Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

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Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

Post by Hymie » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:59 am

Gonna push right through with a new survey. This time it's ELVIS PRESLEY!

Submit to me at least 10 and up to 50 of your favorite Elvis Presley songs ranked in order. I'll tally up the numbers and present a countdown of the results. Ballots will be scored like this:

1. 75 points
2. 71
3. 68
4. 65
5. 62
6. 60
7. 58
8. 56
9. 54
10. 52
11. 50
12. 49
13. 48
14. 47
15. 46
16. 45
17. 44
18. 43
19. 42
20. 41
21. 40
22. 39
23. 38
24. 37
25. 36
26. 35
27. 34
28. 33
29. 32
30. 31
31. 30
32. 29
33. 28
34. 27
35. 26
36. 25
37. 24
38. 23
39. 22
40. 21
41. 20
42. 19
43. 18
44. 17
45. 16
46. 15
47. 14
48. 13
49. 12
50. 11

Ballots must contain at least 10 songs and must be ranked, or they will not be counted. Please post your ballot in this thread.
Last edited by Hymie on Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:11 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Hymie » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:06 am

Deadline is Monday July 29 at midnight ET

Here is my ballot.

1. Good Rockin' Tonight
2. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
3. I Don't Care if The Sun Don't Shine
4. Blue Moon of Kentucky
5. All Shook Up
6. You're A Heartbreaker
7. Hound Dog
8. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do
9. Jailhouse Rock
10. Too Much
11. One Sided Love Affair
12. Money Honey (Live)
13. Baby Let's Play House
14. My Baby Left Me
15. Don't Be Cruel
16. Just Because
17. That's All Right
18. A Big Hunk O' Love
19. So Glad You're Mine
20. Heartbreak Hotel
21. Milkcow Blues Boogie
22. Blue Christmas
23. Treat Me Nice
24. Blue Suede Shoes
25. Mean Woman Blues
26. Hard Headed Woman
27. One Night
28. Ain't That Loving You Baby
29. Shake, Rattle And Roll / Flip, Flop And Fly (Medley - Live)
30. Mystery Train
31. Trouble
32. Paralyzed
33. I Got A Woman
34. (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
35. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
36. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
37. Suspicious Minds
38. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
39. Baby I Don't Care
40. Dixieland Rock
41. Doncha' Think It's Time
42. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
43. Party
44. Burning Love
45. I Got Stung
46. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
47. I Beg of You
48. I Was The One
49. Trying To Get To You
50. Santa Claus is Back in Town

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Nick » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:58 am

1. Suspicious Minds
2. Heartbreak Hotel
3. Hound Dog
4. Don't Be Cruel
5. That's All Right (Mama)
6. Jailhouse Rock
7. Mystery Train
8. Can't Help Falling in Love
9. All Shook Up
10. Burning Love
11. In the Ghetto
12. Blue Moon of Kentucky
13. Kentucky Rain
14. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
15. Blue Christmas

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Post by Neil » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:26 pm

1. Suspicious Minds
2. Hound Dog
3. Don't Be Cruel
4. That's All Right(Mama)
5. Heartbreak Hotel
6. Mystery Train
7. Kentucky Rain
8. Its Now Or Never
9. Jailhouse Rock
10. Blue Christmas
11. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
12. All Shook Up
13. Return to Sender
14. Stuck on You
15. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
16. In the Ghetto
17. Love Me Tender
18. If I Can Dream
19. The Wonder of You
20. Always on my Mind
21. Blue Moon
22. Good Luck Charm
23. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
24. Can't Help Falling In Love
25. Blue Suede Shoes
26. (You're The)Devil in Disguise
27. Burning Love
28. Surrender
29. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
30. Viva Las Vegas

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Hymie » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:34 pm

Nick and Neil are in!

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Post by jamieW » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:48 pm

I’ll probably have a lot more deep cuts and 70’s songs than most because we used to travel a lot when I was a kid and my parents would always play Elvis 8-track tapes from that era. (That's how old I am.) It wasn’t until 1982 that I really got into music, so it’s not an overstatement to say Elvis was my musical childhood.

1. We Can Make the Morning
2. You'll Think of Me
3. Heartbreak Hotel
4. Jailhouse Rock
5. Mystery Train
6. Loving Arms
7. Can't Help Falling in Love
8. (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
9. Kentucky Rain
10. If I Can Dream
11. One Broken Heart for Sale
12. Stay Away
13. Surrender
14. Don't Be Cruel
15. Don't
16. It's Now or Never
17. It Hurts Me
18. Suspicious Minds
19. A Little Less Conversation
20. TV Special Medley (Nothingville/ Big Boss Man/ Guitar Man/ Little Egypt/ Trouble/ Guitar Man)
21. All Shook Up
22. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
23. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears
24. Hard Headed Woman
25. A Big Hunk O' Love
26. Burning Love
27. Follow That Dream
28. Love Me Tender
29. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
30. Edge of Reality
31. Pieces of My Life
32. The Sound of Your Cry
33. (You're the) Devil in Disguise
34. I Want to Be Free
35. That's All Right
36. Hound Dog
37. I Feel So Bad
38. Return to Sender
39. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
40. Charro
41. I Got a Feelin' in My Body
42. That's Someone You Never Forget
43. In the Ghetto
44. Just Pretend
45. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
46. Stuck On You
47. I Was the One
48. Baby Let's Play House
49. Clean Up Your Own Backyard
50. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck

