Chart Position: 1

  •  #18 bestseller for 1969
  • Written and originally recorded by Mark James (1968)
  • #91 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • It had been 7 years since Elvis last had a #1 hit and this would be his last in the U.S.
  • Recorded in Memphis TN in January 1969
  • Guitar: Reggie Young
  • Backing vocals: Donna Jean Godcheaux
  • Produced by Chips Moman
  • BMI named this song the 30th most played song of the 20th century
  • Presley is the #1 best-selling deceased entertainer in the world, with sales totaling over $1 billion
  • Presley’s cumulative 79 weeks with the #1 single leads all other recording artists including Mariah Carey (77 weeks) and Beatles (59 weeks)
  • Also recorded by Fine Young Cannibals (1985), Waylon Jennings & Jessi Colter (1970), Dee Dee Warwick (1971), B.J. Thomas (1970), Del Reeves and Billie Jo Spears (1976), Candi Staton (1981), Thelma Houston (1980), True West (1998), Axelle Red (1997), Dwight Yoakam (1992) and many others



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