Calling Elvis (6:28)

Cover of On Every Street

From On Every Street and 49 other releases

“Calling Elvis” is a song written by Mark Knopfler. It first appeared on the final studio album by the band, On Every Street (1991), and was released as the first single from that album, peaking at number 21 in the United Kingdom. It also appears on the 1993 live album On the Night.

The music video was directed by Gerry Anderson of Thunderbirds fame and includes several members of the band represented in marionette form.

The song is about an Elvis fan who believes Elvis Presley still to be alive, making references to many of his songs, including Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender, Don’t Be Cruel and Return to Sender, and the popular expression Elvis has left the building.

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