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Rock-a-hula Baby

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Words & Music: Wise/ Weisman/ Fuller
The way she moves her hips to her fingertips
I feel I'm heaven bound
And when she starts to sway, I've gotta say
She really move the grass around

Rock-a-hula baby
Rock-a-hula baby
Got a hula lulu from Honolulu
That rock-a-hula baby of mine

Although I love to kiss my little hula miss
I never get the chance
I wanna hold her tight all through the night
But all she wants to do is dance

I bet that she could teach the palms along the beach
To sway when breezes blow
And birds up in the sky could learn to fly
By watchin' how my baby can go
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Recorded: 1961/03/23, first released on Blue Hawaii

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alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2013report abuse
One of the songs that made me an Elvis fan at the age 11. I still really like it, but when I was a kid I Loved it (but we all know that music is for grown ups and kids opinions don't mean s...), so shame on Elvis for making music that (too) grown ups don't like. Oh , I almost forgot, 4 stars from me.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2013report abuse
I don't remember that last verse in the song:"I bet that she could teach the palms along the beach - To sway when breezes blow.And birds up in the sky could learn to fly By watchin' how my baby can go" Were those lines, in the song? Bottom line, some of you liked the song, at one time or another and thats all that matters, and the song brought some enjoyment and entertainment.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2013report abuse
A great track with the famous Elvis-ending. I especially like the last Aah Elvis moans.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2013report abuse
I miss the song Rocky Top that Elvis played on his guitar, without singing. He did it before he accompanied himself on guitar for a rendition of spanish eyes. Rocky Top is a bluegrass song, that Jim Reeves did among others. You can find it on Elvis lives vol. 1.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2012report abuse
To formulated to be a classic but always enjoyable although they should have released the more unpolished but wild outtake 3.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 27, 2012report abuse
This is such a terrific and exciting song and it's easily one of Elvis' very best movie songs from the 1960's. It's such a fun song to dance along to as well.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2011report abuse
A fun song, not a classic but well delivered
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2011report abuse
Rock a Hula was phony rock and roll and an even worse twist record.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2011report abuse
I loved this song when I was a kid, but now I'll hit the skip button more times than not. 3 stars.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2011report abuse
Always liked the song and still enjoy listening to it when it crops up on the radio from time to time. excellent double A side in he UK and enjoyable film too.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2010report abuse
An enjoyable "rocker" from the "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack that was released with the words "A Twist Special" under the title on the single release. No doubt RCA was trying to cash in on the latest dance craze, but then suddenly the flipside "Can't Help Falling In Love" caught fire and RAHB was just another top 40 flipside hit (#23). Great in the movie, enjoyable on record. 3 stars.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2009report abuse
I liked it as a kid, thinking it was a good rock and roll song, Now, I realize it was not.

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