“Wise Men Say… …Only Fools Rush In…” ((“CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE” by ELVIS PRESLEY (1961)))

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“…But, I Can’t Help…

…Falling In Love With You…”

“…Shall I Stay?…

…Would It Be A Sin?…

…If I Can’t Help…

…Falling In Love With You?…”

“…Like A River Flows…

…Surely To The Sea…

…Darling, So It Goes…

…Some Things Are Meant To Be…”

“…Take My Hand…

…Take My Whole Life, Too…

…For I Can’t Help…

…Falling In Love With You. …”

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So, Yeah, I’ve Been On A Bit Of An ELVIS Kick, Recently.

I Mean, Can You Really Blame Me?

The Man Was A Master Of His Craft, Fo SHO.

His Music Never Fails To Make Me Smile…

…And, Sometimes, That’s Really All I’m Looking For In Some Quality Tunage.

This Particular Song…

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE

…Is A Prime-Cut-Example Of Said Quality Tunage.

This Was Actually One Of The Very First ELVIS Songs I’d Ever Heard, And It Has Continued To Be A Personal Favorite Since Early Childhood.

To My Friends, I Was Always A Bit Weird In This Regard.

While They Were Busy Listening To The Jams Of The Day…

…The Current Top 40, And So On…

…I Was Busy Listening To The Songs Of My Parent’s Youth.

While Most Rebelled And Shied Away From Their Parents Music…

…I Embraced It.

This Song Has Been Stuck In My Head For A Little While Now…

…And Y’all Know How I Operate.

When Something Is Locked Into My Brain, I Have But One True Outlet:

I Blog About It.

I Honestly Don’t Have A Ton To Say About This Little Number…

…Aside From How Brilliantly Beautiful It Truly Is.

It’s A Song That Sincerely Will Stick With You, As It Has With Me My Entire Life.

It Is, By Far, One Of The Most Wonderfully Simple Songs Ever To Spring Forth From The World That Is ELVIS PRESLEY…

…And It Is A Song I’m Very Happy To Share With Y’all, This Morning.

I Hope You Do Enjoy It, My Peeps.

Perhaps You Won’t Love It As Much As I Do…

…But, It’s Very Hard To Scoff At.

A True-Blue-Classic If Ever There Was One.

Take Care, And Be Good, My Peeps.

Much Love To You All.

I’m Sure We’ll Have Much More To Discuss As The Year Rolls On…

…But, I Just Had To Share This One With You.

ENJOY, My Peeps, ENJOY!!!

😀

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Songs That Make Me Smile: “SUCH A NIGHT” by ELVIS PRESLEY (1960)

It Was A Night…

…Ooo…

…What A Night It Was…

…It Really Was…

…SUCH A NIGHT…

…The Moon Was Bright…

…Oh, How Bright It Was…

…It Really Was…

…SUCH A NIGHT…

…The Night Was Alight…

…With Stars Above…

…Ooo…

…When She Kissed Me…

…I Had To Fall In Love…

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…Oh, It Was A Kiss…

…Ooo…

…What A Kiss It Was…

…It Really Was…

…Such A Kiss…

…Oh, How She Could Kiss…

…Oh, What A Kiss It Was…

…It Really Was…

…Such A Kiss…

…Just The Thought Of Her Lips…

…Sets Me Afire…

…I Reminisce…

…And I’m Filled With Desire…

*** *** ***

…But I Gave My Heart To Her In Sweet Surrender…

…How Well I Remember…

…I’ll Always Remember…

*** *** ***

…Oh, What A Night…

…Ooo…

…What A Night It Was…

…It Really Was…

…SUCH A NIGHT…

…Came The Dawn…

…And My Heart…

…And Her Love…

…And The Night Was Gone…

…But I’ll Never Forget The Kiss…

…The Kiss In The Moonlight…

…Ooo…

…Such A Kiss…

…SUCH A NIGHT. …

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ELVIS PRESLEY‘s Version OfSUCH A NIGHTWas On His 1960 AlbumELVIS IS BACK!

…AND…

ELVIS‘s Version OfSUCH A NIGHTIs Also Available On The 2001 Motion Picture Soundtrack For The Flick-Favorite3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

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So…

…My Peeps…

…WHY…

…Does The…

ELVIS PRESLEY

…Version…

…Of The Song…

SUCH A NIGHT

…Make ME Smile???

Well…

…I First Heard It Over 20-Years-Ago.

My Mother And I Used To Go Practically Everywhere Together…

…And She Loved Loved LOVED Listening To The “Oldies” Station On The Radio.

Whenever A Quality Tune Would Pop On…

…She’d Sing Right Along With It.

I Would TRY To Sing Along…

…But…

…For The Most Part…

…I Never Knew The Words To Any Of Those Songs.

One Day, Though…

…They Were Doing An ELVIS-MARATHON.

HEARTBREAK HOTEL

IT’S NOW OR NEVER

IN THE GHETTO

etc etc etc

The Last ELVIS Song I Was Fortunate To Hear That Day Was This One…

SUCH A NIGHT

…And I Was Immediately IN LUST With It!

It Was Cool.

It Was Fast-Paced.

It Was Super-Catchy.

