Elvis Presley singles discography

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Elvis Presley singles discography
Elvis Presley promoting Jailhouse Rock.jpg
Publicity photo for Jailhouse Rock (1957)
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]

The number of hits Elvis Presley had in the US became a topic of discussion in several news articles when it was announced by Billboard magazine in April 2008 that Mariah Carey and Madonna had surpassed Elvis Presley in the number of "Number 1" and "Top Ten" hits, with 18 and 37 hits respectively.[7]

Both of these claims were disputed by music historian Joel Whitburn and Elvis Presley Enterprises. Whitburn lists Elvis as having 18 number 1 hits (placing him in a tie with Mariah Carey at that time) and 38 top ten hits (one more than Madonna at that time).[8] Elvis Presley Enterprises claims Elvis had 40 top ten hits.[9] The differences depend on whether a double-sided hit single is counted as one hit single, or two hit songs.

Before the age of compact discs and digital music downloads, singles were released on vinyl 45 RPM records, with one song on each side (an A-side and a B-side or flip side). Both songs of many Elvis singles became hits and were listed on the charts. "Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel" was a double sided hit single that topped the Billboard Sales chart for 11 weeks in 1956. At the time, "Hound Dog" was listed as the number 1 A-side for the first five weeks, and "Don't Be Cruel" was listed as the number 1 A-side for the last six weeks. Now Billboard lists it as a single double sided hit. This article lists Elvis Presley’s hits, both A-sides and B-sides, on the Billboard singles charts (Pop/Hot 100, Country, Easy Listening/Adult Contemporary, and Rhythm and Blues), as well as rival music publications, Cash Box and Record World.

Another measure of an artist’s popular impact is sales. While Elvis is recognized by many in the recording industry as the best selling artist of all time, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the U.S. recording industry’s official certifying agent for sales, stirred up controversy in November 2007 when it announced that country singer Garth Brooks had become the best selling solo artist in U.S. history.[10]

Elvis Presley Enterprises has disputed the RIAA’s claim, pointing out several omissions in the RIAA’s figures.[11] The RIAA bases its claim on album sales only, and does not include single sales in determining the highest selling solo artist, despite the fact that the RIAA also certifies single sales. While Elvis’ album sales are significant, his single sales were also significant as can be seen in the tables below. During much of Elvis’ career in the 1950s and 1960s, single sales were considered the primary market for the industry, while albums were a secondary market. It was not until the late 1960s and early 1970s that albums became the primary market for the industry.

RIAA does not certify sales of less than 500,000 units for albums and singles.[12] Elvis has had numerous albums and singles which have sold hundreds of thousands of units each but have not reached the 500,000 threshold. Taken together, these could add up to millions in total sales that are not recognized by the RIAA.

RIAA sales certifications are not automatic. The record company must pay a fee and request an audit from the RIAA in order to certify sales. During Elvis’ life, RCA submitted few of Elvis’ recordings for RIAA certification. Instead of paying for RIAA certification, RCA and other companies would simply award their own “Gold Record” to artists based on their internal sales figures. As a consequence, some of Elvis’ early sales information has been lost. RCA and BMG have researched archives and old files in an effort to reconstruct Elvis’ sales figures. This has led to Elvis receiving numerous RIAA certifications posthumously.[13]

Also included in this article is a list of Elvis’ hit extended play (EP) releases, also known as "short-form albums. EPs were smaller than a full album but contained more songs than a single; usually four songs, though some EPs had as many as eight.

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
[14]
Album
US Hot
[15]
US Country
[16]
US R&B
[17]
1954 "That's All Right"
b/w "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (from A Date with Elvis)
Gold For LP Fans Only
"Good Rockin' 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" 23 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" / 1 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"* 1 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"
55
"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)" 20 flip 12
"Love Me" / 7 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)|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" / 1 3 3 Platinum Elvis' Golden Records
"Playing for Keeps" 21 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" / 2 3 1 Platinum
"Doncha' Think It's Time" 21 flip 10
"Hard Headed Woman" / 1 2 2 Platinum King Creole
"Don't Ask Me Why" 25 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
[14]
First Album Appearance
US Hot
[15]
US Country
[16]
US R&B
[16]
US AC
[18]
CA
[19]
CA AC
[19]
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 and 3 Other Great Songs 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" / 72 50 Speedway
"Let Yourself Go" 71 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
[15]
US Country
[16]
US AC
[18]
CA
[19]
CA Country
[19]
CA AC
[19]
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" / - Elvis Aron Presley
"Where Did They Go, Lord" 33 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 Elvis' 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 Aron Presley
"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 Elvis Aron Presley
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 Certifications Album
US Hot
[15]
US Country
[16]
US AC
[18]
AUS AUT CA CA Country IRL ITA NZ SWE UK
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
"Lovin' 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 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 1
  • RIAA: Gold[14]
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[20]
  • BPI: Platinum[21]
  • RMNZ: 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.