51. Blue Moon
52. Run On
53. Sylvia
54. I Got Stung
55. Crawfish
56. The Girl of My Best Friend
57. One Track Heart
58. Blue Christmas
59. Indescribably Blue
60. Steamroller Blues
61. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
62. My Boy
63. One Sided Love Affair
64. Until It's Time For You to Go
65. An American Trilogy
66. Always on My Mind
67. Trying to Get to You
68. Love Me
69. Santa Claus is Back in Town
70. The Next Step Is Love
71. Suspicion
72. Pocketful of Rainbows
73. Hurt
74. If You Talk in Your Sleep
75. Memories (Live)
76. Mary in the Morning
77. Good Luck Charm
78. Little Sister
79. Is It So Strange
80. I've Lost You
81. Guitar Man
82. Early Mornin' Rain
83. Like a Baby
84. Bossa Nova Baby
85. Love Letters
86. Trouble
87. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I
88. Crying in the Chapel
89. I'll Be Home for Christmas
90. Raised on Rock
91. King of the Whole Wide World
92. Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
93. A Mess of Blues
94. Ain't That Loving You Baby
95. If Every Day Was Like Christmas
96. I Gotta Know
97. Blue Moon of Kentucky
98. Any Day Now
99. Good Rockin' Tonight
100. Young and Beautiful

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Honorio » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:28 pm

Deadline?

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Post by Hymie » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:08 pm

Honorio wrote:Deadline?
It's in the second post.

Deadline is Monday July 29 at midnight ET

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Hymie » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:19 pm

jamieW wrote:I’ll probably have a lot more deep cuts and 70’s songs than most because we used to travel a lot when I was a kid and my parents would always play Elvis 8-track tapes from that era.
You can say that again. There are several in your top 50 that will probably not get another mention.

Could have been a lot worse, your parents could have been playing Humperdinck or Barry Manilow.

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Post by jamieW » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:39 pm

Hymie wrote:
jamieW wrote:I’ll probably have a lot more deep cuts and 70’s songs than most because we used to travel a lot when I was a kid and my parents would always play Elvis 8-track tapes from that era.
You can say that again. There are several in your top 50 that will probably not get another mention.
I'm well-accustomed to that from every all-time/decade/yearly/song/album/artist poll we've ever had! ;)
Hymie wrote:Could have been a lot worse, your parents could have been playing Humperdinck or Barry Manilow.
If you could see the rest of my mom's record collection, you'd really appreciate how lucky I was that we listened to Elvis! :mrgreen:

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Post by Neil » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:54 pm

If you could see the rest of my mom's record collection, you'd really appreciate how lucky I was that we listened to Elvis! :mrgreen:
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Post by andyd1010 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:01 pm

1 | Suspicious Minds
2 | You'll Never Walk Alone
3 | Heartbreak Hotel
4 | Jailhouse Rock
5 | Hound Dog
6 | Don't Be Cruel
7 | In the Ghetto
8 | Are You Lonesome Tonight?
9 | Can't Help Falling in Love
10 | All Shook Up
11 | Amazing Grace
12 | It's Now or Never
13 | Mystery Train
14 | That's All Right
15 | Blue Moon
16 | A Little Less Conversation
17 | Any Day Now
18 | (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I
19 | Blue Suede Shoes
20 | Long Black Limousine
21 | Love Me Tender
22 | (You're the) Devil in Disguise
23 | Return to Sender
24 | Blue Christmas
25 | Burning Love
26 | Always on My Mind
27 | An American Trilogy
28 | Bridge Over Troubled Water
29 | Stuck on You
30 | Wearin' That Loved On Look
31 | I'll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)
32 | True Love Travels on a Gravel Road
33 | Surrender
34 | Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
35 | King Creole
36 | I Love You Because
37 | Only the Strong Survive
38 | It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
39 | Power of My Love

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Okay Andy, you're in.

