John and Elvis Are Dead

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"John and Elvis Are Dead"
Single by George Michael
from the album Patience
Released October 3, 2005 (2005-10-03)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop, soul
Length 4:23
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s) George Michael, David Austin
Producer(s) George Michael
George Michael singles chronology
"Round Here"
"John and Elvis Are Dead"
"An Easier Affair"

"John and Elvis Are Dead" is a single released by George Michael from his album Patience. It was released on October 3, 2005 as a download-only single and was therefore unable to chart in the United Kingdom.

The song was also released on Michael's greatest hits album Twenty Five.

The music video did not receive heavy airplay, although it remains popular among Michael's fans. It features footage of John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye as well as footage of Freddie Mercury used from Queen's music video "Bohemian Rhapsody". These deceased music legends are mentioned in the chorus of the song.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Digital EP
  1. "John and Elvis Are Dead" – 4:23
  2. "Edith & The Kingpin" (Live at Abbey Road) – 3:46
  3. "Praying for Time" (Live at Abbey Road) – 4:57
  4. "For the Love (Of You)"
  5. "Precious Box" (Shapeshifters Remix)