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Just Because – Elvis Presley – 1956

About The Song

“Just Because” is a lively and upbeat song by Elvis Presley, released in 1956. It captures the exuberance of early rock and roll and showcases Presley’s energetic vocal style. Here are five facts about the song:

  1. Spontaneous Recording: “Just Because” was recorded on September 10, 1954, during an informal session at Sun Studio in Memphis. The recording was not originally intended for release; it was a spontaneous performance captured while the musicians were taking a break. Presley, Scotty Moore (guitar), and Bill Black (bass) recorded it in a single take.
  2. Blues and Rockabilly Fusion: The song blends elements of blues and rockabilly, reflecting the diverse musical influences that contributed to the development of Presley’s early rock and roll style. The raw and spontaneous nature of the recording captures the essence of the emerging genre.
  3. Sun Records Release: Although “Just Because” wasn’t initially intended for release, Sun Records issued it as a single in 1956, backed with “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” The song’s infectious rhythm and Presley’s charismatic performance contributed to its appeal.
  4. Live Performances: While “Just Because” was not a major commercial success, Elvis Presley often performed it in his live shows. The song’s energy and catchy melody made it a crowd-pleaser, and Presley’s live renditions showcased his charisma and stage presence.
  5. Cover Versions: Over the years, “Just Because” has been covered by various artists, attesting to its enduring popularity. Notable cover versions include those by Johnny Cash and Lloyd Price. The song’s simple yet effective structure and upbeat vibe have made it a favorite for reinterpretation in different musical styles.



I love you because you understand, dear
Every single thing I try to do
You’re always there to lend a helping hand, dear
I love you most of all, because you’re you

No matter what the world may say about me
I know your love will always see me through
I love you for the way you never doubt me
But most of all I love you, ’cause you’re you

No matter what may be the style or season
I know your heart will always be true
I love you for a hundred thousand reasons
But most of all I love you, ’cause you’re you