Kissin' Cousins

Elvis Presley

About Kissin' Cousins

"Kissin' Cousins" is a song first recorded by Elvis Presley as the title track for the soundtrack of the 1964 motion picture Kissin' Cousins. The movie also featured a completely different song, titled "Kissin' Cousins (No. 2)", written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye.


Year:
1964
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Well I've got a gal, she's as cute as she can be
She's a distant cousin but she's not too distant with me

We'll kiss all night
I'll squeeze her tight
But we're kissin' cousins 'n that's what makes it all right
All right, all right, all right

Oh I've got a girl and she taught me how to live
She can give a lot and she's got a lot to give

We'll kiss all night
I'll squeeze her tight
But we're kissin' cousins 'n that's what makes it all right
All right, all right, all right

Yes we're all cousins, that's what I believe
Because we're children of Adam and Eve
I got a girl and she wants a lot of love
That's the kind of trouble I need plenty of

We'll kiss all night 
I'll squeeze her tight
But we're kissin' cousins 'n that'll make it all right
All right, all right, all right
We'll be kissin' cousins that'll make it all right
All right, all right, all right

Yes we're all cousins, that's what I believe
Because we're children of Adam and Eve
I got a girl and she wants a lot of love
That's the kind of trouble I need plenty of

We'll kiss all night
I'll squeeze her tight
But we'll be kissin' cousins 'n that'll make it all right
All right, all right, all right
We'll be kissin' cousins that'll make it all right
All right, all right, all right
We'll be kissin' cousins that's what makes it all right
All right, all right, all right

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. A cultural icon, he is commonly known by the single name Elvis. One of the most popular musicians of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". more »

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Written by: BERNIE BAUM, BILL GIANT, FLORENCE KAYE

Lyrics © RALEIGH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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11 facts about this song

Release Era
"Kissin' Cousins" by Elvis Presley was released in 1964, during the height of Presley's film career.
Album Appearance
The song features on the soundtrack album for the movie of the same name, which was Presley's 14th album release.
Chart Performance
"Kissin' Cousins" topped Billboard's Top LPs chart for a week in the United States, showcasing its popularity at the time.
Movie Association
The song was the title track for the movie "Kissin' Cousins," in which Elvis played a dual role as two cousins - an Army Officer and his hillbilly cousin.
Musical Style
The song is remembered for its upbeat, catchy rhythm and fun, lighthearted lyrics typical of many of Presley's movie songs in the 1960s.
Song Writers
The song was written by Presley's regular collaborators, Fred Wise and Randy Starr.
Production
Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore were the producers for this track. They worked with Presley on numerous occasions during the 1960s.
Distinctive Feature
Unlike many of his other movie tracks, "Kissin' Cousins" prominently features a banjo, giving it a distinctive country-bluegrass sound.
Album Sales
The soundtrack album that included "Kissin' Cousins" has since been certified Gold in the U.S. by the RIAA for achieving sales of over 500,000 units.
Recording Location
The track, along with the rest of the album, was recorded at the RCA Victor Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.
Re-issues
Over the years, the song has been re-issued on many Elvis Presley compilation albums, helping to ensure its enduring popularity among Presley's fanbase.

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