Elvis Ain't Dead

Album: Scouting for Girls (2007)
Charted: 8
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Songfacts®:

  • "Elvis Ain't Dead" is the story of a guy pining for his former lover, encouraged in his belief that she will return to him by the anything's-possible attitude of the Elvis Is Alive theorists.
  • Frontman Roy Stride explained on his record label's website: "Most great Pop music is emotional and the biggest emotional moments in life are when you've either fallen in love or fallen out of love. Apart from death, which is a similar sort of emotion, losing someone through death. It's timeless. It's a combination of storytelling and personal experience. 'Elvis Ain't Dead,' for instance, I was reading this article about this guy who was completely convinced that Elvis was still alive, and I got the idea of someone who could believe anything in life."
  • The popularity of this third single helped their long-player to the top of the UK album charts after almost 5 months on release.

Comments: 4

  • Daniel from MadridI just heard the song for the 1st time, and I immediately caught the "God only knows" reference, like Ameelia !
  • B from Newcastle, United KingdomAmeelia, I thought that too, or maybe Beach Baby. It does my head in that I cant decide which song.
  • Ameelia from London, United KingdomAbout 2mins in, is it me, or does it sound like they start to sample "God only knows" by the Beach Boys??
  • Ameelia from London, United KingdomI LOVE this song...I thought it was the Feeling or another band, glad I found it!
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