Calling Elvis" is a song written by Mark Knopfler and performed by Dire Straits. It first appeared on the final studio album by the band, (1991). It was released as the first single from that album, peaking at number 21 in the United Kingdom, and was included on the 2005 compilation On Every Street . A live version of the song also appears on the 1993 live album The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations . On the Night
Content [ edit ]
The song is about an Elvis fan who believes
Elvis Presley still to be alive, making references to many of his songs, including , Heartbreak Hotel , Love Me Tender and Don't Be Cruel , and the popular expression Return to Sender . Mark Knopfler has been quoted as saying the idea came to him one day when he left his phone off the hook and his brother-in-law tried repeatedly to get hold of him. Upon finally doing so, the brother-in-law remarked Mark was harder to get hold of than Elvis. Elvis has left the building
Music video [ edit ]
The music video was directed by
Gerry Anderson of fame and includes several members of the band represented in Thunderbirds marionette form.
Track listing [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ " Australian-charts.com – Dire Straits – Calling Elvis". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
^ " Dire Straits – Calling Elvis – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
^ " Lescharts.com – Dire Straits – Calling Elvis" (in French). Les classement single.
^ " Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
^ " Nederlandse Top 40 – Dire Straits search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
^ " Charts.org.nz – Dire Straits – Calling Elvis". Top 40 Singles.
^ " Norwegiancharts.com – Dire Straits – Calling Elvis". VG-lista.
^ " Swedishcharts.com – Dire Straits – Calling Elvis". Singles Top 60.
^ " Dire Straits – Calling Elvis – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
External links [ edit ]