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Fine Young Cannibals - Suspicious Minds (1986)

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"Suspicious Minds" is a 1968 song written and first recorded by American songwriter Mark James.  In 1986, the band Fine ...

"Suspicious Minds" is a 1968 song written and first recorded by American songwriter Mark James. 

In 1986, the band Fine Young Cannibals' cover version, which features backing vocals by Jimmy Somerville, reached No. 8 on the UK Singles chart. Singer Roland Gift said that Elvis had come to him in a dream and told him he would record the greatest version of "Suspicious Minds" ever.

The Fine Young Cannibals' music video for the song was filmed in black and white and, for most it, remains that way. However, the video is noted for its innovative use of colorization, following the bridge section of the song. The video pays homage to Elvis, 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.

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