USA chart information[edit]

Chart positions displayed here are taken from the following sources:

  • Before the implementation of the Hot 100, Billboard magazine produced four singles charts each week: Best Sellers in Stores, Most Played by Jockeys (radio airplay), Most Played in Jukeboxes and Top 100. Of the four charts the Sales chart was the most prominent. The Top 100 was an early version of the Pop Singles or Hot 100 which was produced from 1955 until the premiere of the Pop Singles chart, which occurred on the week ending August 4, 1958. The "Country & Western" and "Rhythm & Blues" charts were printed by Billboard to denote the top singles in those genres. In 1961 Billboard added the Easy Listening charts (Adult Contemporary Singles) which lists the most popular songs played on "lite-pop" and adult contemporary radio stations in the United States.[8]
  • Cash Box” magazine published singles charts until 1996, when it ceased publication. It resumed as a web-based publication in 2006. It initially published a Top 50 chart. The chart expanded to a Top 60 on 4/13/1957, Top 75 on 6/21/1958, and a Top 100 on 9/13/1958. Cash Box charts were sales charts until the late 1970s when it began publishing combined sales and airplay charts similar to Billboard.[22]
  • Recording Industry Association of America: courtesy RIAA. The RIAA certifies sales of recordings in the U.S. Sales certification levels: Gold (G) sales in excess of 500,000 units, Platinum (P) sales in excess of 1 million units, Multi-Platinum (M) sales in excess of 2 million (number indicates sales in millions).[23]

Abbreviations for charts:

  • BB SALES: Billboard Top Sellers in Stores (chart ended 10/13/1958)
  • BB AIR: Billboard Most Played By Jockeys (chart ended 7/28/1958)
  • BB JB: Billboard Most Played In Jukeboxes (chart ended 6/17/1957)
  • BB TOP: Billboard Top 100 pop singles (chart ended 7/28/1958)
  • BB CW SALES: Billboard Top Selling Country and Western singles (chart ended 1958)
  • BB CW AIR: Billboard Top Most Played Country and Western singles (chart ended 1958)
  • BB CW JB: Billboard Most Played Country and Western In Jukeboxes (chart ended 1957)
  • BB RB SALES: Billboard Top Selling Rhythm and Blues singles (chart ended 1958)
  • BB RB AIR: Billboard Top Most Played Rhythm and Blues singles (chart ended 1958)
  • BB RB JB: Billboard Most Played Rhythm and Blues in Jukeboxes (chart ended 1957)
  • CB: Cash Box Magazine Top Singles (chart ended 1996)
  • CB CW: Cash Box Magazine Top Country & Western Singles (chart ended 1996)
  • RIAA: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sales certification

The numbers below represent the highest position for a song on each respective chart. 45 rpm singles were normally released with one song on each side, The "A-side" was generally considered to be the primary side, while the "B-side" or "flip-side" was considered secondary. Elvis frequently had both sides become hits and appear on the charts. The sides and their chart positions are distinguished by a " / ", A-side / B-side. Extended Plays (EP) usually had two songs per side and would sometimes make the singles chart. The numbers in parentheses are the number of weeks that a song remained at number 1.

1954–1958[edit]

Elvis Presley's first five singles were released by Sun Records and were regional hits in the Southern U.S.

Year Song Title – A-Side / B-Side BB SALES BB AIR BB JB BB TOP BB CW SALES BB CW AIR BB CW JB BB RB SALES BB RB AIR BB RB JB CB CB CW RIAA Comments
1954 "That's All Right" / "Blue Moon of Kentucky" G 4 / 1 Memphis C&W
"Good Rockin' Tonight" / "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" G 3 / Memphis C&W
1955 "Milkcow Blues Boogie" / "You're a Heartbreaker"
"Baby, Let's Play House" / "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" 10 5 / / 4 Memphis C&W
"I Forgot To Remember To Forget" / "Mystery Train" 1 (2) 4 / 11 1 (5)
1956 "Heartbreak Hotel" / "I Was the One" 1 (8) 1 (3) / 19 1 (8) 1 (7) / 23 1 (17) 1 (12) / 8 1 (13) 5 4 / 3 1 (6) / 35 M2 First RCA single
"Blue Suede Shoes"/ "Tutti Frutti" 20 24/ 24/ G From the EP Elvis Presley
"Money Honey" 76 G From the Heartbreak Hotel EP
"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" / "My Baby Left Me" 1 6 / 3 3 / 31 1 (2) 5 / 13 1 10 7 / 3 3 / 18 P
"Hound Dog" / "Don't Be Cruel" 1 (11)* 4 / 1 (8) 1 (11) 2 / 1 (7) 1 (5) 6 / 2 1 (10) 1 2 1 (6) 1 (4) / 1 (6) M4 * "Hound Dog" was no. 1 on Billboard Sales chart first 5 weeks, “Don’t Be Cruel” was no. 1 the last 6 weeks; first single to top Billboard's Pop, Country, and R & B charts
"Blue Moon" / “Just Because” 55 / 1954 recording
"I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" 74 1954 recording re-issued; from the Anyway You Want Me EP
"Love Me Tender" / "Anyway You Want Me" 1 (5) 1 (5) / 20 1 1 (4) / 27 3 4 / 4 4 3 / 12 6 1 (5) / M3
"Love Me" / "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again" / "Paralyzed" / “Rip It Up” 7 2 /19 8 6 /27/59 10/ 10 7 / M2 From Elvis, Volume 1 EP
"Old Shep" 47 From Elvis Vol. 2 EP
"Poor Boy" 24 35 P From Love Me Tender EP
1957 "Too Much" / "Playing for Keeps" 1 (3) 2 / 21 1 2 / 34 5 6 / 8 3 7 3 / 6 1 (3) / 33 P
"All Shook Up" / "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" 1 (8) 1 (7) / 1 (9) 1 (8) /58 3 3 / 1 1 (4) 1 (2) / 1 (4) 1 (8) / M2
"(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)" 25 39 32 P From Peace in the Valley EP
"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" / "Loving You" 1 (7) 1 (3) / 20 1 (7) / 28 1 4 /15 1 2 / 1 (3) / 21 M2
"Mean Woman Blues" 11 11 P From Loving You, Vol. 2 EP
"Jailhouse Rock" / "Treat Me Nice" 1 (7) 1 (2) / 18 1 (6) / 27 1 3 /11 1 (5) 1 (3) / 7 1 (3) / 56 6 M2
"(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care" 14 M2 From Jailhouse Rock EP
1958 "Don't" / "I Beg of You" 1 1 / 11 1 / 8 2 3 / 4 4 6 / 5 1 / 9 2 / 4 P Last single released before Elvis departs for U.S. Army duty
"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" / "Doncha' Think It's Time" 2 3 /15 3 /21 3 4 / 7 1 (3) /10 4 / 1 / P
"Hard Headed Woman" / "Don't Ask Me Why" 1 (2) 1 /25 2 /28 2 8 / 2 6 / 9 3 /54 3 /29 P 4 / Billboard Pop / Hot 100

