Covers: Elvis Costello – Get Happy!!

Get Happy!! (1980) is a very underrated album by Elvis Costello. Influenced by R&B, Elvis crammed 20 brief songs into the album. The reissue has 30 bonus tracks! Most were original but there were two covers. Both were great but very different from the original versions.

I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down

The 1967 original version by Sam and Dave was a slow ballad. Elvis really speeds it up. It was released as a single.

I Stand Accused

The original version was by Jerry Butler (1964). It was covered by Isaac Hayes (1970). Both of these versions are slow ballads. Elvis again cranks it up and speeds it up.

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