List of songs about or referencing Elvis Presley

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The iconic nature of Elvis Presley in music and popular culture have 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 Elvis 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 colonialisnm in Algeria. Likewise, the title song to his fourth movie, "King Creole" (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 of the fact his name was not actually mentioned, went on to explain, in detail, why Presley was given the title of Rock King.

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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. Digital.library.unt.edu. 
  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. ^ Anderson, Will. "Interview With Suzi Quatro". www.singingbassist.com. The Singing Bassist. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 

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