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THE BEST USES OF ELVIS SONGS IN MOVIES AND TV
November 17,  2017   -   EPE  /  Elvis Express Radio
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The King is simply too big for words.  

His acting wasn’t that great but he was what many people would call a god among rock and roll.

He didn’t conform to the desires of those that wanted to see something clean cut or family friendly.

He went out and rebelled just like any other rocker and he did things on his own terms.

His legacy that was left behind was one that has people still talking about him, listening to him, and sees his songs still being used in pop culture for maximum effect. He is and will
always be the King.


Here are a few movies that made good use of his songs.


1 - JAILHOUSE ROCK  :  The Blues Brothers
It’s hard to improve on a classic and I won’t say that the Blues Brothers manage to do that entirely, but this cover is pretty good. The Blues Brothers is a movie that is so utterly
ridiculous and over the top that it couldn’t help but be funny. It’s one of the classics that people either love or can’t stand and has obtained a cult following for good reason.  
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2 - BURNING LOVE   :   American Idol
When just one won’t do, get another, maybe two, or maybe three more to perform an Elvis medley that will drive the crowd wild. Even after all this time and all that’s transpired since
Elvis’ passing, yes, he is really gone, people still absolutely love his music. There’s a lot of reasons why after all and one of them is that he’s just that good, or was. Believe it, he’s
gone folks.  
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3 - HOUND DOG   :   Forest Gump
Forrest Gump points out a lot of things throughout history that were in fact all caused or somehow came from the mind or actions of this one character. It’d be interesting if any of it
were true but the film is such a playful and well-written piece that no one seemed to care that it was all staged and set up to make it look like Forrest had influenced so many
aspects of history.  
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4 - CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE   :   The Conjuring 2
Forrest Gump points out a lot of things throughout history that were in fact all caused or somehow came from the mind or actions of this one character. It’d be interesting if any of it
were true but the film is such a playful and well-written piece that no one seemed to care that it was all staged and set up to make it look like Forrest had influenced so many
aspects of history.  
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5 - A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION (Elvis vs JXL)   :   Passengers
Imagine being stuck on an interstellar relocation cruise liner and being the only one that wakes up after the ship runs afoul of a meteor storm that the autopilot somehow missed. Ah
well. You’d have virtually everything you’d ever want provided that you could somehow find a way to access it. Of course you’d be alone, but that would only be an issue after a few
months, or years.  
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Elvis Express Radio thought we'd show a few honourable mentions of some other movies or TV shows that has used Elvis in their soundtracks.

IF I CAN DREAM (Alternate Version)   :   Skeleton Key
SUSPICIOUS MINDS   :   Blade Runner 2049
C. C. RIDER   :   Boss Baby
POLK SALAD ANNIE   :   Vinyl
(YOU'RE THE) DEVIL IN DISGUISE   :   Godzilla
HOUND DOG   :   Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
I GOT STUNG (Paul Oakenfold Remix)   :   Elvis Has Left The Building
HEARTBREAK HOTEL   :   Lilo & Stitch
I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT   :   Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch
RUBBERNECKIN'   :   The Game Plan

And Many more. In fact, the Internet Movie Database lists 561 films and TV shows that feature Elvis music on their soundtracks.

Hail to the King baby!


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