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Girls! Girls! Girls!

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Words & Music: Jerry Leiber/ Mike Stoller
Girls, goin' swimming,
Girl, in bikinis,
A walkin' and wigglin' by, yay, yay, yay
Girls, on the beaches,
Girls, oh, what a peaches,
So pretty, Lord I could cry
I'm just a red blooded boy
And I can't stop thinkin' about

Girls, sailin' sailboats,
Girls, water skiin',
They'll drive me out of my mind, yay, yay, yay
Girls, big and brassy,
Girls, small and sassy,
Just give me one of each kind

I'm just a red blooded boy
And I can't stop thinkin' about
Girls! Girls! Girls! Girls!

And when I pick up a sandwich too much
A crunchy crunchety
A crunchety crunch
I never ever get to finish my lunch
Because there's always bound to be a bunch of

Girls, in tight sweaters,
Girls, in short dresses,
A walkin' and wigglin' by, yay, yay, yay
Girls, out boatin'
Girls, just a floatin'
So pretty, Lord I could cry.

I'm just a red blooded boy
And I can't stop thinkin' about
Girls! Girls! Girls! Girls! Girls! Girls!
Recorded: 1962/03/27, first released on Girls! Girls! Girls!

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shawnrw (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2014report abuse
Call it quality pleasure but I have always loved this song. Full of fun, spirit and energy and Elvis is all over it. Definitely not the greatest Leiber/Stoller/ Presley effort, but a minor classic for me, and a great memory from my childhood, long before I was old enough to appreciate the song's subject matter.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2013report abuse
This is such a marvelous, unique, fun, underrated and overlooked Elvis song and it should definitely be much better known than it actually is. The saxophone solo by Boots Randolph is amazing too. This is one of 24 songs that Elvis recorded that was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. "Girls! Girls! Girls!" is my seventh most favorite Elvis movie and it's one of three Elvis 1960's movies that was entirely filmed in Hawaii.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 14, 2013report abuse
I like the song because it has that extra beat and is also about having fun. As a youngster I enjoyed this type of songs very much, as - for me - the pop music of sixties had not much to offer to my taste. Lyrics? Who cares. Most songs have lyrics that are worthless, silly; those with 'a message' are mostly dull. I am very fond of Elvis' special song, a message song: hound dog. That's entertainment!
cookingfat (profilecontact) wrote on May 25, 2013report abuse
Good song, the film and soundtrack were OK too.I don't think Elvis ever recorded a bad L&S written song
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on May 25, 2013report abuse
Elvis still singing like he cared about his movie title songs, giving it his all. By 1965, this would all but disappear. Its a good rocker with Boots and DJ really going to town. 5 stars
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2013report abuse
5-Stars! Great song, great album. Most of the soundtrack songs are decent except for the "Song of the Shrimp" and "Thanks to the Rolling Sea", which are scene oriented and pure filler in my mind. Funny how 2 of the songs on the soundtrack album never made an appearance in the actual movie; so why were they included on the album?
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 7, 2013report abuse
Boots Randolph also did the Benny Hill tune, so that explains the resemblance. The greatest track from the Girls! soundtrack.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 29, 2012report abuse
The rollocking sax solo lifts an average fun recording to something a lot more than ordinary.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2012report abuse
Absolute fun song and one of the better title songs. Yay, yay, yay!
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2012report abuse
A feel good uptempo sixties tune. Only thing is I think the "Benny Hill" sound a like sax in the insrtumental section either lets it down or adds to the fun, if you remember "Benny Hill". The lyrics and sentiment to these kind of songs these days including "Girl Happy" and especially "Take me to the fair" can sound a bit sexually pervy .... but i suppose thats just the state of our society these days ......
Biffx (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2012report abuse
All in all a pretty good uptempo number from generally a sub par movie. Without a doubt one of the better songs from this soundtrack.
Brian Chatters (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2012report abuse
The Coasters sung the song with a great deal of humour and, as such, their version is a lot more enjoyable. I'm afraid Elvis' version is very average (for him).
Bill (BW) (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2012report abuse
I like it and also the short end title version. The correct lyric in is " . . . when I pick up a sandwich to munch." "Munch" means "to chew with steady or vigorous working of the jaws, often audibly."
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 27, 2012report abuse
Great song, but often overlooked because it was in what became, the 'Elvis movie', a weak plot of a movie with lush scenery and a song every 5 minutes. Plus it was used right in the beginning and not in the film. But this is a fine rocker with a blaring sax solo and Elvis in great early 60's voice. Besides RTS, the only other song of quality on the LP. As far as the lyrics, many great rock songs have ridiculous lyrics, thats part of the charm isnt it? Jailhouse Rock, Poison Ivy, Charlie Brown, Hound Dog, etc. All Leiber/Stoller too.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on May 4, 2010report abuse
How could this possibly be a Leiber & Stoller song?? Yes, great sax and Elvis sounds great, and I enjoy the topic as much as the next red blooded boy.....but lyrically is really is a very dumb song. I guess the lines about finishing his lunch kinda ruin it for me. I'll say this for it: I don't skip it when it comes on, so what there is to like about it does outweigh what I do not like. So all in all, not anywhere near Elvis' worst, but not even in the same universe as his best----or Leiber & Stoller's best.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2010report abuse
The hopping title tune from Elvis' 11th movie. One of the weaker Leiber and Stoller penned tunes, but this one is fun. I wouldn't quite give it 4 stars, but 3 1/2 would be appopriate. I always liked the different lyrics on the version from the finale of the film better than the album version.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2008report abuse
Despite such lyrics as 'and when I pick up a sandwich too much, A crunchy crunchety, A crunchety crunch, I never ever get to finish my lunch' this is actually a fine fun song. Great sax solo too.
Tony D. (profilecontact) wrote on May 10, 2008report abuse
Fine number with a great sax solo. Still goes down well at my Elvis disco nights in London.
ELV75 (profilecontact) wrote on May 4, 2008report abuse
Elvis singin' about about one of my favorite subjects :-) Besides that the song rocks too and was a favorite of mine when I first discovered Elvis; so I like it for sentimental reasons.
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