List of songs about or referencing Elvis Presley

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The iconic nature of Elvis Presley in music and popular culture has often made him a subject of, or a touchstone in, numerous songs, both in America and throughout the world. A few of Presley's own songs became huge hits in certain regions of the world, in versions whose translation into the required language bore little or no resemblance to the original lyrics, for instance, "Good Rocking tonight", which Presley made famous throughout the world, became "La voix d'Elvis", a story about how his voice and music inspired a generation of French youngsters to rebel against French colonialism in Algeria. Likewise, "King Creole", the title song to his fourth film (a reference to the name of a nightclub, in the movie), when translated into Spanish by Los Teen Tops, became "Rey del Rock", with lyrics which, irrespective that his name was not actually mentioned, went on to explain, in detail, why Presley was given the title of "King of Rock".

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  1. ^ Return To Sender: Author Howard F Banney, Discography of Elvis Tribute & Novelty Records, First Edition, Pierian Press, 1987
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Return To Sender: Discography of Elvis Tribute & Novelty Records, First Edition, Pierian Press, 1987
  3. ^ Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 7 - The All American Boy: Enter Elvis and the rock-a-billies. [Part 1] : UNT Digital Library" (audio). Pop Chronicles. University of North Texas Libraries. 
  4. ^ Timmins, Mike. "The Trinity Session". Cowboy Junkies. Retrieved 2008-03-19. it is also our acknowledgment of Elvis Presley who stands alone as a rock music pioneer. Our version of Blue Moon relies heavily on Elvis's interpretation which he recorded for Sun records. 
  5. ^ MacDonald, Steven The King & Eye at AllMusic
  6. ^ "Kate Bush's biggest hits". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 
  7. ^ Anderson, Will. "Interview With Suzi Quatro". www.singingbassist.com. The Singing Bassist. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Robin, Marci (2015-06-07). "'Grease': 10 Facts You’ve Probably Never Heard". Biography.comPost. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Nobody Knows". paulbrady.com. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 

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