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Wait a moment… that’s not from Elvis?

With a discography from over 800 songs, Elvis Presley has recorded lots of songs. Many of those songs became hits, but there are quite some hit versions which originally were not sung by Elvis… Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Willie Nelson- Always On My Mind

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Two years ago, I got something started. The first Song of the Day was published then. And look where we are now: 175 followers, lots of readers, and lots of songs which got the spot on them. Today it’s the turn of Always On My Mind. A song that did not start with Willie Nelson. The song was written in 1972, and first recorded by George McCrae (from Rock Your Baby), together with Brenda Lee. In the same year, Elvis Presley recorded his version. He did that a little after his seperation with Priscilla. 10 years later, in 1982, Willie Nelson recorded his version of the song. This version would do number 5 on the US chart and number 49 in the UK. He did better than Elvis in the US, but a lot worse in the UK (where Elvis did number 9). The Pet Shop Boys would do the song in 1987, 10 years after the death of Elvis Presley. It was a sort of tribute, which probably was the biggest hit version of the song (number one in the UK and number 4 in the US. Personally, I think the Pet Shop Boys and Willie Nelson did the best versions, though the version of Elvis also is very good! Enjoy

Willie Nelson- Always On My Mind