Deep Tracks From 1971: ‘Life”- Elvis Presley. ‘Life’ was an unsuccessful Elvis single in 1971- it peaked at #53 in the Billboard Hot 100. It was released on an album I never knew existed called Love Letters From Elvis. The song was described in a Billboard review as ‘a gospel-oriented ballad that builds into a heavy production.’ “Life’ did make the Top 40 in the Billboard Easy Listening and Country singles chart. This isn’t bad- don’t know why it didn’t at least crack the Top 40.