Remembering Elvis Presley with his 5 popular songs
Known to be the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley has hit the audience with songs that the fans still have on their playlists. He left an indelible mark on the pop culture and has remained an iconic figure not just in music. Had Elvis Presley lived, he would have turned 85 years old today. As we remember the King on his birthday, here are five songs you should listen to right now.
– Can’t Help Falling In Love
The dreamy song that has been on everyone’s playlist, had to make the cut. The original version of the song was recorded for his 1961 movie Blue Hawaii. It was brought back to the top of pop charts in 1993 by UB40. It has also been covered by Bob Dylan and U2.
– Heartbreak Hotel
This was a breakthrough hit for Presley which turned him into a mainstream star in 1956. It remained at the top of pop chart for eight consecutive weeks. This also led to Elvis Presley making his first television appearance. The song is about a man who jumped to his death from a hotel window, leaving a suicide with the line, “I walk a lonely street.”
– Blue Suede Shoes
The song was originally recorded by Carl Perkins in 1955 and has been covered by Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Presley’s version of “Blue Suede Shoes” did not come out until nine months after Carl Perkins’ original reached #20 on the pop singles chart, but ultimately it became a definitive song of Elvis Presley’s early years.
– Jailhouse Rock
Known to be Elvis Presley’s second big hit for his 1957 movie of the same name. The choreographed jail scene in the movie featuring the song is known to be the most memorable one. The song spent seven weeks at the top of US pop chart as well as the top of the country and R&B charts. It’s a song still remembered by many because of its lyrics and Elvis’ moves.
– Suspicious Minds
Written by Mark James, “Suspicious Minds” was a #1 smash and the final #1 hit of Elvis Presley’s career. The song was recorded when he was two years into his marriage with Priscilla, but things were already falling apart. The disappointment and pouring his heart out over his failings as a husband were very evident in this song.