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:53 pm

1. That's All Right (1954)
2. Can't Help Falling in Love (1961)
3. Suspicious Minds (1969)
4. Viva Las Vegas (1964)
5. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
6. Inherit the Wind (1969)
7. It's Now or Never (1960)
8. Santa Claus Is Back in Town (1957)
9. Blue Christmas (1957)
10. Always on My Mind (1972)
11. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1960)
12. Kentucky Rain (1970)
13. If Every Day Was Like Christmas (1966)
14. Heartbreak Hotel (1956)
15. Burning Love (1972)
16. First in Line (1956)
17. All Shook Up (1957)
18. There Goes My Everything (1970)
19. I’ll Hold You in My Heart (1969)
20. I'll Remember You (1966)
21. Blue Moon of Kentucky (1954)
22. Blue Moon (1956)
23. Rubberneckin' (1969)
24. In the Ghetto (1969)
25. Love Me Tender (1956)
26. You’ll Think of Me (1969)
27. Tomorrow Never Comes (1971)
28. Mama Liked the Roses (1970)
29. Merry Christmas, Baby (1971)
30. I Will Be Home Again (1960)
31. The Fool (1971)
32. When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again (1956)
33. Let Me (1956)
34. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (1956)
35. It’s Your Baby You Rock It (1971)
36. Make the World Go Away (1971)
37. Old Shep (1956)
38. O Little Town of Bethlehem (1957)
39. Hound Dog (1956)
40. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) (1957)
41. Take My Hand, Precious Lord (1957)
42. (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me) (1957)
43. One Night [of Sin] (1983)
44. Shake, Rattle & Roll (1956)
45. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (1971)
46. Mary in the Morning (1970)
47. Just Because (1956)
48. Here Comes Santa Claus (1957)
49. I Need Somebody To Lean On (1964)
50. Blue Suede Shoes (1956)

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8-tracks were long out of the picture by the mid-'90s, but that's how I primarily listened to the Elvis Country album. My mother says it might have been a gift to Grandpa. But anyway, it's easy enough to say that there are some occasional entries on my lists that are due to my parents, either from their longstanding collection or what they had recently picked up.

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Post by Hymie » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:32 pm

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Cold Butterfly » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:14 pm

1. Heartbreak Hotel
2. Mystery Train
3. Suspicious Minds
4. That’s All Right
5. I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’)
6. Harbor Lights
7. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
8. In The Ghetto
9. I Love You Because
10. Don’t Be Cruel

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Post by bonnielaurel » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:17 am

  1. Jailhouse Rock
  2. In the Ghetto
  3. Are You Lonesome Tonight
  4. Return to Sender
  5. Heartbreak Hotel
  6. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
  7. Such a Night
  8. (You're the) Devil in Disguise
  9. Suspicious Minds
  10. All Shook Up
  11. Little Sister
  12. Wooden Heart
  13. Surrender
  14. Love Me Tender
  15. It's Now or Never
  16. Stuck on You
  17. That's All Right
  18. Hound Dog
  19. Don't Be Cruel
  20. Treat Me Nice
  21. Can't Help Falling in Love
  22. Mystery Train
  23. Blue Suede Shoes
  24. I’m Counting on You
  25. Blue Moon
  26. Crying in the Chapel
  27. Frankie and Johnny
  28. King Creole
  29. Hard Headed Woman
  30. Good Luck Charm
  31. Blue Christmas
  32. I Feel So Bad
  33. Good Rockin’ Tonight
  34. (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such As I
  35. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
  36. Too Much
  37. Don’t
  38. One Night
  39. Loving You
  40. Baby Let’s Play House
  41. How Great Thou Art
  42. G.I. Blues
  43. A Big Hunk of Love
  44. She’s Not You
  45. Reconsider Baby
  46. Only the Strong Survive
  47. Long Black Limousine
  48. Girls! Girls! Girls!
  49. My Baby Left Me
  50. Young and Beautiful
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Post by Akhenaten » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:25 am

1. If I Can Dream
2. Little Sister
3. Burning Love
4. Jailhouse Rock
5. Rubberneckin' [Paul Oakenfold remix]
6. Just Because
7. Suspicious Minds
8. Saved
9. That's All Right
10. A Little Less Conversation [vs JXL]
11. One-Sided Love Affair
12. Trouble
13. I'm A Roustabout
14. In The Ghetto
15. Heartbreak Hotel
16. Way Down
17. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
18. Moody Blue
19. Too Much
20. The Wonder Of You
21. So Glad You're Mine
22. Mystery Train
23. An American Trilogy
24. A Big Hunk O' Love
25. Promised Land
26. Always On My Mind
27. Blue Suede Shoes
28. Viva Las Vegas
29. Hard Headed Woman
30. I Feel So Bad
31. Can't Help Falling In Love
32. Mean Woman Blues
33. I Need Your Love Tonight
34. Hound Dog
35. We Can Make The Morning
36. King Creole
37. A Mess Of Blues
38. I Got Stung
39. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
40. Treat Me Nice
41. Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do!
42. Rip It Up
43. Good Rockin' Tonight
44. All Shook Up
45. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
46. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
47. Baby Let's Play House
48. You'll Think Of Me
49. Inherit The Wind
50. Black Star *

Thanks for JamieW for a couple of these!

