Elvis Presley singles discography

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Elvis Presley discography

Publicity photo for Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Releases
Studio albums 23
Live albums 6
Compilation albums 11
EPs 30
Singles 111
Soundtracks 19
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. According to the latest data from the RIAA website, Presley has a total of 90 gold, 52 platinum and 25 multi-platinum album awards by the organization.[4]

According to RIAA, he has sold over 134.5 million albums units in the United States, making him the best-selling solo albums artist of all time in the country, second overall, behind The Beatles.[5] 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).[6][7]

Singles[edit]

The 1950s[edit]

Year Single Chart positions RIAA
[8]
Album
US Hot
[9]
US Country
[10]
US R&B
[11]
1954 "That's All Right" Gold singles only
"Blue Moon of Kentucky"
"Good Rocking Tonight" Gold
"I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" 74
"Milk Cow Blues Boogie"
"You're a Heartbreaker"
1955 "Baby Let's Play House" 5
"I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" flip
"I Forgot to Remember to Forget" 1
"Mystery Train" 10
"That's All Right" (re-release)
"Blue Moon of Kentucky" (re-release)
"Good Rockin' Tonight" (re-release)
"I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine" (re-release)
"Milk Cow Blues Boogie" (re-release)
"You're a Heartbreaker" (re-release)
1956 "Heartbreak Hotel" 1 1 3 2× Multi-Platinum
"I Was the One" 19 8
"Blue Suede Shoes" 20 Gold Elvis Presley
"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" 3 1 3 Platinum singles only
"My Baby Left Me" 31 13
"Don't Be Cruel" * 1 1 1 4× Multi-Platinum
"Hound Dog" * 2 1 1 4× Multi-Platinum
"Tutti Frutti" Elvis Presley
"I Got A Woman"
"I'm Counting on You"
"I'll Never Let You Go (Lil' Darlin')"
"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)"
"I Love You Because"
"Tryin' to Get to You"
"Just Because"
"Blue Moon"
"Money Honey" 76
"One-Sided Love Affair"
"Shake, Rattle and Roll" singles only
"Lawdy Miss Clawdy"
"Love Me Tender" 1 3 3 3× Multi-Platinum
"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" 59
"Old Shep" 47
"Poor Boy" 24 singles only
1957 "Too Much" 2 3 3 Platinum
"Playing for Keeps" 34 8
"All Shook Up" 1 1 1 2× Multi-Platinum
"Peace in the Valley" 25 Elvis' Christmas Album
"That's When Your Heartaches Begin" 58 single only
"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" 1 1 1 2× Multi-Platinum Loving You
"Mean Woman Blues" 11 11
"Loving You" 28 15
"Jailhouse Rock" 1 1 1 2× Multi-Platinum singles only
"Treat Me Nice" 27 11
"(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care" 14
1958 "Don't" 1 2 4 Platinum
"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 singles only
"I Got Stung" 8 Platinum
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 Chart positions RIAA
[8]
Album
US Hot
[9]
US Country
[10]
US R&B
[10]
US AC
[12]
CA
[13]
CA AC
[13]
1960 "Stuck on You" 1 27 6 Platinum singles only
"Fame and Fortune" 17
"It's Now or Never" 1 Platinum
"A Mess of Blues" 32
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" 1 22 3 2× Multi-Platinum
"I Gotta Know" 20
1961 "Surrender" 1 Platinum
"Lonely Man" 32
"Flaming Star" 14
"I Feel So Bad" 5 Gold
"Wild in the Country" 26
"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" 4 2 Gold
"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 singles only
"Anything That's Part of You" 31 6
"Follow That Dream" 15 5
"She's Not You" 5 13 2 Gold
"Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" 55 14
"King of the Whole Wide World" 30
"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" 3 Gold singles only
"Please Don't Drag That String Around"
"Bossa Nova Baby" 8 20 Gold Fun in Acapulco
"Witchcraft" 32 single only
1964 "Kissin' Cousins" 12 Gold Kissin' Cousins
"It Hurts Me" 29 singles only
"Kiss Me Quick" 34
"Suspicion" 103
"What'd I Say" 21
"Viva Las Vegas" 29 29 Gold
"Such a Night" 16 14
"Never Ending" 111
"Ask Me" 12
"Ain't That Loving You Baby" 16 1 Gold
"Blue Christmas" Platinum Elvis' Christmas Album
1965 "Do the Clam" 21 10 Girl Happy
"You'll Be Gone" 121 35
"Crying in the Chapel" 3 1 3 Platinum singles only
"I Believe in the Man in the Sky"
"(Such an) Easy Question" 11 1 4
"It Feels So Right" 55
"I'm Yours" 11 1 2 Gold
"(It's a) Long Lonely Highway" 112 Kissin' Cousins
"Puppet on a String" 14 3 3 Gold Girl Happy
"Santa Claus Is Back in Town" Elvis' Christmas Album
"Blue Christmas" (re-release)
1966 "Tell Me Why" 33 6 Gold singles only
"Blue River" 95
"Joshua Fit the Battle"
"Known Only to Him"
"Milky White Way"
"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 singles only
"Come What May" 109
"Spinout" 40 27 Spinout
"All That I Am" 41 9 singles only
"If Every Day Was Like Christmas"
"How Would You Like to Be"
1967 "Indescribably Blue" 33
"Fools Fall in Love" 102
"Long Legged Girl (with the Short Dress On)" 63 Double Trouble
"That's Someone You Never Forget" 92 singles only
"There's Always Me" 56
"Judy" 78
"Big Boss Man" 38 Clambake
"You Don't Know Me" 44 34
1968 "Guitar Man" 43
"Hi-Heel Sneakers" flip singles only
"U.S. Male" 28 55 10
"Stay Away" 67
"You'll Never Walk Alone" 90 55
"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" 35 56 7 15 7 Elvis (NBC-TV Special)
"Charro" Almost in Love
"His Hand in Mine" singles only
"How Great Thou Art" 101
"In the Ghetto" 3 60 8 2 8 Platinum From Elvis in Memphis
"Any Day Now"
"Clean Up Your Own Backyard" 35 74 37 23 Gold Almost in Love
"The Fair Is Moving On" single only
"Suspicious Minds" 1 4 1 3 Platinum From Memphis to Vegas
"You'll Think of Me"
"Don't Cry Daddy" 6 13 3 4 3 Platinum single only
"Rubberneckin'" flip Almost in Love
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or have not been certified.

