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Mac Davis’ ‘In the Ghetto’ Was a Famous Hit for Elvis, But ‘Memories’ Deserves Another Listen

Mac Davis’ ‘In the Ghetto’ Was a Famous Hit for Elvis, But ‘Memories’ Deserves Another Listen

Mac Davis had a number of his songs recorded by Elvis Presley, most famously the 1969 tale of inner-city poverty “In the Ghetto.” The vivid depiction of social inequality was a Top 3 hit for Elvis and became as synonymous with the latter part of his career as “Suspicious Minds.” But for all its importance to Presley’s Seventies-era catalog, it’s not the best Davis composition that Elvis put to tape.

That’d be “Memories,” a gorgeously mournful ballad about the passing of time and the fleeting nature of our days.

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