September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:28 am

Elvis previewed his next RCA single, "Suspicious Minds," throughout his four-week stand at the International Hotel in the summer of 1969.


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Elvis Presley - "Suspicious Minds" (RCA 47-9764)


When Presley finished on August 28, it was time to sit back and see if "Suspicious Minds" would do better than the first American Sound single, "In The Ghetto," which made it to #3. As history shows, it hit #1 in less than two months.

Below are what the charts looked like as Elvis took a well-deserved break from his work.


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Billboard - Singles Spotlight - September 6, 1969


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Billboard - Hot 100 - September 6, 1969


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Billboard - Soul Singles - September 6, 1969


Good times never seemed so good!

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:37 am

There are at least five tunes in that Hot 100 chart that have a Presley connection, too.

Can you spot 'em?

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:51 am

Sweet Caroline, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Polk Salad Annie, Don't It Make You Want To Go Home and Moonlight Sonata.

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:44 am

That rock chart is chock full of good stuff!

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:40 am

Mccarther Park was fooled around with June 1968.

By the time I get to Phoenix
is a concert one-liners.

Out of sight out of mind is a gem from the MDQ.

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:23 pm

also Polk Salad Annie, I'll Never Fall In Love Again and Sweet Caroline were all covered by Elvis in later years.

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:17 pm

Is Let Me Be The One the same song as the "behind closed doors" new song?

norrie

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:19 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:There are at least five tunes in that Hot 100 chart that have a Presley connection, too.

Can you spot 'em?


I was just about to say, let's play six degrees of separation with the songs and artists at the top of that list.

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:33 pm

Is Let Me Be The One the same song as the "behind closed doors" new song?

norrie


I'll answer my own question as iv'e dug out the CD.
Let Me Be The One by Peaches and Herb is not the same song that Elvis did on the behind
closed door import.

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:00 pm

DarrylMac wrote:also Polk Salad Annie, I'll Never Fall In Love Again and Sweet Caroline were all covered by Elvis in later years.


NO KIDDING?

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:23 pm

NO KIDDING?


Hey, I was just joining in with the Doc's thread about Elvis connections in the chart he posted - I pointed out 3. Care to join in with a contribution?

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:35 pm

DarrylMac wrote:
NO KIDDING?


Hey, I was just joining in with the Doc's thread about Elvis connections in the chart he posted - I pointed out 3. Care to join in with a contribution?



Look at post 3.

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:36 pm

Look at post 3


Fair enough - I missed your post first time around. Sorry :D

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:52 pm

Nice replies all!

To recap, nearly ten percent of the Top 100 have a Presley connection:

#9 - Sweet Caroline : recorded live in 1970
#10 - I'll Never Fall In Love Again: recorded in 1976, good friend of Tom Jones
#13 - Polk Salad Annie: recorded live in 1970
#18 - Soul Deep: cut at American Sound with many of same musicians as Elvis' sessions
#53 - Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: cover of Five Keys 1956 Capitol single, which Elvis tried at MDQ
#69 - By The Time I Get To Phoenix: one-liner in 1970, Isaac Hayes a Memphis friend
#79 - Don't It Make You Want To Go Home: tried at 1970 rehearsal
#91 - Moonlight Sonata: demoed in 1966, rehearsed in June 1968
#93 - MacArthur Park: one-liner in June 1968

Elvis clearly listened to the radio in Las Vegas, and elsewhere!

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:32 am

DarrylMac wrote:
Look at post 3


Fair enough - I missed your post first time around. Sorry :D


I was just goofin', came off harsher than I intended.

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:41 am

Frankie Teardrop wrote:
DarrylMac wrote:
Look at post 3


Fair enough - I missed your post first time around. Sorry :D


I was just goofin', came off harsher than I intended.


Frankie, that's enough of that nonsense! :wink: :lol:

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:30 pm

Joe Car wrote:Frankie, that's enough of that nonsense! :wink: :lol:

He's a rascal!

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Sat May 01, 2010 12:14 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Joe Car wrote:Frankie, that's enough of that nonsense! :wink: :lol:

He's a rascal!



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Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Sat May 01, 2010 12:28 am

You could also include "Everybody's Talkin" #28, the theme song from "Midnight Cowboy" which was offered to Elvis in the initial stages of development.

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Sat May 01, 2010 12:32 am

That's stretching it a tad...

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Sat May 01, 2010 1:05 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:That's stretching it a tad...


Fair point but you can't fault me for tyrying. :)

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Sat May 01, 2010 3:49 am

Never!!

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Sat May 01, 2010 4:00 am

Hot damn, there were some good songs in the chart at that time.

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Sat May 01, 2010 4:16 am

My point exactly!!

Re: September 1969 --> Elvis About To Top The Charts Again!

Sat May 01, 2010 9:23 pm

Doc,

SM (my favorite Elvis song and one of my favs of all time from any artist) reached #1 in November 1969. That was the same month that Brook Benton recorded another all-time fav of mine: "Rainy Night in Georgia." Brook Benton is not only one of my favorite singers of all time (I'm only 31 mind you) but he was one of Elvis' favs too. Elvis sang a one-liner from this song in the On Tour movie and allegedly was set to record this great tune, written by the same guy who wrote "Polk Salad Annie," in 1977. November 1969 was a great month!