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MY APOLOGIES, IAM so late (STILL) v the promised collection of ar­ti­cles on the yellow Stan­dard Se­ries that Elvis records. And also asecond, an ext con­tro­ver­sial ar­ticle of­fers are­vealing look in ~ ahighly sought-after col­lec­table through adu­bious pedi­gree. Iam still working on tech­nical as­pects of my blogs and still have ob­sta­cles in the route of having actually them up-to-date and run­ning quickly and also smoothly. So, below is alittle piece just to fill the time up be­tween majorposts.

Once again, it’s my an­swer to aques­tion ~ above Quora. The ques­tion is “Why perform many people think Elvis go Crazy small Thing dubbed Love?” Al­though my an­swer has actually two parts, it’s rather brief and also can be uncovered be­tween the 2 hor­i­zontal linesbelow:

1. Iliked Crazy tiny Thing called Love the very first time Iheard the in 1979. That re­mains one of my fa­vorite Queen records.

2. Ican’t imagine anyone that is re­ally fa­miliar through Elvis Presley’s music thinking that Freddie Mer­cury sound re­motely prefer Elvis. He does cap­ture few of the heart of ol’ Swivel Hips, though.

That’s it—those 2 num­bered currently con­sti­tute mine en­tire answer.

I had the damn­dest time set­tling top top atitle for this piece. Iwanted it to it is in hu­morous however every­thing Icame up could have sound con­de­scending to­wards Freddie Mer­cury or his fans or even Elvis! (For ex­ample, “Don’t Freddie perform Ol’ Elvis best Proud top top Crazy little Thing dubbed Love“?)

The title Iset­tled ~ above doesn’t have actually the pop or pizazz the Iwanted.

But it’lldo.


Crazy small Thing referred to as Love to be in­cluded ~ above Queen’s album THE GAME. The covering of the album fea­tured ablack and white photograph of the team taken throughout the ses­sion for the video clip they created MTV. The photo has actually an in­ten­tion­ally blurred look—an al­most am­a­teurish look.

Elvis left his jumpsuit at Freddie’s

Most that the an­swers come the ques­tion tend to be on the op­po­site side of the po­si­tion Itook (and Ias­sume they room from younger people). Much more in line v my at­ti­tude but much an ext clever and also en­ter­taining to be this an­swer left by Tim Boomsma:

“Elvis left his white se­quined jump­suit in ~ Freddie Mercury’s residence one night. Once Freddie put it on, his voice gained deeper, making that sound alittle much more Elvis-like.“

To read Tim’s an­swer and also those of rather in their en­tirety, click HERE.

To view the Queen video of Crazy little Thing dubbed Love, click HERE.

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To see Dwight Yoakam also do the tune as one Elvis tribute, click HERE.

To listen agood if un­cred­ited Elvis sounda­like perform the song, click HERE. (And he is among the better Elvis tribute artists that Ihave heard, sounding and also even emotion nat­ural while many sounda­likes sound forced.)

Fi­nally, over there are additionally other Elvis im­per­son­ators doing Crazy little Thing called Love top top YouTube, in­cluding a “duet” be­tween Freddy and also Elvis. There are also sev­eral videos the Queen per­forming the track live v theyears.