The King understands Dating

Hello (Hola!) and thank you for reading “Life and Random Thinking” today.

The “King” was the nickname given to Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock n’ Roll”. Elvis’s life story is quite interesting. He was born in 1935 in the state of Mississippi and was an only child.

The start of his life was in poverty. In 1953, at the age of 18 he was driving a truck. Elvis paid $4 to record a song for his Mom on a record (they were very close) at Sun Studio in Memphis. He recorded two songs, one per side, “My Happiness” and “That’s Where Your Heartaches Begin”.

My parents bought me a turntable as a gift when I was teenager, and included a record – It was an Elvis Presley record ” Separate Ways”.

So many wonderful songs that Elvis did, and loved so many – a tragedy that he died aged 42.

But what I want to talk to you about is some of his songs, the lyrics you may know already.

Think back to when you were dating (or maybe you are still dating).

I am going to list below three songs plus provide links in case you haven’t heard the songs in awhile.

I am hoping you will comment which relates to your dating experience OR share a song title (I will check it out!). PLEASE PLAY ♥

Song #1 – ” Don’t Be Cruel

You know I can be found sittin’ home all alone
If you can’t come around a least please telephone
Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true
Baby if I made you mad for somethin’ I might have said

Please let’s forget the past the future looks bright ahead
Don’t be cruel I got a heart so true
I don’t want no other love honey it’s just you I’m thinkin’ of
Let’s walk up to the preacher and let us say I do

Link to song herethis video was from 1957, just 4 years later from the record to his Mom, he is on the Ed Sullivan show and Elvis was a bit shy, and still humble.


Song #2 – It’s Now or Never

It’s now or never
Come, hold me tight
Kiss me, my darling (Ooh)
Be mine tonight
Tomorrow will be too late (Ah, ah, ah)
It’s now or never (Ooh)
My love won’t wait

When I first saw you
With your smile so tender
My heart was captured
My soul surrendered
I’ve spent a lifetime
Waiting for the right time
Now that you’re near
The time is here, at last

Here is a link to hear this songthis video is cool, the song plays while it shows Elvis in army uniform, he joined the army in March 1958 and spent time in Germany (in between making movies in the USA) and that is where he met his wife, Priscilla.


Song #3 – I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell

I look at you and wham
I’m head over heels
I guess that love
Is a banana peel
I feel so bad and yet
I’m feeling so well

I slipped, I stumbled, I fell

One crazy kiss and bam
I head for the skies
I guess that love
Is like a cake of ice
You skate along but then
You never can tell

Here is the link for this song, which is a super short song and the video is from one of his movies. Elvis had the handsome looks, some women would even put on lipstick to watch him in his movies. In this one minute short, he is supposedly driving a truck and trying to win over the gal, who seems unimpressed (at first). ♥ The movie was called “Wild In The Country”


Thanks for visiting and I am looking forward to hearing from you. Hats off to a special blog I follow which inspired today’s post. – David

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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23 Responses to The King understands Dating

  1. He was amazing! Fame is what killed him.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Absolutely true. He had so much success that there was no one in his “posse” that restrained him from excesses. That lead to him shooting a gun at ceilings in hotel rooms, and drug abuse. I wonder if he actually felt lonely, and used? In the video link where he is performing at the Ed Sullivan show you see the true Elvis I believe. He was enjoying fame, and excitement especially as he grew up in poverty and a few years before was a truckdriver. Later in life, in Vegas, women threw themselves at him, others wanted to benefit from his money or notoriety. When he died it was an accident I suspect but he was alone and I believe it would have been a preventable death. I think all the money lead to shallow friendships. He did have a wonderful voice, and his movies were entertaining. I think he would have been happier if he had been like what Cary Grant did and walked away from “show business” and focused on his relationship with his daughter. – David

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  2. Nemorino says:

    I have never been much of an Elvis fan, but I recently did a blog post about him:


  3. LA says:

    Have you ever visited Graceland?


  4. My Mom loved Elvis so I grew up with his music in the background of my life. Great post, took me back, warmly, C

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  5. lghiggins says:

    I didn’t think I was “into” Elvis. My family didn’t have money for movies, etc., but it is funny that when I started reading the lyrics, it was Elvis’ voice I heard. I guess he was popular long enough that his songs continued to be on the radio when I was in college. He was quite handsome, had a great voice and showmanship. His ending was sad.


  6. sdonais says:

    He was not an only child.  He had a twin who died

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      I knew he had a twin that died, and wondered why the reference that I used that he was an only child. I agree with you that he was not an only child, but that he had no surviving siblings. ♥


  7. Pooja G says:

    My dad loves Elvis so I grew up listening to his music and still very much enjoy it. Great post- brought back some memories!


  8. Hi David,
    I love everything about this post!! I grew up watching his movies, and guess what? my brother’s name is Elvis. Mom was a huge fan lol
    Blessings! ♥♥


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