100 Songs that came out in 1989 that mention Elvis Presley

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No 1988 or 1990 shit plz thx.

1. Public Enemy - "Fight The Power"
2. Living Colour - "Elvis Is Dead"
3. Mojo Nixon And Skid Roper - "(619) 239-KING"
4. Eurythmics - "Angel"

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Elvis is Dead" was released in 1990...

Ned Raggett, Friday, 12 December 2008 16:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

SHIT

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

damn, Cowboy Junkies' Trinity Session was released on 12/7/88, and has "Blue Moon Revisited (Song For Elvis)". But none of that 1988 shit oh well.

Euler, Friday, 12 December 2008 16:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ok, 1988 and 1990 stuff is allowed now.

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

5. Cowboy Junkies - "Blue Moon Revisited (Song For Elvis)"

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

6. Beastie Boys - "Johnny Ryall"

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

7. 3rd Bass - "Brooklyn-Queens"

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

8. Wasn't there something that coincided with all the "sightings"?

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Friday, 12 December 2008 16:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol this thread

Ca-hoot na na na oh oh (HI DERE), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

9. "Vote Elvis," Popinjays

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Friday, 12 December 2008 16:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

10. Tom Petty, Free Fallin'

very very serious (gabbneb), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

When did that black velvet song come out? I don't think it explicitly mentions E, but iirc it's about him

extremely intoxicated & uncooperative outside a Hooters in Winston-Salem (will), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

'90

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Friday, 12 December 2008 16:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

11. Billy Joel - "We Didn't Start The Fire"

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 12 December 2008 16:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

88-90 means no Dire Straits.

Geir Hongro, Friday, 12 December 2008 16:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

black velvet was '89, i think. great thrread.

very very serious (gabbneb), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

'91 would get you hal ketchum's small town saturday night

very very serious (gabbneb), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

12. "Black Velvet," Alannah Myles

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Friday, 12 December 2008 16:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

13 Elvis on the Radio, Steel Guitar in My Soul - KLF

sister s (ledge), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

is this the secret to this thread?

http://trevor.hornsby.free.fr/Paul_Simon/graceland.gif

very very serious (gabbneb), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

14. Ray Stevens - 'I Saw Elvis in a UFO'

(^^ This what being forced to drive through Branson everytime I came and went from college to home did to me.)

өөө (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

15. Robyn Hitchcock, "Queen Elvis"

Euler, Friday, 12 December 2008 16:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

Does Memphis, Egypt count?
http://image.listen.com/img/170x170/0/6/6/2/412660_170x170.jpg

dad a, Friday, 12 December 2008 16:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

16-36: every song on The King & Eye
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WH8S862PL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

dad a, Friday, 12 December 2008 17:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

YES dad a.

I think I have the makings of an EMP paper or Believer article in here.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 12 December 2008 18:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

Dread Zeppelin debuted in '90 didn't they? Gotta count that.

And hey, on the motion picture front, "Wild At Heart", "Mystery Train", "Pink Cadillac", "Cry-Baby" and who-knows-what else were all released in 1989-90! What was going on?

Myonga Vön Bontee, Friday, 12 December 2008 18:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

37.) "Smokin' Banana Peels" - Dead Milkmen ('88)

өөө (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

this thread might be helpful to cross reference:
songs that reference both Jesus and Elvis

The strawman from the hilarious 'ilx' race threads (some dude), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

fallout from 10-year anniversary of his death?

xxpost

extremely intoxicated & uncooperative outside a Hooters in Winston-Salem (will), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

'91 would get you hal ketchum's small town saturday night

Also Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis"

total mormon cockblock extravaganza (jaymc), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

What was going on?

-10 year nostalgia cycle after his death in 1977
-peak of Elvis "sightings" and tabloid journalism

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 12 December 2008 18:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Didn't U2 record Rattle and Hum (1988) at Sun Studios?

total mormon cockblock extravaganza (jaymc), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

And the b-side to "Angel of Harlem" is "A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel."

total mormon cockblock extravaganza (jaymc), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

(Though it doesn't mention Elvis by name.)

total mormon cockblock extravaganza (jaymc), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think I have the makings of an EMP paper or Believer article in here.

If you are serious about this, you should check out this book, which is academic but very readable and engaging.

total mormon cockblock extravaganza (jaymc), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oooh! Awesome! Thanks jaymc!

No one rip off my idea, k?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 12 December 2008 18:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

official biterpedia of new jack east coast ilxors jacking whiney's EMP paper proposal

The strawman from the hilarious 'ilx' race threads (some dude), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

also check late 80s bands Elvis Hitler (who definitely referenced Presley) and Velvet Elvis (who I never heard)

dad a, Friday, 12 December 2008 19:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

Re: tabloid Elvis sightings - haha yep!

I remember Bloom County had a running gag around this time with an aged, fatter Elvis making himself known to a few blessed individuals.

extremely intoxicated & uncooperative outside a Hooters in Winston-Salem (will), Friday, 12 December 2008 19:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, even Weird Al weighed in!

38. Weird Al Yankovic - "Velvet Elvis"

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 12 December 2008 19:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

and it sounded like the Police.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 12 December 2008 19:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

growing up in the 80s and early 90s it definitely felt like there was a slow fade of the national obsession with Elvis dying down...maybe it was the boomers taking over the pop culture canon and shifting the focus further toward the Beatles?

The strawman from the hilarious 'ilx' race threads (some dude), Friday, 12 December 2008 19:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

Adrenalin OD had an album called 'Cruising With Elvis In Bigfoot's UFO' that came out around 1988, no way I can remember any lyrics off that thing though.

NickB, Friday, 12 December 2008 19:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

39. Pop Will Eat Itself - 'Not Now James, We're Busy' 1989

"They're all in this, they're doing it to James
Like they did it to Elvis"

NickB, Friday, 12 December 2008 19:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

Prefab Sprout - Jordan: The Comeback

Freedom, Friday, 12 December 2008 19:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

What was going on?

Post-Reagan casting about for a father figure?
Pre-Cobain casting about for a rebellion icon?

dad a, Friday, 12 December 2008 19:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

I remember there was LOTS of money to be made of Elvis kitsch: license plates, fridge magnets, fake drivers license, velvet paintings, etc.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 12 December 2008 19:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

wonder stuff - never loved elvis

get that pion down you son (Frogman Henry), Saturday, 13 December 2008 19:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

I saw this movie in the theater in 1988:

http://webzoom.freewebs.com/movieposters/HEARTBREAK%20HOTEL%20us%201%20sheet.JPG

өөө (Pleasant Plains), Saturday, 13 December 2008 20:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

I went to Graceland for the first time in 1989.

Mark, Saturday, 13 December 2008 20:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

It was also when Elvis' music started making its first real impact in CD format. I remember this 2xCD set (which I still have) being a big deal when it came out in 1990:

http://www.amazon.com/Top-Ten-Hits-Elvis-Presley/dp/B000002WFX

Which culminated w/ the first 50s box in 1992.

Mark, Saturday, 13 December 2008 20:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

Actually I guess that set is from just a couple of years earlier, but Elvis on CD was a big deal during those few years.

Mark, Saturday, 13 December 2008 20:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

That NME Last Temptation of Elvis comp too ... Kind of surprising that this happened across the whole mainstream/undergound continuum.

dad a, Saturday, 13 December 2008 20:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

The Ex, "Elvis & I," off Dead Fish, 1990.

dad a, Monday, 14 September 2009 15:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

Are there even 100 songs that mention elvis in 1989v

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 9 November 2017 08:34 (one week ago) Permalink


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