I'm Gonna Get Married

Lloyd Price

About I'm Gonna Get Married

"I'm Gonna Get Married" is a 1959 R&B/pop hit written by Harold Logan and Lloyd Price and recorded by Lloyd Price. The single was his follow-up to "Personality" and, like that entry, "I'm Gonna Get Married" went to number one on the Billboard R&B chart, where it stayed for three consecutive weeks. The single was the last of his four number ones, as well as his fifth Top 40 single, peaking at number three for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.


Year:
1960
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Johnny, Johnny, Johnny)
(Johnny, you're too young)
But I'm gonna get married
(You're so young)
My name she'll carry
(You're too young)
(And Johnny you're so smart)
But not smart enough to hide
An aching heart

How come my heart deserts me
Burning full of love and desire
How come every time she kisses me
It sets my soul on fire
How come every time she leaves me
It seems like I've lost a part
I may be too young to marry
But not to hide an aching heart

(Johnny, you're too young)
But I'm gonna get married
(You're so young)
My name she'll carry
(You're too young)
(And Johnny you're so smart)
But not smart enough to hide
An aching heart

How come every time she kisses me
It thrills me from head to toe
How come every time I see her
It lifts me right off the floor
How come every time I'm with her
She whispers so soft and low
It makes me want to jump and holler
And bump my head into a door

(Johnny, you're too young)
But I'm gonna get married
(You're so young)
My name she'll carry
(You're too young)
(And Johnny you're so smart)
But not smart enough to hide
An aching heart

(Too young) but I'm gonna get married
(You're so young) my name she'll carry
(You're too young) but I'm gonna get married
(You're so young) my name she'll carry
(You're too young)

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Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price (born March 9, 1933) is an American R&B vocalist. Known as "Mr. Personality", after the name of one of his biggest million-selling hits. His first recording, "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" was a huge hit on Specialty Records in 1952, and although he continued to turn out records, none were as popular until several years later, when he refined the New Orleans beat and achieved a series of national hits. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. more »

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Written by: LLOYD PRICE, HAROLD LOGAN

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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12 facts about this song

Song Release
"I'm Gonna Get Married" was released by Lloyd Price in August 1959.
US Billboard Position
The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Lead Song
"I'm Gonna Get Married" was the lead song on Lloyd Price's album "Mr. Personality Sings the Blues."
Contributing Artists
Harold Logan and Lloyd Price are credited as the writers of the song.
Crossover Success
The song also charted high in different music genres. It became number 1 in the R&B Best Sellers in Stores chart and slipped into top 20 of Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, denoting crossover success.
Long Duration
The original version of the song released in 1959 has a playing time of 2 minutes and 24 seconds.
A Distinct Sound
Lloyd Price's "I'm Gonna Get Married" is known for its blend of R&B and rock and roll elements. The sound was extremely distinctive for its time.
Unique Record Label
The song was released under ABC-Paramount label, a significant departure from Lloyd Price's previous work which was introduced under Specialty Records.
Cover Versions
The song has been covered by different artists over the years, as it remained a popular hit.
Lloyd Price's Personal Life Relevancy
The song was released during a time when Lloyd Price himself was contemplating marriage. It is believed that the song drew inspiration from his personal life.
Popular Amongst Teens
"I'm Gonna Get Married" was particularly popular amongst teenage listeners in the late 1950s, as it captures the emotional exuberance of young love and marriage aspirations.
A Staple in Lloyd Price's Discography
The song is one of Lloyd Price's most memorable ones, further consolidating his place in the ranks of pioneering rock and roll artists.

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