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Kiss Me Quick – Elvis Presley – 1962

About The Song

“Kiss Me Quick” is a song by Elvis Presley, released in 1962 as a single. It reflects Presley’s continued exploration of various musical styles, blending rock and roll with elements of rhythm and blues. Here are five facts about “Kiss Me Quick”:

  1. Single Release: “Kiss Me Quick” was released as a single on June 5, 1962. It was backed with another track, “Suspicion,” and the single achieved commercial success, reaching the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  2. Chart Performance: The single peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it one of Elvis Presley’s successful releases during the early 1960s.
  3. Album Inclusion: While “Kiss Me Quick” was not originally part of a studio album, it was later included in various compilation albums and retrospectives of Elvis Presley’s music.
  4. Songwriters: The song was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, a songwriting duo responsible for several successful compositions recorded by Elvis Presley, including hits like “Surrender” and “Little Sister.”
  5. Musical Style: “Kiss Me Quick” features a lively and upbeat tempo, showcasing Presley’s ability to infuse energy into his performances. The song blends elements of rock and roll and rhythm and blues, reflecting the diverse influences in Presley’s musical repertoire.



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 we’ll 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