* David Bowie fans should listen to Black Star. As a big Elvis fan, it's most likely that this song is where Bowie's departing album/song title came from.

"Every man has a black star
A black star over his shoulder
And when a man sees his black star
He knows his time, his time has come"
Father, forgive me, I tried not to do it
Turned over a new leaf, then tore right through it

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Post by Hymie » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:53 pm

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Post by jamieW » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:17 pm

Akhenaten wrote:Thanks for JamieW for a couple of these!
Thank you for giving "We Can Make the Morning" a shot! That was (obviously) my pick I was most concerned about not getting another vote.

Regarding Neil's question, I'm probably one of those whose parents' taste was least influential in my youth. Elvis was definitely an anomaly among my mom's favorite artists and my dad mostly listened to classical music. (My love for classical music would come later on in life.) My main influence was Casey Kasem, who introduced me not just to the pop music of the time but also my love for lists & countdowns.

Speaking of countdowns, I'm really looking forward to the results here. Hymie always finds a lot of great information/stories about the songs that makes these a fun read!

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Post by antonius » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:32 pm

1. Heartbreak Hotel
2. Hound Dog
3. One Night of Sin
4. Jailhouse Rock
5. Suspicious Minds
6. In the Ghetto
7. Always on my mind
8. Mystery Train
9. Little Sister
10. Love Me

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Post by Hymie » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:12 pm

antonius wrote:1. Heartbreak Hotel
2. Hound Dog
3. One Night of Sin
4. Jailhouse Rock
5. Suspicious Minds
6. In the Ghetto
7. Always on my mind
8. Mystery Train
9. Little Sister
10. Love Me
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Post by Safetycat » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:10 pm

1. Suspicious Minds
2. Burning Love
3. Jailhouse Rock
4. Hound Dog
5. Can't Help Falling In Love
6. Heartbreak Hotel
7. Love Me Tender
8. Return to Sender
9. (You're the) Devil In Disguise
10. Don't Be Cruel
11. All Shook Up
12. In The Ghetto
13. Fever
14. Blue Suede Shoes
15. Way Down
16. A Little Less Conversation
17. Little Sister
18. (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
19. Crying in the Chapel
20. Good Luck Charm
21. An American Trilogy
22. Always on My Mind
23. If I Can Dream
24. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
25. Mystery Train
26. Rubberneckin'
27. One Night
28. Stuck on You
29. Kentucky Rain
30. Too Much
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Post by Hymie » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:47 pm

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Post by Wezzo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:13 pm

1. In the Ghetto
2. Can't Help Falling in Love
3. Suspicious Minds
4. An American Trilogy
5. Always on my Mind
6. Burning Love
7. If I Can Dream
8. Blue Moon
9. Hound Dog
10. It's Now or Never

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Post by Hymie » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:57 pm

Got it Wez.

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Post by Fred » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:57 pm

1. Harbor Lights
2. I Just Can't Help Believin'
3. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
4. Long Black Limousine
5. Mama Liked The Roses
6. Crying In The Chapel
7. Without Love
8. A Little Bit Of Green
9. Burning Love
10. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
11. The Wonder Of You
12. Can't Help Falling In Love
13. Don't
14. Inherit The Wind
15. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
16. Blue Moon
17. Trying To Get To You
18. Return To Sender
19. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
20. American Trilogy
21. Follow That Dream
22. Heartbreak Hotel
23. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
24. In The Ghetto
25. Suspicious Minds
26. You’ll Think Of Me
27. Don't Be Cruel
28. Kentucky Rain
29. I’m Movin’ On
30. Any Day Now
31. Wearin’ That Loved On Look
32. You're A Heartbreaker
33. Tomorrow Night
34. Good Rockin' Tonight
35. Stranger In My Own Home Town
36. If I Can Dream
37. That’s All Right
38. (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame
39. It’s Now Or Never
40. Hound Dog
41. This Is The Story
42. From A Jack To A King
43. Do You Know who I Am?
44. You’re The Devil In Disguise
45. Mystery Train
46. Love Me Tender
47. Power Of My Love
48. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
49. It Keeps Right On-A-Hurtin’
50. The Fool

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Honorio » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:33 am

I've planned to listen to the whole discography of Elvis for this poll. I thought about doing it chronologically but I was afraid of giving up when I get to the mid-sixties. So I've decided to listen to it alphabetically, making this a more varied listening experience. In fact I've created a Spotify playlist that I'm going to share with you. Right now almost in the middle with 350 songs…

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Hymie » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:11 pm

Honorio wrote:I've planned to listen to the whole discography of Elvis for this poll.
I commend you. I could not sit through all those wacky movie songs from the 60s.

