17: Crying In The Chapel

NeilTop 30 - Songs by Elvis Presley

Entered Top 40s: 2 June 1965
Entry Point: 38
Highest Chart: 1
Weeks In: 16
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One of the earlier Elvis songs that I really like – it reached number 1 in Australia in 1965. Unlike many other Elvis songs from the mid 60’s, this one did NOT appear in a movie. It was a cover version of a song that was first recorded in 1953 and was subsequently recorded by Johnny Burnette, Ella Fitzgerald, Little Richard and The Platters, amongst others. After the Elvis version had been released, Bob Marley and the Wailers released a version with lyrics that had been adapted for the Rastafarian faith.