Pop Culture Rewind: Elvis’ Unforgettable Pepsi-Inspired Track ‘All Shook Up’ | Billboard News


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Billboard takes a look back at when musical legend Elvis Presley and longtime friend and collaborator Otis Blackwell penned the 1957 musical hit “All Shook Up” inspired by shaking a can of Pepsi.

Evan Burke:
Elvis Presley, one of the biggest names in music history. But did you know that one of the King of Rock’s biggest hits might have been inspired by a can of Pepsi? We take you to that moment in this week’s Pop Culture Rewind.

Elvis remains one of the greatest cultural icons. His 1950s hits like “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Hound Dog” were a call to a generation of guitar slingers.

He racked up seven No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, but one of his most recognizable tunes may have been inspired by one of our favorite beverages. The 1957 hit “All Shook Up” was written by Elvis and longtime collaborator Otis Blackwell. Sourced from the Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Blackwell’s friend Al Stanson shook a bottle of Pepsi, which inspired Blackwell to pen the track.

We’re gonna crack open a cold one and listen to some Elvis with that story to tell. We’ll have another huge moment for you next week in our Pop Culture Rewind.

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