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Blake Shelton’s iconic cover treatment of Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds.”

“Suspicious Minds” is a classic song by Elvis Presley, released in 1969. It was written by songwriter Mark James, and produced by Chips Moman. The song was a major commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming one of Elvis’ most popular and enduring hits.

The song is known for its upbeat, driving rhythm, and powerful vocals, which perfectly capture the song’s themes of love, distrust, and suspicion. The lyrics explore the complex emotions that come with being in a troubled relationship, and the chorus features a memorable call-and-response section that has become a hallmark of the song.

Elvis’ performance of “Suspicious Minds” at the International Hotel in Las Vegas in August 1969 was a particularly memorable moment in his career, and has become the definitive version of the song. The performance was captured on film and later released as part of the concert documentary “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is.”

Over the years, “Suspicious Minds” has been covered by numerous other artists, including Fine Young Cannibals, Dwight Yoakam, and Martina McBride. The song’s enduring popularity is a testament to its timeless appeal, and to Elvis’ ability to capture the essence of human emotion through his music.

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