Elvis Presley Earwigs got me
January 31, 2017 11:13pm CST
Fairly early this morning, I wrote about Elvis and his many impersonators. Since then, he has haunted me with "Heartbreak Hotel, "Suspicion," "Wooden Heart " (GI Blues), "I Can't Help Falling in Love" and (oh, no) "Crying in the Chapel" and "Blue Christmas." The only way I avoided those songs, to which I seem to know most of the lyrics, was to listen to the news, not a good thing since the election, or to play other music. So, I heard lots of Miles Davis, Keely Smith, Beatles, Ben Webster, Ray Charles and more. It is funny how just the suggestion of an artist or a familiar tune can set it off in your head. I know this happens to all of us at times. How do you get rid of an earwig?
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• United States
1 Feb 17
"Suspicion" wasn't an Elvis song. That was Terry Stafford (who later wrote George Strait's song "Amarillo By Morning"), who tried -- and apparently succeeded -- to sound an awful lot like Elvis. As for how to get rid of earworms, I play the song. And play it. And play it. And play it. And play it again.
• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
May be a good idea. I read that "Suspicion was first recorded by Stafford, then Presley recorded it.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search "Suspicion" Single by Terry Stafford from the album Suspicion B-side "Judy" Released February 1964 Format 7" single Recorded 1963 Genre Rockabilly Length 2:27 Label Crusader C 101 Writer(s)