The song, “A Little Less Conversation”, was originally recorded by Elvis Presley in 1968
“A Little Less Conversation” was written by Mac Davis (1942-2020) and Billy Strange (1930-2012), and recorded and produced by Elvis Presley for his album “Almost In Love”, in 1968. It was used as the B side to the title track, which was released as a single in September that year, although it only peaked at No.95 in America and not at all internationally. More successfully, however, it was featured in Elvis’ film ‘Live A Little, Love A Little’, released a month later, where both songs were sung by ‘The King’ during the course of the film.
“A Little Less Conversation” was not forgotten and in 2001 it received a major overhaul thanks to Dutch producer Tom Holkenborg aka JXL for the soundtrack of the new ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ film that year. So popular was it that it was released as a single in June 2002 and it took Elvis to the top of the charts in over a dozen countries and a top ten smash in more than twenty, bettering its original chart position Stateside (No.50) and putting Elvis back on top in the UK, with more than 1.2 million copies sold. The track would also be included on his “ELV1S: 30 No.1 Hits” album, which has sold over 16 million copies worldwide, reconfirming Elvis as the biggest selling music artist in history.
But which version is the best? The ORIGINAL or the JXL REMIX?