Elvis Presley singles discography

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Elvis Presley singles discography

Publicity photo for Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Releases
Singles 111
No.1 Singles 33

The discography of Elvis Presley starts on July 19, 1954, with the release of his first commercial single, and ends in February 1978. Presley's final album, Elvis in Concert, and final two singles, "My Way" and "Unchained Melody", although released after his death are considered part of the discographical canon as they were projects Presley himself knew about in the planning stages.[1] All other releases are included in the posthumous sections, and obviously all compact disc box sets were also released after Presley's death. Without including album reissues, during this period of 1954 to 1978 American Presley releases consisted of 108 singles, 30 extended-play singles, 70 albums on RCA Records, four albums on the Pickwick budget label, and five singles on the Sun Records label.

RIAA certifications and sales[edit]

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) began to certify gold albums and singles in 1958,[2] and Elvis Presley's first RIAA award, a gold single for "Hard Headed Woman", was certified on August 11, 1958.[3] In August 1992, he was awarded with 110 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums and singles, the largest presentation of gold and platinum record awards in history.[4] According to Presley's record label, RCA, he is the best selling artist of all time, with sales over 1 billion records worldwide in all formats (600 million in the United States alone).[5][6]

Singles[edit]

The 1950s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides (including EP tracks) from same album except where indicated
Chart positions RIAA
[7]
Album
US Hot
[8]
US Country
[9]
US R&B
[10]
1954 "That's All Right"
b/w "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" (from A Date With Elvis)
Gold For LP Fans Only
"Good Rocking Tonight" / Gold A Date With Elvis
"I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine" 74 The Sun Sessions
"You're A Heartbreaker"
b/w "Milkcow Blues Boogie" (from A Date With Elvis)
For LP Fans Only
1955 "Baby Let's Play House" / 5 A Date With Elvis
"I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" flip For LP Fans Only
"Mystery Train" / 10
"I Forgot To Remember To Forget" 1 A Date With Elvis
1956 "Heartbreak Hotel" / 1 1 3 2× Multi-Platinum Elvis' Golden Records
"I Was The One" 19 8 For LP Fans Only
"Blue Suede Shoes"
from Elvis Presley EP; also includes "Tutti Frutti", "I Got A Woman" and "Just Because"
20 Gold Elvis Presley
"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" / 3 1 3 Platinum Elvis' Golden Records
"My Baby Left Me" 31 13 For LP Fans Only
"Don't Be Cruel"* / 1 1 1 4× Multi-Platinum Elvis' Golden Records
"Hound Dog"* 2 1 1 4× Multi-Platinum
"Tutti Frutti"
b/w "Blue Suede Shoes" (see above for chart positions)
Elvis Presley
"I Got A Woman"
b/w "I'm Counting On You"
"I'll Never Let You Go (Lil' Darlin')"
b/w "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)"
"I Love You Because"
b/w "Tryin' To Get To You"
"Blue Moon"
b/w "Just Because"
"Money Honey"
b/w "One Sided Love Affair"
76
"Shake, Rattle and Roll"
b/w "Lawdy Miss Clawdy"
For LP Fans Only
"Love Me Tender" / 1 3 3 3× Multi-Platinum Elvis' Golden Records
"Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)" 27 flip 12
"Love Me" / 2 10 7 Elvis
"When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again" / 19
"Paralyzed"
Above 3 tracks from Elvis EP; also includes "Rip It Up"
59
"Old Shep"
From Elvis, Vol. II EP; also includes "So Glad You're Mine", "Ready Teddy" and "Anyplace Is Paradise"
47
"Poor Boy"
from Love Me Tender EP, also includes "Love Me Tender" (from Elvis' Golden Records) "Let Me" (Non-album track) and "We're Gonna Move" (from "A Date With Elvis")
24 For LP Fans Only
1957 "Too Much" / 2 3 3 Platinum Elvis' Golden Records
"Playing For Keeps" 34 8 For LP Fans Only
"All Shook Up" / 1 1 1 2× Multi-Platinum Elvis' Golden Records
"That's When Your Heartaches Begin" 58
"Peace In The Valley"
From Peace In The Valley EP; also includes "It Is No Secret", "I Believe" and "Take My Hand Precious Lord"
25 Elvis' Christmas Album
"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" / 1 1 1 2× Multi-Platinum Loving You
"Loving You" 28 15
"Mean Woman Blues"
From Loving You, Vol. II EP; also includes "Lonesome Cowboy", "Hot Dog" and "Got A Lot O'Livin' To Do"
11 11
"Jailhouse Rock" / 1 1 1 2× Multi-Platinum Elvis' Golden Records
"Treat Me Nice" 27 11
"(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care"
From Jailhouse Rock EP; also includes "Jailhouse Rock" (from Elvis' Golden Records, see above) "Young and Beautiful" "Don't Leave Me Now" (from Loving You), and "I Want To Be Free"
14 A Date With Elvis
1958 "Don't" / 1 2 4 Platinum 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong:
Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2
"I Beg Of You" 8 4
"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" / 3 3 1 Platinum
"Doncha' Think It's Time" 21 flip 10
"Hard Headed Woman" / 2 2 2 Platinum King Creole
"Don't Ask Me Why" 28 flip 9
"One Night" / 4 24 10 Platinum 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong:
Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2
"I Got Stung" 8
1959 "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I" / 2 16 Platinum
"I Need Your Love Tonight" 4
"A Big Hunk O'Love" / 1 10 Gold
"My Wish Came True" 12 15
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or have not been certified.
Note: * "Don't Be Cruel" b/w "Hound Dog" double A-side on post-1965 re-releases.

