Follow That Dream

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Words & Music: Fred Weise/ Ben Weisman
Follow that dream, I gotta follow that dream
Keep a-movin, move along, keep a moving
I've got to follow that dream wherever that dream may lead
I've got to follow that dream to find the love I need

When your heart gets restless, time to move along
When your heart gets weary, time to sing a song
But when a dream is calling you,
There's just one thing that you can do

Well, you gotta follow that dream wherever that dream may lead
You gotta follow that dream to find the love you need

Keep a-movin, move along, keep a moving

Got to find me someone whose heart is free
Someone to look for my dream with me
And when I find her I may find out
Just what my dreams are all about

I've got to follow that dream wherever that dream may lead
I've got to follow that dream to find the love I need

I've got to follow that dream wherever that dream may lead
I've got to follow that dream to find the love I need

Keep a-movin, move along
Keep a-movin, move along
Keep a-movin, move along
Recorded: 1961/07/02, first released on EP


Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2018report abuse
5-stars. The entire EP could have been expanded into one side of an album if they wanted at the time. This is one soundtrack and movie which is actually worth the cost of admission. Great song and very catchy.
atomic powered poste (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2018report abuse
One of his best movie songs. Catchy and charming, and elvis deliverers the song in his usual early 60's style. Great.
Jim Davidson (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2015report abuse
It's a great song from a wonderful movie.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 16, 2013report abuse
Damn good song. Should have been released as a single.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 22, 2013report abuse
Elvis also did the Johnny Cash number Folsom Prison; at least half the song, so it should be in here as well.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2013report abuse
A great song from a very funny movie. It is Floyd Cramer on piano.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 13, 2012report abuse
The lead song on a big selling EP, with a rocking beat similar in style to Long Lonely Highway, which seemed to fit his voice perfectly. Right up at the top with the best of his film output in the 60's
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 2, 2012report abuse
This is such a spectacular song and is easily one of my most favorite songs that Elvis ever recorded. This song should be far better known than it is though. It's a song that deserved to be a major hit for Elvis here in the United States, but never was. RCA also should have issued it as a single here in the United States, but never did.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 2, 2012report abuse
One of the first Elvis movies i watched back in 1985 when his 50´ birthday was celebrated and one of the reasons I became a fan. I still love this song and also the rest of the songs from the movie . 4 star song.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2011report abuse
I've actually looked at "Follow That Dream" as Elvis' first message song, unless you count the gospel songs.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2011report abuse
"He whispered a dream in our ears and somehow we all followed it" - Bruce Springsteen. Fantastic feel good song and sung brilliantly as we got used to for early 60s recordings. Four stars from me.
WayDownUnder (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 1, 2011report abuse
Great song. The movie is actually really good and the performance Elvis gave is his best. I know we all know this but it's a shame his movies went the path they took. It could have been different! but you can't change the past.
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 26, 2010report abuse
Great song - great movie - it's how I really discovered Elvis in August '62 on a wet Monday afternoon at the Granada cinema in Sutton. I agree - the song is a tad short, but it's a great EP too. I know there are many that slate Elvis' movie songs, but for me it was the only way to see him, and he was just a natural at singing these toe tapping type of songs. Between 1960 and 64, his voice was pure gold. Even some of the later songs are pretty good, but they were just out of time with the era.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 26, 2010report abuse
Great song, never dates, love the piano. I prefer the original single release though. Good film as well. I must request this on gold radio station, all they know is "Devil In Disguise" "Return To Sender",nothing wrong with these of course, but when they get played all the time (as do Hound Dog / Don't be cruel etc ) it would make a refreshing change to hear "Follow That Dream"
NONE000000 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2010report abuse
