17 Elvis Presley songs with a woman’s name in the title

I was listening to the Elvis channel on SiriusXM the other day and the DJ had just played a song with a woman’s name (“Sylvia,” I believe) and threw in an Elvis trivia fact I wasn’t aware of… Elvis has 17 songs with a woman’s name in the title. I hadn’t thought to count them before but don’t you go counting them now… I’ve put together the list! Of course, if I’ve missed any or I’m a little off on one or two, comment below!

17 Elvis Presley songs with a woman’s name in the title… 

“Sylvia”

“Mona Lisa”

“Maybelline”

“Cindy, Cindy”

“Judy”

“Polk Salad Annie”

“Mary in the Morning”

“Sweet Angeline”

“(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame”

“Lawdy, Miss Clawdy”

“Charro!”

“Long Tall Sally”

“I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen”

“Santa Lucia”

“Marguerita”

“Mary Lou Brown”

“Proud Mary”

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Do you like any cover songs better than the originals?

There are quite a few songs I’ve heard that were simply remakes of an older version. An easy one to use as an example is “Can’t Help Falling In Love.” Everyone and their mother knows this song was made popular by Elvis Presley.

But this isn’t the version I heard first. For me, it was the recording by UB40 that I fell in love with in the early 1990s.

There are other songs, too, that are only a newer artists take on an old classic. So my question is this:

Does a person generally like the first version they hear of a song, even if it’s not the original artist singing it?

Alien Ant Farm “Smooth Criminal,” Boyz II Men “In the Still of the Night,” Jeff Buckley “Hallelujah,” Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You,” and Sinead O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U” are arguably better covers than the originals, along with many, many other songs. If you heard these first, would you think they’re better than Michael Jackson, The Five Satins, Leonard Cohen, Dolly Parton, and Prince’s originals?

What are your thoughts? Do you have a few cover favorites you like better than the original? Chime in below!

-Out of the Wilderness

Nashville to Graceland, part 6

This post wraps up the hunk ‘o love weekend I had with my family. It was a great time, with memories that will last a lifetime! After we finished our tour of Graceland, we returned to Nashville for a couple days of hanging out. On Sunday, we all went to church and then my family started their trip back to Florida. Check out the photos below, and again, thanks for stopping by!

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-Out of the Wilderness

Nashville to Graceland, part 5

When you visit Graceland and think all you’ll see is the mansion and a few other things, you’re in for a real surprise! Across the street is the Elvis Museum, and it’s incredible! Cars, jumpsuits, records, sheet music, and so much more. Check out photos from the museum, and if you’ve been there, chime in below with your favorite memories! Also check out photos from my guest appearance on the Elvis Quiz Show, broadcasting from the SiriusXM studio, Elvis channel 19.


Elvis having a record amount of fun…

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A couple watches a video about Elvis…

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My parents…

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Hound Dog…

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My sister…

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My dad helping with some of the questions on the Elvis Quiz Show…

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Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the rest of the recap, starting with part 1.

-Out of the Wilderness

Nashville to Graceland, part 4

“When you left you know you told me
That some day you’d be returnin’
In a fancy car, all the town to see…”
(Long Black Limousine – Elvis Presley)

I knew Elvis had a few cars, but this was way more than I expected! Check out the cars, boats, and motorcycles stored in the Elvis museum, which is across the street from the Graceland mansion… (then come back to check out part 1, part 2, and part 3 of my Graceland experience)

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Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Nashville to Graceland, part 3

“So hush little baby
Don’t you cry
You know your daddy’s bound to die
But all my trials Lord, will soon be over”
(An American Trilogy – Elvis Presley)

As part of your tour around the Graceland property, you’ll inevitably end up graveside just past the pool. There’s a well-manicured garden surrounding the final resting places of Vernon (father), Gladys (mother), Jessie (brother), and Elvis. This area is a somber, yet perfect way to end the tour. Check out photos below of my family and I passing by.

I also tried to take some photos in a less traditional way, so you’ll see the graves, but also a perspective from a bit farther away, including folks looking at the graves.

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Thanks for checking out my Graceland posts. If you want to see more, here’s part 1 and part 2.

-Out of the Wilderness

Nashville to Graceland, part 2

“I came home with good intentions,
About 5 or 6 years ago…”
(Stranger in My Own Home Town – Elvis Presley)

This post might have the most pictures because, well, it’s the mansion!

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Our audio tour was set up for 1030am, Elvis time. We arrived around 915am so that gave us time to check out the museum across the street before the tour started. A future post will include so much of what there was to see in the museum, but today, it’s the home of Elvis – the Graceland mansion.

Check out the photos below and chime in with which of the rooms is your favorite.

iPads for each visitor, with audio tour narrated by John Stamos…

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My sister Shannon and I…

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The various rooms in the mansion…

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Narrow descending stairwell to the pool room and TV room in the Graceland mansion…

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Shag carpet on the wall…

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My awesome father checking out some of Elvis’ things…

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Tomorrow’s post will have photos of where Elvis and his family were laid to rest, just off to the left of the pool in the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness