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A Boy Like Me, a Girl Like You

3.1 / 5

Words & Music: Sid Tepper Roy C. Bennett

When a boy like me meets a girl like you
Then I must believe wishes come true
I just look at you and I touch your hand
And this ordinary world becomes a wonderland
There are many girls I have met before
But I pass them by because I knew
There would be this magic moment,
One to last a lifetime through
When a boy like me meets a girl like you
When a boy like me meets a girl like you

Recordingdate: 1962/03/27, first released on: Girls! Girls! Girls! (album)


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JerryNodak wrote on April 18, 2008
Pleasant movie ballad.
dgirl wrote on February 24, 2010
One of the wimpiest songs in the catalog. Nothing about it I like, except Elvis was in prime voice at the time.
shoesuedeblues wrote on February 24, 2010
An uninspiring ballad the type that was to fill many of Elvis' soundtrack albums.
old shep wrote on February 24, 2010
Elvis' voice was at his best around this time, pity he hadn't the material to compliment the talent.
Deano1 wrote on February 24, 2010
A pleasant and underrated ballad from the movie and soundtrack "Girls!, Girls! Girls!". Elvis sings this one sweetly and perfectly.
derekd wrote on February 24, 2010
One of the weaker songs from the Girls x3 movie. Then again most of the movies had the odd weak recording. Soon we were to get the odd good song in the movie soundtrack albums.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on February 24, 2010
Its a nice song, that Elvis does beautifully. Elvis Presley's' early 60s ballad voice, was amazing. Most of his most Treasured and beloved songs came from this period, like, "Can't Help Falling in Love" & "Are you Lonesome Tonight?" Some of my other favorites from this period, "Fame & Fortune", "A Mess of Blues" "Fever" and so many more !
Steve V wrote on February 24, 2010
A piece of fluff and I am being kind. This is not a good song in the same league as other early 60's ballads. A part of Elvis did die after the Army, the part that recorded really bad stuff like this. Luckily there was still stuff like Suspicion, His Latest Flame from the part that didn't die.
Swen wrote on February 28, 2010
Main difference between "Blue" and "Girls" was the quality of songs. Lots of weak ones in "Girls". Only really good song in the film "Return to Sender"! And it was n´t even written for it?!
bajo wrote on March 01, 2010
I don't know why, but I have an affection for the Girls Girls Girls soundtrack. Always have! Maybe it's because Elvis sang so well during those early sixties. This song is one of those that I tend to hum. It's a pleasant, well sung nice little ballad. I've always wondered why Plantation Rock wasn't included. If Blue Hawaii could hold 14 tracks why not this one?
Pedro Nuno wrote on September 07, 2012
One of the many nails that Elvis craved in his musical coffin, starting as early as 1960, with GI Blues. A a truly suicide move, musically speaking, that almost killed him and embarrassed fans then and even now!
Marty_TCE wrote on September 07, 2012
An uninspired but pleasant balad with Elvis in great voice.
Cruiser621 wrote on September 07, 2012
One of his better ballads from one of his better soundtracks. If this song would have been included on a studio album, it would have rated higher. It's a pity FTD couldn't come up with any more outtakes that were included on the FTD release; there are 4 versions of this song fortunately and they all sound pretty decent to my old ears.
Gorse wrote on January 23, 2013
Elvis did not immediately slide down the slippery slope after the army but became a more all round performer that ensured his longevity in show business at a high level. That said this is an average song that is lifted higher by Elvis's superb vocal on a hit and miss album that still had 8 or 9 songs I enjoy.
sugartummy wrote on February 22, 2013
I think Elvis himself could write better lyrics than this. The soundtrack is one of his weakest; only the title track, return to sender & we're coming in loaded are good. Of course, later good non-movie tracks were added to an mediocre movie-album.
ElvisSacramento wrote on July 03, 2013
This is such a beautiful, underrated and overlooked ballad and Elvis' rendition of it was splendid. I've never skipped it. It's from my seventh most favorite Elvis movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!".
NONE000000 wrote on July 04, 2013
It really isn't bad, but it truly might be the absolutely most forgettable thing Elvis ever recorded. Elvis' voice is as beautiful as always, but this song just sort of evaporates. Where Do You Come From is another from this soundtrack that just exists and little more. It falls through the cracks. It isn't part of the good stuff---return to sender, I don't wanna be tied---and it isn't part of the really bad stuff---song of shrimp, the walls have ears... Just plain unmemorable.
trudygillenwater wrote on February 12, 2015
I love this beautiful song! I feel as if he's singing it to me. For some reason it sounds like it should have been in the Willy Wonka movie. The one with Gene Wilder.
rai wrote on February 13, 2015
Another beautiful ballad from Girls! Girls! Girls!. One of my favorites in the movie. Elvis looks so slim and trim which is my favorite. 5 stars from me.
atomic powered poste wrote on August 20, 2018
It must have been absolutely forgettable even back then. At least it is sung and played very well, but that's not enough to make this tune memorable. 2 stars for this soundtrack-filler.
Goldy wrote on December 25, 2021
IMO not one of Presley's better ballads. Tepper-Bennett's "A Boy Like Me, a Girl Like You" kicks up the schmaltz factor a little, similar to ballad "Just for Old Time Sake," which they contributed to the Pot Luck album. Yet it is harmless compared to the other three pieces of trifle this familiar team contributed the Girls! Girls! Girls! soundtrack: the Eastern-tinged "Earth Boy," the Calypsian "Song of the Shrimp," and the flamenco-flavored "Walls Have Ears." That's alright, though, there are no Elvis ballads I hate.
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