All posts with more than 3000 Hits, prior to 2008

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:56 am

66. "Made In England" - Elton John.

I think there is a line in the chorus were he sings about the boy from tupelo.
Do novelty songs count? There is a funny one called "Baby I'm Dead" but I don't know how to post an mp3.

Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:14 am

67. Short Fat Fanny - Larry Williams

"One day while I was busy
In the Heartbreak Hotel
That's where I met Fannie
And she sure looked swell
I told her that I loved her
I'd never leave her
She put her arms around me
Gave me fever

She's my Tutti-Fruitti
I love the child so
She watch me like a Hound Dog
Everywhere I go
Whenever I'm around
I'm on my p's and q's
She might step on my Blue Suede Shoes

Well at a honky-tonk party
Just the other night
Fannie got jealous and she started a fight
Because I was dancin' with Mary Lou
I had to call Jim Dandy to the rescue"

Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:29 am

Cowboys and Indians--The Cross(Roger Taylor of Queen)

norrie

Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:51 am

68. Porcelain Monkey-Warren Zevon
69. Jesus Mentioned-Warren Zevon

Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:58 am

Sammy Davis Jr, gave a nice little teasing Hound dog, also including What'd i say in a medley refering to Elvis. For Hound dog that is, it was recorded live in 1963. Nice!!!

Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:28 am

from the top of my head:

1) Elvis is Dead, Living Colour

2) the delivery man, elvis costello "In a certain light he looked like Elvis"

3) god, john lennon "don't believe in elvis"

4) god pt II, U2, "don't believe in Goldman ..."

5) tupelo, nick cave "the first born is dead, (...) the king will come to tupelo"

6) my my, hey hey neil young, "the king is gone but not forgotten"

7) elvis ate america, u2

8) do the evolution, pearl jam, ""I'm a thief, I'm a liar, I'm the King, let's sing in the choir"

9) far away, sade, "And passed the hound dog singer's home. It still seems for the best"




just an artist http://www.krisverdonck.com

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:00 am

I don't think anyone has mentioned Don't Knock Elvis on the Viva Records label in 1959.

Mini Elvis Trivia Quiz:

What was special about this novelty record ?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:26 am

Felton Jarvis who eight years later became Elvis' record producer,was the artist who sang it.

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:33 am

splanky -

You got it in one !

Well done !

Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:04 am

jbgude wrote:There was another thread on this subject a while back- I think it listed over 378 songs.


Here are a few:
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/v ... php?t=5945
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/v ... hp?t=12324
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/v ... php?t=8576

Eileen

Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:19 am

George Michael - "John and Elvis are Dead".

Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:17 pm

yes i'm lonesome tonight-dodie stevens-1960
my boy elvis-janis martin-1956
elvis for president-lou monte-1956

Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:18 pm

The Clash - 1977
Big Audio Dynamite - Harrow Road
Pete Wylie and The Mighty Wah! - Sing All The Saddest Songs

Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:30 pm

Nobody Noticed It - Lisa Marie Presley, IMO the best of the lot!!

Sun Apr 03, 2005 3:20 am

I think we're at 88 or 89 now (sorry, there are various discrepancies along the way, so I'm not entirely sure), but no one has mentioned Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" (1994), in which they rap:

Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant sh-t to me, you see
Straight up racist, that sucker was
Simple and plain
Motherf-ck him and John Wayne
Cause I'm black and I'm proud
I'm ready and hyped, plus I'm amped
Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps


Hardly complimentary, but it certainly meets the criteria for the thread.

LRB

Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:00 am

Another i can think of is Home On A Monday by the little river band.

A few lines in particular:

"Guess where i'm calling from, the las vegas hilton"

"Man from memphis" is also mentioned

wazzas

Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:46 am

Walking In Memphis by Marc Cohn


Put on my blue suede shoes
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain
W. C. Handy - won't you look down over me
Yeah I got a first class ticket
But I'm as blue as a boy can be

Then I'm walking in Memphis
Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel

Saw the ghost of Elvis
On Union Avenue
Followed him upto the gates of Graceland
Then I watched him walk right through
Now security they did not see him
They just hovered 'round his tomb
But there's a pretty little thing
Waiting for the King
Down in the Jungle Room

(Chorus)

They've got catfish on the table
They've got gospel in the air
And Reverend Green be glad to see you
When you haven't got a prayer
But boy you've got a prayer in Memphis

Now Muriel plays piano
Every Friday at the Hollywood
And they brought me down to see her
And they asked me if I would -
Do a little number
And I sang with all my might
And she said -
Tell me are you a Christian child?
And I said Man I am tonight

(Chorus)

Put on my blue suede shoes
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain

Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:54 am

We're at 88 not counting the repeats.

89. "Midtown American Mainstreet Gang" Dion- "We all lived on Presley's 45s and we beckoned the call."

Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:59 am

90. "Elvis is Everywhere" Mojo Nixon

I checked twice over and it's not here so far.

Little side trivia: According to Mojo Nixon who is the Evil anti-Elvis?

Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:15 pm

likethebike wrote:90. "Elvis is Everywhere" Mojo Nixon

I checked twice over and it's not here so far.

Little side trivia: According to Mojo Nixon who is the Evil anti-Elvis?



Michael J. Fox has "NO" Elvis in him.

Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:39 pm

Two that mention him and many others are:

91. "Soul Heaven" by Johnnie Taylor
92. "I Can See Everybody's Baby (But I Can't See Mine)" by Joe Tex

Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:24 pm

How about `I Swear I Saw Elvis at the Fish and Chip Shop'. Can't exactly recall the title or singer
rick

Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:36 pm

rick -

The title is: "There's a Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis"

Sung by the late, great Kirsty McColl.

But surely someone's already mentioned this one ?

Sun Apr 03, 2005 3:09 pm

Correct Rockabilly man.

Torben- Is that the "Who's Making Love?" Johnnie Taylor or Little Johnny Taylor?

Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:40 pm

I remember buying a single release by Carl Perkins entitled the E.P Express not long after Elvis died in 77, the lyrics were made up from Elvis song titles.
Can't find the single now and haven't had much joy tracking it down on a Cd album release, any suggestions would be appreciated.