It Was ELVIS As I’d Never Really Heard Him.

So…

…All Of That Made It EXCEPTIONALLY MEMORABLE!

Unfortunately…

…I Wasn’t In A Position To Record It At The Time…

…So That ONE TIME Was All I’d Hear Of It Again Until 2001.

In 2001…

…I Went To The Theater…

…And I Saw The Flick…

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

!!! !!! !!!

Needless To Say…

…The LUST Returned!!!

SUCH A NIGHT

…Was Featured Prominently In The Film…

…And I Even Made Sure To Stay During The Closing Credits So I Could Listen To The Entire Song While I Watched…

KURT RUSSELL

…Do His Best ELVIS Impression…

…And Of Course…

KEVIN COSTNER

…Having A Regular Pant-Load Of Fun Fun FUN!!!

The First Chance I Got…

…You Betcha…

…I Was On The AMAZON.COM Placing My Order For The Soundtrack!

I Eventually Would Own The Film, Also!!!

SUCH A NIGHT

…Is A Song I Truly Love Love LOVE…

…And I’ve Had A Copy Of It…

…In One Format Or Another…

…Ever Since My Re-Discovery!!!

It’s A Song That Reminds Me Of Those Car Rides…

…Listening To The “Oldies” Station…

…Trying To Sing Along With My Mother To Songs I Didn’t Even Know.

(no, by the way, I do not have an Oedipus-Complex, as this is one time where the lyrics of the song aren't as important as the song itself, and the memories it evokes. sheesh.)

And…

…Of Course…

…It Reminds Me Of Watching The Movie…

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

…Which Will ALSO Always Have A Special Place In My Heart.

BUT…

…We’ve Already Discussed That In A Prior-Bloggin’ing…

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2012/04/03/a-truly-guilty-pleasure-3000-miles-to-graceland-2001/)

…See!!!

I Told Ya SO!!!

😉

The Weekend Is In Full-Swing Now, Kiddies.

And Midnight Is Upon Us, Yet Again.

Take Care.

Be Good.

See Me Soon.

Talk To Me Sooner.

😀

How ’bout A TRIPLE-SHOT??? M’Kay… MY 3 ESSENTIAL SONGS…

From ELVIS PRESLEY!!!

Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

Now…

…My Friends…

…My Fans…

…My Peeps…

…I’m Sure You’re ALL (likely) Trying To Figure-Out…

…Exactly What…

…I…

…BRADLEY ALAN…

…A Strappin’ Lad Of 30’ish’ish Years Of Age…

…Am Even Doing MENTIONING

…”THE KING“…

…Let Alone Sharing The Fact…

…I…

…Have ESSENTIAL Tunes…

…By…

…”THE KING“!!!

Perhaps I Was Just Raised Right?

Maybe??

We’re Goin’ With Maybe, Here.

Maybe Is (almost) ALWAYS Acceptable.

So…

…Let Us Hop-To-To-To-It…

…Shall We???

LET’S!!!

#3

SUCH A NIGHT

"SUCH A NIGHT" Is My FAVE of FAVES, in regard to ELVIS' More Rockin'&Rollin' Type Tunes. It's ALSO His Most FUN Tune, and It's GREAT For Dancin' Along To!!!

ELVIS Performs "SUCH A NIGHT" in His ULTRA-HIP/ULTRA-ROCKIN' WAY!!!

Moooooooving-On…

…I Think A LOT Of You…

Could

Potentially

Maybe

Be Just A Touch Surprised

…With My Next Selection.

#2

IT’S NOW OR NEVER

For ME, "IT'S NOW OR NEVER" Is THE Very Very Best Of ELVIS' Sweet-Sweet Rockin'ish, Charmin'ish, Lovin'ish Tunes.

If There's A Sweeter Song That Makes You Smile MORE Than "IT'S NOW OR NEVER" I've Not Heard It. I Mean, Come-On, Kids! It's Even Got A Mandolin Backing Him Up!!

Alright, Kiddies…

…I Know I Know I Know…

What-On-EARTH

Is Going To Land The #1 Selection???

To Be TOTALLY HONEST With Y’all…

…There Really Is ONLY ONE TUNE

…That Could EVER Be…

…THE FAVE Of FAVES…

…In The Land Of Milk & Honey…

…And…

…BRADLEY ALAN’s.

THE #1…

…And THE ESSENTIAL Tune…

Of Mr. ELVIS PRESLEY…

…Is…

“MY WAY”

When It Came To THE PERFORMANCE ITSELF, "MY WAY" was His GREATEST, Most SOULFUL & Most MOVING Performance. PERIOD.

When MOST People Think Of The Song "MY WAY" They Also Think "Frank Sinatra" Whose Version IS GREAT, Fer Sure. BUT... I DEEPLY FEEL ELVIS' Version. You Can Hear AND Feel The Emotion In His Voice. It's TRULY A Performance FOR THE AGES!!!

WOW!

THAT. WAS. FUN.

!!! !!! !!!

Nothin’ Like Knockin’-Back A Triple-Shot…

…Especially BEFORE 8PM On A MONDAY!!!

I Do Hope Y’all Enjoyed This One!

TRUST ME

…I Had A BLOOMIN’ BLAST!!!

😉