Being a Mississippi girl, and having spent almost 30 years of that time living in the town of his birth, I am aware of his huge catalogue of hits, but picking just 25 out of such a variety proved to be more challenging than I anticipated. It has also been a reminder of the enormous impact that this boy from a small town made across three entertainment mediums and across several genres of music. Born January 8, , in Tupelo, MS, Presley spent his first 13 years there, with his interest in music sparking from a guitar gifted to him, church hymns and local hillbilly singer Mississippi Slim.
40 years after his death, Official Charts counts down the King's 50 best sellers of all time.
This is a list of the songs recorded by Elvis Presley between his first demos at the Sun Studios in and his final concert on June 26, at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list of songs by performer.
The singles discography of Elvis Presley began in with the release of his first commercial single , " That's All Right ". He left active duty on March 5, Following his return to civilian life, Presley released his first new single, " Stuck on You ", which was a No. The follow-up single, " It's Now or Never ", was another worldwide hit, peaking no lower than No. Beginning in late the majority of Presley's singles were released to promote his films and their associated soundtrack albums. The success of the song and television special brought about a resurgence of interest in Presley and his recordings, bringing him two top 10 hits in , " In the Ghetto " and " Suspicious Minds ". He had only three U.
The song was reportedly written by high school teacher Mae Boren Axton and singer-songwriter Tommy Durden after hearing about a man who committed suicide. The man jumped to his death from a hotel window leaving a suicide note with the line, "I walk a lonely street. It spent eight consecutive weeks at the top of the pop chart and became the best selling song of He took it to the top of the country chart and 2 on the pop singles chart. In the s recording cover versions of current hit singles was very common. It did not come out until nine months after Carl Perkins' original and only reached 20 on the pop singles chart, but ultimately it became a definitive song of Elvis Presley's early years. His wild gyrations stirred massive public controversy, but the song still became a hit peaking at 3 on the pop chart and 1 on the country chart. It was released as a double A-side single with "Hound Dog. It was first recorded by blues singer Big Mama Thornton in More than ten different artists covered "Hound Dog" before Elvis Presley, but his version became the best-known.