Did You Know: “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley

elvis Did You Know: Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley

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It’s ‘The King of Rock & Roll’ on ‘Tickets @ 2’ this afternoon. Be listening for “Suspicious Minds” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elvis Presley[/lastfm] between two and three.

This was the last #1 hit for Elvis during his lifetime. A remixed version of “A Little Less Conversation” later hit # 1 in the UK in 2002.

Memphis singer Mark James wrote it. He recorded and released his own version, but it didn’t go anywhere. Memphis soul producer Chips Moman brought the song to Presley in 1969, and Elvis immediately fell in love with it and decided he could turn it into a hit, even though it flopped for James.

It was recorded between 4-7 in the morning, during a landmark Memphis session that helped Elvis reclaim his title of “The King.”

This was a huge comeback song for Elvis. It was 7 years since his last #1 hit.

We’ll take caller # 9 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) when it plays for a family four-pack of tickets to our 2011 Earth Day Expo this weekend at the L.A. Zoo!

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One Comment

  1. RainbowRay says:

    Great Elvis song!! I’ve heard this song while dreaming of me kissing Fiona at Graceland one day (dreaming on the net!).

    I have also eaten Elvis’s favorite, banana and peanut butter sandwiches (grilled bananas as Elvis liked them) in the opes of being with my darling Fiona in Memphis one day. I didn’t know if I was going to like it, but believe it or not, the taste isn’t bad?? II’ve had about six or seven of them during this journey. I wonder if Fiona’s going to like them??

    Miss you my little peanut butter and banana sandwich; one day we’ll get together and make like a banana and “split” our own scene.

    If Elvis recorded this between 4 and 7 in the morning as is stated in the above blog then he ust have eaten a hell of alot of banana and peanut butter sandwiches, right?

    I wonder if the peanut butter was Kraft or Jiffy??


  2. Rockin' Ron Cade says:


    Just wanted to let you know that “Suspicious Minds” was NOT the last #1 hit for Elvis in his lifetime. However, It WAS his last #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

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