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Nick » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:57 pm

Hymie wrote:
Honorio wrote:I've planned to listen to the whole discography of Elvis for this poll.
I commend you. I could not sit through all those wacky movie songs from the 60s.
“He’s Your Uncle, Not Your Dad” is one of the most hilariously bad songs I’ve ever heard.

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Honorio » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:05 pm

Well, who knows? Maybe rummaging through the garbage I could find a jewel. But "He's Your Uncle, Not Your Dad" will not be one of them, that's for sure...

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Hymie » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:25 am

Just a reminder, the deadline here is one week away.

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Father2TheMan » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:18 am

Honorio wrote:I've planned to listen to the whole discography of Elvis for this poll.
I think that's more than I will find time for but I did take time to listen to the songs others mentioned that I didn't immediately recall. I plan on posting a list tonight or tomorrow but I might do a revision if I find time to listen to the playlist you provided Honorio and turn up a hidden gem or two.
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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Hymie » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:14 pm

Father2TheMan wrote:
Honorio wrote:I've planned to listen to the whole discography of Elvis for this poll.
I think that's more than I will find time for but I did take time to listen to the songs others mentioned that I didn't immediately recall. I plan on posting a list tonight or tomorrow but I might do a revision if I find time to listen to the playlist you provided Honorio and turn up a hidden gem or two.
Don't post your list until it's final.

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Dexter » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:52 am

1. Heartbreak Hotel
2. Hound Dog
3. Jailhouse Rock
4. Suspicious Minds
5. Can't Help Falling in Love
6. All Shook Up
7. Love Me Tender
8. That's All Right
9. Mystery Train
10. Don't Be Cruel
11. In the Ghetto
12. Burning Love
13. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
14. It's Now or Never
15. Blue Christmas
16. Blue Suede Shoes
17. Always On My Mind
18. Return to Sender
19. Stuck on You
20. (You're the) Devil in Disguise
21. Viva Las Vegas
22. Surrender
23. Too Much
24. The Wonder of You
25. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
26. Don't
27. One Night
28. Good Luck Charm
29. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
30. Hard Headed Woman
31. A Big Hunk o' Love
32. Wooden Heart
33. Crying in the Chapel
34. Santa Claus Is Back in Town
35. I'll Be Home for Christmas
36. Way Down
37. King Creole
38. Blue Moon
39. (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
40. Silent Night
41. If I Can Dream
42. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
43. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I
44. An American Trilogy
45. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
46. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
47. Little Sister
48. Moody Blue
49. Blue Moon of Kentucky
50. Good Rockin' Tonight

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Hymie » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:02 am

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by mileswide » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:16 pm

In retrospect, I would've been on firmer ground with the James Brown poll, wish I'd voted in that as well- here's my two pennies though:

1. Suspicious Minds
2. Can't Help Falling In Love
3. That's All Right (Mama)
4. Big Boss Man
5. Don't Be Cruel
6. In the Ghetto
7. A Little Less Conversation (JXL Mix)
8. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
9. Blue Christmas
10. All Shook Up
I don't wanna be broke at thirty-one...

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Hymie » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:45 pm

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Miguel » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:40 am

1. Suspicious Mind
2. Hound Dog
3. Little Sister
4. Return to Sender
5. Don’t Be Cruel
6. All Shook Up
7. Jailhouse Rock
8. Heartbreak Hotel
9. The Girl of My Best Friend
10. Can't Help Falling in Love
11. That’s All Right (Mama)
12. Marie is the name (His Latest Flame)
13. Pocketful of Rainbows
14. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
15. Mistery Train
16. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
17. Wooden Heart
18. In the Ghetto
19. Good Luck Charm
20. King Creole
21. Crying in the Chapel
22. Burning Love
23. I Just Can't Help Believin'
24. Always on My Mind
25. Make Me Know It
26. Tonight Is So Right for Love
27. Blue Moon
28. Harbor Lights
29. Kentucky Rain
30. Wearin' That Loved On Look

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Hymie » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:27 pm

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Father2TheMan » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:52 am

Hymie wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Father2TheMan wrote:
Honorio wrote:I've planned to listen to the whole discography of Elvis for this poll.
I think that's more than I will find time for but I did take time to listen to the songs others mentioned that I didn't immediately recall. I plan on posting a list tonight or tomorrow but I might do a revision if I find time to listen to the playlist you provided Honorio and turn up a hidden gem or two.
Don't post your list until it's final.
If I did a revision, it would be to positions past 50 so it wouldn't change the outcome of the poll at all.
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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Hymie » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:25 am

Father2TheMan wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:52 am
Hymie wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Father2TheMan wrote:
I think that's more than I will find time for but I did take time to listen to the songs others mentioned that I didn't immediately recall. I plan on posting a list tonight or tomorrow but I might do a revision if I find time to listen to the playlist you provided Honorio and turn up a hidden gem or two.
Don't post your list until it's final.
If I did a revision, it would be to positions past 50 so it wouldn't change the outcome of the poll at all.
Gotcha, okay.

