Spinout (song)

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"Spinout"
One of flipsides of the U.S. vinyl single, saying "Elvis Sings 'Spinout' and 'All That I Am'"
Picture sleeve for the U.S. vinyl single, with "All That I Am" in smaller font
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Spinout
A-side "All That I Am" (released as B-side in some editions and/or countries)
Released September 13, 1966
Format 7" single
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:32
Songwriter(s)
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Love Letters"
(1966)
"Spinout" / "All That I Am'"
(1966)
"If Every Day Was Like Christmas"
(1966)
"Love Letters"
(1966)
"Spinout" /
"All That I Am'"
(1966)
"If Every Day Was Like Christmas"
(1966)

"Spinout" is a song first recorded by Elvis Presley as part of the soundtrack for his 1966 motion picture Spinout. In 1966 it was released on a single with "All That I Am", another song from the same movie, on the opposite side,[1] it peaked at number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100[2] but would continue to sell over 400,000 copies.[2] ("All That I Am" also charted, peaking at number 41.)[3]

Critical reception[edit]

John Floyd, the author of the book Sun Records: An Oral History, considers "Spinout" a great song, naming it along other great songs from "Presley's seriously underrated sixties and seventies work": "Can't Help Falling in Love", "You Don't Know Me", "Long Black Limousine", "Suspicious Minds", and "I Can Help".[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee Cotten (1985). All shook up: Elvis day-by-day, 1954-1977. Pierian Press. 
  2. ^ a b Jay Warner (2004). On this Day in Music History. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 283–. ISBN 978-0-634-06693-1. 
  3. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  4. ^ John Floyd (25 June 2015). Sun Records: An Oral History (Second Edition). BookBaby. pp. 115–. ISBN 978-1-942531-09-8. 
  5. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart (1966-11-12)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-15. 

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