1958–1963[edit]

On August 4, 1958, Billboard consolidates its sales, airplay, and Top 100 charts into a single Popular (Pop) Singles chart (BB Pop).
The Billboard C&W and R&B charts were also consolidated into single charts (BB CW and BB RB).
In 1961, Billboard begins the Easy Listening chart (BB EL).

Year Song Title – A-side / B-side BB Pop BB CW BB RB BB EL CB CB CW RIAA Comments
1958 "King Creole” 20 P King Creole Vol 1 EP
"One Night" / "I Got Stung" 4 / 8 24/ 10/ 3 / 5 6 /13 P -
1959 "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I" / "I Need Your Love Tonight" 2 / 4 16/ 2 / 6 – /23 P -
"A Big Hunk o' Love" / "My Wish Came True" 1 (2) /12 10/15 2 /23 36/ G -
1960 "Stuck on You" / "Fame and Fortune" 1 (4) /17 27/ 6 / 1 (4) /40 P Elvis returns from U.S. Army
"It's Now or Never" / "A Mess of Blues" 1 (5) /32 7 / 1 (4) /84 P -
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" / "I Gotta Know" 1 (6) /20 22/ 3 / 1 (6) /46 M2 -
1961 "Surrender" / "Lonely Man" 1(2) /32 1(2) /82 P 1 (3) / Music Vendor (MV) Singles Chart
"Flaming Star" 14 30 From the Flaming Star EP
"I Feel so Bad" / "Wild in the Country" 5 /26 15/ 5 /42 G -
"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" / "Little Sister" 4 / 5 2 / 21/ 5 G Elvis’ first entry on the "easy listening" chart
"Can't Help Falling in Love" / "Rock-a-Hula Baby" 2 /23 1 (6) / 4 /28 P From the movie Blue Hawaii
1962 "Good Luck Charm" / "Anything That's Part of You" 1 / 31 –/ 6 1 /51 P 1 (3) / MV Singles Chart
Follow That Dream" 15 5 18 P Follow That Dream EP
"She's Not You" / "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" 5 /55 13/ 2 /14 4 /65 G
"King of the Whole Wide World" 30 31 G From the Kid Galahad EP
"Return to Sender" / "Where Do You Come From" 2 /99 5 / 1 / P 1 / MV Singles Chart
1963 "One Broken Heart for Sale" / "They Remind Me Too Much of You" 11/53 21/ 10/87 G -
"(You're the) Devil in Disguise" / "Please Don't Drag That String Around" 3 / 9 / 3 / G -
"Bossa Nova Baby" / "Witchcraft" 8 /32 20/ 8 /33 G Elvis’ last song to make the R&B chart

1964–1967[edit]

“Music Vendor” magazine changes its name to “Record World” (RW) which publishes a popular singles chart until 1982, when it ceases publication.[24]
Elvis did not chart on the Country charts during this period.

Year Song Title – A-side / B-side BB Pop BB EL CB RW RIAA Comments
1964 "Kissin' Cousins" / "It Hurts Me" 12/29 10/48 9 / G -
"Kiss Me Quick" / “Suspicion” 34/103 38/ 29/ Songs recorded in 1961
"What'd I Say" / "Viva Las Vegas" 21/29 13/16 27/20 G -
If You Think I Don’t Need You / C’mon Everybody /Today Tomorrow and Forever /I Need Somebody To Lean On 92 From the Viva Las Vegas EP
"Such a Night" / "Never Ending" 16/111 13/ 27/ recorded in 1960
"Ask Me" / "Ain't That Loving You Baby" 12/16 10/13 10/12 G B-side recorded in 1958
"Blue Christmas" / “Wooden Heart” * /107 P * 1 / on Billboard Christmas Chart, the song re-enters the Christmas or Holiday singles chart many times in the years that follow
1965 "Do the Clam" / "You'll Be Gone" 21/121 16/ 15/ -
"Crying in the Chapel" / “I Believe In The Man In The Sky” 3 / 1 (7) / 4 / 3 / P recorded in 1960
"(Such an) Easy Question" / "It Feels so Right" 11/55 1 (2) 14/57 10/56 A-side recorded in 1962 /B-side 1960
"I'm Yours" / "Long Lonely Highway" 11/112 1 (3) / 9 /96 9 / G recorded in 1962
I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever /Slowly But Surely/Put the Blame On Me/Night Rider/Put The Blame On Me/Dirty, Dirty Feeling 70 71 87 Tickle Me EP
"Puppet on a String" / "Wooden Heart" 14/110 3 / 15/ 13/ G B-side re-released
1966 "Tell Me Why" / "Blue River" 33/95 20/96 23/ G A-side recorded 1957
"Frankie and Johnny" / "Please Don't Stop Loving Me" 25/45 3 / 19/62 17/80 G -
"Love Letters" / "Come What May" 19/109 38/ 19/94 19/ -
"Spinout" / "All That I Am" 40/41 –/ 9 32/39 15/51 -
"If Every Day Was Like Christmas" / "How Would You Like To Be" * 99/ * 2 / on Billboard Christmas Chart, the song re-enters the Christmas or Holiday singles chart several times over the years
1967 "Indescribably Blue" / "Fools Fall In Love" 33/102 26/ 29/100 -
"Long Legged Girl" / "That's Someone You Never Forget" 63/92 35/ 45/ B-side recorded in 1961
"There's Always Me" / "Judy" 56/78 45/ 56/ recorded in 1961
"Big Boss Man" / "You Don't Know Me" 38/44 – /34 42/35 36/61

