7 Songs Fans Forgot Elvis Presley Covered
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The King of Rock and Roll certainly loves to sing and perform, and when he does it, he surely gives his all. But besides his original classic hits, there are songs that fans didn’t know Elvis Presley released as a cover. We listed down seven of it below, take a look.
1. “Always On My Mind” by Willie Nelson
Elvis Presley covered this song filled with emotions and remorse. A song that was initially penned by the Outlaw Cowboy and written by none other than Willie Nelson, one of the prominent songwriters of all time.
2. “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Paul Simon
A song that’s gentle and delicate written by Paul Simon, an outstanding songwriter, is perfect to showcase Presley’s powerful voice with his wonderful ability to portray the different emotions the song contains all at once.
3. “Run On (God’s Gonna Cut You Down)” by Johnny Cash
A traditional American folk song, originally recorded by Heavenly Gospel Singers in 1937. It was well known in Cash’s American recordings series, and Presley did a splendid job for the song to rise.
4. “What’d I Say” by Ray Charles
An energizing track written by Ray Charles. A song highlighting the piano chords and rhythm that’s suited for dancing. The song was played in the Black Clubs where Charles traveled early in his career. Presley does a great performance by showing off his moves partnered with his amazing energy.
5. “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
An iconic holiday track by the classic singer Bing Crosby. Presley puts his own spin to it showing his skills not just in his pop hits, but also in holiday songs, becoming another one of his famous covers.
6. “Yesterday” by the Beatles
A song written by Paul McCartney, which according to the legend, he dreamed of the song’s tune and lyrics, making it then into one of the most popular classics of the 20th Century. Presley performed it with a different vibe, which turned out to be fantastic.
7. “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” by The Righteous Brothers
A perfect track with a chorus that’s well sounded with Presley’s deep voice. It’s a great cover that makes you picture him performing in a Vegas stage filled with thousands of people.