2nd to None

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For the album by Chemistry, see Second to None (Chemistry album).
ELVIIS: 2nd to None
Elvis Presley - 2nd to None front.JPG
Cover to the standard edition of the album
Greatest hits album by Elvis Presley
Released October 7, 2003 (2003-10-07),[1] 2009 Blu-spec CD
Recorded July 5, 1954-February 4, 1976
Genre Rock and roll, rockabilly, country
Length 78:39
Label RCA
Producer Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, Ray Bardani[2]
Elvis Presley chronology
ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits
(September 2002)
2nd to None
(October 2003)
Hitstory
(October 2005)
Alternative cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

2nd to None is a collection of songs by American rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. The album was released by on October 7, 2003 by RCA Records (see 2003 in music)[1] as the sequel to the previous year's highly successful ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits.

The album included Elvis's #1 singles that did not appear on the previous release, other notable recordings by the artist, one previously unreleased recording ("I'm a Roustabout") and a remix of "Rubberneckin'" by Paul Oakenfold.

Although not as successful as its predecessor, 2nd to None made the top 10 in at least nine countries and received certifications in several regions.

Production, artwork and packaging[edit]

2nd to None was produced by Ernst Mikael Jorgensen and Ray Bardani. Bardani also mixing many of the songs on the collection with the assistance of Matt Snedecor, while the tape transferring and mastering on the recordings were handled by Andreas Meyer and Vic Anesini, respectively.[2]

The release's primary artwork consists of a picture of Elvis' head and the number 2 against a black background. The release's art direction and design was handled by Mike Jurkovac.[4] The artwork and design for the European release of the album was different, being very similar to ELV1S and having the art direction and design by the same person, Thomas Vasquez.[2][5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "That's All Right (Mama)" Arthur Crudup 1:57
2. "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" Charlie Feathers, Stan Kesler 2:29
3. "Blue Suede Shoes" Carl Perkins 2:00
4. "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" Maurice Mysels and Ira Kosloff 2:40
5. "Love Me" Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:44
6. "Mean Woman Blues" Claude Demetrius 2:16
7. "Loving You" Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:16
8. "Treat Me Nice" Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:12
9. "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" Bert Carroll, Russell Moody 2:15
10. "King Creole" Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:09
11. "Trouble" Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:18
12. "I Got Stung" David Hill, Aaron Schroeder 1:51
13. "I Need Your Love Tonight" Bix Reichmer, Sid Wayne 2:06
14. "A Mess of Blues" Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman 2:41
15. "I Feel So Bad" Chuck Willis 2:55
16. "Little Sister" Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman 2:32
17. "Rock-A-Hula Baby" Dolores Fuller, Ben Weisman, Fred Wise 2:00
18. "Bossa Nova Baby" Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:07
19. "Viva Las Vegas" Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman 2:25
20. "If I Can Dream" Walter Earl Brown 3:10
21. "Memories" Mac Davis, Billy Strange 3:07
22. "Don't Cry Daddy" Mac Davis 2:47
23. "Kentucky Rain" Dick Heard, Eddie Rabbitt 3:19
24. "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" Pino Donaggio, Simon Napier-Bell, Vito Pallavicini, Vicki Wickham 2:31
25. "An American Trilogy" Mickey Newbury 4:39
26. "Always on My Mind" Johnny Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Carson Thompson 3:38
27. "Promised Land" Chuck Berry 2:58
28. "Moody Blue" Mark James 2:49
29. "I'm a Roustabout" (previously unreleased bonus track) Otis Blackwell 2:11
30. "Rubberneckin'" (Paul Oakenfold Remix - Radio Edit) Dory Jones, Bunny Warren 3:29

Charts and certifications[edit]

Promotion[edit]

Before Anyone Did Anything, Elvis Did Everything
Elvis Presley - Before Anyone Did Anything, Elvis Did Everything.jpg
Greatest hits album by Elvis Presley
Released 2003
Recorded July 5, 1954-February 4, 1976
Genre Rock and Roll
Length 25:32
Label BMG
Producer Various
Elvis Presley chronology
ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits
(2002)
Before Anyone Did Anything, Elvis Did Everything
(2003)
2nd to None
(2003)

