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Best track on "Blue Hawaii" LP 1961

Poll ended at Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:31 pm

Blue Hawaii
1
5%
Almost Always True
0
No votes
No More
1
5%
Can't Help Falling In Love
14
67%
Rock-A-Hula-Baby
1
5%
Ku-U-I-Po
0
No votes
Slicin' Sand
1
5%
Hawaiian Sunset
0
No votes
Beach Boy Blues
2
10%
Hawaiian Wedding Song
1
5%
 
Total votes : 21

Best track on "Blue Hawaii" LP 1961

Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:31 pm

Here we have one of Elvis biggest selling studio albums and the main reason why his career dropped in the midsixties. The singing on the album is splendid, but some of the songs left something to be desired. 14 tracks and that means thar 4 have to go :cry: . Ito eats is...excuse me... a stinker. The other three is a bit harder but my choices are "Aloha oe", "Moonlight swim" and "Island of love".

Here are some good songs too like the title track, "No more", "Hawaiian wedding song" etc, but no song is even close to the magical "Can´t help falling in love". It will get my vote.

Vote on and have a pleasant weekend!

//Björn

Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:19 am

"Can't Help Falling In Love" streaks ahead................

Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:52 am

"Can't Help Falling In Love" ........ OR ......... "Aloha 'Oe"

But since one of those is gone, you have my answer.

CHFIL is just ........ MAGICAL.

There is something ethereal about Elvis' voice on the "Blue Hawaii" album. Maybe it's the way he uses his lower register, at a time when it was truly resonant and sweet ..... or maybe it's something else. Every syllable and phoneme is perfect. But Elvis is able to somehow push it beyond even there. Every little quiver and caress of his voice is wondrous.

It is interesting to note that Andrea Bocelli has attempted "Can't Help Falling In Love", and while Celine Dion and others have expressed great admiration for his voice (and, indeed, it is a pretty remarkable voice), he doesn't come NEAR Elvis on this song. Granted, English isn't his first language, but his timing and phrasing is a joke next to Elvis'. Again ....... there is real magic here.

Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:05 pm

CANT HELP FALLING IN LOVE IS MY NO1 . CHOICE :wink:

Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:03 pm

"Can't Help Falling In Love" gets my vote. But I gotta tell you I enjoy the entire album and there are several tunes I would rank just below it.

I first had "Blue Hawaii" on vinyl back in '61. I know that down through the years it's been the most played album in my collection.
Last edited by JerryNodak on Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:25 am, edited 1 time in total.

Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:20 pm

"Blue Hawaii", "No More", "Can’t Help Falling in Love", "Hawaiian Wedding Song", "Ku-U-I-Po", and even "Island of Love" … so many great tracks. After a long debate with myself, I have decided to go with the title track, because I can’t get enough of it.

Per

Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:41 am

Blue Hawaii was the first Elvis' album I ever bought. before I only had compiliations.
The album is magnificent and I truly love every single track. Even Ito Eats :))))))

Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:50 am

Hawaiian Wedding Song, Rapid City -version though. :)

Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:29 am

That version is amazing, Ail78. I just love the blabber before he starts the song.

Per

Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:49 pm

The version of Hawaiian wedding song from january 14 1973 ain´t that bad either.

//Björn

Wed May 02, 2007 12:47 pm

No surprise here. Can´t help falling in love is probably one on Elvis´10 most loved songs. Lot´s of covers on that song.

//Björn

Sun May 13, 2007 4:19 pm

Can't Help falling in Love as I walked out the church to it on my wedding day, softie that I am.

Was the last song he ever sung??

Anyone tell me??

Sun May 13, 2007 5:03 pm

53310761 wrote:Can't Help falling in Love as I walked out the church to it on my wedding day, softie that I am.

Was the last song he ever sung??

Anyone tell me??


It was probably the last song He sang live Debbie, but the night before He Died it's said He had been singing songs and playing the Piano.

Elvis's cousin Billy Smith said in Elvis and the Memphis Mafia by Alanna Nash, that the last song Elvis sang was Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.

Blue Hawaii for Me.

Wed May 16, 2007 12:50 am

Cheers for the info Littledarlin

Debs