewis.

Sun released the song on a single, which reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the magazine’s R&B record charts. A record review appeared in Billboard on May 27, 1957. The single also hit No. 1 on the country charts, and No. 8 in the UK. Lewis became an instant sensation and as music writer Robert Gordon noted: “Jerry Lee began to show that in this new emerging genre called rock ‘n’ roll, not everybody was going to stand there with a guitar.”



American music critic Cub Koda described the song as a “rock & roll classic”, while scholar Charles L. Ponce de Leon said it was “perhaps the quintessential rockabilly anthem”. Lewis’s version of the song is ranked as the 61st greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. In 2005, it was selected for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress.

Single Jerry Lee Lewis Sun 1957
Single Jerry Lee Lewis Sun 1957

B-side “It’ll Be Me”
Released April 15, 1957
Genre Rock and roll, rockabilly
Length 2:52
Label Sun
Songwriter(s) Dave “Curlee” Williams, James Faye “Roy”
Producer(s) Jack Clement





Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole lot of shakin’ Going On Lyrics

Come along my baby, whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on
Yes, I said come along my baby, baby you can’t go wrong
We ain’t fakin’, while lotta shakin’ goin’ on

Well, I said come along my baby, we got chicken in the barn
Woo-huh, come along my baby, really got the bull by the horn
We ain’t fakin’, whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

Well, I said shake, baby, shake
I said shake, baby, shake
I said shake it, baby, shake it
And then shake, baby, shake
Come on over, whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on
Oh, let’s go!

Alright

Well, I said come along my baby, we got chicken in the barn
Whose barn? What barn? My barn
Come along my baby, really got the bull by the horn
We ain’t fakin’, whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

Easy now
Shake it
Ah, shake it, baby
Yeah
You can shake it one time for me
Ye-ah-ha-ah, I said come on over, baby
Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on
Now, let’s get down real low one time now
Shake, baby, shake
All you gotta do, honey, is kinda stand in one spot
Wiggle around just a little bit, that’s when you got it, yeah
Come on baby, whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on
Now let’s go one time

Shake it baby, shake, shake it baby, shake
Woo, shake baby, come on babe, shake it, baby, shake
Come on over, whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

Single Jerry Lee Lewis Sun 1957
Single Jerry Lee Lewis Sun 1957
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