About The Song

Remember those carefree summer days, filled with sunshine, laughter, and the promise of new beginnings? Elvis Presley’s “Summer Love (It Feels So Right)” captures that feeling perfectly. This lesser-known gem from his career showcases Elvis’s infectious energy and playful charm, offering a dose of pure, unadulterated joy.

Released in 1960 on the album Elvis Is Back!, “Summer Love (It Feels So Right)” stands out from some of Elvis’s more introspective ballads. It’s a light and breezy pop tune, perfect for cruising down a sunny highway with the windows rolled down. The song itself is a testament to Elvis’s versatility, showcasing his ability to deliver high-spirited energy just as convincingly as his trademark soulful ballads.

The lyrics paint a picture of a blossoming summer romance. The narrator is smitten with a new love interest, and everything feels perfect under the warm summer sun. Lines like “It feels so right, just holding you near” and “Summer love is in the air, everywhere we go” showcase the carefree spirit of the season and the joy of newfound connection. Elvis delivers these lyrics with a playful grin in his voice, perfectly capturing the carefree spirit of summer love.

Musically, the song complements the lyrics beautifully. A driving, upbeat rhythm section lays the foundation, punctuated by Scotty Moore’s twangy guitar and the playful harmonies of The Jordanaires. There are no elaborate orchestrations here, just a simple and effective arrangement that keeps the energy high. Elvis doesn’t need flashy vocal acrobatics here. “Summer Love (It Feels So Right)” is all about the upbeat melody and the infectious feeling of summertime joy.

“Summer Love (It Feels So Right)” might not be Elvis Presley’s most well-known song, but it’s a song that offers a welcome escape from everyday life. It’s a reminder of simpler times, the beauty of summer romance, and the joy of pure, unadulterated fun. So, put on your headphones, crank up the volume, and let Elvis transport you to a sun-drenched paradise with “Summer Love (It Feels So Right)”.