He also permanently changed popular music with his unique combination of genres such as blues, country, and gospel. His music, style, and attitude paved the way for the cultural revolution of the s and all that followed. The music of Elvis has been popular since the s. It is estimated that he has sold more than 1 billion albums worldwide. He also sent songs to the Billboard Hot singles chart, even though the chart began about four years after he started releasing music.
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40 years after his death, Official Charts counts down the King's 50 best sellers of all time.
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.
Elvis Presley was a great interpretive singer almost by default. But what about the artists who tried to cover Elvis? That diversity points to a legacy that transcends genres as well as generations. This video is no longer available. Jello Biafra cranks up the Elvis vibrato to the cartoon setting and imposes some editorial changes on the lyrics to include references to speed and cocaine as he savages this twisted celebration of Vegas decadence. Presley brought tender empathy to this cinematic slice of social commentary. In a televised Elvis tribute the following decade, the leather-clad former LaBelle singer turns the song into a desperate cry from the shadows. Presley sang his cover only weeks after his marriage to Priscilla fell apart, and the duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe channels the melodrama into a melancholy synth-pop lament. Beautiful but somehow disturbing. For his stripped-down solo version on the Elvis-dominated soundtrack for the movie Honeymoon in Vegas, the singer conjures a chilling Blue Velvet vibe.