1968–1977[edit]

Elvis begins his musical comeback in late 1968 with his NBC TV Special. In 1973 his "Aloha from Hawaii" TV special is broadcast worldwide and seen by more than 1 billion viewers. He dies in 1977. Soon after his death, another TV special, Elvis In Concert is broadcast in the U.S.
In 1969 Billboard stops listing B-side hits separately on their charts. Instead, if both sides of a single become hits, they are listed as a single entry on the chart (A-side/B-side).
In the late 1970s, Cash Box changes from a sales only chart to a combined sales and radio airplay similar to Billboard.

- Merry Christmas, Baby / O' Come All Ye Faithfull

Year Song Title – A-side / B-side BB Pop BB CW BB EL CB CB CW RW RIAA Comments
1968 "Guitar Man" / "High Heel Sneakers" 43/ 39/69 36/78
"U.S. Male" / "Stay Away" 28/67 55/ 26/50 28/50 -
"You'll Never Walk Alone" / "We Call On Him" 90/106 83/ -
"Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby" / Let Yourself Go" 71/72 –/50 55/63 51/74 -
"A Little Less Conversation" / "Almost in Love" 69/95 53/ 69/ -
"If I Can Dream" / "Edge of Reality" 12/112 9 / 9 / G A-side featured in Elvis’ Comeback TV Special
1969 "Memories" / "Charro" 35/ 56/ 7 / 24/ 21/ A-side featured in Elvis’ Comeback TV Special
"How Great Thou Art" / "His Hand In Mine" 101/ Grammy Award for Best Gospel Recording
"In the Ghetto" / "Any Day Now" 3 / 60/ 8 / 1 / 1 / P First of several Elvis hits produced by Chips Moman
"Clean up Your Own Back Yard" / "The Fair Is Moving On" 35/ 74/ 37/ 25/ 18/ G -
"Suspicious Minds" / "You'll Think of Me" 1 / 4 / 1 (2) / 1 / P The last Elvis single to top the Billboard Hot 100
"Don't Cry Daddy" / "Rubberneckin'" 6 13/ 3 6 5 P -
1970 "Kentucky Rain" / "My Little Friend" 16/ 31/ 3 / 10/ 22/ 12/ G -
"The Wonder of You" / "Mama Liked the Roses" 9 37 1 10 31 4 G A-side 1st live recording to make the Hot 100 Top 10
"I've Lost You" / "The Next Step Is Love" 32 57 5 18 30 14 G -
"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" / "Patch It Up" 11 56 1 10 39 7 G -
"I Really Don't Want to Know" / "There Goes My Everything" 21 23/ 9 2 13 5 15 G -
1971 "Rags to Riches" / "Where Did They Go, Lord" 33 55 18 34 25 -
"Life" / "Only Believe" 53/ 34/ 8 / 40/ 26/ 46 -
"I'm Leavin'” / "Heart of Rome" 36/ 2 / 36/ 34/ -
"It's Only Love" / "The Sound Of Your Cry" 51/ 19/ 51/ 46 -
1972 "Until It's Time for You to Go" / "We Can Make The Morning" 40/ 68/ 9 / 31/ 38/59 -
"An American Trilogy" / "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" 66/ 31/ 73/ 59/ A-side medley of "Dixieland"/"Battle Hymn Of The Republic"/"All My Trials"
"Burning Love" / "It's A Matter Of Time" 2 / –/36 –/ 9 1 / –/23 2 / P
"Separate Ways" / "Always on My Mind" 20/ 16 3 / 15/ 30 19/ G -
1973 "Steamroller Blues" / "Fool" 17 31 –/12 10/79 30 1/ A-side recorded during Aloha TV Special
"Raised on Rock" / "For Ol' Times Sake" 41 –/42 27 27 47 -
1974 "I've Got a Thing About You Baby" / "Take Good Care of Her" 39 4 27 30 7 36 -
"If You Talk in Your Sleep" / "Help Me" 17/ –/ 6 6 23/ –/ 4 21
"Promised Land" / "It's Midnight" 14/ –/ 9 –/ 8 22/ –/ 9 28/
1975 "My Boy" / "Thinking About You" 20/ 14/ 1 / 17/ 14/ 20/ -
"T-R-O-U-B-L-E" / "Mr. Songman" 35/ 11/ –/42 40/ 18/ 52/ -
"Bringing It Back" / "Pieces Of My Life" 65/ –/33 75/ –/32
1976 "Hurt" / "For the Heart" 28 6 /45 7 31 42 -
"Moody Blue" / "She Thinks I Still Care" 31 1 2 39 1 48 1 / Record World Country & Western (RW CW) Singles Chart
1977 "Way Down" / "Pledging My Love" 18/ 1 14 25 1 10 P 1 RW CW. Released a few weeks before Presley's death.
"My Way" / "America The Beautiful" 22/ 2 / 6 / 31/ 1 37/ G 2 / RW CW; Released posthumously; A-side recorded live 6/21/77; B-side recorded live 12/13/75

