Monday, July 18, 2022

The Music of "ELVIS" (2022 film)

The new movie about the life of Elvis Presley - the King of Rock-n-Roll - hit the Big Screen after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2022, has received rave reviews, and as of this writing has grossed over $180 million worldwide.

The film stars Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Col. Tom Parker.

I thought it was an excellent time to share some of the music of The King! We'll start with "Heartbreak Hotel" (his very first #1 hit), as well as other rockers like "Hound Dog" (another #1 hit), and "Teddy Bear" (also a #1 hit), plus and a couple of ballads like "Love Me Tender" (#1 hit) and "Can't Help Falling in Love" (also #1 and an early '60s release), and finally his last #1 hit on the main Billboard charts, "Suspicious Minds" (from 1969).


"Heartbreak Hotel" Elvis Presley (1956)

E - - - /E - - - /E - - - /E7 - - - /
A - - - /A7 - - - /B - - - /E - - - /

"Hound Dog" Elvis Presley (1956)

C - - - /C - - - /C - - - /C7 - - - /
F - - - /F7 - - - /C - - - /C - - - /
G7 - - - /F7 - - - /C - - - /C - - - /


version 2
capo at fret 3

A - - - /A - - - /A - - - /A7 - - - /
D - - - /D7 - - - /A - - - /A - - - /
E - - - /E7 - - - /A - - - /A - - - /



"Love Me Tender" Elvis (1956)

C - - - /D7 - - - /G - G7 - /C - - - /
C - - - /D7 - - - /G - G7 - /C - - - /

C - E7 - /Am - C7 - /F - Fm - /C - - - /
C - A7 - /D7 - - - /G - G7 - /C - - - /


"Teddy Bear" Elvis (1957)

verse
C - - - /C - - - /C - - - /C - - - /
F - - - /F - - - /F - - - /C - - - /
G - - - /G - - - /C - - - /C - - - /

bridge
F - - - /G - - - /F - - - /G - - - /
F - - - /G - - - /F - - - /G - - - /
C - - - /C - - - /


"I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" Elvis Presley (1961)
6/8

verse:
C - /Em - /Am - /Am - /
F - /C - /G - /G - /
F - /G - / Am - /F - /
C - /G - /C - /C - /
repeat

bridge:
Em - /B7 - /Em - /B7 - /
Em - /B7 - /Em - /A7 - /
Dm - /G - /


"Suspicious Minds" Elvis Presley (1969)

chorus
G - - - /G - - - /C - - - /C - - - /
D - - - /C - - - /G - - - /G - - - /
G - - - /G - - - /C - - - /C - - - /
D - - - /C - - - /D - C - /G - D - /

verse
C - - - /G - - - /Bm - - - /C - - D /
Em - - - /Bm - - - /C - - - /D7 - - - /

verse (pre-bridge)
C - - - /G - - - /Bm - - - /C - - D /
Em - - - /Bm - - - /C - - - /B7 - - - /

bridge
Em - - - /Bm - - - /C - - - /D - - - -/
Em - - - /Bm - - - /C - - - /D - - - -/
G - - - /C - - - /G - - - /D - - - /

chorus outro
G - - - /G - - - /C - - - /C - - - /
D - - - /C - - - /G - - - /G - - - /
repeat


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