This edition of Country Cover Songs could be “T-R-O-U-B-L-E”. Let me spell it out for you, see what I did there? You might think this is an iconic 90s country song, and you’d be right, but Elvis did it first. A lot of times when I tell people “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” is a cover it blows their mind. Especially when I tell them that it’s originally an Elvis song.
The song first appeared on Elvis’ “Today” album all the way back in 1975. Elvis’ version was the first one I ever heard, and as a diehard Elvis fan, I’m partial to it. He could sing any kind of song and make it sound good, which is definitely what he did here.
Fast forward to 1992, thats when Travis Tritt released his version of “T-R-O-U-B-L-E”. I’m not going to say I don’t like his version, because I do. Anytime it comes on, it gets cranked up. This is another case of is one better, or are they just different?
Elvis’ version seems to lean a little more country rock, and Travis Tritt’s leans a little more southern rock. While I love the song as a whole, I’m going to have to slightly lean toward the Elvis version. But I want you to decide for yourself which one you like best.
Here’s Travis Tritt’s version of “T-R-O-U-B-L-E”.
And here is Elvis’ version of “T-R-O-U-B-L-E”.
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