10 Essential Elvis Presley Songs

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10.”Burning Love”

The driving “Burning Love” was written by Dennis Linde, and among the final rock and roll numbers recorded by Presley. Released in 1972,  it featured boogie piano, horn-laden chorus, choir-style vocals, pounding drums and fretwork by virtuoso guitarist James Burton. Presley’s singing infuses the song with an edginess and the “hunka hunka burning love” coda closed the song on a punchy, gospel-inspired note. The song peaked at Number Two on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of October 28, 1972.