Clean Up Your Own Backyard

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"Clean Up Your Own Backyard"
Single by Elvis Presley
B-side "The Fair is Moving On"
Released June 17, 1969
Genre Country
Label RCA
Writer(s) Mac Davis, Billy Strange
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"In the Ghetto"
"Clean Up Your Own Backyard"
"Suspicious Minds" /
"You'll Think of Me"

Clean Up Your Own Backyard is a song by Elvis Presley. Written by Mac Davis and Billy Strange it was released as a 7" single in 1969 with "The Fair Is Moving On" on the B-side, but not featured on any studio album. It reached #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #21 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was from the soundtrack of the film The Trouble with Girls, and was later included on the budget RCA Camden album Almost In Love.

Although The Trouble with Girls is set in the 1920s, several lyrics within this song are anachronistic for the era, such as a reference to "armchair quarterbacks", a term not coined until the advent of television sports broadcasting decades later.

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