The 1960s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides (including EP tracks) from same album except where indicated
Chart positions RIAA
[7]
Album
US Hot
[8]
US Country
[9]
US R&B
[9]
US AC
[11]
CA
[12]
CA AC
[12]
1960 "Stuck On You" / 1 27 6 Platinum Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3
"Fame and Fortune" 17
"It's Now Or Never" / 1 Platinum
"A Mess Of Blues" 32 Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" / 1 22 3 2× Multi-Platinum Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3
"I Gotta Know" 20
1961 "Surrender" / 1 Platinum
"Lonely Man" 32 Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4
"Flaming Star"
From Elvis By Request: Flaming Star EP; also includes "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" (From Elvis For Everyone), and the recent hits "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" and "It's Now Or Never" (both from Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3; see above for chart positions)
14 Elvis Presley Sings Flaming Star
"I Feel So Bad" / 5 Gold Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3
"Wild In The Country" 26 The Other Sides: Worldwide Gold Award Hits Volume 2
"(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame" / 4 2 Gold Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3
"Little Sister" 5
"Can't Help Falling In Love" / 2 1 Platinum Blue Hawaii
1962 "Rock-A-Hula Baby" 23
"Good Luck Charm" / 1 Platinum Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3
"Anything That's Part Of You" 31 6
"Follow That Dream"
From Follow That Dream EP; also includes "Angel", "What A Wonderful Life" (from I Got Lucky), and "I'm Not The Marrying Kind"
15 5 C'mon Everybody
"She's Not You" / 5 13 2 Gold Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3
"Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" 55 14 Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4
"King Of The Whole Wide World"
From Kid Galahad EP; also includes "This Is Living" "Riding The Rainbow" (from I Got Lucky), "Home Is Where The Heart Is" (from I Got Lucky), "I Got Lucky" (from I Got Lucky), and "A Whistling Tune"
30 C'mon Everybody
"Return To Sender" / 2 5 Platinum Girls! Girls! Girls!
"Where Do You Come From" 99
1963 "One Broken Heart For Sale" / 11 21 Gold It Happened At The World's Fair
"They Remind Me Too Much Of You" 53
"(You're The) Devil In Disguise"
b/w "Please Don't Drag That String Around"
3 Gold Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4
"Bossa Nova Baby" / 8 20 Gold Fun In Acapulco
"Witchcraft" 32 Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4
1964 "Kissin' Cousins" / 12 Gold Kissin' Cousins
"It Hurts Me" 29 Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4
"Kiss Me Quick" / 34 Pot Luck
"Suspicion" 103
"What'd I Say" / 21 Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4
"Viva Las Vegas" 29 29 Gold Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Volume 1
"Such A Night" / 16 14 Elvis Is Back!
"Never Ending" 111 Double Trouble
"Ask Me" / 12 Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4
"Ain't That Loving You Baby" 16 1 Gold
"Wooden Heart"
b/w "Blue Christmas" (from Elvis' Christmas Album)
107 G.I. Blues
1965 "Do The Clam" / 21 10 Girl Happy
"You'll Be Gone" 121 35
"Crying In The Chapel"
b/w "I Believe In The Man In The Sky" (from His Hand In Mine)
3 1 3 Platinum How Great Thou Art
"(Such An) Easy Question" / 11 1 4 Pot Luck
"It Feels So Right" 55 Elvis Is Back!
"I'm Yours" / 11 1 2 Gold Pot Luck
"(It's A) Long Lonely Highway" 112 Kissin' Cousins
"Puppet On A String"
b/w "Wooden Heart" (from G.I. Blues; see above for chart position)
14 3 3 Gold Girl Happy
"Santa Claus Is Back In Town"
b/w "Blue Christmas"
Elvis' Christmas Album
1966 "Tell Me Why" / 33 6 Gold The Other Sides: Worldwide Gold Award Hits Volume 2
"Blue River" 95 Double Trouble
"Joshua Fit The Battle"
b/w "Known Only To Him"
His Hand In Mine
"Milky White Way"
b/w "Swing Down, Sweet Chariot"
"Frankie and Johnny" / 25 3 14 Gold Frankie and Johnny
"Please Don't Stop Loving Me" 45
"Love Letters" / 19 38 29 Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4
"Come What May" 109 Collectors Gold
"Spinout" / 40 27 Spinout
"All That I Am" 41 9
"If Every Day Was Like Christmas"
b/w "How Would You Like To Be" (from It Happened At The World's Fair)
Elvis' Christmas Album (1970 RCA Camden reissue)
1967 "Indescribably Blue" / 33 Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4
"Fools Fall In Love" 102 I Got Lucky
"Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)" / 63 Double Trouble
"That's Someone You Never Forget" 92 Pot Luck
"There's Always Me" / 56 Something For Everybody
"Judy" 78
"Big Boss Man" / 38 Clambake
"You Don't Know Me" 44 34
1968 "Guitar Man" / 43
"Hi-Heel Sneakers" flip Elvis Aron Presley
"U.S. Male" / 28 55 10 Almost In Love
"Stay Away" 67
"You'll Never Walk Alone" / 90 55 You'll Never Walk Alone
"We Call On Him" 106
"Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby" / 71 50 Speedway
"Let Yourself Go" 72 42
"A Little Less Conversation" / 69 25 Almost In Love
"Almost In Love" 95
"If I Can Dream" / 12 6 Gold Elvis (NBC TV Special)
"Edge Of Reality" 112 Almost In Love
1969 "Memories"
b/w "Charro" (from Almost In Love)
35 56 7 15 7 Elvis (NBC TV Special)
"How Great Thou Art"
b/w "His Hand In Mine" (from His Hand In Mine)
101 How Great Thou Art
"In The Ghetto"
b/w "Any Day Now"
3 60 8 2 8 Platinum From Elvis In Memphis
"Clean Up Your Own Backyard"
b/w "The Fair Is Moving On" (from From Memphis To Vegas – From Vegas To Memphis (Back in Memphis)
35 74 37 23 Gold Almost In Love
"Suspicious Minds"
b/w "You'll Think Of Me" (from From Memphis To Vegas – From Vegas To Memphis (Back in Memphis)
1 4 1 3 Platinum Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Volume 1
"Don't Cry Daddy" / 6 13 3 4 3 Platinum
"Rubberneckin'" flip Almost In Love
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or have not been certified.