1978–1999[edit]

Record World ceases publication in April 1982.
Cash Box ceases publication in November 1996, then resumes publication on the Internet in 2006.
In 1984 Billboard changes the name of its Pop Singles chart to Hot 100 (BB Hot) and changes the Easy Listening chart to Adult Contemporary (BB AC).

Year Song Title – A-side / B-side BB Hot BB CW BB AC CB CB CW RW RIAA Comments
1978 "Unchained Melody" / “Softly, As I Leave You –/109 6 7 / -
"Teddy Bear" / “Puppet on a String 105 78 Both songs are re-issues
1979 "Are You Sincere" / " Solitaire" 10 11
"There's a Honky Tonk Angel" / “I Got a Feelin' in My Body 6 5
1981 "Guitar Man" / “Faded Love” 28/ 1 / 16/ 31/ 1 / 26/ 1 / RW CW; remix by Elvis’ long time producer, Felton Jarvis
"Lovin' Arms" / "You Asked Me To" 8 4 Felton Jarvis remix
"There Goes My Everything" / “You'll Never Walk Alone” 73/ re-issues
1982 "The Elvis Medley" / “Always On My Mind” 71/ 31/ 31/ 71/ 31/ Medley of "Jailhouse Rock"/"Teddy Bear"/Hound Dog"/"Don't Be Cruel"/"Burning Love"/"Suspicious Minds"
1983 "I Was The One" / “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck” 92 re-releases
1985 "Always On My Mind" / “My Boy” A-side a slight remix
1998 "Blue Christmas" 55 re-release

2000–present[edit]

Elvis experiences a resurgence in popularity after the release of “Elv1s 30 Number 1 Hits” CD and the "A Little Less Conversation" remix in 2002, the 25th anniversary of his death.

Year Song Title BB Hot BB CW BB AC US Sales RIAA Comments
2001 "America the Beautiful" / “If I Can Dream” 6 released following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, proceeds donated to American Red Cross
"Blue Christmas" 9 Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary recurrents; 12 Billboard Hot Singles recurrents
2002 "A Little Less Conversation" 50 26* 1 (3) G (Digital) Junkie XL remix; * Billboard Adult Top 40; 39 Billboard Top 40 Tracks
2003 "Rubberneckin'" 94 1 (2) Paul Oakenfold remix; 13 Billboard Hot Digital Tracks
2004 "That's All Right" / "Blue Moon of Kentucky" 1 G* *Re-issue
"Who Am I" 14 Hot 100 Christian Singles
2006 "Heartbreak Hotel" / "I Was the One" 1 M2* *Re-issue
2007 "In the Ghetto" 116 remix duet with Lisa Marie Presley; 70 Hot Digital Songs
2008 "Baby Let's Play House" remix by Spankox
"I'll Be Home for Christmas" 54 14 remix duet with Carrie Underwood
"Blue Christmas" 36 22 remix duet with Martina McBride
2009 "Blue Christmas" 9 Hot Holiday Songs
2012 "Blue Christmas" 9 Hot Holiday Songs

Extended Plays and chart information[edit]

Below is a list of Elvis Presley’s hit Extended Play (EP) or Short Form Albums. Included is their highest chart position on the US Billboard and UK EP charts as well as their RIAA sales certifications. Early in Elvis’ career, EPs were listed on the Billboard Album Chart. Billboard published a separate EP chart in the 1950s. The UK had a separate EP chart for most of the 1960s. Sometimes songs included on an EP would become hits and make the singles chart. As the popularity of albums increased during the 1960s, the popularity of EPs waned.

Year Extended Play title US BB EP UK US RIAA Comments
1956 Elvis Presley 10 G 20 on US Billboard Album Chart
Elvis Presley (Double EP) 9 G
Heartbreak Hotel 5 G
The Real Elvis 5 P
Anyway You Want Me
Elvis Volume 1 1 M2
Love Me Tender 9 P 22 on US Billboard Album Chart
Elvis Volume 2
1957 Strictly Elvis 1 * * Charted in 1960 in the UK
Peace In The Valley 3 12 * P * Charted in 1961 in the UK.
Just For You 2 16 on US Billboard Album Chart
Loving You Volume 1 1 G
Loving You Volume 2 4 P 18 on US Billboard Album Chart
Good Rockin' Tonight Contained songs recorded for Sun Records in 1954 and 1955
Jailhouse Rock 1 14 * M2 * Charted in 1961 in the UK
Elvis Sings Christmas Songs 1 16 * P * Charted in 1960 in the UK
1958 King Creole, Volume 1 1 P 20 on US Cash Box Singles Chart
King Creole, Volume 2 1 P
Elvis Sails 1 Recording of an interview prior to Elvis’ departure for U.S. Army duty
Christmas With Elvis
1959 A Touch of Gold, Volume 1 8
A Touch of Gold, Volume 2 10
In A Tender Mood
1960 A Touch of Gold, Volume 3
Such A Night 4
1961 Elvis by Request: Flaming Star and 3 Other Great Songs 14 on US Billboard Singles Chart
1962 Follow That Dream 1 (20) P 15 on US Billboard Singles Chart
Kid Galahad 1 (17) G 30 on US Billboard Singles Chart
1964 Viva Las Vegas 3 92 on US Billboard Singles Chart; UK title: "Love in Las Vegas"
Elvis For You Volume 1 11
Elvis For You Volume 2 18
1965 Tickle Me 3 70 on US Billboard Singles Chart
Tickle Me Volume 2 8
1967 Easy Come, Easy Go 1 (3)
1973 Aloha from Hawaii (Via Satellite)
1982 EP Collection, Volume 1
EP Collection, Volume 2
1992 Don't Be Cruel

