Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, April 30, 2020


Elvis Presley was loyal to his manager, Colonel Parker.  Elvis could have had a major Hollywood career, but Parker insisted that he churn out low-grade musicals, sometimes four a year.  While entertaining, many of the 31  Elvis Presley films were forgettable, as was the music.  A few songs, though, became popular.  Here's some of the good and some of the forgotten, one from each flick.

The title song from Love Me Tender (1956):

From Loving You (1957) "Hot Dog":

From Jailhouse Rock  (1957)  "I Want to Be Free":

The title song from King Creole (1958):

From G.I. Blues (1960)  "Wooden Heart":

From Flaming Star (1960) "A Cane and a High Starched Collar":

From Wild in the Country (1961) "I Slipped. I Stumbled, I Fell":

The title song from Blue Hawaii (1961):

From Follow That Dream (1962) "Angel":

From Kid Galahad (1962) "King of the Whole Wide World":

From Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) "Return to Sender":

From It Happened at the World's Fair (1963) "One Broken Heart for Sale":

From Fun in Acapulco (1963) "No Room to Rhumba in a Sports Car":

From Kissin' Cousins (1964) "One Boy, Two Little Girls":

The title song from Viva Las Vegas (1964):

From Roustabout (1964) "Little Egypt":

From Girl Happy (1964) "Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce":

From Tickle Me (1965) "I Feel That I've Known You Forever":

From Harum Scarum (1965) "Kismet":

From Frankie and Jphnny (1966)  "Down By the Riverside/When the Saints Go Marching In":

From Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966) "Queenie Wahine's Papaya":

From Spinout (1966) "Adam and Evil":

From Easy Come, Easy Go (1967) "The Love Machine":

From Double Trouble (1967) "Long Legged Gitl":

From Clambake (1967) "Hey, Hey, Hey":

From Stay Away, Joe (1968) "All I Needed Was the Rain":

From Speedway (1968) "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby"

From Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) "Almost in Love":

The title song from Charro! (1969):

From The Trouble With Girls (1969) "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard":

From Change of Habit (1969) "Rubberneckin'":

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