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Father2TheMan » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:38 am

As a general rule, I like my Elvis uptempo. Sure the King could slay a ballad when he had a good one (that "late night in the graveyard" ambiance to his take on "Blue Moon" comes to mind) but he also had a tendency to embrace overly saccharine ones. ("Old Shep" I'm looking at you).

I also favor his rock side versus his country covers. Nothing against country music..it's just that in most cases I'd rather hear the original.

I was pretty young (7) when Elvis left the building for good and don't really recall The King being on Top 40 radio. The big Elvis fan in our family was my Aunt Shirley but I didn't spend enough time with her to really soak up any of her preferences so my choices don't really have much to do with nostalgia or historical context: it's all about what I have heard and liked. And I admit there are still plenty of album tracks and soundtrack cuts I have yet to sample.

1 | Jailhouse Rock (1957)
2 | Can't Help Falling in Love (1961)
3 | Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1960)
4 | I Don't Care if The Sun Don't Shine (1954)
5 | Suspicious Minds (1969)
6 | Blue Moon (1956)
7 | Blue Christmas (1957)
8 | Blue Suede Shoes (1956)
9 | Blue Moon of Kentucky (1954)
10 | Hound Dog (1956)
11 | Heartbreak Hotel (1956)
12 | In the Ghetto (1969)
13 | Mystery Train (1955)
14 | That's All Right (1954)
15 | Always on my Mind (1972)
16 | Burning Love (1972)
17 | (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (1957)
18 | It’s Now Or Never (1960)
19 | Crying in the Chapel (1965)
20 | Little Sister (1961)
21 | One Night (1958)
22 | Don't Be Cruel (1956)
23 | (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame (1961)
24 | A Big Hunk O' Love (1959)
25 | Milkcow Blues Boogie (1955)
26 | Money Honey (1956)
27 | A Little Less Conversation (1968)
28 | An American Trilogy (1972)
29 | Love Me Tender (1956)
30 | Baby Let's Play House (Louisiana Hayride version) (1955)*
31 | I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (1971)
32 | Hard Headed Woman (1958)
33 | Ain't That Loving You Baby (1964)
34 | Kentucky Rain (1970)
35 | King Creole (1958)
36 | Bossa Nova Baby (1963)
37 | Big Boss Man (1967)
38 | Return to Sender (1962)
39 | (You're The) Devil in Disguise (1963)
40 | Guitar Man (1967)
41 | Such a Night (1964)
42 | All Shook Up (1957)
43 | I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago (1972)
44 | My Baby Left Me (1956)
45 | Dirty, Dirty Feeling (1960)
46 | I Got a Feelin' in My Body (1974)
47 | (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I (1959)
48 | It’s Your Baby You Rock It (1971)
49 | If I Can Dream (1968)
50 | Hurt (1976)

BUBBLING UNDER
51 | Trouble (1958)
52 | Love Me (1956)
53 | Crawfish (1958)
54 | Just Because (1956)
55 | Viva Las Vegas (1964)
56 | Raised on Rock (1973)
57 | I Need Your Love Tonight (1959)
58 | I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (1955)
59 | Down in the Alley (1966)
60 | I Love You Because (1956)
61 | Good Rockin' Tonight (1954)
62 | If You Talk In Your Sleep (1974)
63 | I Was the One (1956)
64 | Memories (NBC-TV Special version) (1968)
65 | I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (1956)
66 | Good Luck Charm (1962)
67 | Only the Strong Survive (1969)
68 | T-R-O-U-B-L-E (1975)
69 | Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (1958)
70 | U.S. Male (1968)
71 | King of the Whole Wide World (1962)
72 | Moody Blue (1976)
73 | Let Me (1959)
74 | Mean Woman Blues (1957)
75 | One-Sided Love Affair (1956)
76 | Follow That Dream (1962)
77 | The Wonder of You (1970)
78 | Like a Baby (1960)
79 | Treat Me Nice (1957)
80 | A Mess of Blues (1960)
81 | My Happiness (1953)
82 | New Orleans (1958)
83 | Trying to Get to You (1956)
84 | Patch it Up (1970)
85 | Tomorrow Is A Long Time (1966)
86 | Inherit the Wind (1969)
87 | You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (1970)
88 | (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me (1973)
89 | Run On (1967)
90 | So Glad You're Mine (1956)
91 | When It Rains It Really Pours (1965)
92 | Clean Up Your Own Backyard (1969)
93 | Way Down (1977)
94 | Steamroller Blues (1973)
95 | Please Don’t Drag That String Around (1963)
96 | Rubberneckin' (1969)
97 | There Goes My Everything (1970)
98 | Medley: Nothingville/Big Boss Man/Guitar Man/Little Egypt/Trouble (1968)
99 | Until It's Time For You to Go (1972)
100 | We Can Make the Morning (1972)
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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Hymie » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:21 pm

Father2TheMan wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:38 am
As a general rule, I like my Elvis uptempo. Sure the King could slay a ballad when he had a good one (that "late night in the graveyard" ambiance to his take on "Blue Moon" comes to mind) but he also had a tendency to embrace overly saccharine ones.
And yet 2 of your first 3 and 4 of your first 7 are ballads.

