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Top 10 Elvis Presley Songs

written by Adete Roshni March 3, 2019
Born on January 8, 1935, Elvis Aaron Presley was known as “The King of Rock And Roll” or simply “The King”. He was one of the biggest stars music industry ever had. He left an indelible impression in the history of music which is impossible to forget.On August 16, 1977 at age 42, he died of heart failure, due to excessive intakes of prescribed drugs. However Presley has remained one of the world’s most popular and loved music icons.

Suspicious Minds

Elvis Presley re-recorded the track which was earlier recorded by James’ (the recording failed commercially). Suspicious Minds is one of the most notable hits of Presley.The song was about distrusting and disappointing relationship and the necessity to overcome the issues to maintain the relationship.

We’re caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Why can’t you see
What you’re doing to me
When you don’t believe a word I say?
We can’t go on together
With suspicious minds (suspicious minds)
And we can’t build our dreams
On suspicious minds

It's Now Or Never

This song was the tribute from Presley to his friend Jack Percoca who died in 1952. the song became one of the best selling singles of all time.
Barry white famous American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and composer credited this song of Presley as a great inspiration for his career in music.It’s now or never,
Come hold me tight
Kiss me my darling,
Be mine tonight
Tomorrow will be too late,
It’s now or never
My love won’t wait.

In The Ghetto

The heart-melting song “In The Ghetto” was a narration of vicious cycle of poverty and violence.

As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin’
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)
And his mama cries
‘Cause if there’s one thing that she don’t need
It’s another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

 

Jailhouse Rock

The song jailhouse rock was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike stroller for Presley’s movie Jailhouse Rock.

The warden threw a party in the county jail
The prison band was there and they began to wail
The band was jumpin’ and the joint began to swing
You should’ve heard those knocked out jailbirds sing
Let’s rock
Everybody, let’s rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin’ to the Jailhouse Rock

Can't Help Falling In Love

this is one of the songs from Presley’s album Blue Hawaii written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George David Weiss and recorded in Elvis’ voice. The song has been recorded by many artists but the feel of Elvis’ voice is unachievable.

Wise men say only fools rush in
But I can’t help falling in love with you
Shall I stay?
Would it be a sin
If I can’t help falling in love with you?
Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

 

Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender, a ballad written by Ken Darby and sung by Elvis Presley is one of his best performances. The song’s tune was the adaption of a civil war ballad “Aura Lee.”

Love me tender, love me sweet
Never let me go
You have made my life complete
And I love you so
Love me tender, love me true
All my dreams fulfill
For my darling I love you
And I always will

Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel is one of the songs by Presley written by Tommy Durden and Mae Boren Axton. The lyrics of the song was inspired by the suicide of a man who jumped from a hotel window. This song topped Billboard charts for seven weeks.

Well, since my baby left me
Well, I found a new place to dwell
Well, it’s down at the end of Lonely Street
At Heartbreak Hotel
Where I’ll be–where I get so lonely, baby
Well, I’m so lonely
I get so lonely, I could die
Although it’s always crowded
You still can find some room
For broken-hearted lovers
To cry there in the gloom
And be so, where they’ll be so lonely, baby
Well, they’re so lonely
They’ll be so lonely, they could die

 

Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel is one of the songs by Presley written by Tommy Durden and Mae Boren Axton. The lyrics of the song was inspired by the suicide of a man who jumped from a hotel window. This song topped Billboard charts for seven weeks.

Well, since my baby left me
Well, I found a new place to dwell
Well, it’s down at the end of Lonely Street
At Heartbreak Hotel
Where I’ll be–where I get so lonely, baby
Well, I’m so lonely
I get so lonely, I could die
Although it’s always crowded
You still can find some room
For broken-hearted lovers
To cry there in the gloom
And be so, where they’ll be so lonely, baby
Well, they’re so lonely
They’ll be so lonely, they could die

 

If I Can Dream

This song is a tribute from Presley to the civil right hero Martin Luther King Jr. he recorded the song after two months of his assassination. The song was charted at 12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 13 weeks.

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can’t my dream come true
oh why
There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong winds of promise that will blow away the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won’t that sun appear

 

Don't Be Cruel

Sung by Presley and written by Otis Blackwell Don’t Be Cruel in 1956. The song became Elvis’ one of the biggest selling singles in 1956.

You know I can be found
Sitting home all alone
If you can’t come around
At least please telephone
A-don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true
Baby, if I made you mad
For something I might have said
Please, let’s forget the past
The future looks bright ahead
A-don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true
I don’t want no other love
A-baby, it’s still you I’m thinking of, mm

Mystery Train

Elvis recorded his version in 1955, Rolling Stone ranked the song at 77 on the list of 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.

Train I ride, sixteen coaches long
Train I ride, sixteen coaches long
Well that long black train got my baby and gone

Train train, coming around, around the bend
Train train, coming around, around the bend
Well it took my baby, but it never will again
No, not again

 

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