Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

In celebration of ITV bringing Elvis Presley back to our screens with 'The Nation's Favourite', we've decided to run down ten (in no particular order) of our favourite King of Pop tracks to see if they'll match up with those revealed on screen!

All Shook Up

The song took a place on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and so it's only right that the tune - co-written by Otis Blackwell - takes its rightful spot on our list. The track topped the American Pop chart for eight weeks from April 13, 1957.

Love Me Tender

Adapted from the tune of a sentimental Civil War ballad, 'Love Me Tender' was released on October 6, 1956 after being recorded for a 20th Century Fox film of the same name. The song stayed at number one on the Billboard Top 100 for two weeks.

Hound Dog

Many don't realise that 'Hound Dog' was originally recorded by Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton, scoring their only hit record with 14 weeks in the R&B charts. The song is listed as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's '500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll', and took number 19 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs of All Time'. Presley's version of the song sold an estimated 10 million copies worldwide, making it his best-selling song.

Jailhouse Rock

With one of the most infectious and recognisable rock and roll intros of all time, 'Jailhouse Rock' saw global success and coincided with the release of Presley's motion picture of the same name.

Heartbreak Hotel

This song was the first to be recorded when Presley moved to new record label RCA Victor. It gained him his first ever number one pop record and became his first record to sell a million, making it the best-selling single of 1956.

Are You Lonesome To-Night?

When performing this song live, Presley was known to add humour to the tune by changing lyrics spontaneously. One of the most famous examples is when he changed the lyrics from "Do you gaze at your front door and wish I was there", to "Do you gaze at your bald head and wish you had hair".

Suspicious Minds

After a commercial campaign by Mark James fell flat, the song was handed to Elvis Presley and became a number one in 1969 as well as one of Presley's most notable hits of his entire career.

Viva Las Vegas

This upbeat track delivers on many levels, never failing to get you at least toe-tapping along. The song was recorded for his film of the same name, and although he never performed the track live it still remains one of his biggest to date.


Presley's 11th number one hit in America 'Don't' is one of his biggest ballads around, but doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of his name.

(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

Sales of the stuffed animal shot up following the release of this song - and once again Presley took number one - this time for seven straight weeks.

Did you favourite Elvis track make our list? If so, let us know which below, and if not, tell us which song you think should have made the cut!

'The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs' album is released 4th November and will be available on CD, Deluxe Double CD & download.

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