1986: Suspicious Minds by Fine Young Cannibals

Composed and first recorded by American song-writer and singer Mark James in 1968, followed by Elvis Presley in 1969. British band Fine Young Cannibals recorded the song in 1986 for their self-titled debut studio album. The song featured backing vocals from non-band member Jimmy Somerville. Singer Roland Gift of Fine Young Cannibals said that Elvis Presley had come to him in a dream and told him he would record the greatest version of Suspicious Minds ever. The music video was filmed in black and white and remains so for the majority of the song. However, the video is noted for its innovative use of¬†colorization. The video pays homage to Elvis Presley, both in its use of the monochrome filming (common during Elvis’ early career) and the shiny spangled suits that the band wear in the second half of the video. The Fine Young Cannibals version of Suspicious Minds was used in two cult films directed by¬†Albert Pyun in 1986 and 1987, and in the 1987 film Someone to Watch Over Me which starred Tom Berenger and Mimi Rogers.

Weekly Chart History (1986)Peak Position
Germany (West)37
New Zealand14
United Kingdom8
USA Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart23