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Songs elvis might have sung has he lived

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by dlew919, May 1, 2020.

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    Well, as per the OP, I reckon he would have done it by now!
     
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    Any songs with the words "love" or "love me" in them.
     
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    I feel he would have done a great job with Hank Williams Jr’s Blues man and Conway twitty’s Hello darling Great songs and perfect for E’s wheelhouse.
     
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    In all seriousness (for once), Elvis would have done a great version of Conway’s It’s Only Make Believe.
    That’s not an easy song to sing well.
    Conway, RIP, actually sang it quite flat.
    EP would have done Hank Jr.’s Born To Boogie justice, too.
     
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    What about all those sappy records from the 60's ??
     
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    On the serious side - Don McLean "And I Love You So"

    On the funny side picture Elvis singing these:

    Weird Al Yankovic's "I'm Fat"
    Grateful Dead "Casey Jones" --Drivin' that train, high on cocaine!,
    Sinatra "I've Got You Under My Skin",
    "Play That Funky Music White Boy",
    Leo Sayer " You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"
    Macca - "Magneto And Titanium Man"
    Michael Jackson "Beat It"
     
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    U2/With or Without You
     
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    Elvis, in fact, did record McLean's "And I Love You So".....it appears on Elvis's 1975 LP, "Today" which was his last time in an actual recording studio. Elvis's last two LP's, "From Elvis Presley Blvd." & "Moody Blue" were recorded at Graceland's den (or "Jungle Room") from February 2 - 12, 1976 & November 29 - October 1, 1976. The last song he ever recorded was the Jim Reeves' classic, "He'll Have To Go"



    & the latter:

     
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    Yes sir!
     
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    On the strength of cold as ice and hot blooded I’m going to through in We’re not gonna take it by Twisted Sister.

    and the Elvis/Doors thing is pretty brilliant. There’s a real possibility for a Dread Zeppelin kind of thing there
     
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    To Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
    Dont Bring Me Down - ELO
    Warm and Beautiful - Wings
    Imagine - John Lennon
    You Got It - Roy Orbison
    The Stranger or maybe Vienna - Billy Joel
    50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
    Cornerstone - Hillsong
    Where I Come From - Alan Jackson


    I also think he wouldve started doing If I Can Dream live again

    He also probably wouldve linked up with more musicians too. SRV mightve been on a few albums in the 80’s. Maybe a throwback album with the million dollar quartet in the 90’s. Possibly even taken Orbison’s place in the Traveling Wilburys after his death or sooner. This is all assuming he had a death scare in 77 and got clean afterwards instead of dying.
     
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    Νever really liked or paid any special attention to Elvis Presley. Yes he was an OK singer who took advantage and shined through the talent of the people who surrounded him. He was definitely an excellent performer and a big showman, but that's about it. And many of the suggestions some of you made (like replacing Jim Morrison or singing Led Zeppelin songs) is simply wishful thinking with little to zero validity.
     
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    Led Zeppelin - Black Dog and Hot Dog.
    Tool - Aenima ;)

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    Of course, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Stray Cat Strut, and perhaps Leon Russell’s Back To The Island would work for Elvis.
     
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    I don't think so. By the time even 1970 came around, Elvis didn't have that "raspy"/"scratchy" sound to his voice that we can hear during certain sections of that song. Besides, "If I Can Dream", was written in response to the MLK/RFK assassinations so it wouldn't have had any "relevancy" by him doing the song near the end of the 1970s.
     
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    I saw him just the other day on the corner of Sunset and Vine in Hollywood's street music area with a Schecter Flying V and a Pignose amp doing Enter Sandman. Really ......

    Elvis Hitler.jpg
     
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    Good point! I just remember reading somewhere that he had loved doing it so much that he had said something to the effect of he would never do a song that didnt mean something to him again. If i can find that quote I’ll share the link here.
    Then again, i wonder what Polk Salad Annie meant to him lol
     
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