I know all of his hits where written by other people and or co-written by him, but i have heard he has written some songs that where on albums but where not singles. Does anyone know what these songs are?
IÂ´m listening to Elvis for a long time now, but IÂ´ve never heard of any song he has written. Think I have about 600-700 songs, as far as I know everyone`s written by somebody else.But if IÂ´m wrong IÂ´d be very interested in those.
Presley was not a songwriter and was happy to simply interpret other peopleâ€™s songs. According to Michael Bertrand, he "was an untrained musician who played entirely by ear. ‘I don’t read music,’ he confessed, ‘but I know what I like.’
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Most of your greats didn’t write their own material. Oddly enough, a lot of them wrote songs that other people made famous. A prime example is Willie Nelson. He wrote “Crazy” and “The Night Life” in the same week. Patsy Cline purchased “Crazy” and made a fortune with it. “The Night Life” was sung by Ray Price, Ray Charles, and a few others - it is now known as a Standard in the jazz world. I think that I read that Willie sold the pair of songs for less than $1000.00 !
I’ve only been faithfully listening to Elvis for about 5 years now, i heard alot of him at such a young age around when i was 5 years old though. On account of my aunt was obsessed with him, she even went out with an elvis imitator, she has a gigantic collection though compared to my Elvis collection. Thats what i thought, he wrote no songs. I was hearing he wrote a couple though, but must have been false info.