Some prefer the era of the early Elvis, while some enjoy the '60s sounds after his discharge. Blues Dirty, Dirty Feeling 1960 Dixieland Rock , Rachel Frank 1958 King Creole Do Not Disturb , , 1964 Girl Happy , , 1964 Girl Happy Do the Vega , , 1963 Elvis Sings Flaming Star Do You Know Who I Am? Several weeks worth of recording sessions ensued with a band consisting of Presley, guitarist , and bassist. Hine 1966 How Great Thou Art How the Web Was Woven Clive Westlake, David Most 1970 That's the Way It Is How Would You Like to Be Ben Raleigh, 1962 It Happened at the World's Fair How's the World Treating You? While it may not be as in-depth as other compilations, is adequate for those wanting the major hits, and provides a taster for each of his styles. Coats 1966 How Great Thou Art Where Did They Go Lord , 1970 He Walks Beside Me Where Do I Go from Here? Released in 1972, it featured boogie piano, horn-laden chorus, choir-style vocals, pounding drums and fretwork by virtuoso guitarist. Presley grew up dirt-poor in Tupelo, moved to Memphis as a teenager, and, with his family, was off welfare only a few weeks when producer at , a local blues label, responded to his audition tape with a phone call.
Buy his music here: Join WatchMojo. Girl of Mine , 1973 Raised on Rock Beverly Ross, 1960 Elvis Is Back! Forty years ago this Wednesday Aug 16 , the day was shaping up to be just another hot and humid summer afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee. Poster for Elvis Presley's appearance in Tupelo, Mississippi, 1957. He made no more movies, although there was a good concert film, Elvis on Tour. Be sure to check out for more info. Fontana perfectly complemented Elvis's edgy vocals. Find sources: — · · · · February 2013 This is a list of the songs recorded by between his first demos at the Sun Studios in 1953 and his final concert on June 26, 1977 at the in.
The song peaked at Number Two on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of October 28, 1972. Blues 1969 From Elvis in Memphis Gently Murray Wisell, 1961 1970 The Way It Was , 1964 Girl Happy The Girl I Never Loved 1967 Clambake , 1960 Elvis Is Back! Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. He's the King of Rock and Roll. Their consisted of the kind of material for which Presley would become famous: and songs, , and hymns. Literally millions of people—an entire generation or two—defined their sense of personal style and ambition in terms that Elvis first personified. And, of course, the King sounds great, too! His shows deteriorated in the final two years of his life, and his recording career came to a virtual standstill.
More important, he served as the great cultural of his period. I Don't Want To , Fred Spielman 1962 Girls! We're Gonna Move Elvis Presley, Vera Matson 1956 A Date with Elvis Western Union , 1963 Speedway What a Wonderful Life , 1961 I Got Lucky What Every Woman Lives For , 1965 Frankie and Johnny , , 1973 Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite What Now, What Next, Where To Hal Blair and 1963 Double Trouble 1963 Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4 What's She Really Like , 1960 G. The 1969 American Sound Studio sessions in Memphis with producer Chips Moman found Presley artistically awakened. Morehead 1961 Something for Everybody , Richard Mainegra 1972 Separate Ways 1975 Today 1955 The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters Shake That Tambourine , , 1965 Harum Scarum , Steve Duffy 1976 Moody Blue 1973 Good Times She's a Machine , 1966 Elvis Sings Flaming Star , 1962 Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3 Shoppin' Around , , 1960 G. Check out the voting page here, If you want to suggest an idea for a WatchMojo video, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at : Check us out at Twitter. The title track performance of Jailhouse Rock was the highlight of Presley's third film. Relax , 1962 It Happened at the World's Fair , James Pebworth, 1970 On Stage , 1962 Girls! The song's popularity also helped get people into theaters to see Elvis's second movie, Loving You.
