You don’t need myself to tell you what Elvis Presley songs are great, I thought I would have a look at the best use of Elvis songs in films. These films may not be critically great, it’s how they used them in the film. A lot of songs maybe used in other films and sometimes it may not be the great man himself singing it
A Little Less Conversation – Ocean’s Eleven
When you have a film that’s set around a heist set in Las Vegas, along with Viva Las Vegas, this song. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon all star in Steven Soderbergh’s film a remake of the Rat Pack film from the 1960’s (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr) as they try deceive ruthless Casino owner Andy Garcia out of money. It came cross as an uber cool remake with equally cool soundtrack .
Blue Suede Shoes – Rocketman
The musical biopic for Young Reggie Dwight, who we know as Elton John. In the film we see Young Reggie showcase his love for The King by playing the first song of Presley’s debut album, showcasing Elton John’s early influences.
Hound Dog – Forest Gump
Life is like a box of chocolates, as the revisionist drama sees Gump meet many icons through his lifetime including a young Elvis Pressley who stays at Forest mum’s B+B. In the scene Elvis plays Hound Dog to Forest and it’s his movements that would inspire Elvis iconic leg movements.
Suspicious Minds / Can’t Help Falling In Love – Blade Runner 2049
When Ryan Gosling’s K finally crosses paths with Harrison Ford’s Deckard in a deserted Las Vegas casino. The pair first fight which sets up hologram malfunction whilst playing Suspicious minds only to kick-off into Can’t Help Falling In Love.
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – The Conjuring 2
Elvis in a horror movie? Yes and it’s a bit of an odd one as Patrick Wilson who plays Ed Warren starts to sing the song to the kids to ease them to let them know he and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) are there to help them.
Jailhouse Rock – The Blues Brothers
Jake and Elwood Blues aka The Blues Brothers in the final act find themselves behind bars and decide to play the classic Elvis song to the Prison population. Totally bonkers films, a cult film that you either love or hate, it’s a iconic scene.
– Rubberneckin’ – Godzilla Vs Kong
– Viva Las Vegas – Boss Baby
– Hows The World Treating You – Wild
– Heartbreak Hotel – This Is Spinal Tap
– Mystery Train – The Outsiders