A Little Less Conversation

Album: Almost In Love (1968)
Charted: 1 50
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  • A little less conversation, a little more action, please
    All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me
    A little more bite and a little less bark
    A little less fight and a little more spark
    Close your mouth and open up your heart and, baby, satisfy me
    Satisfy me, baby

    Baby, close your eyes and listen to the music
    Drifting through a summer breeze
    It's a groovy night and I can show you how to use it
    Come along with me and put your mind at ease
    A little less conversation, a little more action, please
    All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me
    A little more bite and a little less bark
    A little less fight and a little more spark

    Close your mouth and open up your heart and, baby, satisfy me
    (Satisfy me) Satisfy me, baby (satisfy me)
    Come on, baby, I'm tired of talking
    Grab your coat and let's start walking
    Come on, come on (come on, come on)
    Come on, come on (come on, come on)
    Come on, come on (come on, come on)

    Don't procrastinate, don't articulate
    Girl, it's getting late, gettin' upset waitin' around
    A little less conversation, a little more action, please
    All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me
    A little more bite and a little less bark
    A little less fight and a little more spark
    Close your mouth and open up your heart and, baby, satisfy me
    (Satisfy me) Satisfy me, baby (satisfy me)

    Come on, baby, I'm tired of talking
    Grab your coat and let's start walking
    Come on, come on (come on, come on)
    Come on, come on (come on, come on)
    Come on, come on (come on, come on)

    Don't procrastinate, don't articulate
    Girl, it's getting late, gettin' upset waitin' around
    A little less conversation, a little more action, please
    All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me
    A little more bite and a little less bark
    A little less fight and a little more spark
    Close your mouth and open up your heart and, baby, satisfy me
    (Satisfy me) Satisfy me (satisfy me) Writer/s: Billy Strange, Mac Davis
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 26