Presley built arguably the most impressive catalog of recordings in rock history, so it was understandably difficult narrowing the list down to 10 essential tracks. You did not have to want to be a rock and roll star or even a musician to want to be like Elvis—which meant, ultimately, to be free and uninhibited and yet still a part of the everyday. It was recorded in Nashville, and won a Grammy that year for Best Sacred Performance. Tolbert 1966 1967 Elvis Aron Presley His Hand in Mine 1960 His Hand in Mine Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees Glenn Spreen, 1971 Elvis sings The Wonderful World of Christmas Home Is Where the Heart Is , 1961 I Got Lucky Hot Dog 1957 Loving You 1956 Elvis' Golden Records House of Sand , , 1965 Paradise, Hawaiian Style A House That Has Everything , 1967 Clambake How Can You Lose What You Never Had , 1967 Clambake How Do You Think I Feel , Wiley Walker 1956 Elvis 1956 album Stuart K. It would become Presley's first U.
Whether it was rock and roll, gospel or country, the singer did it all -- as nobody else before him or since. He was 42 years old. If you like the sound of the Artists on this site, please buy their songs on Amazon follow the link above to support them. The tune didn't catch the public's attention until Elvis started appearing on television in the months following its release. Gabriel 1971 He Touched Me Everybody Come Aboard , , 1965 Frankie and Johnny John L.
Racists denounced him for mingling black music with white and Presley was always scrupulous in crediting his black sources, one of the things that made him different from the Tin Pan Alley writers and singers who had for decades lifted black styles without credit. Once more, Elvis Presley is triumphant, although this triumph is shadowed by something far less than happiness. This article needs additional citations for. Yet, in every appearance on television, he appeared , polite, and soft-spoken, almost shy. Blues Wheels on My Heels , 1964 Roustabout When God Dips His Love In My Heart Derricks; Stevenson 1956 The Complete Million Dollar Session When I'm Over You Shirl Milete 1970 Love Letters from Elvis William Emerson 1955 Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 4 Gene Sullivan, Wiley Walker 1956 Elvis 1956 album Traditional 1965 Frankie and Johnny , Larry Kusik, 1970 Live in Las Vegas 1960 In a Private Moment Where Could I Go but to the Lord James B. Songstube is against piracy and promotes safe and legal music downloading on Amazon.
From 1956 through 1958 he completely dominated the best-seller charts and ushered in the age of , opening doors for both white and black rock artists. Presley's charisma shined on the recording, and the song's two-chord riff is among rock's most indelible moments. You Can't Say No in Acapulco , , Lee Morris 1963 Fun in Acapulco , , , 1970 That's the Way It Is , 1967 Clambake 1973 Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite You Gotta Stop , , 1966 I Got Lucky Elvis Presley, , 1962 Girl Happy , 1967 You'll Never Walk Alone 1969 From Memphis to Vegas — From Vegas to Memphis Back in Memphis , 1957 A Date with Elvis Young Dreams , Martin Kalmanoff 1958 King Creole Ric Cartney, Carole Joyner 1968 The Complete '68 Comeback Special 1958 Elvis for Everyone! Preachers and pundits declared him an , his Pentecostally derived hip-swinging stage style and breathy vocal asides obscene. He was pronounced responsible for all teenage hooliganism and. Give Me the Right , Norman Blagman 1961 Something for Everybody Go East-Young Man , , 1965 Harum Scarum Goin' Home 1968 Speedway Golden Coins , , 1965 Harum Scarum Gonna Get Back Home Somehow , 1962 Pot Luck , 1961 Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3 1954 A Date with Elvis 1973 , 1957 Loving You Preston Foster 1970 Love Letters from Elvis 1975 Today 1963 Fun in Acapulco 1967 Clambake 1960 The Home Recordings Happy Ending , 1962 It Happened at the World's Fair Margo Sylvia, Gilbert Lopez 1958 Unreleased , 1954 1958 King Creole Hard Knocks 1964 Roustabout Hard Luck , 1965 Frankie and Johnny Harem Holiday , 1965 Harum Scarum Have a Happy , , 1969 Let's Be Friends , 1957 Loving You Hawaiian Sunset , 1961 Blue Hawaii , Charles King, 1961 Blue Hawaii He is My Everything 1971 He Touched Me He Knows Just What I Need 1960 Jack Richards, Richard Mullen 1960 In a Private Moment 1971 He Touched Me Heart of Rome , , 1970 Love Letters from Elvis , , Elvis Presley 1956 Elvis' Golden Records Rudy Jackson 1955 , Audrey Allison 1976 1973 1971 Elvis Now , 1957 Elvis' Christmas Album He's Your Uncle, Not Your Dad , 1967 Speedway 1969 Elvis Now Hey Little Girl 1965 Harum Scarum Hey, Hey, Hey 1967 Clambake Thoro Harris, L. All other uses are in violation of international copyright laws.
