(Now and Then There’s) An April Fool Such as I

The cover of Elvis' "Fool" single (released March 1973)

The cover of Elvis’ “Fool” single (released March 1973)

“Wise men say, only fools rush in…” and this one is rushing in to bring you a ranking of Elvis’ greatest fool songs! (Or should that be his most foolish songs?)

#1 A Fool Such As I (1958)
[Bill Trader]
50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong: Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 2
Other notable versions: 1970 rehearsal (That’s The Way It Is [2000 Special Edition]); 1961 live (Elvis Aron Presley).

#2 The Fool (1970)
[Naomi Ford (Lee Hazelwood)]
Elvis Country
Other notable version: 1959 informal (A Golden Celebration).

#3 Fool (1972)
[Carl Sigman/James Last]
Elvis (Fool)

#4 Fools Rush In (Informal-1966)
[Johnny Mercer/Rube Bloom]
In A Private Moment
Other notable version: 1971 master (Elvis Now).

#5 Fools Fall In Love (1966)
[Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller]
I Got Lucky

#6 If I’m A Fool (1969)
[Stan Kesler]
Let’s Be Friends

#7 Fool, Fool, Fool (Demo-1955)
[Ahmet Ertegun]
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll

[Revised April 1, 2013]