THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
442-Elvis Presley-In The Ghetto.
1969-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 2.21.The vicious circle.
In 1968 Elvis Presley(see also best songs 954 and 664) was looking for new material for his 35th studio Album ‘From Elvis In Memphis.’One of the songs chosen and to become the final song on side 2 of the LP was the Mac Davis penned composition In The Ghetto.
Mac Davis is an American Country music singer and songwriter who also provided Presley with his 2002 posthumous UK Number 1 single ‘A Little Less Conversation.’
Other Davis songs worth checking out include ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll(I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life’) and his 1980 UK ‘novelty’ hit ‘It’s Hard To Be Humble.’
In The Ghetto tells a story of poverty,describing a child who can’t overcome his surroundings and turns to crime,which leads to his death and as he is dying another child is being born in the ghetto.
‘As her young man dies,on a cold and grey Chicago mornin’ another little baby child is born in the ghetto.’
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