ELVIS PRESLEY: Favorite Songs

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  • Elvis Presley
  • My top 33% of his output... the cream of the crop.
  • Songs are listed chronologically and not in order of preference. Songs are put into 3 time periods... 1954-1958, 1960-1968 and 1969... and from each of these periods the top 33% are picked.
  • 1954-1958

    . 38 songs picked from 116. All songs were originally released as singles except... *("Elvis Presley" LP), **("Elvis" LP), ***("Loving You Vol.2" EP) and ****("Just For You" EP).
  • 1954

  • THAT'S ALL RIGHT
  • BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
  • I DON'T CARE IF THE SUN DON'T SHINE
  • GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT
  • JUST BECAUSE *
  • 1955

  • BABY, LET'S PLAY HOUSE
  • MYSTERY TRAIN
  • I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET
  • TRYIN' TO GET TO YOU *
  • 1956

  • HEARTBREAK HOTEL
  • MONEY HONEY *
  • I WAS THE ONE
  • BLUE SUEDE SHOES *
  • MY BABY LEFT ME
  • ONE-SIDED LOVE AFFAIR *
  • SO GLAD YOU'RE MINE **
  • I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND CRY *
  • HOUND DOG
  • DON'T BE CRUEL
  • ANY WAY YOU WANT ME
  • PARALYZED **
  • HOW'S THE WORLD TREATING YOU **
  • TOO MUCH
  • ANYPLACE IS PARADISE **
  • 1957

  • ALL SHOOK UP
  • MEAN WOMAN BLUES ***
  • IS IT SO STRANGE ****
  • I BEG OF YOU
  • ONE NIGHT
  • JAILHOUSE ROCK
  • DON'T LEAVE ME NOW
  • TREAT ME NICE
  • DON'T
  • 1958

  • HARD-HEADED WOMAN
  • WEAR MY RING AROUND YOUR NECK
  • A BIG HUNK O' LOVE
  • A FOOL SUCH AS I
  • I GOT STUNG
  • 1960-1968

    . 28 songs picked from 85. (Gospel and film soundtrack music not included).
  • 1960

  • A MESS OF BLUES
  • IT FEELS SO RIGHT
  • LIKE A BABY
  • IT'S NOW OR NEVER
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?
  • RECONSIDER, BABY
  • 1961

  • GENTLY
  • GIVE ME THE RIGHT
  • I FEEL SO BAD
  • STARTING TODAY
  • JUDY
  • THAT'S SOMEONE YOU NEVER FORGET
  • HIS LATEST FLAME
  • LITTLE SISTER
  • GOOD LUCK CHARM
  • ANYTHING THAT'S PART OF YOU
  • I MET HER TODAY
  • 1962

  • SOMETHING BLUE
  • SHE'S NOT YOU
  • 1963

  • ECHOES OF LOVE
  • WESTERN UNION
  • 1964

  • IT HURTS ME
  • 1965

  • (no picks)
  • 1966

  • TOMORROW IS A LONG TIME
  • BEYOND THE REEF
  • INDESCRIBABLY BLUE
  • I'LL REMEMBER YOU
  • 1967

  • BIG BOSS MAN
  • JUST CALL ME LONESOME
  • 1968

  • (no picks)
  • 1969

    . 11 songs picked from the 32 American Studios, Memphis recordings. All songs are from the "From Elvis in Memphis" LP except *("From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis" LP), **("You'll Never Walk Alone" LP), and ***(released as a single).
  • 1969

  • LONG BLACK LIMOUSINE
  • I'M MOVIN' ON
  • FROM A JACK TO A KING *
  • SUSPICIOUS MINDS ***
  • TRUE LOVE TRAVELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD
  • STRANGER IN MY OWN HOME TOWN *
  • AND THE GRASS WON'T PAY NO MIND *
  • POWER OF MY LOVE
  • AFTER LOVING YOU
  • IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTIN'
  • WHO AM I? **
  • "Describe Elvis Presley? He was the greatest who ever was, is, or will ever be." --

    Chuck Berry

Author Comments: 

No picks were from memory... For a fresh 2006 perspective, all songs were listened to prior to making selections.
Coming... Elvis' top 1970s songs and his top 1960s movie songs.

My personal favourite Presley song is 1962's Return To Sender.

Great song. One of many to be found in his 1960's film music.

I like "Don't Be Cruel" and 'Suspicious Minds" the best.

A lot of people would agree with you... a new British poll named Suspicious Minds his best song.

Great musician and great list. I didn't see two of my fav's on your list, but I'm a sucker for the melodic "I Can't Help Falling In Love" from 'Blue Hawaii' and the bouncin' "Rubberneckin'" from 'Change of Habit.

Thanks.

One of these days I just might get around to putting together a list of favorite songs from his 1960's movies. "Can't Help Falling in Love" is certainly one of them.

No 'Little Less Conversation'?

That's another of his 1960's movie songs.