International chart information[edit]

Elvis Presley had a worldwide impact on popular music and culture, as shown through his success on pop music charts throughout the world. His international success is even more remarkable considering that except for three 1957 Canadian concerts, Elvis did not perform outside of the United States.

While most of the international singles are the same as those that were released in the US, there are some singles that were international hits that were not hits in the US, such as “Party” and “Wooden Heart”.

Abbreviations for charts:

  • UK: United Kingdom chart[25]
  • CAN: Canadian chart[26]
  • AUS: Australian chart[27]
  • ASTR: Austrian chart[26]
  • BEL: Belgian chart[26]
  • DEN: Denmark chart[26]
  • FRN: French chart[26]
  • GER: German chart[28]
  • IRE: Ireland chart[26]
  • IT: Italian chart[26]
  • NED: Netherlands chart[26]
  • NZ: New Zealand chart[26]
  • NOR: Norwegian chart[26]
  • SA: South African chart[26]
  • SPN: Spain Kingdom chart[26]
  • SWE: Sweden chart[26]
  • SWT: Switzerland chart[26]

The numbers below represent the highest position for a song on each respective chart. 45 rpm singles were normally released with one song on each side, The "A-side" was generally considered to be the primary side, while the "B-side" or "flip-side" was considered secondary. Elvis frequently had both sides become hits and appear on the charts. The sides and their chart positions are distinguished by a " / ", A-side / B-side. Extended Plays (EP) usually had two songs per side and would sometimes make the singles chart. The numbers in parentheses are the number of weeks that a song remained at number 1.

1956-1958[edit]

Some countries did not develop recognized, national charts until the 1960s.

Year Song Title - A-Side / B-Side UK CAN AUS ASTR GER IT SA SWE Comments
1956 "Heartbreak Hotel" / "I Was the One" 2 / 1 / 3 / 40 - 12 / 1 / - 8 / -
"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" / "My Baby Left Me" 14 / - 19 / - - - - - -
"Hound Dog" / "Don't Be Cruel" 2 / 1 / 17 / 12 - / 12 1 / - 10 / 10 -
"Blue Suede Shoes" / “Tutti Frutti” 9 / - 18 - / 9 2 / 1 - 4 / 4 -
"Blue Moon" / “Just Because” 9 / - - - - - - - 1954 recording
"Love Me Tender"/ "Anyway You Want Me" 11 / 1 / 6 / 10 / 16 / - - - -
1957 "I Forgot To Remember To Forget" / "Mystery Train" - / 25 - - - - - - - 1955 recording
"Good Rockin' Tonight" / "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" / 23 - - - - - - 10 / 1954 recording
"Love Me" / "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again" / "Paralyzed" / “Rip It Up” - / - / 8 / 27 - 27 / - - - - - Elvis, Volume 1 EP
"Too Much" / "Playing for Keeps" 6 / - 14 / - - - - - -
"All Shook Up" / "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" 1 (7) / 1 / 5 / 7 / 16 / 1 / - - -
"Trying to Get to You" / “I Love You Because” 16 / - - - - - - - 1955 recording
"Lawdy Miss Clawdy" / “Shake, Rattle & Roll” 15 / - - - - - - - -
"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" / "Loving You" 3 / 24 1 (7) / 15 8 / 22 - - - - 4 -
"Party" / "Got a Lot o' Livin' to Do" 2 / 17 - - - - - - - 1 UK Melody Maker Top 40 Singles
"Have I told You Lately that I Love You" - 13 - - - - - - -
"Jailhouse Rock" / "Treat Me Nice" 1(3) / 1 / 13 3 / 44 8 / 10 / 5 / 1 / 2 / 10 -
“Jailhouse Rock” EP 18 - - - - - - - EP
"Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)" 7 - - - - - - - -
1958 "Don't" / "I Beg of You" 2 / 1 9 / 34 - 17 / 4 / 1 / 12 / Last single released before Elvis enters the US Army
"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" / "Doncha' Think It's Time" 3 / 1 / 10 4 / - - - - 5 / -
"Baby,Let's Play House" / "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" - / 21 - - - - - - - 1955 recording
"Old Shep" - 25 25 - - - - - -
"Hard Headed Woman" / "Don't Ask Me Why" 2 / 1 / 4 2 / - - - - 4 / -

1958-1964[edit]

Elvis Presley returns from US Army duty in 1960. The focus of much of his work after his return is on his movie career and recording associated soundtracks.

