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.

😀

With A Cardinals WINNER, I’ve Decided To Indulge Myself. WHAT’S ON NOW? “BULL DURHAM: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION!”

Baseball Films Come And Go.

They Always Have.

Some Have Been Great!

FEAR STRIKES OUT

EIGHT MEN OUT

THE NATURAL

MR. BASEBALL

…And Others Have Simply SUCKED-HARD.

I Shall NOT Name Them, However, You KNOW They Exist.

Ok…

…Maybe One…

FEVER PITCH

…Sucked SO SO SO HARD.

Just Sayin’…

BUT BUT BUT…

…Tonight…

…I Was Feelin’ Pretty Good…

…So I Decided To Go With One Of The All-Time-Best.

BULL DURHAM

(1988)

…It Is!!!

KEVIN COSTNER

…Is In Top-Form…

SUSAN SARANDON

…Is Sexy-Perfect…

…And…

TIM ROBBINS

…Is Just A Goober-And-A-Half With A Devastating Fastball!!!

In All Honestly…

…It’s A TRUE-BLUE Crowd-Pleaser.

I Have Yet To Met A Person…

…Whom Is ALSO A Hardcore BASEBALL FAN…

…That Did NOT Love This Flick.

Now You Know Me, My Peeps…

…I Live For My Movies…

…And I LIVE LIVE For My Baseball.

BULL DURHAM

…Is One Of THE VERY BEST COMBOS Of BOTH.

.PERIOD.

The Sexy And The Fun Are Tangible.

But, Even More So, THE BASEBALL BEING PLAYED Brings Forth A True-Blue Amount Of True-TRUE BASEBALL JOY!!!

Sooooooooooooo, MY PEEPS…

…The Season Has Begun…

…The Hall Is Rented…

…It’s Time To Start The Dance!!!

Are Y’all Feelin’ It?!?!?!?!

You DAMNED WELL KNOW I AM!!!

It’s Baseball Night In Southern Illinois…

…And I’m Bringin’ THE HEAT!!!

Have A GRAND WEEKEND, My Peeps!!!

Enjoy What You Find The Time For.

Whether It’s A Funny Flick…

…Or An Amazingly Wonderful 9-INNINGS Of PURE BASEBALL JOY!!!

BATTER-UP, KIDDIES!!!

!!! !!! !!!

😀

A Truly Guilty Pleasure: “3000 MILES TO GRACELAND” (2001)

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So…

…My Peeps…

…How Many Of You Actually:

#1: Have HEARD Of This Flick?

#2: Have Ever Bothered To SEE This Flick??

#3: Will Freely Admit To LOVING This Flick???

??? ??? ???

Well…

…In My Worldly Travels AND Adventures…

…I’ve Met MANY Peeps Who:

#1: HAVE Heard Of It.

#2: HAVE Seen It.

…But…

…When It Comes To The LOVE Part…

…I Personally Know THREE (3) Peeps.

.Period.

And I’m Not Counting Myself There.

Those THREE (3) Peeps Are Outside Of MY LOVE For…

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

If You Add ME…

…That’ll Make 18.

Wait…

Scratch The 18.

I Must Have Been Doing Long-Division…

…er…

…er…

…Somethin’.

Sheesh.

MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATH!!!

(*grumbles*)

MOVING ON!!!

So Yeah.

Ain’t Many Folks I Know Whom HONESTLY…

…TRULY…

…SINCERELY…

…Would EVER Admit To LOVING…

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

😦

HOWEVER HOWEVER…

…I’ve Got A Sneaky Suspicion…

…A LOT OF Y’ALL ARE JUST EMBARRASSED…

…To FREELY Admit…

…That YOU…

…Love…

…Love…

…LOVE…

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

.Period.

I’m Tellin’ Y’all Right Now…

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

…IS…

…A ROUGH-N-TUMBLE…

…FULL-BORE…

…ACTION ACTION ACTION…

…THRILL-RIDE…

…That SHOULD Delight Your Senses…

…In So So SO MANY WAYS!!!

KURT RUSSELL and KEVIN COSTNER

…ARE…

…AMAZINGLY-AWESOME-OPOSSUM…

…Fo FLIPPIN’ SHO, My Peeps!!!

They…

…Along With…

CHRISTIAN SLATER

DAVID ARQUETTE

BOKEEM WOODBINE

…And…

HOWIE LONG

…Are Robbing A Casino…

…During…

International ELVIS PRESLEY Week

!!!

They Get The Cash…

…They Get Away…

…But THEN…

…They’ve Gotta Deal With EACH-OTHER!!!

KURT RUSSELL

…Becomes Our Reluctant Hero…

…While…

KEVIN COSTNER

…Is Just A CRAZY-PSYCHO-THIEVIN’-MO-FO!!!

Having Always Been A Fan Of BOTH…

KURT RUSSELL and KEVIN COSTNER

…This Flick…

…Was One Of THE MOST FUN FLICKS To Come-Out Of The Past DECADE.

.PERIOD.

The Critics Panned It.

The Theater Goers Ignored It.

But NEITHER Of Those Facts Can Detract From The Spectacle That Is…

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

.PERIOD PERIOD.

Trust Me…

…Until You’ve Seen…

KEVIN COSTNER

…As An OVER-THE-TOP BADDIE…

…You Sincerely DO NOT KNOW What You’re Missing!!!

BRILLIANCE!

PURE…

…LOVING…

…BRILLIANCE!

(Quickly Rushes To The DVD-Player To Pop It On For The Umpteenth Time)

Yeah Yeah, Kiddies…

…If You’re Still Reading Along…

…Then I Feel Safe In Saying…

…YOU…

…KNOW…

…YOU…

…WANNA…

…WATCH WATCH WATCH…

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

…RIGHT…

…NOW NOW NOW!!!

And Ya Know What?

I CANNOT BLAME YA!!!

I WANNA WATCH IT NOW NOW NOW, Also!!!

BRING IT ON, WORLD!!!

BRING IT HARD And BRING IT NOW!!!

😀

Enjoy Your Day, My Peeps.

You Just KNOW I’m A Gonna Do My Best To Do The Same.

😉

What’s On Right This Second??? “OPEN RANGE” (2003)

Sooooo…

…Was…

DANCES WITH WOLVES

…Honestly THE BEST FILM Directed By…

KEVIN COSTNER

???

Not Really.

What Was???

OPEN RANGE

!!! !!! !!!

I Was An Immediate Fan Of This Flick Upon Its Release In 2003.

The Performances Are True AND Honest…

…As Is The Story Being Told.

THE CLIMAX Of The Film…

…Is An EXCEPTIONAL Shoot-Out…

…That Easily Speaks To The Heart Of ANY True Fan Of The Western Genera.

I’ve Been A Fan Of BOTH…

KEVIN COSTNER

…And…

ROBERT DUVALL

…For The Bulk Of My Lifetime…

…And This Film Is A Feather In The Cap Of BOTH Men.

I Can Easily Recommend It To Y’all…

…As It’s One Of THE BEST WESTERNS Of The 21ST-CENTURY.

.PERIOD.

Happy Viewing, My Peeps.

Happy Viewing, INDEED!!!

😀