Fool (Elvis Presley song)

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Fool by Elvis Presley b-w Steamroller Blues US vinyl single.jpg
Picture sleeve for the U.S. vinyl single, with "Steamroller Blues" on its flipside cover
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Elvis (The "Fool" Album)
A-side "Steamroller Blues"[1]
Released 1973
Format 7" single
Recorded March 28, 1972
Genre Country rock
Songwriter(s) [1]
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Separate Ways" / "Always on My Mind"
"Fool" / "Steamroller Blues"
"Raised on Rock" / "For Ol' Times Sake"

"Separate Ways" / "Always on My Mind"
"Fool" / "Steamroller Blues"
"Raised on Rock" / "For Ol' Times Sake"
Professional ratings
Review scores

"Fool" is a 1973 song by Elvis Presley. It was adapted by songwriter Carl Sigman from a composition by James Last, titled "No Words". It was released as a single with its flipside track "Steamroller Blues".[1] and then on the 1973 album Elvis (as its opening track).

On Billboard Hot 100 the single charted as "Steamroller Blues / Fool", peaking at number 17 on the week of June 2, 1973.[3] "Fool" also charted on the Billboard Easy Listening chart, spending there 16 weeks in total and peaking at number 12 on the same week of June 2.[4]

In the United Kingdom the single "Fool" spent 10 weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 15 on the week of August 11, 1973.[5]

Critical response[edit]

Billboard reviewed the single in its April 7, 1973 issue, calling it a "[s]trong ballad effort in country-rock vein, following along lines of [Presley's] other ballad hits." The magazine also noted the "good [chart] potential" of the flip side ("Steamroller Blues" by James Taylor).[2]


Chart (1973) Peak
UK Singles Chart (Official Charts Company)[5] 15
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 17*
US Billboard Easy Listening[4] 12
* as "Steamroller Blues / Fool"


  1. ^ a b c Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (25 December 1971). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 1–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ a b Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (7 April 1973). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 70–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  3. ^ a b "Music: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  4. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - Chart history (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  5. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-12-16.

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