I’m not a huge Elvis Presley fan (although I’ve been to Graceland) but I do like some of his songs. In honor of Elvis on the 30th anniversary of his death, here’s my list of my top five favorite Elvis songs:

1. Heartbreak Hotel
2. Suspicious Minds (the Fine Young Cannibals do a great cover)

3. Can’t Help Falling In Love (beautiful song no matter who sings it)
4. Hound Dog (although you just can’t top the Big Mama Thornton version)

5. Are You Lonesome Tonight – a live recording where Elvis cracks a joke and then laughs uncontrollably for several minutes. The backup singers are unfazed and just keep on singing.

More from Whispers in the Loggia: The Dormition of Elvis (which includes a link to Five Catholic Facts about Elvis. Who knew?)

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