The 1970s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Chart positions RIAA Album
US Hot
[8]
US Country
[9]
US AC
[11]
CA
[12]
CA Country
[12]
CA AC
[12]
1970 "Kentucky Rain"
b/w "My Little Friend" (from Almost In Love)
16 31 3 10 1 4 Gold Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Volume 1
"The Wonder Of You" / 9 37 1 7 17 Gold On Stage: February 1970
"Mama Liked The Roses" flip Elvis' Christmas Album (1970 RCA Camden reissue)
"I've Lost You" / 32 57 5 10 Gold That's The Way It Is
"The Next Step Is Love" flip flip flip
"You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" / 11 56 1 10 Gold
"Patch It Up" flip
"I Really Don't Want To Know" / 21 23 2 9 7 Gold Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old)
"There Goes My Everything" flip 9 flip
1971 "Rags To Riches" / 33 Elvis Aron Presley
"Where Did They Go, Lord" flip 55 18 21 He Walks Beside Me
"Life" / 53 34 8 41 Love Letters From Elvis
"Only Believe" flip
"I'm Leavin'" / 36 2 33 33 Elvis Aron Presley
"Heart Of Rome" flip Love Letters From Elvis
"It's Only Love" / 51 19 46 Elvis Aron Presley
"The Sound Of Your Cry" flip Greatest Hits Volume 1
"Merry Christmas Baby"
b/w "O Come All Ye Faithful"
Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas
1972 "Until It's Time For You To Go" / 40 68 9 37 Elvis Now
"We Can Make The Morning" flip
"He Touched Me"
b/w "Bosom Of Abraham"
He Touched Me
"An American Trilogy"
b/w "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (from Elvis Aron Presley)
66 31 Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden
"Burning Love" / 2 flip 2 37 Platinum Burning Love and Hits From His Movies, Volume 2
"It's A Matter Of Time" 36 9 64
"Separate Ways" / 20 flip 3 27 Gold Separate Ways
"Always On My Mind" 16 4
1973 "Steamroller Blues" / 17 flip 15 Aloha from Hawaii: Via Satellite
"Fool" flip 31 12 20 19 Elvis (1973 album)
"Raised On Rock" / 41 27 55 60 Raised On Rock/For Ol' Times Sake
"For Ol' Times Sake" flip 42
1974 "I've Got A Thing About You Baby" / 39 4 flip 27 96 7 Good Times
"Take Good Care Of Her" flip flip 27
"If You Talk In Your Sleep" / 17 flip 6 19 Promised Land
"Help Me" 6 4
"Promised Land" / 14 flip flip 19
"It's Midnight" 9 8 6 10
1975 "My Boy"
b/w "Thinking About You" (from Promised Land)
20 14 1 21 27 1 Good Times
"T-R-O-U-B-L-E"
b/w "Mr. Songman" (from Promised Land)
35 11 42 26 26 49 Today
"Bringing It Back" / 65 91
"Pieces Of My Life" 33
1976 "Hurt" / 28 6 7 45 11 From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
"For The Heart" flip 45
"Moody Blue" / 31 1 2 57 3 2 Moody Blue
"She Thinks I Still Care" flip flip
1977 "Way Down" / 18 1 14 15 1 23 Platinum
"Pledging My Love" flip
"My Way" / 22 2 6 32 1 1 Gold Elvis In Concert
"America" flip Singles only
1978 "Unchained Melody" / 6 6
"Softly As I Leave You" 109 flip Elvis Aron Presley
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or have not been certified.

