Saturday, August 18, 2012

Elvis Presley: The Top 100 Songs

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On August 18, 1956, Elvis Presley topped the charts with the double-A-sided single, “Hound Dog” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” This week also marks the 35th anniversary of The King’s death (August 16, 1977). In memory of perhaps the greatest artist in the history of popular music, here are his top 100 songs as determined by sales, chart figures, awards, rank on multiple best-of lists, and appearances on compilations (live albums, anthologies, box sets).


The Top 100 Elvis Presley Songs

1. Don’t Be Cruel (1956)
2. Hound Dog (1956)
3. Heartbreak Hotel (1956)
4. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
5. Suspicious Minds (1969)
6. It’s Now Or Never (1960)
7. All Shook Up (1957)
8. Love Me Tender (1956)
9. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1960)
10. Can’t Help Falling in Love (1961)

11. That’s All Right (1954)
12. In the Ghetto (1969)
13. Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear (1957)
14. Mystery Train (1955)
15. Now and Then There’s a Fool Such As I (1958)
16. Blue Suede Shoes (1956)
17. Surrender (1960)
18. One Night (1957)
19. Stuck on You (1960)
20. Crying in the Chapel (1960)

21. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (1956)
22. The Wonder of You (1970)
23. Return to Sender (1962)
24. Little Sister (1961)
25. Burning Love (1972)
26. My Way (1971)
27. Too Much (1956)
28. Don’t (1957)
29. Kentucky Rain (1969)
30. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (1958)

31. A Big Hunk O’ Love (1958)
32. Blue Moon of Kentucky (1954)
33. Hard Headed Woman (1958)
34. Good Luck Charm (1961)
35. You’re the Devil in Disguise (1963)
36. Love Me (1956)
37. Way Down (1976)
38. Marie’s the Name His Latest Flame (1961)
39. She’s Not You (1962)
40. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me (1970)

41. Tell Me Why (1957)
42. I Got Stung (1958)
43. Don’t Cry Daddy (1969)
44. Viva Las Vegas (1963)
45. Good Rockin’ Tonight (1954)
46. Blue Christmas (1957)
47. Moody Blue (1976)
48. Guitar Man (1967)
49. T-R-O-U-B-L-E (1975)
50. If I Can Dream (1968)

51. I Feel So Bad (1961)
52. Frankie and Johnny (1965)
53. Hurt (1976)
54. I Need Your Love Tonight (1958)
55. Bossa Nova Baby (1963)
56. An American Trilogy (1972)
57. I Beg of You (1957)
58. I’ve Lost You (1970)
59. Treat Me Nice (1957)
60. I Was the One (1956)

61. Such a Night (1960)
62. Loving You (1957)
63. Separate Ways (1972)
64. My Boy (1973)
65. I’m Yours (1961)
66. A Mess of Blues (1960)
67. I Really Don’t Want to Know (1970)
68. Promised Land (1973)
69. Rock-A-Hula Baby (1961)
70. Trying to Get to You (1955)

71. What’d I Say (1963)
72. One Broken Heart for Sale (1962)
73. I’m Leavin’ (1971)
74. Baby Let’s Play House (1955)
75. Wooden Heart (1960)
76. A Little Less Conversation (remix, 2002)
77. U.S. Male (1968)
78. Fame and Fortune (1960)
79. Memories (1968)
80. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (1958)

81. Until It’s Time for You to Go (1971)
82. Anything That’s Party of You (1961)
83. My Wish Came True (1957)
84. Love Letters (1966)
85. If You Talk in Your Sleep (1973)
86. Steamroller Blues (1973)
87. It Hurts Me (1964)
88. Puppet on a String (1964)
89. Clean Up Your Own Backyard (1968)
90. I Forgot to Remember to Forget (1955)

91. Kissin’ Cousins (1963)
92. I’ve Got a Thing about You Baby (1973)
93. There Goes My Everything (1970)
94. Follow That Dream (1961)
95. Such An Easy Question (1962)
96. Ask Me (1964)
97. My Baby Left Me (1956)
98. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1956)
99. It’s Only Love (1971)
100. Polk Salad Annie (1970)


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