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Uploaded on Jul 4, 2009
"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" is a song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman for Elvis Presley, who was the first to perform it. It is one of 25 songs Pomus and Shuman wrote for Presley. The relatively intense tune, featuring a Bo Diddley beat, performed well on both pop and easy listening stations, reaching #4 on the Billboard Top 100, and #2 on the Easy Listening chart, based (at the time) on the Top 100, but deleting "teen beat" singles. The single (a double A-side with "Little Sister") made #1 in the UK.  It was covered by Del Shannon, alternative-rock band The Smiths (as part of a live medley with their song "Rusholme Ruffians" which followed an identical chord progression), punk band The Misfits, the heavy-metal band Scorpions and italian alternative-rock band Verdena, as well as Brian May. El Vez released a single version of the song, changing it slightly to "Maria's the Name (of His Latest Flame)".