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1954 August That`s All Right Elvis Presley
That`s All Right
CD Source: 2nd To None (1954-77+)
Time: 1:55
Sequenced by: released third week of 7/54
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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November Good Rockin` Tonight Elvis Presley
Good Rockin` Tonight
CD Source: The Complete 50`s Masters (1953-58) (5)
Time: 2:12
Sequenced by: released fourth week of 9/54
Honored by: DM
 

 
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1955 July Baby Let`s Play House Elvis Presley
Baby Let`s Play House
CD Source: Elvis` Golden Records (extended) (54-57)
Time: 2:16
Sequenced by: country
Honored by: DM
 

 
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October Mystery Train Elvis Presley
Mystery Train
CD Source: ELVIS 75 - Good Rockin` Tonight (1953-77) (4)
Time: 2:24
Sequenced by: country
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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1956 March Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:09
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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April Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Presley
Blue Suede Shoes
CD Source: 2nd To None (1954-77+)
Time: 2:00
Sequenced by: single (extended play 45)
Honored by: RS
 
Carl Perkins wrote and recorded "Blue Suede Shoes" before Elvis Presley did, but many people were confused about "whose song it was" because both artists had competing versions in record stores (and being played on the radio) at the same time. Carl`s version spent nine weeks in the national top 10 between mid-March and mid-May. Meanwhile, Elvis released his first LP and an extended-play 45, both of which featured his version of "Blue Suede Shoes" as the lead track, in mid-March. For the last four weeks that the Perkins version enjoyed national top 10 status, the Presley version - as an EP, not a single - was perched in the top 40. The EP peaked at #20 on the best-sellers chart the sixth week that Carl Perkins` single was in the top 10, still at #4.
 
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May My Baby Left Me Elvis Presley
My Baby Left Me
CD Source: Elvis` Golden Records (extended) (54-57)
Time: 2:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I Want You, I Need You, I Love You Elvis Presley
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
CD Source: 2nd To None (1954-77+)
Time: 2:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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July Hound Dog Elvis Presley
Hound Dog
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:15
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
Hound Dog and Don`t Be Cruel were both huge #1 hits on the same 45, the undisputed king of all double-sided singles in the 20th century.
 
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Don`t Be Cruel Elvis Presley
Don`t Be Cruel
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
Hound Dog and Don`t Be Cruel were both huge #1 hits on the same 45, the undisputed king of all double-sided singles in the 20th century.
 
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October Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:42
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Anyway You Want Me Elvis Presley
Anyway You Want Me
CD Source: Elvis` Golden Records (extended) (54-57)
Time: 2:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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November Love Me Elvis Presley
Love Me
CD Source: 2nd To None (1954-77+)
Time: 2:43
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 
"Love Me" was the lead song of a four-track "extended play" (EP) record. It was unusual for EPs to make the singles chart at all; it was unprecedented for one to reach the top 10, where "Love Me" remained for two months, peaking at #6. The song was written ("as a send-up of country music") by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller and originally recorded on their Spark label in 1954 by gospel singers Willy & Ruth. Comparing the samples, ignoring the stark differences in production values, you can hear clearly how Elvis` sincerity, commitment, and great vocal skills transformed an ordinary, simple tune into an unforgettable, bravura performance.
 
Sample 1: Love Me - Elvis Presley
 
Sample 2: Love Me - Willy & Ruth
 
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1957 March All Shook Up Elvis Presley
All Shook Up
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 1:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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June (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear Elvis Presley
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 1:43
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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October Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:26
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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1958 January Don`t Elvis Presley
Don`t
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:48
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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April Wear My Ring Around Your Neck Elvis Presley
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
CD Source: 2nd To None (1954-77+)
Time: 2:14
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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November One Night Elvis Presley
One Night
CD Source: ELVIS 75 - Good Rockin` Tonight (1953-77) (4)
Time: 2:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
Elvis recorded both a pretty straight cover of Smiley Lewis`s original "One Night of Sin" and this ingenious adaptation in winter 1957.
 
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1959 March A Fool Such As I Elvis Presley
A Fool Such As I
CD Source: ELVIS 75 - Good Rockin` Tonight (1953-77) (4)
Time: 2:36
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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1960 May Reconsider Baby Elvis Presley
Reconsider Baby
CD Source: Elvis is Back!
Time: 3:38
Sequenced by: Elvis is Back! album
Honored by:
 
The best of many good tracks on Elvis`s first studio album after his stint in the army.
 
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November Are You Lonesome Tonight Elvis Presley
Are You Lonesome Tonight
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 3:06
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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1961 August Little Sister Elvis Presley
Little Sister
CD Source: 2nd To None (1954-77+)
Time: 2:31
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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December Can`t Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley
Can`t Help Falling in Love
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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1962 October Return to Sender Elvis Presley
Return to Sender
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:07
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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1968 December If I Can Dream Elvis Presley
If I Can Dream
CD Source: 2nd To None (1954-77+)
Time: 3:10
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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1969 October Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Suspicious Minds
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 4:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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1972 Start of School Year September Burning Love Elvis Presley
Burning Love
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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