“The Only Flame in Town”

This is one of my favorites from the summer of 1984 and as I remember it I only heard it on MTV, never on the radio. Having Daryl Hall in it was a bonus.

“The Only Flame in Town” is the first song on the “Goodbye Cruel World” album and ranked 56 on Billboard’s Top 100. The album reached number 35 on the Billboard 200.

In 2004, Rhino Entertainment released a two-CD set and the second disc included a live version of “The Only Flame in Town” and, man, is it about as different as a song gets.

Elvis himself in the liner notes writes that the tune was composed with Aaron Neville in mind.

Enjoy this one.