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4.3 / 5

Words & Music: George David Weiss Hugo Peretti Luigi Creatore

Ku-u-i-po I love you more today
More today than yesterday
But I love you less today
Less than I will tomorrow

See the sweet Hawaiian rose
See it blossom see it grow
That's the story of our love
Ever since we said hello

As the years go passing by
We'll recall our wedding day
I will be there by your side
You will always hear me say

Ku-u-i-po, you're my Hawaiian sweetheart

Recordingdate: 1961/03/21, first released on: Blue Hawaii (album)


Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Ku-U-I-Po:

(steel guitar)


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bastiaanvinke wrote on February 04, 2010
I keep on repeating myself. I like his singing. I'm not sure withch version I like best. The blue Hawaii or the Aloha version.
Deano1 wrote on March 18, 2010
The 2nd best ballad on the "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack and that is saying something because this LP is loaded with some strong ballads. Elvis sings this one with sincerity and his vocals are beautiful. Elvis did a good job with it again in '73 for the "Aloha" special even though you can tell from the outtakes that Elvis would have rathered been shot then to have to re-record the five songs he recorded after the show.
Steve V wrote on July 16, 2010
Strictly for schmaltz lovers. No substance or soul at all. Except for a few songs, the Blue Hawaii LP is a bore. Elvis probably hated re-recording this for the TV show in 1973. Yeah you can tell he does.
Great Dane wrote on August 31, 2010
Elvis will always be associated with hawaii,it was 1 of his biggest selling album,and almost everyone i know knows this movie. I also like this one and the album,Elvis in very fine voice and when i bought the mahalo album i liked those versions even better.
JerryNodak wrote on August 31, 2010
I guess I'm a schmaltz lover because I love this song, the soundtrack album AND the movie.
derekd wrote on August 31, 2010
It was 1961 and Elvis was unbeatable. Hit singles with nearly everyone getting to #1, same with his albums plus a few live shows to follow his appearance on Tv in 1960. GI Blues showed what Elvis may be able to do with a musical film, then came Blue Hawaii, Elvis showed the world what he could do in a big musical. The soundtrack hit #1 all over the globe plus a big double sided hit single. The album was full of great recordings, just right for this movie and Ku-u-i-po was a perfect choice. Great time to be an Elvis fan, I should know, I was one then, and still am. Often play my copy of Blue Hawaii {ftd}, last time was this morning.
old shep wrote on August 31, 2010
A good film and soundtrack a pleasant ballad too.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on August 31, 2010
Fine song.Good film particlarly when he sings "Beach Boy Blues" & Rock A Hula Baby" the old hip shakin' Elvis. I thought Angela Lansbury was unkind when she said that BH was a low life in her career....has she never watched "Murder She Wrote" then ? I have gone off her since.
theoldscudder wrote on August 31, 2010
This gets 4 stars! I guess to some if Elvis sang it it automatically gets 4 stars. So I guess Petunia, He's Your Uncle, Ito sucks err Eats also must deserve 4 stars. I guess i should not be surprised. The big surprise is it didn't get 5 stars.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 27, 2012
This is such a beautiful ballad and it's easily one of my most favorite songs that Elvis ever recorded.
Gorse wrote on November 12, 2012
Yes I really like this song and the laid back holiday island atmosphere it conveys. A lovely melody that leaves you feeling good, with Elvis using his silky ballad voice.
sugartummy wrote on March 30, 2013
A nice ballad. The Blue Hawaii version is slightly better than the Aloha version.
shawnrw wrote on May 15, 2014
I would rank this song just a few points behind, "Cant Help Falling In Love" for pure beauty and romanticism. Wonderful recording. Largely forgotten it deserves better.
luketherocker wrote on January 07, 2015
This is a fine ballad and Elvis sang it with feeling. Besides this, with this song my wife and me felt in love about 35 years ago, so it has a particular meaning to me.
atomic powered poste wrote on June 06, 2018
A very nice ballad from a period where elvis voice was in his prime. The sound isn't as great as on the nashville-recordings from that era, but not too bad either. Overall, well, i like it. It's one of two real highlights from the blue hawaii soundtrack. 5 stars.
Cruiser621 wrote on June 06, 2018
5-stars, period. This is one of the best songs from the "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack album, released back in 1961 I believe, but I think a better title would have been "My Hawaiian Sweetheart" which I believe it translates into. Great song.
Milky White Way wrote on June 28, 2022
Well I’m gonna join JerryNodak in shmultzville because I too love this and everything Blue Hawaii…even Eto Eats!
bluesboy wrote on June 28, 2022
I like rock, blues, country, gospel, tex-mex, cajun. I like schmalz. I like Ku-u-i-po. Three stars.
The Hawk wrote on July 01, 2022
Steve V can be very critical as an Elvis fan, as he's clearly outnumbered here. I second that Milky White Way and bluesboy, schmaltzville here I come. One of the best Blue Hawaii ballads.
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