About The Song

Remember those carefree days, when sunshine seemed brighter and every day held the promise of something new? Elvis Presley’s “Sunshine Serenade (What a Wonderful Life)” captures that simple joy perfectly. This lesser-known gem from his film career offers a glimpse into a sun-drenched world, filled with optimism and a laid-back charm that’s sure to put a smile on your face.

Released in 1961 as part of the soundtrack for the movie Follow That Dream, “Sunshine Serenade (What a Wonderful Life)” might surprise listeners familiar with Elvis’s high-energy rock and roll anthems. Here, we hear a different side of the King – a man relaxed and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. The song itself is a laid-back pop tune, with a melody that evokes a carefree summer day. Gentle acoustic guitar strumming sets the pace, joined by a lighthearted rhythm section that makes you want to tap your toes.

The lyrics paint a picture of pure contentment. The narrator sings about a life free of worry and full of sunshine. Lines like “No big bad boss to worry me” and *”What a wonderful life, this life I’m livin'” showcase a sense of gratitude for the simple things. Elvis delivers these lyrics with a relaxed swagger, his voice brimming with a contagious optimism that perfectly captures the carefree spirit of the song.

“Sunshine Serenade (What a Wonderful Life)” might not be a chart-topping hit, but it’s a song that reminds us to appreciate the simple joys in life. It’s a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a reminder to slow down, soak up the sunshine, and find joy in the little things. So, put on your headphones, close your eyes, and let Elvis transport you to a carefree world with “Sunshine Serenade (What a Wonderful Life)”.