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Fame and Fortune is a 1960 song by Elvis Presley. It was written by Fred Wise (lyrics) and Ben Weisman (music) and published by Presley’s company Gladys Music, Inc. Presley recorded it on March 21, 1960 in the RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee. He also sang it on the TV special The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis (recorded March 26, 1960, and aired on May 12 of that year).
The song was first released on a single as the flipside to “Stuck on You” (RCA 47 7740). It was Presley’s first post-Army single. “Fame and Fortune” peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of May 5, 1960, while “Stuck on You” spent several weeks at number 1. In the United States the single “Stuck on You” (backed with “Fame and Fortune”) was certified Gold by RIAA for selling over 1 million copies.
“Fame and Fortune” is a ballad in which Presley sings about the downside of fame and fortune. He sings about how he has everything he could ever want in terms of material possessions, but that he still feels lonely and unfulfilled. He also sings about how he is constantly being judged and criticized by others.
The song’s lyrics are particularly poignant in light of Presley’s own life. He was one of the most famous and successful entertainers of all time, but he also struggled with addiction, depression, and loneliness. He died at the age of 42, leaving behind a legacy of music and controversy that continues to this day.
“Fame and Fortune” is a classic Elvis Presley song that showcases his vocal range and versatility. It is also a song that is still relevant today, as it explores themes of fame, fortune, and the pursuit of happiness.
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Here are the lyrics of the song:“Fame And Fortune”
Fame and fortune
how empty they can be
But when I hold you in my arms
That’s heaven to me
Who cares for fame and fortune
They’re only passing things
But the touch of your lips on mine
Makes me feel like a king
Your kind of love
is a treasure I hold
It’s so much greater
than silver or gold
I know that I have nothing
If you should go away
But to know that you love me
Brings fame and fortune my way