The 1970s[edit]

Year Single Chart positions RIAA Album
US Hot
[9]
US Country
[10]
US AC
[12]
CA
[13]
CA Country
[13]
CA AC
[13]
1970 "Kentucky Rain" 16 31 3 10 1 4 Gold single only
"My Little Friend" Almost in Love
"The Wonder of You" 9 37 1 7 17 Gold On Stage: February 1970
"Mama Liked the Roses" flip Elvis' Christmas Album
"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 singles only
"Where Did They Go, Lord" flip 55 18 21
"Life" 53 34 8 41 Love Letters from Elvis
"Only Believe" flip
"I'm Leavin'" 36 2 33 33 single only
"Heart of Rome" flip Love Letters from Elvis
"It's Only Love" 51 19 46 singles only
"The Sound of Your Cry" flip
"Merry Christmas Baby" Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas
"O Come All Ye Faithful"
1972 "Until It's Time for You to Go" 40 68 9 37 Elvis Now
"We Can Make the Morning" flip
"He Touched Me" He Touched Me
"Bosom of Abraham"
"An American Trilogy" 66 31 Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" single only
"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 ("Fool" 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" 20 14 1 21 27 1 Good Times
"Thinking About You" Promised Land
"T-R-O-U-B-L-E" 35 11 42 26 26 49 Today
"Mr. Songman" Promised Land
"Bringing It Back" 65 91 Today
"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 the Beautiful" flip singles only
1978 "Unchained Melody" 6 6
"Softly as I Leave You" 109 flip
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or have not been certified.

Posthumous singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions RIAA
[8]
Album
US Hot
[9]
US Country
[10]
US AC
[12]
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 single only
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]

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. ^ "List of best-selling music artists". Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ Reaves, Jessica (August 15, 2002). "Person of the Week: Elvis Presley". Time. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ Collins, Dan (August 7, 2002). "How Big Was The King?". CBS News/Associated Press. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database Results" (PHP). Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (2007). Top Pop Singles 1955–2006. Record Research. pp. 669–674. ISBN 978-0-89820-172-7. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2006). The Billboard Book of Top 40 R&B and Hip-Hop Hits. Billboard Books. ISBN 978-0-8230-8283-4. 
  12. ^ a b c "Elvis Presley: Charts & Awards – Billboard Singles". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  13. ^ 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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