Fun in Acapulco

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Words & Music: Ben Weisman/ Sid Wayne
Acapulco, sleeping in the bay
Acapulco, wake up and greet the day
Time to tell the guitars and sleepy-eyed stars
To be on their way
It's such a beautiful morning, for a holiday

Hey now come on, you old sleepy head
See the sky turning red, and you're still in bed
It's fun in Acapulco

Acapulco, look here comes the sun
Acapulco, it's a day for fun
I can't wait till I meet your sweet senoritas
Kiss everyone
This is no time for siesta, this is time for fun

I can't wait till I meet your sweet senoritas
Kiss everyone
This is no time for siesta, this is time for fun
This is no time for siesta, this is time for fun

...this is no time for siesta...this is time for fun...
Recorded: 1963/01/23, first released on Fun in Acapulco


John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 16, 2018report abuse
4 stars? Seriously? Mediocre fare.
DerekH (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 16, 2018report abuse
Last of the acceptable soundtracks, if was downhill from here, should have stopped here and changed his career direction. A few aTv guest appearances and a couple of up to date studio albums. If only!!!!!!!
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on May 5, 2016report abuse
One of the few soundtracks I really like; damn fine song to be blunt.
Jim Davidson (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 3, 2015report abuse
Every song on the Fun in Acapulco LP soundtrack were great fun. His voice is amazing on the title track and all of the other songs. Aside from Paradise Hawaiian Style, all of the movie title songs are very enjoyable -- why it was selected to open the Aloha special is the topic of a future post.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 12, 2013report abuse
This is such a beautiful and underrated movie title song and I've never skipped it. It's one of Elvis' very best movie title songs of the 1960's.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 11, 2013report abuse
Enjoy the song, soundtrack and movie. 4 stars.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 11, 2013report abuse
Memorable? YES ! A real good performance.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 11, 2013report abuse
Pleasant song and beautifully sung by Elvis. I've always like this and the entire soundtrack album! Elvis' voice was awesome during those years!
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on May 28, 2013report abuse
Just one word - beautiful, love it :-)
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 6, 2013report abuse
The horns & guitar really gives this a Mexican flavour. Not bad at all.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 29, 2012report abuse
One of the best film title tracks from the 1960's, sung with warmth and controlled power. I immensly enjoy the album, because of the Latin feel to which he gravitated more than once during his career and the timbre of his voice on these recordings.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2011report abuse
I always enjoy hearing this one ! Its such a nice song and a real good performance by Elvis.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2011report abuse
Millions of Elvis fans love this one, including yours truly.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2011report abuse
Elvis was brilliant throughout the Fun in Acapulco soundtrack recordings and seemed to enjoy it very much. Reportedly, his inspiration did not come from his co-star though but that would be very different with the next movie! Three stars for this enjoyable title tune.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 29, 2011report abuse
Pleasant likable, yes. Memorable? No. Just another film song no one was grooving to except Elvis fans.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 29, 2011report abuse
A very pleasant and likable song, good film and soundtrack too.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
Breezy, yet attractive title tune to Elvis' 13th movie. Elvis is in perfect voice throughout this soundtrack and really makes even the silliest of songs sound palatable. This song is not one of the silly ones and I give it 3 1/2 to 4 stars.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2009report abuse
My favourite 60's film title tune.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 29, 2009report abuse
Nice vocal, not a bad film song, but we already had too many of the same type of film song by 1963. You know, nice, but forgettable after you play it.