Jim from his blog, Ocean Breezes, spoke of his Dad's 97th birthday yesterday! (Go and leave some birthday wishes for him if you would like, a day late maybe, but good wishes are always welcome!) Jim had a song on there that was popular in 1916, and I found another one too, and you might know it from old movies and cartoons, and it is the song, "Pretty Baby".
Now, do you know what song or songs were the most popular when YOU were a pretty baby? The year that I was born, one of the songs that was very popular was "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley and later in the year, "Jailhouse Rock". Fantastic! I love Elvis and I love that is the music that I would have heard...along with all my Dad's country music too, I am sure. How about you? Have you ever thought what music was playing when you were being placed in your crib for the very first time?
I just recently watched "King Creole" from 1958, one of the movies that Elvis made and he said that it was his favorite. All of those bad movies that he made in the 60's , the ones that everyone makes fun of, I loved them.
I was just a kid, and even I could see they were a bit rubbish but I loved to hear him sing and I always liked hearing his Southern accent, a real one, not a fake one and he almost always had some kid in one of his movies and I could always tell that he enjoyed them. (Not in a sick kind of way, just a fatherly kind of way.)
I think he does a fine job of acting too. I read that Walter Matthau didn't think much of Elvis Presley, until he met him and worked with him, and then, he changed his mind.
Now, my purpose of this blog was to ask you about what song was popular the year that you were born, and now I am telling you all about an Elvis Presley movie! Be sure to look it up the biggest hits from your year of birth, if you don't already know! (One of the biggest hits for my husband's first year is "Only You And You Alone", by the Platters. How perfect is that!)