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"The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs" Counts Down UK's Top 20 Elvis Songs

November 11, 2013 (Updated)


Elvis fans in the United Kingdom had the opportunity to vote for their favorite Elvis song with a countdown show dedicated to the king. "The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs" debuted on ITV in the United Kingdom with "Always On My Mind" taking the No.1 spot. All of the songs from the programme are now featured on a brand new compilation album from Sony Music, "The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Songs," now available on Amazon UK and iTunes UK!

This 90-minute special told the story behind the 20 greatest songs ever recorded by Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Mixing rich archive footage and home videos with new interviews, the documentary painted a picture of the man behind the music, telling the story of how these timeless songs came about and what impact they had on the world. The show featured different generations of international pop stars and musicians influenced by Elvis including Michael Bublé, Sir Cliff Richard, Suzi Quatro, Michael Ball, Englebert Humperdink and Cerys Matthews.

The programme also spoke with those who worked with Elvis, from songwriters to backing singers and session musicians, plus a special interview with Priscilla Presley. The documentary ventured into Elvis’ former home in Memphis, Graceland, following in the footsteps of nearly 20 million visitors, to see how popular the king remains to this day.

"The Nation’s Favorite Elvis Song" Countdown:
  1. Always On My Mind (1972)
  2. Suspicious Minds (1969)
  3. Can’t Help Falling In Love (1962)
  4. In The Ghetto (1969)
  5. A Little Less Conversation (1968/2002)
  6. Jailhouse Rock (1958)
  7. Hound Dog (1956)
  8. Love Me Tender (1956)
  9. Return to Sender (1962)
  10. Are You Lonesome Tonight (1961)
  11. The Wonder of You (1970)
  12. Blue Suede Shoes (1956)
  13. All Shook Up (1957)
  14. It’s Now or Never (1960)
  15. An American Trilogy (1972)
  16. Heartbreak Hotel (1956)
  17. Viva Las Vegas (1964)
  18. Don’t Be Cruel (1956)
  19. If I Can Dream (1969)
  20. King Creole (1958)
Elvis fans can grab the new album now available on Amazon and iTunes or downland any of your favorite Elvis tunes by visiting iTunes.com/Elvis.