I Got Stung


This song was written by Aaron Schroeder and David Hill. Elvis recorded it on June 10, 1958 while on leave from the U.S. Army. This was his last recording session until after his March 1960 discharge from active army duty. RCA was anxious to have material ready for release while Elvis was away in the service. TWorking this session at RCA's Studio B in Nashville were: Elvis, Hank Garland, and Chet Atkins, all on guitar, Bob Moore (no relation to Scotty Moore) on bass, Floyd Cramer on piano, Buddy Harman on bongos, and D. J. Fontana on drums. The Jordanaires provided backing vocals. While Elvis was getting settled into his 18 months' stationing in Germany with the U.S. Army, the "I Got Stung" single was released in October 1958 with "One Night" as the flipside. It reached #8 on the "Billboard" pop singles chart, staying a total of 16 weeks on the chart. In the U.K. the single hit #1 for 5 weeks on the pop chart. Incidentally, by this time, 45 RPM singles had come a long way in their eventually complete domination over the old 78 RPM format. This turned out to be the last U.S. Elvis single to have a 78 RPM version. Paul McCartney has also recorded this song.