Words & Music:
One boy, two little girls
Three hearts yearning for love
Although it's hard to explain
I know it may sound insane
But this one boy loves two little girls
Folks say three is a crowd
To each boy, one girl's allowed
But right now I'm having such fun
I just can't give up either one
'Cos this one boy loves two little girls.
There will come a time, I'll have to settle down
But until that time I love two girls hanging around
Now one day I must decide which one I'll choose for my bride
But till we three must part
I've twice as much love in my heart
'Cos this one boy loves two little girls
Recordingdate: 1963/09/29, first released on: Kissin' Cousins (album)
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Hated the title, hated the song, hated the movie.
Yes,rubbish song,but the film was ok.The fast version of KC was good though.
Not one of the "King of Rock 'N' Roll's best efforts but the bad news was, there were worse songs than this to come.
Ugh or as they say in Britain, bloody awful. I tried watching the movie again with my kids years ago and we all agreed to end after 30 minutes. We were embarassed for Elvis. Were audiences really that accepting of this stuff in the 60's? Can anyone sit throught this today?
Situational movie fluff. I don't mind it. Like the soundtrack. LOVE the movie. Ooooooooo those Kittyhawks.
Typical harmless movie song but cute one I think though...
Situational/harmless movie fluff, thats the excuse given whenever a lame song is song of the day and thats the problem. Most of the film songs are situational movie fluff which means 80% of the movie songs are garbage, thus resulting im most of Elvis' mid-60's output being sub-par which means they werent harmless. But I'd guess most people would rather sit thru this awful soundtrack than Rubber Soul or any other classic album of the 60's.
I love the situational movie fluff. It's FUN. As a matter of fact I loved the movies. So did lots of folks back then. "One boy two little girls." "Three hearts yearning for love."
Situation movie fluff, yes. Harmless, no. These songs did damage to Elvis' credibility as an artist and tarnished his legacy quite a great deal at a crucial time in pop music. Most people dismiss this whole period of his recorded output because of songs like this. It wasn't until 1968 that he was able to re-establish himself as a genuine artist again. I'd call that quite harmful.
Lets be honest, Elvis sang it, so we listened to it. Had it been anyone else we would never have done this, never mind write about it 45 years later. You would'nt have expected to hear Elvis singing this song in his vegas days. That said I did like the orginal Kissin Cousins single plus both Tender Feeling & Anyone from the soundtrack of Kissin Cousins
it's pretty dismal but there is always another way of looking at it. The big Elvis fan that I am, I have a hard time getting past most of the movies he made (even though there is a decent song now & then) but when I watch my great nieces & nephews watch those films today, I get an entirely different feeling. They love the stuff & I think it's because the movies are full of romance, sex & music done in a manner they can understand & appreciate - not the lust, rape, obscene language, etc. that is out there everywhere in entertainment today. No, it doesn't do a damn thing for Elvis but, from what I hear, the preteens love it. I wish his movie career would have been better, but it wasn't. However, we could lighten up a bit. I now have those kids listening to his early music. What's next? Possibly The Memphis Sessions!
The movie songs weren't great and this one is about average I reckon. Sure it does nothing for Elvis' reputation as a musician, and nor do the movies but they did bring him a lot of new young fans including yours truly. I watched the movies as a kid in the seventies and eighties and bought into Hollywood's image of Elvis as a cool guy who sang great, got the gal and kicked the bad guy's ass. I always preferred it when I recognised a song like Return to Sender or Bossa Nova Baby but becaused of the movies and fairly bland material like OBTLG I became interested in Elvis enough to find out more. Mind you if I'd seen Harum Scarum at such an impressionable age God knows what kind of music I'd be listening to today!
Despite this generally regarded as being a poor song from a poor movie, I think that this is actually sung quite well. All too familiar story of a great talent wasted, but all in all it is an inoffensive song and I will probably be hung for saying it, but I actually quite like this soundtrack!
