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(There's) No Room to Rhumba in a Sports Car

(Wise / Manning)


Elvis sang (There's) No Room to Rhumba in a Sports Car, a Fred Wise-Dick Manning composition, in his 1963 film, Fun in Acapulco. The song was recorded on January 23, 1963, at Radio Recorders.



This was gonna be the night tonight
I was gonna get to hold you tight
But I guess we didn't plan it right
I never stood a chance, we couldn't dance

1. 'Cause there's no room to rhumba in a sports car
You can't move forward or back
There's no room to do what the beat tells you to
Without throwing your spine outta wack

When a little kiss I want to steal
I hit my head against the steering wheel
Now I know the way a pretzel feels
All I can do is shout... Hey, let me out!!

1. (repeat)

What a way to waste away of you
Nothing happens if you tell the truth
Let's go out and find a telephone booth
Yeah, that's a better place, I like more space


1. (repeat)

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Fun in Acapulco »


- Fun in Acapulco (1963) »

- Double Features: It Happened at the World’s Fair / Fun in Acapulco (1993)

- Fun in Acapulco (2003) – FTD »

The Fun in Acapulco Sessions (2019) - FTD »

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