Year Song Title - A-Side / B-Side UK CAN AUS ASTR BEL DEN FRN GER HOL IRE IT NOR SA SPN SWE SWT Comments
1958 "King Creole” / “Dixieland Rock” 2 / 15 / 51 / - - - - - - - 4 / 3 / - - 1 / - -
"One Night" / "I Got Stung" 1 (3) 1 33/10 - - - - - 7 / - - / 2 - - 9 / 5 - -
1959 "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I" / "I Need Your Love Tonight" 1 (5) 1 (3) 1 (6) / 18 - 13 / - - / 15 15 / - - 5 / 2 1 / - 17/ 4 - -
"A Big Hunk o' Love" / "My Wish Came True" 4 / 1 2 / 37 - 8 / - - 23 / 15 / - - 2 / - - 4 / - -
1960 "Strictly Elvis" EP 26 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - EP
"Stuck on You" / "Fame and Fortune" 3 / 1 1 - 4 / 10 / - 23 / 10 / - 1 / 12 2 / - - 3 / - Elvis discharged from US Army
A Mess of Blues" / “The Girl of My Best Friend” 2 - 11 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"It's Now or Never" / "A Mess of Blues" 1 (8) / 1 (7) 1 (7) / 1 (3) / 1 / 20 - - 2 / 2 / - 2 / 11 1 (7) / 1 / 1 / 1 / 6 1 (8) / South African single of the year. Elvis’ biggest international hit at the time.
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" / "I Gotta Know" 1 (4) / 1 1 (6) 5 / 1 / - - 4 / 4 / - 3 / 12 3 / 1 / - 2 / 3 / -
1961 "G.I. Blues" - - - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - From the movie G.I. Blues
"Wooden Heart” / “Tonight Is So Right for Love” 1 (6) / 2 / 1 (4) / 1 (6) / 1 / - - 2 / 1 / - - 3 / 1 / - 12/ - South African single of the year. From the movie G.I. Blues
"Surrender" / "Lonely Man" 1 (4) / 1 1 (3) / 3 / 1 / 7 / 5 / 6 / 3 / - - 2 / 1 / - 1 / - -
"Flaming Star" - 4 4 - - 10 - - - - 4 - - - 4 - From the "Flaming Star" EP
"I Feel so Bad" / "Wild in the Country" 4 6 27 26 / / 4 - - 19 / 24 13 / - 10 / - - - 11 / - / 1 UK N.M.E Singles Chart
"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" / "Little Sister" 1 (4) 1 2 23 / / 1 - / 39 3 5/ 25 8 - / 6 6 / 4 - - 6 / 6 - -
"Can't Help Falling in Love" / "Rock-a-Hula Baby" 1 (4) 4 1 (5) 20 / / 9 - - 22 / 26 11 / - 11 / 2 / 6 1 / - 2 / 12 - From the movie “Blue Hawaii”
1962 "Good Luck Charm" / "Anything That's Part of You" 1 (5) / 1 1 (6) 6 3 / - 7 / 6 / 2 / - 3 / 1 (11) / 1 / - 1 / - -
”No More” / "Sentimental Me" - - - - 7 / - - 12 26/ - 1 / - - - 2 / - -
"Follow That Dream" 34 12 11 - 10 - - - 17 - 17 - - - 9 - From the "Follow That Dream" EP
" Swing Down Sweet Chariot " - - - - - - - - - - 8 - - - - - -
"She's Not You" / "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" 1 (3) / 3 5 9 / 3 / - 25/ 15/ 5 / 1 / - 1 (6) / - - 2 / - -
"King of the Whole Wide World" / "I Got Lucky"[citation needed] 23/ 5 / 24 - 15/15 - 25/ 26/ - - - 1 (3) / - - 4 / - From the "Kid Galahad" EP
"Return to Sender" / "Where Do You Come From" 1 (3) / 1 / 1 (3) / 9 / 2 / - 26 / 15 / 5 / 1 / 2 / 1 (11) / - 1 / 1 / - -
1963 "One Broken Heart for Sale" / "They Remind Me Too Much of You" 12 / 10 9 / - 9 / - - 23/ 16/ 5 / - 2 / - - 11/ - -
"Night Rider" / " Girls, Girls, Girls " - - - - - - 22/27 - - - - - - - - - -
"(You're the) Devil in Disguise" / "Please Don't Drag That String Around" 1 / 1 / 2 / 7 / 1 / - 1 / 2 / 1 / 1 / - 1 (6) / - - 1 / - -
"Bossa Nova Baby" / "Witchcraft" 13/ 21 4 15/ 1 / 5 / 6 /28 12 8 / - - 2 / - - 4 / 5 6 / -

1964–1967[edit]

After The Beatles' rise to worldwide fame in 1964, Elvis' chart performance falls off.

