Elvis Is Dead

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"Elvis Is Dead"
Single by Living Colour
from the album Time's Up
Released 1990
Format CD, Vinyl
Recorded 1989 - 1990
Genre Funk metal, heavy metal, hard rock
Length 3:51
Label Epic
Writer(s) Vernon Reid
Producer(s) Ed Stasium
Living Colour singles chronology
"Solace of You"
"Elvis Is Dead"
Time's Up track listing
"Someone Like You"
(Track 6)
"Elvis Is Dead"
(Track 7)
(Track 8)

"Elvis Is Dead" is a song by Living Colour featuring Little Richard and Maceo Parker off the album Time's Up. Before, during, and after Little Richard's guest rap performance, many voices speak the song title, concluded by one announcing, "Elvis has left the building!"[1] After, the band twisted the line "Maybe I've a reason to believe we all will be received in Graceland" from Paul Simon's "Graceland" to yield the refrain, "I've got a reason to believe we all won't be received at Graceland." They also quote Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" in stating, "Elvis was a hero to most," but diverge in adding, "But that's beside the point."


  1. "Elvis Is Dead" - 3:51
  2. "Memories Can't Wait (Live)" - 5:06
  3. "Love And Happiness" - 5:09


Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock 25 [2]



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