In some ways, Elvis is timeless. Although he died in 1977, he is still beloved. I remember that my former next door neighbor's son, who is in his mid 20's now grew up as a big Elvis fan.
A music group I belong to on Facebook posted Elvis videos all day yesterday, so I decided to take a little informal poll of my readers.
Are you an Elvis fan?
If you are, what was your favorite Elvis song?
Here's mine. "Suspicious Minds" was Elvis' last number one hit in the States, released in 1969. It's interesting to note this wasn't even his original song - it had previously been recorded by its writer, Mark James, who also wrote "Hooked on a Feeling", a hit by B. J. Thomas, among other songs.
So, I decided to look up Mark James' version of the song - and, here it is.
It's a good song, but Elvis nailed it. The song is a universal song - about a dysfunctional relationship. It begins "We're caught in a trap/I can't walk out..." and, indeed, Elvis knew what the song was talking about.
But time goes on. Elvis would have been 82 yesterday, and his ex wife, Priscilla, who is still alive, is 71.
Day nine of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost