Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A prize fit for a King

I've got the perfect prize. A pound of my friend Julie's only-offered-two-times-a-year-locally-roasted-coffee, aptly named "Elvis's Last Jelly Donut". I've had this coffee several times (but only in August and January, the two "Holy Months" of Elvis) and it really smells like a jelly donut. And it's delicious.


So I have to come up with a contest. And I suppose, since it's Elvis week and I'm in Memphis and the prize is all about Elvis, that the contest, too, should involve Elvis.

Thinking cap, thinking cap...there it is!

Okay, my two favorite Elvis songs have been featured in movies in the last ten years. One of them was also in an early Elvis movie. The other was not featured in any of Elvis's movies. The non-soundtrack song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame within the last ten years.

The first person to name the two songs will receive a pound of "Elvis's Last Jelly Donut" coffee. If you correctly name the three movies, I'll throw in a tacky Graceland souvenir. Or two. Or three.

The King is dead, y'all. Please, let's observe a moment of silence.

16 comments:

janet said...

I definitely know ONE of the answers (the first one) and I'm pretty sure I know the second one (and I know two movies)...BUT I don't wanna be an Elvis "hog" but if someone else doesn't guess I'll just have to....

~~J

janet said...

(actually, that would be THREE movies...duh! one of them is MY FAVORITE Elvis flick!)

~~J

Otto said...

Elvis has had four songs inducted into the Hall of Fame in the last ten years, but only one has also been in a movie in the same time period: Suspicious Minds. It's been in Intolerable Cruelty, Lilo & Stitch, and Black Hawk Down.

The other could be anything, there's been a lot of Elvis songs in movies in the past 10 years. I'm going to have to guess that you're talking about A Little Less Conversation, which was in Ocean's Eleven and which was originally recorded for Live a Little, Love a Little in 1968.

Kaleigh said...

Otto, you're close, but not quite there.

janet said...

Okay. Maybe I'm totally off but my guesses were:

Suspicious Minds (Lilo & Stitch)

and

Pocketful of Rainbows (Jerry MaGuire and GI Blues)

ALTHOUGH I just looked up to see that Jerry MaGuire was released in 1996?)

~~J

Kaleigh said...

Y'all are killing me! So close, but not yet.

Lilo and Stitch, while a correct answer, is not the correct answer I'm looking for.

And the word "early" is an important word. That's my guidance. EARLY Elvis movie. EARLY. Before 1960.

janet said...

LOVE ME TENDER (Princess Diaries II by Norah Jones and obviously by Elvis in LOVE ME TENDER)

AND

...

~~J

Kaleigh said...

Closer, a little. But in the recent movie (within past 10 years), Elvis was still the performer.

Noodle said...

I'm not even going to attempt to participate since Elvis songs aren't really my strong point, but I may have to hit you up for some of the jelly donut coffee. That sounds GOOD!

Otto said...

Well, the first song must be Suspicious Minds. Like I said before, it's the only one that fits the parameters. And the movies I listed before were correct, but not complete. I forgot that it was also used in the movie Frequency.

As for the other one, if it's pre-1960, then I'll go with Jailhouse Rock, which was in October Sky as well as Jailhouse Rock, which was in 1957.

Julie Noir said...

Too funny. I love it! Elvis fans out there can send me a request for a 3/4 lb. bag for $12. I'll ship for a $2 fee. But for heaven's sake don't email me from the website. It got infected and I don't get those emails anymore. You can email me at cafefrancisco@aol.com
:)
I'm anxious to know the answers. Somebody hurry up and WIN!

Kaleigh said...

It's not Jailhouse Rock.

1957. That's a hint.

janet said...

Teddy Bear from Loving You.

Although I have NO IDEA what current movie it was in. LOL That's my final answer.

ha!

~~J

Kaleigh said...

We have a winner!!!

Anyone want to take a stab at the movie, from less than ten years ago, that had the song "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear"?

Song #1: "Suspicious Minds", which is in loads of movies, but I was thinking of "Intolerable Cruelty".

Song #2: "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" from "Loving You". Recently in __________________.

janet said...

Pleasantville.

(whew)

I thought my brain was going to explode before the answers were revealed.

~~J

woo woo!

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