He had married in 1967 without much furor, became a parent with the birth of his daughter, Lisa Marie, in 1968, and got divorced in 1973. Blues , , 1969 From Memphis to Vegas — From Vegas to Memphis In Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas A World of Our Own , , 1962 It Happened at the World's Fair Hoyle Bowles 1960 His Hand in Mine , Alex Alstone 1966 A Golden Celebration The Yellow Rose of Texas , 1963 Elvis Sings Flaming Star 1969 On Stage Yoga is as Yoga Does Gerald Nelson, Fred Burch 1966 I Got Lucky , 1973 Promised Land , 1956 The Complete Million Dollar Session You Better Run Traditional 1972 Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Performances Bill Cook 1974 Live in L. Listen for the sound of Elvis slapping his guitar. For the more hardcore fan, also, is an essential purchase, offering almost all of the finest tracks on a mere two discs. This sound was the hallmark of the five singles Presley released on Sun over the next year. Presley became the teen idol of his decade, greeted everywhere by screaming hordes of young women, and, when it was announced in early 1958 that he had been drafted and would enter the U. His biggest fans—working-class white women, almost exclusively—passed their fanaticism on to their children, or at least to a surprising number of daughters.
Wasted Years Wally Fowler 1973 Essential Elvis Volume 5: Elvis Rhythm and Country 1976 Moody Blue Fred Karger, , 1967 You'll Never Walk Alone We Can Make the Morning Jay Ramsey 1971 Elvis Now Bert Carroll, Russell Moody 1958 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong — Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2 , 1969 From Elvis in Memphis Ray Winkler, John Hathcock 1973 Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite We'll Be Together Charles O'Curran, Dudley Brooks 1962 Girls! Not only did he rack up his second number one in three months, he also created a whole new style for himself -- one characterized by a free, casual sound. The Sound of Your Cry , , 1970 , , 1973 Good Times Mel Glazer, Stephen Schlaks 1967 Speedway , , 1966 Spinout Spring Fever , , 1964 Girl Happy Stand by Me Traditional 1966 How Great Thou Art Startin' Tonight Lenore Rosenblatt, Victor Millrose 1964 Girl Happy 1961 Something for Everybody , 1968 Almost in Love , 1967 Let's Be Friends Steadfast, Loyal and True 1958 King Creole 1973 Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite , , 1961 Pot Luck Stop, Look and Listen 1966 Spinout Stop Where You Are , , 1965 Paradise, Hawaiian Style Stranger In My Own Home Town 1969 From Memphis to Vegas — From Vegas to Memphis Back in Memphis 1970 That's the Way It Is , S. For much of the next decade, he was again one of the top live attractions in the United States. Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce , 1964 Girl Happy Fountain of Love , Jeff Lewis 1962 Frankfort Special , 1960 G. He also began doing concerts again and quickly won back a sizable following, although it was not nearly as universal as his audience in the 1950s—in the main, it was Southern and Midwestern, working-class and unsophisticated, and overwhelmingly female. There was no other musical performer who left such a unique and indelible stamp on the American music landscape than Elvis Aron Presley. The movie -- a depiction of the notorious Reno Brothers Gang -- was forgettable; the song was anything but! From time to time rumours cropped up that he did not really die, that his death was a fake designed to free him from fame.