The Elvis Songs That Lisa Presley Covered

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Lisa Marie Presley continued her father Elvis Presley’s legacy by releasing posthumous duets. She released three albums during her career: To Whom It May Concern (2003), Now What (2005), and Storm & Grace (2012). She passed away on Jan. 12, 2023 at 54. In her last tribute to her father, she greeted fans at Graceland on his 88th birthday on Jan. 8, 2023. Here are four songs she updated and recorded in honor of father Elvis from the ’90s to 2018.

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“Don’t Cry Daddy” (1997)

In 1997, Lisa Marie Presley updated her father’s 1969 single “Don’t Cry Daddy” in a posthumous duet. She presented the video during a tribute concert marking the 20th anniversary of Elvis’ death, featuring her vocals and new instrumentation added to Elvis’ original vocal. The song was originally released as a double A-side single with “Rubberneckin’,” reaching No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

“In the Ghetto” (2007)

Lisa Marie Presley honored her late father Elvis Presley’s 1969 hit “In the Ghetto” on the 30th anniversary of his death by recording a cover version, which raised funds to open a transitional housing facility for homeless families in New Orleans. The song peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 singles chart and topped iTunes sales. The song, written by Mac Davis, tells a story of poverty among children worldwide and was one of Lisa Marie’s favorite songs of her father’s.

 

“I Love You Because” (2012)

Elvis Presley recorded “I Love You Because” in 1954 at Sun Studio during the same session he recorded his debut single. Lisa Marie recorded a new version of the song 35 years after her father’s passing, produced by T-Bone Burnett. The updated version featured a video with Lisa Marie’s four children.

 

“Where No One Stands Alone” (2018)

Lisa Marie Presley added her voice to her father Elvis Presley’s original recording of the title track of the 2018 gospel song collection “Where No One Stands Alone”. The song, which was written by gospel singer Thomas “Mosie” Lister and released by Elvis in 1967, was accompanied by a video featuring footage of Elvis performing and rare family photos and videos. The updated version was released after the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ death.