About The Song

Ah, Elvis. The name itself conjures images of swiveling hips, a heartthrob grin, and a voice that could melt hearts and shake dance floors. But beyond the charismatic performer, Elvis was a master interpreter of songs, breathing life into lyrics and melodies that resonated deeply with audiences. Today, we turn our attention to one such song: Too Much.

Released in 1956, Too Much wasn’t originally an Elvis Presley song. Songwriters Lee Rosenberg and Bernard Weinman penned it a year earlier, with a different artist achieving some minor success. But when Too Much landed in the hands of Elvis and his producer, Colonel Tom Parker, it became something truly special.

Remember those simpler times? The age of rock and roll was still young, and Elvis was at the forefront, a rebel with a cause – the cause being pure, unadulterated musical joy. Too Much captured that youthful exuberance perfectly. It’s a song brimming with an innocent kind of passion, the kind you felt when you first laid eyes on that special someone.

The lyrics are straightforward, a young man confessing his overwhelming feelings for his love. Lines like “Honey, I love you too much” and “Gee, I can’t hold you too much” are delivered with a playful earnestness that’s impossible to resist. But beneath the surface, there’s a touch of vulnerability, a hint of the nervousness that comes with new love.

Too Much wasn’t just about the lyrics, though. It was the way Elvis sang them. His voice, still raw and powerful in those early days, conveyed both the intensity and the sweetness of young love. The backing vocals, courtesy of The Jordanaires, added a layer of smooth harmony, further enriching the emotional landscape of the song.

Then there’s the music itself. A simple rock and roll beat lays the foundation, punctuated by the playful twang of a guitar. It’s a sound that’s as timeless as the feeling of first love.

Too Much became an instant hit, topping the charts and solidifying Elvis’s position as the king of rock and roll. But its legacy extends far beyond its chart success. It’s a song that continues to resonate with listeners of all ages, a reminder of that innocent, exhilarating time when love felt all-encompassing, a precious “too much” that colored everything with its magic. So, put on your blue suede shoes, crank up the volume, and let Too Much transport you back to a simpler time, when love felt like… well, just a little bit Too Much.