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Fun in Acapulco

Rating:
4.0 / 5

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...

Recordingdate: 1963/01/23, first released on: Fun in Acapulco (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Fun in Acapulco:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(mandolin)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(percussion)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)

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Steve V wrote on May 29, 2009
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.
OtisBlue22 wrote on June 09, 2009
My favourite 60's film title tune.
Deano1 wrote on March 12, 2010
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.
old shep wrote on March 29, 2011
A very pleasant and likable song, good film and soundtrack too.
dgirl wrote on March 29, 2011
Pleasant likable, yes. Memorable? No. Just another film song no one was grooving to except Elvis fans.
TCB1974 wrote on November 22, 2011
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.
freedom101 wrote on November 22, 2011
Millions of Elvis fans love this one, including yours truly.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on November 23, 2011
I always enjoy hearing this one ! Its such a nice song and a real good performance by Elvis.
Gorse wrote on October 29, 2012
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.
sugartummy wrote on March 06, 2013
The horns & guitar really gives this a Mexican flavour. Not bad at all.
TBG wrote on May 28, 2013
Just one word - beautiful, love it :-)
bajo wrote on August 11, 2013
Pleasant song and beautifully sung by Elvis. I've always like this and the entire soundtrack album! Elvis' voice was awesome during those years!
GEORGE (GK) wrote on August 11, 2013
Memorable? YES ! A real good performance.
JerryNodak wrote on August 11, 2013
Enjoy the song, soundtrack and movie. 4 stars.
ElvisSacramento wrote on August 12, 2013
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.
Jim Davidson wrote on October 03, 2015
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.
Cruiser621 wrote on May 05, 2016
One of the few soundtracks I really like; damn fine song to be blunt.
DerekH wrote on July 16, 2018
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!!!!!!!
John4126 wrote on July 16, 2018
4 stars? Seriously? Mediocre fare.
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