In the Ghetto (2:55)

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“In the Ghetto” is a song written by Mac Davis and was originally titled “The Vicious Circle”. The song was made popular by rock and roll singer Elvis Presley. It was released in 1969 as a 45 rpm single with “Any Day Now” as the flip side. It is a narrative story of a young boy who grows up in the ghetto, steals and fights, and eventually is shot and killed.
The song was Presley’s first Top 10 hit in the US in four years, peaking at number 3, and his first UK Top 10 hit in three years.


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