One of the three worst Elvis movie ballads (along with "Kismet" and "Mirage" from "Harum Scarum"). This one is from the movie "Kissin' Cousins" and the title of the song is dumb, the lyrics are inane and Elvis tries to give it a smooth rendering, but it comes across unintentionally funny. I can understand the song writers having a tough time writing good rock and roll songs (let's face it, from 1960-63 how many good rock and roll songs were even popular and I don't mean psuedo rock like "Wild One" by Bobby Rydell), but to not be able to write a good ballad is inexcuseable. Can someone explain how "Anyone (Could Fall In Love With You)" was cut from the movie and this song was allowed to make the final print???
I understood Elvis was in charge of what he sang,I think it was more Parker,he would have the poor man sing any old kind of s**t just for the money.
Well someone must take the blame for this movie and the soundtrack so I'll go for Elvis for allowing this stuff to even be considered never mind accomplished.
Time has changed. If you show TV shows from the fifties and sixties most youngsters don't like them. Same holds for these movies. In those days I liked them. Hardly ever watch them. But lighten up. Don't take things too seriously.
A catchy song, sung, and arranged well, (I like it) but, this movie, and soundtrack album, were far from what, his talent was capable of. It was " Fun Light entertainment" and nothing more. And, the critics, and some fans, will tell you, some of these movies and soundtracks, tarnished his Rock and Roll status, just a bit.
Elvis voice is sweet as honey and the two girls, blonde and brunette, are lovely and smiling in an entertaining movie scene. Their dresses are not very tasteful though, just as the rest of the visuals in Kissin' Cousins. This movie is no longer a feast to the eyes and ears like Blue Hawaii or Fun in Acapulco. The lyrics of this song are kind of silly and the music is nothing special. We have heard better stuff from these writers. Two stars from me.
Elvis maintained his career during the 60's with the movies so many people deride. Rock and roll as we knew it in the 50's and early 60's declined and was replaced by the 'pop' culture. So don't knock these films they did well for Elvis and produced a few highlights. Who else from the 50's rock legends was able to do this? Look at Chuck Berry and his 'my ding a ling' it just shows the level that some stars had to resort to. Elvis adapted to the market, moreover he adapted to a much biggeer market and wider appeal. Had he not done this who knows where he would have been in '68, would the Comeback ever have happened? Aloha, OnTour or TTWII?. Nothing wrong with this song, well sung, good lyrics and part of the KC storyboard. Many people were introduced to Elvis via his movies and today are huge collectors of his material and frequently visit this site and generally help to keep the legend alive. It grates on me that people are so wholly dismissive of Elvis in the 'movie years'. - Sorry this has little specifically to do with this track.
Love this song since I first heard in in ´64. The best song on the album together with Tender Feeling. A feel-good song in my view. Elvis is really in a good voice here.
Love it! The song and the movie.
The thing is with this song as in so many others Elvis makes it sound alot better than what it actually is. i find that listening to Elvis is listening to his voice rather than the song... this song is mediocre and quite forgetable but Elvis" unique sixties voice lifts it about the humdrum where it really belongs!
Mediocre is really a suitable word to describe a song like this. But damn, Elvis sings it so well.
I like this song, regardless of what other folks feel or say; I actually like the entire "Kissing' Cousins" album overall.
Not a ballad song I dislike but not as beguiling as Anyone or Tender Feeling from the same film, it somehow misses that come and play me again attraction.
Here's my take. If the Elvis movies were/are so terrible then how come we keep talking about and watching them to this day? Answer: They weren't the garbage some would have you believe. They were part of 1960s culture and people still enjoy them as well as the music. I personally love the song "One Boy, Two Little Girls". True, it wasn't hit material but it wasn't meant to be. But it is what it is. A slice of great entertainment that has stood the test of time. Thank you, Elvis!
I've always liked this Elvis movie ballad and it's always such a joy to listen to. I also enjoy the entire "Kissin' Cousins" soundtrack album too.
Not a great song but definitely singing a song that almost every man fantasized about.I'm sure this song wouldn't work in today's world. But for Elvis it did.