This may be my favorite ballot from this forum, with so many Sun records in the top 25.

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Honorio » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:45 pm



1. Mystery Train (1955)
At 1'46" Elvis jumps right in and begins to sing the melody a little too early. Any other producer could have insisted in recording another take. But not Sam Philips. The important thing for Phillips (and for Elvis!) was not perfection, it was the spontaneity, the feeling, the uniqueness. They aimed to capture the moment. That's how they invented Rock 'n' Roll.
2. Trouble (1958)
3. Suspicious Minds (1969)
4. Baby Let's Play House (1955)
5. (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame (1961)
6. Heartbreak Hotel (1956)
7. Blue Moon (1956)
8. Don't Be Cruel (1956)
9. Stuck on You (1960)
10. That's All Right (1954)
11. In the Ghetto (1969)
12. Love Me (1956)
13. If I Can Dream (1968)
14. All Shook Up (1957)
15. Can't Help Falling in Love (1961)
16. Just Because (1956)
17. Fever (1960)
18. Crawfish (1958)
19. Blue Suede Shoes (1956)
20. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (1956)
21. Tomorrow Is a Long Time (1966)
22. One Night (1958)
23. Good Luck Charm (1962)
24. (You're the) Devil in Disguise (1963)
25. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1960)
26. Kentucky Rain (1970)
27. Always on My Mind (1972)
28. (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me) (1957)
29. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
30. A Little Less Conversation (1968)
31. Ready Teddy (1956)
32. King Creole (1958)
33. Little Sister (1961)
34. Love Me Tender (1956)
35. Love Letters (1966)
36. The Girl of My Best Friend (1960)
37. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (1957)
38. Blue Moon of Kentucky (1954)
39. Hound Dog (1956)
40. Blue Christmas (1957)
41. I Feel So Bad (1961)
42. Crying in the Chapel (1965)
43. Money Honey (1956)
44. Rock-A-Hula Baby (1961)
45. Ain't That Loving You Baby (1964)
46. Good Rockin' Tonight (1954)
47. I Just Can't Help Believing (1970)
48. Memphis Tennessee (1965)
49. My Baby Left Me (1956)
50. Pocketful of Rainbows (1960)


51. Reconsider Baby (1960)
52. Blueberry Hill (1957)
53. It's Now or Never (1960)
54. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (1961)
55. Bossa Nova Baby (1963)
56. As Long As I Have You (1958)
57. You'll Think of Me (1969)
58. Blue River (1965)
59. Guitar Man (1967)
60. Viva Las Vegas (1964)
61. Return to Sender (1962)
62. Blue Hawaii (1961)
63. Angel (1962)
64. One-Sided Love Affair (1956)
65. Tutti Frutti (1956)
66. And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind (1969)
67. Hard Headed Woman (1958)
68. I Got a Woman (1956)
69. I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine (1954)
70. A Mess of Blues (1960)
71. Don't Cry Daddy (1969)
72. Hurt (1976)
73. We Can Make the Morning (1972)
74. Don't (1958)
75. Too Much (1957)
76. Treat Me Nice (1957)
77. Long Black Limousine (1969)
78. Dixieland Rock (1958)
79. You're a Heartbreaker (1955)
80. I Got Stung (1958)
81. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (1955)
82. Mean Woman Blues (1957)
83. That's Someone You Never Forget (1962)
84. White Christmas (1957)
85. Wearin' That Loved-On Look (1969)
86. You're the Boss (1991)
87. After Loving You (1969)
88. Burning Love (1972)
89. A Big Hunk o' Love (1959)
90. I Gotta Know (1960)
91. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (1957)
92. My Happiness (1990)
93. Wooden Heart (1960)
94. Early Mornin' Rain (1972)
95. Fools Fall in Love (1967)
96. She's Not You (1962)
97. Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be) (1956)
98. Fame and Fortune (1960)
99. Rip It Up (1956)
100. Any Day Now (1969)


