Brian May Reacts To Fake Elvis Presley Cover For A Queen Song
Queen icon Brian May recently shared a short version of Elvis Presley’s cover of ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love,’ which was viewed by millions of people on Youtube, to reveal that Presley had never performed the song by calling it a brilliant fake on his official Instagram account.
‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love,‘ was first released as a single on October 12, 1979. It became the first number one song of the band on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US by staying there for four weeks. Along with its commercial success and popularity, composing and writing process of the song drew great attention of Queen fans.
Both the band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor confirmed that Mercury wrote the song in a few minutes in a bath of Bayerischer Hof Hotel as a tribute to Elvis Presley in their previous interviews. Mercury also admitted that his voice sounded like Presley by defining it as a coincidence in his autobiography entitled ‘Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words.’
Thus, a Youtube channel used this coincidental similarity between Mercury and Presley by releasing Elvis Presley’s so-called cover of ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love.’ Many people thought that it’s real and the song was viewed by more than three million people until Brian May came across it. In his recent IG post, May stated that it was a brilliant fake and if it was real, Freddie would tell this cover everyone as a huge fan of Elvis Presley.
May’s IG post read:
“Wow! Imagine Freddie keeping quiet about this all those years! If I didn’t know better… This is a brilliant fake! Google it – the guitar solo is great too. Elvis lives…”
You can listen to the songs below.