6 Really Strange Elvis Covers

Erica Palan
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There are some artists who write songs that are just begging to be covered. And Elvis—that's The King to you—is one of them. Whether it's at karaoke or professional recordings, everyone from average Joes to celebs want to sing his songs. Here, on what would've been Elvis's birthday, a round up of the some of the more unusual covers of his hits.

Rod Blagojevich

"Treat Me Nice," as done by the former governor of Illinois.

Sam Kinison

The stand-up comedian belted out "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. It goes off the rails in a way Elvis could never have predicted...

Dolph Lundgren

The '80s action star covered "A Little Less Conversation." It's exactly as bad as you're imagining.

Nicolas Cage

The so-crazy-he's-still-famous actor crooned "Love Me Tender" in the film Wild at Heart.

Woody Harrelson and Hootie & the Blowfish

This unexpected duo collaborated on "Jailhouse Rock" for Farm Aid in 1998.


This three-song medley in signature Meatloaf-style gets the crowd moving.