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2.8 / 5

Words & Music: Sid Tepper Roy C. Bennett

Girls on the beaches commit a sin
They don't show yards and yards of skin
Preceding message to you has been
Through the courtesy of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce

Maybe your yen is for tennis courts
Maybe romancing is in your thoughts
Enjoy all outdoor and indoor sports
Through the courtesy of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce

Any male in Fort Lauderdale who is not pursuing a cute female
Will automatically land in jail
That's the law in Fort Lauderdale

Pretty girls eighteen to twenty-three
If their technique ain't what it should be
Get love instruction for free from me
Through the courtesy of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce

Recordingdate: 1964/06/11, first released on: Girl Happy (album)


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Monster wrote on May 19, 2008
I know I probably shouldn't, but I really, really like this song. For a mid sixties movie tune it's surprisingly strong and doesn't suffer from the dreadful instrumentation that dragged so many other songs from this period even further into the garbage can. Cathcy melody witty lyrics and well sung.
FLASHBOY wrote on June 18, 2008
humm not my cup of tea ....no need to say more.
old shep wrote on June 18, 2008
A Waste of talent, waste of vinyl from a waste of film footage
Ton Bruins wrote on June 18, 2008
Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce ? Don't know that one either...
Steve V wrote on June 18, 2008
One of the worst. Lyrics awful. Can you imagine another singer like Bobby Darin saying yes to record this? Thats what I thought. Thats should say it all. A waste but worse things were yet to come.
theoldscudder wrote on June 18, 2008
The title says it all. Elvis should have tossed it into the trash bin upon reading it. Sorry Mr. Tepper.
Clambake67 wrote on June 18, 2008
i enjoy it everytime i hear it.
JerryNodak wrote on June 18, 2008
No, Bobby Darin wouldn't have recorded this. But Darin didn't have a movie career that required him to make more than 2 dozen films in the '60s. As movie situational filler goes I rather like this song. Much worse stuff was yet to come. Check out the PHS soundtrack. As Elvis himself said, When you do a film with lots of songs they won't all be great.
Deano1 wrote on February 20, 2010
A purely situational track for the movie "Girl Happy". The lyrics are actually cute and in the movie it is fun, but on the LP it is dull. I don't know if Bobby Darin would have recorded it, but maybe he should have...In '65, Bobby had one song chart, and of all songs "Hello Dolly!" (peaking at #79) and one charted LP that hit a whopping #132 and spend four weeks on the chart. The "Girl Happy" hit #8 and spent 31 weeks on the chart.
Steve Morse wrote on May 12, 2010
A charming song, with a very pretty melody.
dgirl wrote on May 12, 2010
Just because this song was on an LP that charted at #8 doesnt mean a thing. Its terrible, no way around it. Elvis is put down by many people because of silly songs like this. Im sure Darin with his one 1965 charted record felt better about having his artistry in tact and recording songs he actually liked. Charts indeed!
TBG wrote on May 12, 2010
Elvis had such a great voice. Lots of the songs he recorded is great listening simply because he sings them so well, even though the song might be mediocre. I love his voice. Unfortunately his voice did not save this song. It's simply terrible, terrible. It really irritates me that a man with this voice wasted it on songs like this. He could sing everything! And he chose to sing songs like Britches, Fort Lauderdale, Chesay, Petunia, Ito Eats blah blah blah... Yeah, he did record great stuff too, but he really wasted his talent on so many of the movie songs, even though there are some good ones in there as well..
ElvisDJ wrote on May 12, 2010
One of my favorite movie songs - catchy lyrics that work well in the movie.
NONE000000 wrote on May 12, 2010
I thought this song was so clever when the 10 or 11 year-old version of me first heard it. The Girl Happy soundtrack simply has a special place for me. A girl I had a crush on had the album before me and she let me borrow it. Like most of Elvis' soundtracks, I heard the album well before I ever saw the movie. Looking back I can see that neither the movie nor the soundtrack are exactly "good" and within the context of the music scene in 1964 it fares even worse. But to an 11 year old boy who'd only heard a handful of other Elvis songs, I loved this track and actually found it somehow very sophisticated. Those ideas have all changed, but the song still brings me a certain amount of happiness when I hear it.
sugartummy wrote on March 06, 2013
Not a typical Elvis movie song. Fun lyrics. Three stars material.
Gorse wrote on July 03, 2013
Movie fluff yes, but I like it. Cute ballad, amusing lyrics, well sung, and having an innate charm - 3 stars.
Jbert wrote on February 15, 2015
This song and soundtrack are like junk food. Good, but nothing you can live on. I like it for its junk food quality.
ElvisSacramento wrote on February 20, 2015
I've actually always liked this song. The lyrics of it are unique and fun too. Elvis' rendition of it was stellar. "Girl Happy" was the first of three movies that Elvis co-starred with Shelley Fabares.
trudygillenwater wrote on February 28, 2015
I may be called a fool but I love this song.
Cruiser621 wrote on March 31, 2019
1-star. This soundtrack, without a doubt, is absolute crap and one big reason I stopped buying Elvis soundtracks. This garbage was so bad I took it back to where I bought it under the guise of it being defective! It was as far as sound and substance. Thank God the store took it back .
atomic powered poste wrote on November 16, 2019
I suspect that the "humor" in the lyrics already must have seem dated, boring and stupid when this was released. I admit that i have a soft spot in my heart for the movie, but that doesn't make me want to listen to it. I don't hate this song, but that is the most positiv thing i can say about it. It's so silly, unfunny and pffffffft..... 2 stars at best,
Larry_G wrote on November 17, 2019
I quite like this, just as a melody and a nice movie situation song. As for Darin, well, Clementine, Splish Splash and Multiplication show that not everything was a track considered for their quality lyrics. They were a bit of fun, enjoyable but not anything special. And I will add, I like a lot of Darin's music, and songs.
JerryNodak wrote on January 27, 2020
Movie: 4/5 stars. Song:3/5 stars. BTW: I never, ever liked Bobby Darin.
bajo wrote on January 27, 2020
I relly like Girl Happy, the Movie! It's a pity the soundtrack were cut short, by cutting the songs so short. I have actually looped some of the songs on that album, in order to enjoy the songs a bit more. Yes, I think this is a fun song and I've always enjoyed it. I wish they found the original session tapes. The Kissin' Cousins FTD shows what could have been done!
Rob Wanders wrote on February 12, 2021
very bad song, one of his worst and horrible lyrics.
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