Probably my favorite title track to any Elvis movie! Definitely my fav from the 1960's (if I include the 50's it really has a rough time competing with Jailhouse Rock and King Creole). There are a lot of songs Elvis did in the 1960s for movies with a very similar message to this--Roustabout, Brand New Day On The Horizon, What a Wonderful Life, Happy Ending, Riding a Rainbow, Beyond The Bend, King of the Whole Wide World..... And as much as this stuff is "fluff" in many ways, when I am depressed or down, a song like Follow That Dream (easily the best of this type of track) can always get a smile out of me. (If anyone is inclined, it is worth it to try and track down a bootleg recording of Bruce Springsteen's version of this song. He drastically changed the lyrics and altered the tune--though the chorus is intact--but it is still pretty great. Elvis' version, of course, is the best though!)
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2010report abuse
A fun song, sung with gusto and conviction. I listen to this a lot.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2010report abuse
A Feel good sort of song, that zips along at a pleasant pace.
lsp2231 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 9, 2009report abuse
What a great voice and what a groovy song! This and What A Wonderful Life show the vocal power that Elvis had. By the way, there is an online petition going on in America right now to make Elvis' birthday a national holiday. Just google it and vote for Elvis!
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 8, 2009report abuse
Oh what a fresh breeze! I've always loved this song. Wishing it could have lasted at least another 30 seconds. A reminder that Elvis' soundtracks of the first half of the 60's weren't all that bad. A timeless favourite among all the other Elvis favourites of mine! Love it!
Jim Hoff (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 8, 2009report abuse
A 1000 times better than prozac!
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 8, 2009report abuse
The fine title tune from his 9th movie. Elvis does a great job of singing this short, rollicking song and the Jordanaires are perfect as usual. This song reached #15 on the charts in 1962 (USA) as the lead song on the soundtrack extended play.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 8, 2009report abuse
Very enjoyable song, like it very much, good piano, but too short. Funny film. Prefer the original to outtakes. ref the piano, must be Floyd Cramer, love his "On The Rebound"
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2009report abuse
Very good song and it could have been a hit single if released as an A side in 1962 if it wasn't so short, a trait that happened all too often to good Elvis songs.
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2009report abuse
a very positive,uplifting and enjoyable Elvis song!-and a very funny,enjoyable and good acting movie from elvis too!!(i believe that this movie really showed elvis had excellant comedy timing and could actualy 'ACT' and it was a real pity elvis' comedy and acting wasn't allowed to be expressed alot more than it was in the 1960's,still,a very enjoyable "elvis movie")
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2009report abuse
This is a very likeable little ditty, very uplifting at high volume!
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 28, 2009report abuse
Wish all the movie songs were of this caliber!
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2009report abuse
Good song,and a funny film,underrated. Nice piano on this.Could it be Floyd Cramer,probably,
without looking at the ref books.
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2009report abuse
one who stood the test of time...
never seen the movie... but for the kwimpers sake I'll do that once...;-)
Little_Darlin (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2009report abuse
A great upbeat song that lifts my spirit and always sticks with me for the rest of the day after I hear it.
Swen (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2009report abuse
One of the best offerings by Wise/Weisman, and one of the best movie songs, and Elvis sings it so well. A favourite!
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2009report abuse
A good movie song well recorded and one I still like to play
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2009report abuse
The master outshines the 'alternate' takes, even though it's only in mono. The Jordanaires' timing is out on at least one other take, but that is understandable while they worked on the arrangement.

Elvis's voice just soars on the master and is perfection for the message in the song. It lifts the spirits and is one of my favourites despite being so short.
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2009report abuse
Enjoyable song from an enjoyable movie !
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2009report abuse
Great song, especially the first verse, which is brilliant. But I also think that the song isn´t long enough, it´s a very short one, and that doesn´t benefit the song at all.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2009report abuse
Love the master take. Don't care for the alts. I've heard.
bluesboy (profilecontact) wrote on May 26, 2009report abuse
Elvis shows once again what a great sense of rhythm he had. The powerful vocals always make me turn the volume way up high. In my personal Elvis Top Ten.
ttwiise (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2009report abuse
A great movie song, good melody and lyrics and sung with gusto. Shame it's so short.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2009report abuse
Must be one of the best movie songs after leaving the army. 5 stars from me. Big big hit in the uk singles charts even if it was an EP.

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