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…

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

…How Well I Remember…

…I’ll Always Remember…

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…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.

😀

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

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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.

😉

Random Movie Mention: KURT RUSSELL in “THE DEADLY TOWER” (1975)

"THE DEADLY TOWER" (1975)

So…

…How Many Of Y’all Have…

#1 EVER HEARD OF THIS FLICK?
#2 EVER SEEN THIS FLICK?
#3 EVER KNOWN SOMEONE WHO HAS HEARD OF OR SEEN THIS FLICK?

Not. Many. Fo. SHO.

Not. Many. Fo. SHO. INDEED.

It’s The Story Of The Shooting-Spree…

…At The University Of Texas…

…From…

August 1966

.Period.

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KURT RUSSELL

…Portrays The Cold-Calculating Ex-Marine CHARLES WHITMAN.

 Our Ex-Marine Has Had His Proverbial-Cheese Slide From His Proverbial-Cracker.

An Obvious Case Of PTSD-Related-Symptoms.

WHITMAN Goes Out…

…Gets Himself An Arsenal Of Weapons AND Ammunition…

…And Perches Himself In The Famous Clock-Tower Of A Popular University.

The Ensuing Drama, Action, And Tragedy Will Very-Much-So Hold Your Attention.

There Are Many Secondary Characters In This One…

…That You Really Do End-Up Caring A Lot About.

It’s A Very-Well Constructed Film…

…Released Just 9-Years After The Tragic Events The Film Is Based-On.

It Was NEVER An Easy Flick To Find…

…That’s A BIG FO SHO…

…But I Was Able To Get A Copy For My Brother Not Too Long Ago.

He’s A…

KURT RUSSELL

…Fan-Boy…

…So It Felt Like A VERY Necessary-Purchase.

It’s A Story I’d Heard About…

And Then Became Super-Curious When I Found Out They’d Made A Flick About It…

…And The Star Was…

KURT RUSSELL

.Period.

The Movie Doesn’t Pull Tooo-Many Punches.

They Try To Bring It To You As A Film…

…The Way It Was Described By Those Who Lived Through It.

It’s Very Much A FORGOTTEN CLASSIC…

…And A More Deserving Film Than You’d Think.

I Consider It An Important Film.

With The World The Way It Is These Days…

…Shootings Like This Are Scarily Tooo-Frequent.

And It’s Been Going On For A Long Time.

Remember…

…This Film May Be From 1975…

…But The Actual Event Is From 1966.

Just A Flick To Ponder A Tad, My Peeps.

You May Think It’s An Important Film/Subject, Also.

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(A Closing Side-Note: They Don't Have To Be GREAT GREAT FILMS To ALSO Be IMPORTANT. Just Sayin'...)

😉