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Paralyzed is a 1956 song recorded by Elvis Presley for his album Elvis. The song was recorded on September 1, 1956, and has been well received by music critics. The song was written by Otis Blackwell, with Elvis receiving partial song-writing credit.
The song is a mid-tempo ballad with a strong rhythm and blues influence. The lyrics tell the story of a man who is so smitten with a woman that he is completely paralyzed by her beauty and charm. He sings, “I’m so paralyzed with love for you / I can’t move a muscle or speak a word / I’m just a helpless puppet on your string.”
Elvis’s performance of the song is passionate and soulful. He delivers the lyrics with conviction and emotion, and his voice is rich and expressive. The song is a showcase for Elvis’s vocal talents and his ability to connect with his audience on an emotional level.
“Paralyzed” reached #59 on the Billboard pop singles chart in 1956. The song was off of the Elvis album. The song was released as an EP by RCA Victor in the U.S.: Elvis Volume 1, RCA EPA-992, which was released on October 19, 1956. The EP peaked on the Billboard EP Chart at #4.
“Paralyzed” is considered to be one of Elvis’s best early songs. It is a powerful and moving ballad that showcases his vocal talents and his ability to connect with his audience on an emotional level.
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For an immersive experience of Elvis Presley’s “Paralyzed” check out the official video. Let the King’s soulful voice transport you to a realm of musical brilliance.