The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, passed away some time ago. At least, if you don’t believe the conspiracy theories. There is no doubt about it: his music still lives on. Many venture to perform a song by Elvis. Sometimes with success, as can be seen from the list below. Let’s take a look at the world of Elvis covers.
10. Norah Jones – Love Me Tender
It always takes some getting used to: a female voice on an Elvis song, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. The empathy of the American Jazz singer Norah Jones can be clearly heard in her version of Love Me Tender.
9. Ed Sheeran – Can’t Help Falling In Love
During the Elvis All Star Tribute 2019, various artists came together to perform the songs of Elvis. One of these was Ed Sheeran. The British singer-songwriter has several hits to his name and also shows that he can cover well.
8. Ярослав Карпук – Can’t Help Falling In Love
In the Ukrainian version of The Voice Kids, this boy showed an exceptional voice. The jurors thought the same and turned around one by one.
7. Benedikt Köstler – Always On My Mind
Our eastern neighbors also know the TV format The Voice. He was just short of the win in the seventh season, but was the runner-up. His low tones will stay with you for a while.
6. Cheap Trick – Don’t Be Cruel
Cheap Trick has added a little more rock to Don’t Be Cruel and that doesn’t sound bad at all! The band scored another number 4 hit with this version. At the end of the video clip, the drummer couldn’t resist appearing on the scene in a typical Elvis costume.
5. Adam Lambert – Blue Suede Shoes
Like Ed Sheeran, Adam Lambert was also present at the Elvis All Star Tribute. He chose the song Blue Suede Shoes and had perhaps the best performance of the evening to his name. In any case, it swings nicely!
4. Danny Vera – In the Ghetto
Dutch Danny Vera silenced the entire RTL Late Night studio in 2018 when he sang In The Ghetto at the table. He is now working on a new album that also contains some covers. In The Ghetto is one of these.
3. ZZ Top – Viva Las Vegas
Elvis’ hairspray skipped these guys, but ZZ Top managed to impress by covering Viva Las Vegas. It will not please every Elvis fan. In any case, the fans of ZZ Top were full of praise.
2. David Thibault – Heartbreak Hotel
In season 4 of The Voice: la plus belle voix, young David Thibault sang Blue Suede Shoes during his audition. It was surprising that only one jury member turned around. However, he made it to the final and traveled the world with his imitations in the years that followed. He has also recorded a few video clips, such as Heartbreak Hotel.
1. Paul McCartney – That’s All Right Mama
And then we have already arrived at number 1: Paul McCartney. A true tribute from one musical hero to another. Surely that can only be appreciated?