It's a Wonderful World

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Words & Music: Sid Tepper/ Roy C. Bennett
Young as a circus parade, it's a wonderful world
Pretty as pink lemonade, it's a wonderful world
Life is a carnival, live it for all your worth
You are the star of the greatest show on earth

This big wide world is a clown with his nose painted red
A rainbow colored balloon's dancing high overhead
It's everyone's oyster, step up get your pearl
It's a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful world

This big wide world is a clown with his nose painted red
A rainbow colored balloon's dancing high overhead
It's everyone's oyster, step up get your pearl
It's a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful world
It's a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful world
Recorded: 1964/03/02, first released on Roustabout

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ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 16, 2013report abuse
I've always liked this Elvis movie song immensely and Elvis' rendition of it was spectacular. I've never skipped it. It's from my fifth most favorite Elvis movie "Roustabout". It's great that the "Roustabout" soundtrack album went to #1 on the chart. I like every song from the movie.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2013report abuse
Why does every Elvis song, have to be a groundbreaking song ? Its a real nice song and sung perfectly by Elvis. That should be enough. Elvis did enough "Ground breaking songs" before and after this song. Just enjoy the music.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2013report abuse
3 star song, which means I really enjoy it, but seldom seek it out. Isn't it strange that this album went to number one on the hit list, while From Elvis in Memphis or Elvis Country didn't make it to top 10 !
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2013report abuse
Not a groundbreaker in any sense of the word but just a very pleasant film tune that Elvis could sing without getting out of first gear. Served its purpose in the film and transfers satisfactorily to vinyl.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2012report abuse
Pleasant but thats about it. He needed more than a pleasant tune in 1964. How about a challange to the Brit invasion? This wasnt it. This was the last decent soundtrack, well half-way decent anyway. No studio LP in 1964 was a huge mistake.
Pieter (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2012report abuse
Can you imagine Elvis singing this song in 1957? Hell no!
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2011report abuse
Without a doubt a fun song on a fun soundtrack.
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2011report abuse
Theres just something about the Roustabout movie and album that I really love. This song from the movie/ album is a very happy go lucky pleasant enough tune. Unusual that it is a song with a fast tempo but slow vocal delivery. Kind of jazzy in a way ! Nice summer tune.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2011report abuse
My favourite of this vinyl soundtrack album,not the CD version,that was messed up.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2011report abuse
The Roustabout album wasn't that bad at all, perhaps the last decent movie soundtrack from Elvis. A bubbly song from two song writers who have not always hit the right note.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2011report abuse
I really like this happy go lucky song, always been a favourite.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2010report abuse
This is easily my second favorite "Wonderful World" song by Elvis! (I prefer the similarly titled song from "Live a Little, Love a Little")---But I like this track too. "Pleasant" is the right word for this song. Utterly inoffensive, just a little forgettable.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2010report abuse
Nice, pleasant movie ballad. Good arrangement. Excellent vocal.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2010report abuse
A very nice ballad from "Roustabout" delivered in style by Elvis. This song actually received Oscar buzz for best soundtrack song, but did not make the final cut. This song could have been a single in 1964 and probably been a hit, but RCA chose not to release a single from this movie after the disappointing performance by the previous soundtrack single "Viva Las Vegas".
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2009report abuse
Not a bad song from this usually bland songwriting team. Very filmsy but the arrangement and his great vocal make it work. The movie songs were improving a bit in the late 60's.