Mac Davis Sings “A Little Less Conversation,” Which He Co-Wrote & Elvis Recorded

ByQuyen Anne

Jan 31, 2024

Did You Know Mac Davis Wrote Many Songs For Elvis Presley?

Mac Davis wrote several of Elvis Presley’s greatest songs. He penned “Memories,” “Don’t Cry Daddy,” “In the Ghetto,” and “A Little Less Conversation.”

Elvis recorded the latter song in March 1968. The track scored a feature in the movie Live a Little, Love a Little, which starred Elvis.

Elvis recorded the Mac Davis song "A Little Less Conversation" for the movie "Live a Little, Love a Little"
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“A Little Less Conversation” peaked at the 69th spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Other artists covered the song in later years, and it frequently plays in commercials, campaigns, films, and TV shows.

The song received some renewed interest in 2002 when Dutch musician Junkie XL remixed it.

This remix topped multiple charts. It was a #1 song in countries including Australia, Canada, Denmark, and Sweden. In the U.S., the remix climbed as high as the 26th spot on the Adult Top 40 chart.

Watch Mac Sing “A Little Less Conversation” Himself

When Mac Davis and Billy Strange co-wrote “A Little Less Conversation, “they likely never imagined it would become the phenomenon it is today. But now it is arguably one of the most popular songs Mac ever wrote.

Few people know that Mac recorded “A Little Less Conversation” for one of his own albums. He featured his rendition on his 1972 album I Believe in Music.

Listen to Mac’s version of the song in the clip below.

After being so used to Elvis’ version and the Junkie XL remix, it’s interesting to hear the song performed by one of the people who wrote it. This video serves as a testament to Mac’s talent not just as a songwriter, but as a singer himself.

Mac Davis passed away following heart surgery in September 2020 at the age of 78.

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