My Top 25 Elvis Songs: Kentucky Rain (#8)

@FourWalls (16336)
United States
September 6, 2016 10:06pm CST
It's time for a repeat of a song! I'm counting down my favorite Elvis Presley songs, a series that I began back on August 16, the 39th anniversary of Elvis' death. And yes, I've used this song before. #8: Kentucky Rain Back in June when I did my ten favorite songs about rain or storms I had this song on the list. It's not only a great "rain" song, it's a great Elvis song. It's a great song, period. As I mentioned then, a young, unknown session piano player named Ronnie Milsap played on Elvis' recording of this song, which was written by another young, unknown person named Eddie Rabbitt. They both went on to do pretty well for themselves, didn't they? As for the song, it's one of Elvis' first big hits of the 70s, and it remains a "signature song" of his -- one of those songs that you think of when you think of Elvis. Here's a spoiler alert, though: there's only one more of those "signature songs" left on the countdown. Meanwhile, hope there's no rain in your shoes. Kentucky Rain Written by Eddie Rabbitt and Dick Heard Recorded by Elvis Presley Released as a 45, 1970 Here's the hit version (as opposed to an outtake that I used last time):
Seven lonely days and a dozen towns ago I reached out one night and you were gone Don't know why you'd run, what you're running to or from All I know is I wa...
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@JohnRoberts (67454)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Sep 16
This was one of his last great hits and showed his maturity as a singer.
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@teamfreak16 (42575)
• Denver, Colorado
7 Sep 16
Great song. Am I wrong to envision someone like Andy Williams covering this? Because it's right up his alley.
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@celticeagle (121065)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Sep 16
I can hear him singing it in my head. One of his greater songs.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Sep 16
Great lyrics in this - and sung sympathetically. Thanks.
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