You don't become "The King of Rock 'n' Roll" without your share of number-one songs. Here are 30 of Elvis Presley's chart-topping songs. Released on January 27, , this heart-wrenching tune was inspired by a suicide note printed in The Miami Herald. The tune didn't catch the public's attention until Elvis started appearing on television in the months following its release. This was the first song that Elvis self-produced. And what a job he did! 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. This song was a blues classic long before anyone had heard of Elvis Presley. But it was the King's July TV appearances, in which he crooned to a real pup, that propelled it to the top of the pop charts. The machine-gun-like drumming of D.
It's now over 40 years since Elvis Presley tragically died and music lost its King of rock n roll. But despite his untimely death aged just 42, Elvis remains one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of all time and an icon of the '50s and '60s. Elvis's legacy and monetary worth remain immensely strong in 40 years after his untimely death. And since , he has sold 4.
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. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Retrieved Archived from the original on Elvis Presley.
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