Elvis Presley’s output was variable in the mid-Sixties an, even when he released a gem, the public seemingly didn’t want to know. “A little less conversation” performed poorly in 1968, reaching No. 69 in the United States, while the movie from with it came, Live a Little, Love a Little, was no smash.
The song’s recovery was kick-started by its inclusion in 2001 movie Ocean’s Eleven, and completed by a Nike commercial featuring a remix by DJ Tom Holkenborg, JXL.
The energetic makeover opened up the song to a new generation. Its No. 1 position in the UK edged Presley ahead of The Beatles for the most British chart-toppers: 18 to 17.
From the book “1001 songs you must hear before you die” by Robert Dimery.