Jerry Lee Lewis “Great Balls of Fire” (video and lyrics)

Great Balls of Fire

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Enjoy watching the "Great Balls of Fire" performance by Jerry Lee Lewis and check out the song details here. . .

The Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire song was released in 1957 and was featured in the movie Jamboree.  This tune was ranked as the 96th greatest song ever by Rolling Stone and NPR ranked “Great Balls Of Fire” among the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century.  This song also reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1958.  Between 1968 and 1977, Lewis had 17 Top 10 hit singles on the Billboard country chart, including four chart-toppers.

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American rock and roll and country music singer and pianist.   Lewis was an early pioneer of rock and roll music and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.  Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him number 24 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.  He was nicknamed “The Killer”.

Watch two performances of “Great Balls of Fire” and check out the written lyrics below.

Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire Video

Great Balls of Fire 1958 Performance

This song was written by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer.

Great Balls of Fire Lyrics

You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain
Too much love drives a man insane
You broke my will, but what a thrill
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire
I laughed at love ’cause I thought it was funny
You came along and you moved me honey
I’ve changed my mind, this love is fine
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire
Kiss me, baby, ooh, feels good
Hold me, baby
Well, I’ll still love you like a lover should
You’re fine, so kind
Got to tell this world that you’re mine, mine, mine, mine
I chew my nails and then I twiddle my thumbs
I’m real nervous, but it sure is fun
Come on, baby, you drive me crazy
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire
Well kiss me, baby, ooh, feels good
Hold me, baby
Well, I’ll still love you like a lover should
You’re fine, so kind
Got to tell this world that you’re mine, mine, mine, mine
I chew my nails and I twiddle my thumbs
Real nervous, but it sure is fun
Come on, baby, drive me crazy
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire
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