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Hawaiian Wedding Song

Rating:
4.3 / 5

Words & Music: Al Hoffman Charles King Dick Manning

This is the moment
I've waited for
I can hear my heart singing
Soon bells will be ringing

This is the moment
Of sweet Aloha
I will love you longer than forever
Promise me that you will leave me never

Here and now dear,
All my love,
I vow dear
Promise me that you will leave me never
I will love you longer than forever

U-a, si-la
Pa-a ia me o-e
Ko a-lo-ha ma-ka-mea e i-po
Ka-'u ia e le-i a-e ne-i la

Now that we are one
Clouds won't hide the sun
Blue skies of Hawaii smile
On this, our wedding day
I do love you with all my heart

Recordingdate: 1961/03/22, first released on: Blue Hawaii (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Hawaiian Wedding Song:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(ukelele)
(ukelele)
(steel guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(piano)
(celesta)
(harmonica)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(sax)

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dgirl wrote on August 10, 2009
One of the 5 songs I can tolerate from this over-blown soundtrack. Would have made a great EP.
old shep wrote on October 23, 2009
I still enjoy Elvis' version of this song as I did when I received the soundtrack as a present around 1962. The light weight songs were just fun songs then and this didn't seem to matter at the time. Unfortunately Elvis over egged the cake as the years moved on and made the song of the day seem like a standard in comparison.
Jim Hoff wrote on October 23, 2009
And the scene where the song was used in Blue Hawaii! "was so real that I thought I was married to the chick", Elvis later was quoted to say.
Even_B wrote on October 23, 2009
I must say I prefer Jim Reeves' rendition of it. But, Elvis' version is wonderful too. Both are very good but otherwise incomparable.
bajo wrote on October 23, 2009
I like this, like most of the ballads on this soundtrack albulm. Add Beach Boy blues and Steppin' Out Of Line also. I think Elvis did really well on the ballads here. Even though the album is not too often on my playlist, the ballads are on my random CDR collections. He even made some good renditions live on stage also! He obvisously liked this one!
derekd wrote on October 23, 2009
This is a good recording from a great album. The song was just right for the film and really the full soundtrack showed at the time that Elvis could do a big musical. And in 1961 it was one of the biggest. Never really reached these heights again.
Steve V wrote on December 11, 2009
Great song, not a great album.
Deano1 wrote on December 11, 2009
An excellent song from a fun movie (Blue Hawaii) on a fine soundtrack (1961). Elvis' vocals had improved drastically on ballads by the early 60's (not that they weren't very good in the 50's) and his delivery is as smooth as silk. Elvis performed this song quite often in concerts, especially in 76 and 77 and he always took good care of this song. The LP under today's standards might be considered a little weak ("Ito Eats" and "Beach Boy Blues" are the beginning of the lesser movie material), but any album that has Elvis putting his voice to songs like "Blue Hawaii", "Hawaiian Sunset", "Ku-U-I-po", "Island Of Love" and the classic "Can't Help Falling In Love" is a top notch LP. 4 1/2 stars to both song and LP.
SatninTCB5 wrote on November 29, 2010
A Great song from a really fun album. "Blue Hawaii" was one of Elvis' better soundtrack LP's because every song on the album fit the movie perfectly. Even though some("Ito Eats") clearly are ridiculous most are fun to listen to and invoke a tropical feeling of actually being in Hawaii. Elvis' best since "King Creole". (also his biggest selling album ever) EP4EVER!!
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on June 21, 2011
Good song,good LP good film.My fav track though is "Beach Boy Blues". Angela lansbury is quoted as saying this was a low point in her career,has she never watched Murder She Wrote ? when she was on a TV programme last year in England she didn't mention acting with Elvis & wasn't asked by the host Paul O'Grady who is an Elvis fan ?
Lpool kid wrote on June 21, 2011
great song,good movie one of the last of the better ones.i even like the '77 version.
Great Dane wrote on March 31, 2012
I like this song and soundtrack and also the live versons. And some blame Elvis or Colonel to continue those lightweighted soundtracks, but it was this one and "G.I. Blues" which outsold the great "Elvis is Back" and "Something for Everybody" 41/2 stars both song and album.
freedom101 wrote on April 01, 2012
Lovely song!
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 27, 2012
This is such a beautiful ballad and it's easily one of the very best ballads that's ever been written. I'm so glad that Elvis sang it at many of his concerts too.
Gorse wrote on January 17, 2013
Wonderful song from Blue Hawaii, sung with feeling and conviction by Elvis, and was a great number to close the film. It transfers well to vinyl and scrapes 5 stars with me..
sugartummy wrote on March 11, 2013
Elvis heard more in this song then I do. Background vocals are off. The song fits the movie though.
trudygillenwater wrote on March 02, 2015
Beautifully sung by The King! Another classic!
Cruiser621 wrote on July 31, 2016
I guess you could call this one of the better songs of the 1961 soundtrack which eventually destroyed Elvis Presley as we knew him. One after another crappy movie was to follow with soundtracks which were geared to the movie and not Elvis the real singer. So sad. "G.I. Blues" and this one "Blue Hawaii" put the nail in the coffin... Open lips and mouth the words, Elvis. What more can I say?
JerryNodak wrote on July 31, 2016
Elvis does a great rendition of this oft recorded tune. A classic from a wonderful soundtrack.
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