  • Renna from British ColumbiaAretha could have sang this song! Oh my gods how amazing would that be?!
  • Nikola Webster from FloridaI grew up in the UK, so I remember when "A Little Less Conversation" was in the Nike commercial with Eric Cantona. I think this is a large part of why it was #1 hit in the UK. It's a great song, but I don't think it would have done as well were it not for the commercial and connection to soccer. That’s All Right” was Presley’s first single in 1954. To this day, Presley remains the best-selling solo artist ahead of Michael Jackson and Madonna! Sales estimates range from 600 million to 1 billion in sales. So, the release of this song definitely helped ensure that the legend lives on! If you ever get the chance to visit Graceland, https://britonthemove.com/visit-graceland/ the new (well newish) The Entertainer Career Museum is jam-packed with all of the awards he won and all of the accolades. It took us hours to navigate through the museum, and it's overwhelming how many "records" pun intended that he broke. They also consistently add new artifacts to the collection. Lastly, Elvis continues to break musical statistics -even today! Nikki
  • Gregg from Wisner, NeThe vocal for the remixed "A Little Less Conversation" was not from the original RCA Victor single--it is from a special vocal recorded for Elvis's Christmas "Comeback" special (specifically in the "Guitar Man" collection of skits set to music)...the scene that was to use it was abandoned, but the vocal survived, and surfaced in the remixed release.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 4th 1968, Elvis went to the Crosstown Theater in Memphis to view the classic 1939 movie, 'Gone With The Wind'...
    Two days later on October 6th his "A Little Less Conversation" would enter Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #83...
    {See next post below}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 23rd 1968, 1968…The Elvis Presley's twenty-eighth feature film "Live a Little, Love a Little" opened in theaters across the U.S.A and Canada...
    At the time "A Little Less Conversation “ was at #69* on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, that would also be its peak position on the chart...
    The record's flip-side, "Almost in Love", also made the Top 100, its first week on the chart it was at #99 and its second and last week was at #95...
    * In 2002 Tom Holkenborg re-mixed the song, and that version peaked at #50 on the Top 100.
  • Husky from Basildon, Essex, England, United KingdomTo be fair, the JXL music, for much of the way through, did tend to drown out Elvis. The vocals/music balance leaned in favour of the music a fair bit too much I think.
  • Husky from Basildon, Essex, England, United Kingdom@'Billy, Boston, MA'...If your headphones have a wire dangling from them, you need to plug them in before playing anything.
  • George from Belleville, NjThis song rocks.It has an exciting pop rock sound and it moves and has power.Elvis showed throughout his career why he was still the leader of the pack.Was the comment by Billy from Boston written as a joke? He couldn't be serious about what he said because Elvis was the king of sing,nobody could sing like Elvis.Elvis was not mumbling,he had to sing the lyrics fast because the song is an uptempo and required the song to be sung to be sung in that way.
  • Steve Dotstar from Los Angeles, Cathe first time I met Mac Davis , he was working for Nancy Sinatra,I came into her office and he
    was sitting on the arm of the couch He introduced himself as Mac Davis..I said I like your Elvis songs, particlarly Memories...he said, no that was Scott Davis who wrote the song Memories...he was putting me on!He liked to be kind of a practical joker!
  • Eric from Milltown, InIt was also in Jackass Number 2
  • Shawn from Aurora, IlThis has always been one of my favorite Elvis songs. By 1968 the movie profits were starting to sag, and Elvis had long been sick of the schlock he had to record for movie soundtracks. This is among a handful of excellent songs released prior to his "comeback" TV special in December. Elvis hadn't had a major hit in several years, and fans failed to notice songs like this, Guitar Man, Big Boss Man, U.S. Male, and Clean Up Your Own Back Yard, although Elvis did return to the C&W charts. The TV special got the world's attention again, and his 1969 Memphis sessions yielded several hits, including Suspicious Minds, In The Ghetto Don't Cry Daddy and Kentucky Rain, although the two of the best tracks of these sessions, Rubberneckin' and Stranger In My Own Hometown were not featured by RCA as singles. If A Little Less Conversation had been released a year or two later, it would have been a top 10 hit for sure. It is much better than Wonder of You or Burning Love!
  • Adam from Phila, PaFor those of you who are parents...."A Little less Coversation" also features prominently in the kids movie "Lilo and Stitch."
  • Clarke from Pittsburgh, PaThe remix is terrific. Isn't it amazing that it went to #1 in a dozen countries, but was only a minor chart hit in the United States? I think we Americans are too hip for the room, or something.
  • Suzanne from White Rock, CanadaI like this song, it's catchy.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI remember the remix of this song being played a lot on the pop radio stations where i live when it first came out.
  • Jolie from Rockford, IlThis song has been done by Two contestents on the Popular show American Idol. Jon Peter Lewis sang it in the Wild Card Round in Season 3 and Chris Daughtry sang it on Elvis Week in Season 5.
  • Billy from Boston, MaElvis sounds like the King of Mumbling in this song
  • Sigurbjörn from KeflavÃ?k, IcelandThe song was also intended to be used in the 68 comeback special and that´s the version that they remixed but it was cut out but now you can buy the entire collection with all the deleted songs and that´s one of the songs.
  • Tom from Niles, Mi"A Little Less Conversation" was used in the dance scene on "Everybody Loves Raymond" at Robert and Amie's wedding. They did a very cool and funny dance to this song.
  • Rick from San Juan, United States"A Little Less Conversation" was first released on RCA Victor 45 RPM single 47-9610, with "Almost In Love" on its "B" side, reaching #69 in late 1968. One of Elvis' obscure releases, until its inclusion in the soundtracks of "Ocean's Eleven" (2001) and "Bruce Almighty" (2003) The 2002 remix (also used in Bruce Almighty) reached #1 in England, #50 in the U.S.. It also happened to precede "If I Can Dream", which marked the end of his fading soundtrack era and the beginning of his late 60's comeback.
  • Kevin from Canada, CanadaThis song sound ssort of like "Daddy wasnt there' By Mike Myers in the 3rd Austin Powers installment.
  • Luke from Manchester, England1, Eric Cantona was French

    2, Tom Holkenburg isn't a member of "the band" Junkie XL... He IS Junkie XL, that's his alter ego
  • Carolyn from Polk City, FlA Little Less Conversation is now being used as an intro to the new television series with James Caan called VEGAS. Seems appropro for a Vegas show.
  • Mark from Hexham, EnglandThe remix is FANTASTIC, best thing Elvis has ever done !!
  • Stuart from Essex, EnglandYes, that's right, Eric Cantona was a GREAT Footballer ( or as you folks may say, a soccer player ). A talented player, with a troubled reputation, who played for many clubs in France and England, before signing for Manchester United.
    He became the catalyst for great things for the team, and emerged as a charismatic person, who, by and large, kept himself to himself. Apart from his super skills, he is reknowned for leaping into the crowd and Kung Fu kicking an opposing fan, who was being verbally abusive towards him. He got banned for 8 months !!

    Any how, it's a terrific series of commercials made all the better for an excellent mix, and powerful vocal performance from Elvis.
  • Tim from Whitchurch, Hants, Englandoooooh. eric cantona, yes, he sounds british doesn't he? well, i forgive you, the american public for mistaking france for england. vive le difference...
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