On this day in 1972, Elvis Presley recorded what would be his last major hit “Burning Love”. The song would hit number two on the US chart. However, it reached #1 on Cashbox’s Top 40 Charts for the week of November 11, which gave him 20 US #1 hits.
Written by Dennis Linde and originally recorded by country soul artist Arthur Alexander, who included it on his 1972 self-titled album. It was soon covered and brought to fame by Elvis, becoming his biggest hit single in the United States since “Suspicious Minds” in 1969.