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Elvis is everywhere

A nice set of cover versions for the King’s 78th birthday

By Mark C. Brown Jan 8, 2013 5:22PM
The KingThe King would have been 78 today, and if you think his shadow doesn't still loom large you're only fooling yourself. Rather than rehash his life, let's hear some of the better interpretations of his signature songs.

Bruce Springsteen's take on "Viva Las Vegas" rips with power.

He also does a nice interpretation of "Follow That Dream."
Led Zeppelin did a nice take on "Let's Have a Party."
As did Paul McCartney on “It’s Now or Never.”
Chris Isaak gets plenty of vocal comparisons to Elvis, and does a nice job with "I Can't Help Falling in Love."

Melissa Etheridge, "Burning Love."

Dwight Yoakam, "Mystery Train."

Tony Bennett, "Love Me Tender."

Michael Hutchence, "Baby Let’s Play House."

The Cramps, "Jailhouse Rock"

 Bono’s "Love Me Tender."

And we'll let Mojo Nixon have the last word by reminding us of the obvious - "Elvis is Everywhere."