I’m hard-pressed this morning to come up with a St. Patrick’s Day or Irish-themed post related to Elvis.
I thought about comparing all of his versions of “Danny Boy,” but I’m still missing one or two. Maybe next year.
I then considered listing all of his songs with “green” in the title, but it turns out there are only two. I suppose I could rank them and end this post right here, but I’m not even sure two songs constitutes a list.
If only St. Patrick’s Day revolved around blue instead of green, then Elvis would be the go-to man. He recorded at least 19 different songs with a form of “blue” in the title.
For a brief moment, I believed I had found the answer by returning to an idea that I had for St. Patrick’s Day last year – ranking all of his “lucky” songs. In fact, I had to go back to make sure I didn’t already write that post.
When Valentine’s Day rolled around this year, I almost used the exact same post idea as last year. Fortunately, I caught myself in time and just bumped the old post to the top for the day.
Today, I soon found there was a very good reason I didn’t use last year’s St. Patrick’s Day idea at that time. There are only four Elvis songs with “luck” in the title. That’s twice as good as a green list, at least.
What’s a blogger to do? Combine all of these concepts, of course!
Here’s a ranking of Elvis Presley’s lucky green songs – with a “Danny Boy” thrown in for good measure.
#1 Danny Boy (1976)
From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
#2 Good Luck Charm (1961)
Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3
#3 Hard Luck (1965)
Frankie And Johnny
#4 Green, Green Grass Of Home (1975)
#5 Beginner’s Luck (1965)
Frankie And Johnny
#6 I Got Lucky (1961)
I Got Lucky
#7 A Little Bit Of Green (1969)
From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis
I must be doing something right, because it turned out to be seven songs. Have a fun day, everyone.