cover viva las vegas ep Elvis Presleys 5 best movie songs

Not all of Elvis Presley’s movie soundtrack songs were bad.  Certainly the pre-Army stuff was the best, but  there were some gems  even into the 60’s. Here are my five choices – neither Can’t Help Falling In Love or Viva Las Vegas made my top 5.  There were other good songs that didn’t make the list either. 

Hot Dog – from Loving You – recorded 1/18/57
It was between this or Party. I just like the way Elvis plays with his voice on this one. In his prime for sure.

Jailhouse Rock – from Jailhouse Rock – recorded 4/30/57

The best of all the movie songs. Period.

King of the Whole Wide World – from Kid Galahad – recorded 10/27/61

Before the film boredom set in, it still packed a punch. (no pun intended)

Return To Sender – from Girls Girls Girls – recorded 3/27/62

Written by Otis Blackwell, who also wrote All Shook Up five years earlier.  Give Elvis a good song  and in ’62 he could still do something with it. Horrible movie- good performance.

C’mon Everybody – from Viva Las Vegas – recorded 7/9/63

This is the song the dance scene with Ann-Margret.  Worth sitting through the movie just to see the interaction between the two of them.

Now it’s your turn.  What would your choice (or choices) be?


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