Monday, November 3, 2014

336 – Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Escrita por Doc Pomus e Mort Shuman, foi gravada em 10 de julho de 1963 em Hollywood, California e lançada em 28 de abril de 1964, num compacto simples que tinha What I’d say como Lado A. Vendeu meio milhao de copias somente nos Estados Unidos e recebeu um disco de ouro em 27 de março de 1992.   
Chegou ao numero 29 dos charts pop americanos e ao numero 12 nos charts britanicos.

Foi regravada pelos Dead Kennedys em 1980, Nina Hagen em 1989, ZZ Top e Bruce Springsteen em 1992, Ann-Margret em 2000, entre outros. 

A letra:

Bright light city gonna set my soul
Gonna set my soul on fire
Got a whole lot of money that's ready to burn,
So get those stakes up higher
There's a thousand pretty women waitin' out there
And they're all livin' devil may care
And I'm just the devil with love to spare
So Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas

How I wish that there were more
Than the twenty-four hours in the day
'Cause even if there were forty more
I wouldn't sleep a minute away
Oh, there's black jack and poker and the roulette wheel
A fortune won and lost on every deal
All you need's a strong heart and a nerve of steel
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas with you neon flashin'
And your one arm bandits crashin'
All those hopes down the drain
Viva Las Vegas turnin' day into nighttime
Turnin' night into daytime
If you see it once
You'll never be the same again

I'm gonna keep on the run
I'm gonna have me some fun
If it costs me my very last dime
If I wind up broke up well
I'll always remember that I had a swingin' time
I'm gonna give it ev'rything I've got
Lady luck please let the dice stay hot
Let me shout a seven with ev'ry shot
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas,
Viva, Viva Las Vegas 

Elvis no filme Viva Las Vegas:

A versao de Bruce Springsteen:

A versao de Nina Hagen:

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