Posthumous singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions RIAA
[7]
Album
US Hot
[8]
US Country
[9]
US AC
[11]
CA CA Country
1978 "Puppet on a String" 78 Elvis Sings for Children and Grownups Too
"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" (re-release) 105 flip
1979 "Are You Sincere" 10 4 Our Memories of Elvis
"Solitaire" flip
"There's a Honky Tonk Angel (Who'll Take Me Back In)" 6 3 Our Memories of Elvis Volume 2
"I Got a Feelin' in My Body" flip
1981 "Guitar Man" 28 1 16 1 Guitar Man
"Loving Arms" 8 10
"You Asked Me To" flip
1982 "You'll Never Walk Alone" 73 Greatest Hits Volume 1
"There Goes My Everything" (re-release) flip
"The Elvis Medley" 71 31 31 42 23 The Elvis Medley
1983 "I Was the One" (re-release) 92 I Was the One
"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" (re-release) flip
1996 "Heartbreak Hotel" (re-release) Heartbreak Hotel (CD Single)
1998 "Blue Christmas" (re-release) 55 Blue Christmas
2002 "A Little Less Conversation" (JXL remix) 50 26 Gold ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits
2003 "Rubberneckin'" (remix) 94 ELV1S: 2nd to None
2008 "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (with Carrie Underwood) 54 14 Christmas Duets
"Blue Christmas" (with Martina McBride) 36 22
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or have not been certified.

See also[edit]

For a list of Presley's singles and extended plays, see Elvis Presley hit singles.
For a list of Presley's hit albums, see Elvis Presley hit albums.
For a list of Presley's international singles, see Elvis Presley international hit singles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jorgensen, Ernst. Elvis Presley: A Life in Music - The Complete Recording Sessions. New York: St. Martin's Press, p. 425
  2. ^ "History of the Awards". RIAA.org. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Search of http://www.riaa.org/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database#
  4. ^ "Top Tallies: Artist Tallies" (PHP). Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ Reaves, Jessica (August 15, 2002). "Person of the Week: Elvis Presley". Time. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ Collins, Dan (August 7, 2002). "How Big Was The King?". CBS News/Associated Press. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database Results" (PHP). Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (2007). Top Pop Singles 1955–2006. Record Research. pp. 669–674. ISBN 978-0-89820-172-7. 
  9. ^ a b c d e Whitburn, Joel (2005). Top Country Songs: 1944 to 2005. Record Research. pp. 297–300. ISBN 978-0-89820-165-9. 
  10. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2006). The Billboard Book of Top 40 R&B and Hip-Hop Hits. Billboard Books. ISBN 978-0-8230-8283-4. 
  11. ^ a b c "Elvis Presley: Charts & Awards – Billboard Singles". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "RPM Search Engine" (PHP). Library and Archives Canada. March 31, 2004. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Guralnick, Peter and Jorgensen, Ernst (1999). Elvis: Day By Day - The Definitive Record of His Life and Music. New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-42089-6
  • Jorgensen, Ernst (1998). Elvis Presley: A Life In Music - The Complete Recording Sessions. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-18572-3

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