101. Follow That Dream (1962)
102. Make Me Know It (1960)
103. Charro (1969)
104. Help Me Make It Through the Night (1972)
105. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I (1959)
106. I Forgot to Remember to Forget (1955)
107. Loving You (1957)
108. If Every Day Was Like Christmas (1966)
109. I'll Remember You (1966)
110. Big Boss Man (1967)
111. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') (1956)
112. Santa Claus Is Back in Town (1957)
113. Baby What You Want Me to Do (1968)
114. Down by the Riverside (1990)
115. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (1970)
116. Shake, Rattle and Roll (1956)
117. Adam and Evil (1966)
118. Gentle on My Mind (1969)
119. Frankie and Johnny (1966)
120. City By Night (1967)
121. First in Line (1956)
122. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (1957)
123. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (1973)
124. (It's a) Long Lonely Highway (1964)
125. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (1970)
126. I Need Your Love Tonight (1959)
127. I Beg of You (1958)
128. The Fool (1971)
129. Harbor Lights (1976)
130. Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
131. Such a Night (1960)
132. Surrender (1961)
133. Take My Hand, Precious Lord (1957)
134. I Love You Because (1956)
135. A Little Bit of Green (1969)
136. Way Down (1977)
137. For Ol' Times Sake (1973)
138. I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs (1960)
139. The Wonder of You (1970)
140. Without Love (There is Nothing) (1969)
141. Change of Habit (1970)
142. Slowly But Surely (1963)
143. Hard Luck (1966)
144. His Hand in Mine (1960)
145. Suspicion (1962)
146. Only the Strong Survive (1969)
147. Raised on Rock (1973)
148. New Orleans (1958)
149. True Love (1957)
150. I Was the One (1956)


151. Separate Ways (1972)
152. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) (1956)
153. Promised Land (1974)
154. See See Rider (1970)
155. I Got a Feelin' in My Body (1974)
156. Rubberneckin' (1969)
157. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (1958)
158. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (1956)
159. Milkcow Blues Boogie (1955)
160. I've Lost You (1970)
161. How Great Thou Art (1967)
162. Soldier Boy (1960)
163. U.S. Male (1968)
164. There Goes My Everything (1971)
165. Polk Salad Annie (1970)
166. Little Egypt (1964)
167. Young and Beautiful (1957)
168. Like a Baby (1960)
169. What'd I Say (1964)
170. Let Yourself Go (1968)
171. Your Cheatin' Heart (1965)
172. Snowbird (1971)
173. You Don't Know Me (1967)
174. Please Don't Drag That String Around (1963)
175. So Glad You're Mine (1956)
176. When It Rains, It Really Pours (1965)
177. A Thing Called Love (1972)
178. Tryin' to Get to You (1956)
179. Witchcraft (1963)
180. Green, Green Grass of Home (1975)
181. You Asked Me To (1975)
182. Edge of Reality (1968)
183. Words (1969)
184. Danny Boy (1976)
185. Little Cabin on the Hill (1971)
186. When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again (1956)
187. Walk a Mile in My Shoes (1970)
188. Thinking About You (1975)
189. Proud Mary (1970)
190. Just Pretend (1970)
191. Run On (1967)
192. Paralyzed (1956)
193. Western Union (1968)
194. Tiger Man (1968)
195. Tonight Is So Right for Love (1960)
196. Stranger In My Own Home Town (1969)
197. Lover Doll (1958)
198. T-R-O-U-B-L-E (1975)
199. (That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me (1973)
200. Song of the Shrimp (1962)

Finally I haven't found too many gems rummaging among the garbage and my Top 50 ended filled by the usual suspects from the 1950s. Anyway I've come up with a Top 200 in which honestly I like every song. The 35,5% came from the 1950s, the 44,5% from the 1960s and the 18,5% from the 1970s. The years more represented were 1956 (28), 1957 (18), 1960 (18), 1969 (17) and 1958 (12).


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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Hymie » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:09 am

Honorio wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:45 pm
They aimed to capture the moment. That's how they invented Rock 'n' Roll.
INVENTED rock 'n' roll????????

Rock and roll was around already when Elvis was in junior high and mowing lawns in Memphis. It was even being called rock 'n' roll 3 years before Elvis ever recorded.

"The greatest rock 'n' roll performers in the world" - Floyd Warner Associates, in a 1951 press release on The Dominoes featuring Clyde McPhatter.

"Rock 'n' roll came from Billy Ward's Dominoes" – Little Richard, on the importance of McPhatter's first group.

Elvis and Sam Phillips didn't "invent" shit.

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Hymie » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:25 am

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74. Don't (1958)
127. I Beg of You (1957)
These are two sides of the same single, both are 1957. It was released a couple of days before the end of the year.

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Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Post by Honorio » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:10 am

Hymie wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:25 am
Honorio wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:45 pm
74. Don't (1958)
127. I Beg of You (1957)
These are two sides of the same single, both are 1957. It was released a couple of days before the end of the year.
Edited (even if according to official sources like the liner notes of my own boxset of the 50s Master should be both 1958). About the other question I'm not going to argue with you. Only one thing: if you want to continue participating on the forum you definitely should be more polite with the forum members. Making a pun with my #2 song if you looking for trouble you came to the wrong place...

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