About the song
Welcome to my blog, where I share my passion for music and its history. Today, I want to talk about one of my favorite songs: Elvis Presley’s cover of “Blueberry Hill”. This song was originally written by Vincent Rose, Larry Stock, and Al Lewis in 1940, and recorded by several artists, including Gene Autry, Glenn Miller, and Louis Armstrong. However, it was Fats Domino who made the song famous in 1956, with his rock and roll version that reached number 2 on the Billboard Top 40 charts and number 1 on the R&B Best Sellers chart. Elvis Presley was a fan of Fats Domino, and he recorded his own version of “Blueberry Hill” in 1957, during a session at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. His rendition was more upbeat and energetic than Fats Domino’s, and showcased his vocal range and charisma. Presley’s version was not released as a single in the US, but it was included on his album “Loving You”, which was the soundtrack of his second movie. However, it was released as a single in the UK in 1970, where it reached number 50 on the UK Singles Chart.
“Blueberry Hill” is a song that expresses nostalgia and longing for a lost love. The lyrics describe the memories of a man who once found happiness with his lover on Blueberry Hill, a place that symbolizes sweetness and innocence. The song has a simple melody and a catchy chorus that repeats the phrase “I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill”. The song has become a classic of rock and roll, and has been covered by many other artists, such as Cliff Richard, Elton John, and The Beach Boys. It has also been featured in movies, TV shows, and commercials, and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.