Original soundtrack re-released.
3.8 / 5
- Girl Happy
- Spring Fever
- Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
- Startin' Tonight
- Wolf Call
- Do Not Disturb
- Cross My Heart and Hope to Die
- The Meanest Girl in Town
- Do the Clam
- Puppet on a String
- I've Got to Find My Baby
- You'll Be Gone
Cruiser621 wrote on January 05, 2010
Terrible album. Terrible songs. Save your hard earned money. This is the ultimate stinker.
Mofoca22 wrote on January 06, 2010
i love the album and the movie both were fun to watch and to listen to. the only thing keeping it from 5 stars is that there are many other 1960 albums of elvis that are like this sadly.
Rating: 4 / 5
JerryNodak wrote on January 06, 2010
I live this soundtrack. A stinker? I think not.
Cruiser621 wrote on January 17, 2010
Yes JerryNoadak a supreme stinker; however, knowing the price on this soundtrack will be cheaper than previous issues, I just may buy this new version to re-examine myself as to this CD. I may or may not have mellowed in my old age, but let's see if a dog is a dog.
Cruiser621 wrote on January 30, 2010
This was one of 3 CD's I received yesterday and yes, I still only give it one star. While the re-mastering is quite good aka updated, the actual songs are really pedestrian and definitely written to accommodate the actual movie which was very light weight!
leonardboone wrote on February 08, 2010
This is not one of my favorite Elvis soundtrack but it will fill the spot in my CD collection. I do mine in order they where originaly released and at $5:00 a pop I can afford it
Rating: 3 / 5
Sparky wrote on March 10, 2010
Sound wise, this is superior to the first FTD Girl Happy release (I haven't got the second FTD Girl Happy release, so can't comment). There is less echo/reverb that was added to the FTD version and overall much better sound.
OtisBlue22 wrote on March 16, 2010
Just got this on vinyl. 'I've Got to Find My Baby' bears a resemblance to 'Twist & Shout' in its layered harmonic structure. 'The Meanest Girl in Town' was apparently recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets in 1964, under a different title. There is something infectious about 'Do the Clam'! Love the sly piano groove on 'Cross My Heart and Hope to Die'. All in all, this is a record filled with pleasant, slight ditties. It's an extremely enjoyable pop/rock 'n' roll record and all the tunes are memorable and hummable. I'll be playing this one often!
Rating: 5 / 5
JerryNodak wrote on May 05, 2010
Flash! The songs were written to fit the movie. Really? Go figure.
Cruiser621 wrote on May 05, 2010
This CD, next to the Harum Scarum soundtrack is right up there with the worst Mr. Presley ever recorded period. It might be $5.00 plus tax at Walmart but I only purchased it to say I had it which was a mistake on my behalf.
Cruiser621 wrote on June 20, 2010
I just listened to this CD again yesterday afternoon and it still stinks! Why I purchased this crap is beyond me; to complete my collection of his music? I need my head examined. Why, with so many much better soundtracks out there did the powers that be decide to release this again for the unsuspecting. Ugh.
emjel wrote on July 02, 2010
Each to his own - I rather like this soundtrack, although the songs are a little short in places. I also found the film rather enjoyable too - it had a simple feel good factor.
Rating: 3 / 5
TheMemphisFan wrote on April 08, 2019
The "Girl Happy" song itself (if slowed down slightly to the correct speed) is a very catchy & fun song along with "Spring Fever" & "Startin' Tonight" on the soundtrack album. The song "Cross My Heart And Hope To Die" has a very nice, cool & bluesy sound to it. Other than the bonus song, "You'll Be Gone", the two best songs on the LP (in my opinion) are... "The Meanest Girl in Town", a high-energy rocker with Elvis almost resorting back to his 1950s voice, and the song "Puppet On A String"... a nice love ballad that sold well over 500,000 copies as a single.
Rating: 3 / 5