A Boy Like Me, a Girl Like You

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Words & Music: Sid Tepper/ Roy C. Bennett
When a boy like me meets a girl like you
Then I must believe wishes come true
I just look at you and I touch your hand
And this ordinary world becomes a wonderland
There are many girls I have met before
But I pass them by because I knew
There would be this magic moment,
One to last a lifetime through
When a boy like me meets a girl like you
When a boy like me meets a girl like you
Recorded: 1962/03/27, first released on Girls! Girls! Girls!

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KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2013report abuse
It really isn't bad, but it truly might be the absolutely most forgettable thing Elvis ever recorded. Elvis' voice is as beautiful as always, but this song just sort of evaporates. Where Do You Come From is another from this soundtrack that just exists and little more. It falls through the cracks. It isn't part of the good stuff---return to sender, I don't wanna be tied---and it isn't part of the really bad stuff---song of shrimp, the walls have ears... Just plain unmemorable.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2013report abuse
This is such a beautiful, underrated and overlooked ballad and Elvis' rendition of it was splendid. I've never skipped it. It's from my seventh most favorite Elvis movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!".
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
I think Elvis himself could write better lyrics than this. The soundtrack is one of his weakest; only the title track, return to sender & we're coming in loaded are good. Of course, later good non-movie tracks were added to an mediocre movie-album.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2013report abuse
Elvis did not immediately slide down the slippery slope after the army but became a more all round performer that ensured his longevity in show business at a high level. That said this is an average song that is lifted higher by Elvis's superb vocal on a hit and miss album that still had 8 or 9 songs I enjoy.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2012report abuse
One of his better ballads from one of his better soundtracks. If this song would have been included on a studio album, it would have rated higher. It's a pity FTD couldn't come up with any more outtakes that were included on the FTD release; there are 4 versions of this song fortunately and they all sound pretty decent to my old ears.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2012report abuse
An uninspired but pleasant balad with Elvis in great voice.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2012report abuse
One of the many nails that Elvis craved in his musical coffin, starting as early as 1960, with GI Blues. A a truly suicide move, musically speaking, that almost killed him and embarrassed fans then and even now!
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 1, 2010report abuse
I don't know why, but I have an affection for the Girls Girls Girls soundtrack. Always have! Maybe it's because Elvis sang so well during those early sixties. This song is one of those that I tend to hum. It's a pleasant, well sung nice little ballad. I've always wondered why Plantation Rock wasn't included. If Blue Hawaii could hold 14 tracks why not this one?
Swen (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2010report abuse
Main difference between "Blue" and "Girls" was the quality of songs. Lots of weak ones in "Girls". Only really good song in the film "Return to Sender"! And it was n´t even written for it?!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2010report abuse
A piece of fluff and I am being kind. This is not a good song in the same league as other early 60's ballads. A part of Elvis did die after the Army, the part that recorded really bad stuff like this. Luckily there was still stuff like Suspicion, His Latest Flame from the part that didn't die.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2010report abuse
Its a nice song, that Elvis does beautifully. Elvis Presley's' early 60s ballad voice, was amazing. Most of his most Treasured and beloved songs came from this period, like, "Can't Help Falling in Love" & "Are you Lonesome Tonight?" Some of my other favorites from this period, "Fame & Fortune", "A Mess of Blues" "Fever" and so many more !
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2010report abuse
One of the weaker songs from the Girls x3 movie. Then again most of the movies had the odd weak recording. Soon we were to get the odd good song in the movie soundtrack albums.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2010report abuse
A pleasant and underrated ballad from the movie and soundtrack "Girls!, Girls! Girls!". Elvis sings this one sweetly and perfectly.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2010report abuse
Elvis' voice was at his best around this time, pity he hadn't the material to compliment the talent.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2010report abuse
An uninspiring ballad the type that was to fill many of Elvis' soundtrack albums.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2010report abuse
One of the wimpiest songs in the catalog. Nothing about it I like, except Elvis was in prime voice at the time.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2008report abuse
Pleasant movie ballad.

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