To promote the album in the United Kingdom, a compilation album titled Before Anyone Did Anything, Elvis Did Everything was released as a free covermount album in the British newspaper Daily Mail. The album contains a blue cover quite similar to that of 2nd to None and ELV1S and ten songs, although not all of these are from 2nd to None, as some are from 30 #1 Hits and various other releases like the Close Up box set.[32]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Heartbreak Hotel" (live track from the box set 'Close Up'. An updated sound version features on the album '30 #1 Hits' (CD sleeve notes).) 1:55
2. "Love Me Tender" (live track from the box set 'Close Up'. An updated sound version features on the album '30 #1 Hits' (CD sleeve notes).) 1:42
3. "Can't Help Falling In Love" (live track from the box set 'Close Up'. An updated sound version features on the album '30 #1 Hits' (CD sleeve notes). Note that this and the above two play gaplessly, presumably because they were recorded at the same concert.) 1:45
4. "Suspicious Minds" (Taken from the album '30 #1 Hits' (CD sleeve notes).) 4:32
5. "Love Me" (live track from the box set 'Close Up'. An updated sound version features on the album '2nd To None' (CD sleeve notes).) 1:49
6. "Burning Love" (Taken from the album '30 #1 Hits' (CD sleeve notes).) 2:56
7. "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" (This track is an alternate take from the box set 'Close Up' (CD sleeve notes).) 2:34
8. "Kentucky Rain" (An updated sound version features on the album '2nd To None' (CD sleeve notes).) 3:14
9. "Don't Cry Daddy" (An updated sound version features on the album '2nd To None' (CD sleeve notes).) 2:47
10. "I Want To Be Free" (This track is an alternate take from the box set 'Close Up' (CD sleeve notes).) 2:16

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c ELVIIS: 2nd to None (CD liner). Elvis Presley. RCA Records. 2003. 82876 51108 2. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: 2nd to None by Elvis Presley". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ ELVIS: 2nd to None (CD liner). Elvis Presley. RCA/BMG. 2003. 82876 55241 2. 
  5. ^ ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits (CD liner). Elvis Presley. New York City, New York, United States: RCA Records. 2002. 07863 68138-2. 
  6. ^ "Elvis Presley – ElvIIs 2nd to None (Album)" (ASP). Australian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Elvis Presley – ElvIIs 2nd to None (Album)" (ASP). Austrian Charts (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Elvis Presley – ElvIIs 2nd to None (Album)" (ASP). Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
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  11. ^ "Elvis Presley – ElvIIs 2nd to None (Album)" (ASP). Danish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Elvis Presley – ElvIIs 2nd to None (Album)" (ASP). Finnish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Les "Charts Runs" de chaque Album Classé" (PHP). InfoDisc (in French).  Find "Elvis PRESLEY" under the drop-down menu to see statistics.
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  15. ^ "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 9 October 2003" (JSP). GfK Chart-Track. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
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  17. ^ "Elvis Presley – ElvIIs 2nd to None (Album)" (ASP). New Zealand Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Elvis Presley – ElvIIs 2nd to None (Album)" (ASP). Norwegian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Oficjalna Lista Sprzedaźy: October 27, 2003" (ASP). OLiS (in Polish). Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
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  21. ^ "Elvis Presley – ElvIIs 2nd to None (Album)" (ASP). Swiss Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Chart Archive: Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive – 18th October 2003". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  24. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Elvis Presley – Second to None" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Elvis Presley in the field Interpret. Enter Second to None in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  25. ^ "Danish album certifications – Elvis Presley – 2nd to None". IFPI Denmark.  Click on næste to go to page 01 if certification from official website
  26. ^ a b "Tilastot: Hakutulokset" [Statistics: Search Results]. Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland (in Finnish). Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  27. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Elvis Presley – 2nd to None". Recorded Music NZ. 
  28. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2003" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  29. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Elvis Presley; '2nd to None')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  30. ^ "British album certifications – Elvis Presley – 2nd to None". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 15 September 2013.  Enter 2nd to None in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  31. ^ "American album certifications – Presley, Elvis – 2nd to None". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  32. ^ Before Anyone Did Anything, Elvis Did Everything (CD case). Elvis Presley. BMG. 2003. ELVIS 01.