1969: In the Ghetto By Elvis Presley 

Composed by Mac Davis. First recorded by Elvis Presley. The song was originally titled The Vicious Circle. It is a narrative of generational poverty in Chicago, USA. 

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Chart History (1969)Peak Position
Australia1
Germany (West)1
Ireland1
New Zealand1
Norway1
United Kingdom2
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart8
USA Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart3
USA Cash Box Chart1