Get Rhythm

"Get Rhythm" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter and musician Johnny Cash. It was originally released by Sun Records as the B-side to the single release "I Walk the Line" in 1956.


Get Rhythm (abridged version)(WORD)
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Get Rhythm (full-length version)(WORD)
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YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH JOHNNY CASH using the full-length version! Thanks to Chris Hill for bringing this song to BUG!

"Get Rhythm" was written by Cash but was not initially supposed to be recorded by him. Cash admitted that he wrote the hit for another legendary artist, Elvis Presley, whom he admired. When Presley left Sun Records, producer Sam Phillips did not allow Presley to take the rights of the song with him, therefore Cash recorded the song. However, not many people gave much attention to the upbeat tune.

It was re-released with overdubbed "live" effects in September 1969 as an A-side single. This time, the song was featured as an A-side single. “Get Rhythm” peaked at number 60 on the Billboard Pop charts, however, it reached number 23 on the country charts.

In 1991, Martin Delray recorded a cover of the song on his debut album, also entitled Get Rhythm. Released as his debut single, Delray's version featured guest vocals from Cash, as well as a guest appearance by him in the music video. It peaked at #27 on the country charts.

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