Hearts On Fire

Have a seat, and enjoy this week’s earworm!

Did this weekend’s artificially short length leave you feeling a little more groggy than usual on Monday morning?  Well, The Nest is going to turn up the heat with a song that’s guaranteed to get your blood pumping.  And we’re doing it potpourri style…. as it’s time for the next song in our Top 30 Songs We Just Feel Like Playing countdown!  We’ve climbed all the way up to #8.  Better wring out those sweat stained handkerchiefs for this one…

#8. “Burning Love” – Elvis Presley

Unless you’re a millennial living underneath your smartphone, you should already know damned good and well who Elvis Presley is.  The man, the myth, the legend is considered to be the King of Rock and Roll… and one of the most famous dead celebrities to have been sighted over the past four decades.  Though Elvis’ salad days were in the 1950’s when he was a black and white hit machine unlike any music had ever seen, it seems to be the days when Elvis looked like he was eating everything but salads that we most associate with him today.  Admit it, when you think of Elvis, you think of a sweaty fat guy in a white jumpsuit doing a Vegas concert in front of adoring ladies throwing their undergarments on stage…

Thank you! Thank you verruh much!!!

While Elvis wasn’t quite the chart topper during the second stage of his career as he was when he could only be legally shown from the waist up, he did record some of his better known songs in the late 60’s and early 70’s.  And the Fat Elvis song I can’t get enough of would be his 1972 cover of an Arthur Alexander county hit, “Burning Love”…

Love that piano work in this song!  If Elvis can’t get you up and moving today, then the tabloids should be reporting about how you faked your own death.

Of course, you’ll have to play second fiddle to Bat Boy.

Already a hit, the song would later become most associated with Elvis’ famous Aloha Concert in 1974, which is probably why a cover of it was chosen for the Hawaiian themed Disney film “Lilo and Stitch.”  “Burning Love” was The King’s final Top 10 hit in the US, and made it all the way up to #2…. getting cockblocked from the top spot by Chuck Berry’s Ding A Ling.

Elvis may have left the building, but we’ll have another great earworm to get your temperature rising next Monday…

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11 Responses to Hearts On Fire

  1. he is still the king!!!

  2. Meh…..I was never a big Elvis fan, and I don’t get his appeal. My parent’s on the other hand are big Elvis fans. I listened to his Christmas album growing up A LOT, that’s all my parent’s would play. So maybe, that’s why I’m not a big Elvis fan, lol.

    • There’s a lot of Elvis that does nothing for me, and I’ll agree that he was more myth than legend. This song’s all about the music for me… too much of a good time going on! probably anyone else could be singing it, though…

  3. My sister was an Elvis fan and she FORCED me to jitterbug with her to his records in the 50s but he never really “floated my boat”……

    Pam

    • OMG! Forced dancing! How cruel! That reminds me of the dance class we were required to take in high school… and I wanted no part of it! I don’t think we danced to any Elvis, though…. but we did have The Village People, the Eagles, and Wham!

      • Fortunately I never had forced dancing in school……but my mother FORCED me to take ballet and tap dancing when I was growing up. Compared to forced jitterbugging, ballet and tap were EASY. LOL

  4. Ally Bean says:

    Well, love me tender, love me do, never let me go, what an unexpected song to find here. I’m indifferent to Elvis, but I get his appeal even if he ain’t nothing but a hound dog.

  5. draliman says:

    I actually had no idea he started off in the 50s. I first heard of him when I was a kid and they started showing some of his films.

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