Elvis Presley acted in alot of bad films, which produced alot of no so good music. Every once in awhile, however, there was a good film and some excellent music.
VIVA LAS VEGAS was an Elvis movie that worked. His pairing with Ann Margaret was probably the best of his career.
The title song was released as a single, May 9, 1964. If ever a song deserved to be a big hit for Elvis, this was the one. It was up-tempo pop/rock at its best.
It was not to be, however, as it stalled at number 29 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart. Any of the material from the movie, and especially the movie itself, is still a good way to spend an hour or two.