Words & Music:
The way she moves her hips to her fingertips
I feel I'm heaven bound
And when she starts to sway, I've gotta say
She really move the grass around
Got a hula lulu from Honolulu
That rock-a-hula baby of mine
Although I love to kiss my little hula miss
I never get the chance
I wanna hold her tight all through the night
But all she wants to do is dance
I bet that she could teach the palms along the beach
To sway when breezes blow
And birds up in the sky could learn to fly
By watchin' how my baby can go
Recordingdate: 1961/03/23, first released on: Blue Hawaii (album)
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I liked it as a kid, thinking it was a good rock and roll song, Now, I realize it was not.
An enjoyable "rocker" from the "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack that was released with the words "A Twist Special" under the title on the single release. No doubt RCA was trying to cash in on the latest dance craze, but then suddenly the flipside "Can't Help Falling In Love" caught fire and RAHB was just another top 40 flipside hit (#23). Great in the movie, enjoyable on record. 3 stars.
Always liked the song and still enjoy listening to it when it crops up on the radio from time to time. excellent double A side in he UK and enjoyable film too.
I loved this song when I was a kid, but now I'll hit the skip button more times than not. 3 stars.
Rock a Hula was phony rock and roll and an even worse twist record.
A fun song, not a classic but well delivered
This is such a terrific and exciting song and it's easily one of Elvis' very best movie songs from the 1960's. It's such a fun song to dance along to as well.
To formulated to be a classic but always enjoyable although they should have released the more unpolished but wild outtake 3.
I miss the song Rocky Top that Elvis played on his guitar, without singing. He did it before he accompanied himself on guitar for a rendition of spanish eyes. Rocky Top is a bluegrass song, that Jim Reeves did among others. You can find it on Elvis lives vol. 1.
A great track with the famous Elvis-ending. I especially like the last Aah Elvis moans.
I don't remember that last verse in the song:"I bet that she could teach the palms along the beach - To sway when breezes blow.And birds up in the sky could learn to fly By watchin' how my baby can go" Were those lines, in the song? Bottom line, some of you liked the song, at one time or another and thats all that matters, and the song brought some enjoyment and entertainment.
One of the songs that made me an Elvis fan at the age 11. I still really like it, but when I was a kid I Loved it (but we all know that music is for grown ups and kids opinions don't mean s...), so shame on Elvis for making music that (too) grown ups don't like. Oh , I almost forgot, 4 stars from me.
The flip side of "Can't Help Falling In Love" released as a single from the album "Blue Hawaii" back in 1961. A real dog of a song, trying to cash in on the so-called "Twist Craze"? Please, give me a break.
Fake-rock from the king of rock'n'roll, who the fu×k needs that? I don't. 2 stars.
one of my favorite Elvis songs. Its so much fun. I dont care what all you negative people say, cos this is a 5 ***** song.
A fun Hawaiian rocker with Elvis in good voice and spirit. Just a song to make you smile. Excellent scene in Blue Hawaii as well.
So 'fake' rock and roll is a song with nonsensical lyrics that is sung with gusto and makes you smile as soon as you hear it? That would put it in a class of 90 percent of the hits from the 50's and early 60's. Sounds like some people on this site have grown to old and too 'sophisticated' to enjoy happy fun music. Feel free to sit around and pretend this type of song is beneath you and keep enjoying garbled nonsense from Dylan or repetitive crap from the Stones while Rolling Stone magazine tells you want to think. The rest of us will enjoy this one.
You may not care for it, but that's totally OK. This will always be one of my all-time favorite songs from our man. Five stars all the way!