Year Song Title – A-side / B-side UK CAN AUS ASTR BEL DEN FRN GER HOL IRE IT NZ NOR SA SPN SWE Comments
1964 "Kissin' Cousins" / "It Hurts Me" 10 / 15 7 - 12 / 2 / 8 / 27 / 15 / 6 / - - 6 / - - - -
"Kiss Me Quick" / “Suspicion” 14 / 3 / 56 13 / 2 / 6 - - 3 / 12 / 9 - - - 3 / 9 - - 3 / 8 Songs recorded in 1961
"Fun in Acapulco" / "Mexico" - - 28 / - / 7 - - / 23 / 9 - - - / 7 - - - -
"What'd I Say" / "Viva Las Vegas" / 15 21 / 14 4 - / 12 / 3 16 / / 21 / 18 - / 8 - / 6 - - / 5 -
If You Think I Don’t Need You / C’mon Everybody /Today Tomorrow and Forever - 5 / 29 / - - - / 34 / - - - - - - - - - From the "Viva Las Vegas" EP
"Such a Night" / "Never Ending" 13 / 4 / 3 / 5 / 2 / 5 / - 40 / 13 / - 9 / - 4 / - - 6 / recorded in 1960
"Ask Me" / "Ain't That Loving You Baby" / 15 3 1 (3) - / 5 / 5 / 18 - / 23 - / 5 - / 4 / 1 - / 3 B-side recorded in 1958
" One Track Heart " - - - - - - 24 - - - - - - - - - 3 in Israel
"Blue Christmas" / “Wooden Heart” 11/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A-side recorded in 1957/B-side recorded in 1960
1965 "Do the Clam" / "You'll Be Gone" 19 / 16 4 / - 10 / 2 / - - 30 / - - - - - - - 4 / Israel
"Crying in the Chapel" / “I Believe In The Man In The Sky” 1 (2) / 1 / 1 (6) / 6 / 4 / 2 / - 23 / 13 / 1 / - 3 / 1 (2)/ 1 / 1 / 2 / 1 / Israel and Hong Kong. Recorded in 1960.
"(Such an) Easy Question" / "It Feels so Right" - 4 / 6 / - - 2 / - - 37 / - - - - - - 10 / 2 / Hong Kong. A-side recorded in 1962 /B-side 1960
"I'm Yours" / "Long Lonely Highway" - 2 / 9 - 8 / 4 / - - - - - - - - - / 11 3 / Hong Kong. Recorded in 1962
”I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever” /”Slowly But Surely”/”Put the Blame on Me” - - 42 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 Hong Kong. Tickle Me EP
"Puppet on a String" / "Tell Me Why" / 15 3 / 7 28 - / 16 - - - - - - / 9 - - - - B side recorded 1957
1966 "Blue River" / “Do Not Disturb” 22 / - 37 - 15 / - - - - - - / 9 - - - - -
" Joshua Fit The Battle " / “Known Only To Him” - - 91 / - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 / -
"Milky White Way " / “Swing Down Sweet Chariot” - - 59 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"Frankie and Johnny" / "Please Don't Stop Loving Me" 21 / 4 / 40 / - - - - - - - - 13 / - - - - -
"Love Letters" / "Come What May" 6 / 12 / 27 - 20 / - - - 25 / 7 / - 7 / - - - 13 -
"Spinout" / "All That I Am" / 18 13 30 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"If Every Day Was Like Christmas" / "How Would You Like To Be" 9 / 17 / 92 / - - - - - - 9 / - - - - - - -
1967 "Indescribably Blue" / "Fools Fall In Love" 21 / 38 / 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"Easy Come Easy Go" / " Suppose " - - 78 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"Long Legged Girl" / "That's Someone You Never Forget" 49 / 24 / 38 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - B-side recorded in 1961
"You Gotta Stop" / "Love Machine" 38 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"There's Always Me" / "Judy" - - 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - recorded in 1961
"Big Boss Man" / "You Don't Know Me" - / 20 24 - - - 16 / - - - - - - - - - -

1968–1977[edit]

Elvis begins his musical comeback in late 1968 with his NBC TV Special. In 1973 his "Aloha from Hawaii" TV special is broadcast worldwide and seen by more than 1 billion viewers. He dies in 1977. Soon after his death, another TV special, "Elvis In Concert" is broadcast in the US.

Year Song Title – A-side / B-side UK CAN AUS ASTR BEL DEN FRN GER HOL IRE IT NZ NOR SA SPN SWE Comments
1968 "Guitar Man" / "High Heel Sneakers" 19 / 10 26 - - - 25 / - - - - - - - - - -
"U.S. Male" / "Stay Away" 15 / 25 12 - - - 27 / - 37 12 / - - - - - - -
"You'll Never Walk Alone" / "We Call On Him" 44 / - 79 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"Let Yourself Go" / "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby" / 22 - 19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"If I Can Dream" / "Memories" 11 / 7 / 2 / 19 - - - - - - 13 / - 6 / - 7 / - - Featured in Elvis’ TV Comeback Special
1969 "In the Ghetto" / "Any Day Now" 2 / 2 / 1 (4)/ 6 / 1 / 9 / - 1 (2)/ 4 / 1 / 25 / 1 / 1 (7)/ - 1 / 1 / 1 UK N.M.E Top 40 Singles. First of several Elvis hits produced by Chips Moman.
"Clean up Your Own Back Yard" / "The Fair Is Moving On" 21 / - 27 / - - - - - - - - 15 / - - - - -
"Suspicious Minds" / "You'll Think of Me" 2 / 1 / 1 (3)/ 13 / 1 / 3 / - 7 / 6 / 2 / - 1 / 10 / 1 / 5 / 4 / South African single of the year
"Don't Cry Daddy" / "Rubberneckin'" 8 / 5 / 3 10 / 2 / 6 / - 14 / 23 / 4 / - 2 / 4 / 3 / - 13 / -
1970 "Kentucky Rain" / "My Little Friend" 21 / 6 / 9 / - - - - 40 / - 14 / - - - - - - -
"The Wonder of You" / "Mama Liked the Roses" 1 (6)/ 4 / 3 / - 8 / - - 22 / - 1 / - - - 8 / - 6 / -
"I've Lost You" / "The Next Step Is Love" 9 / 26 / 6 - 9 / - - 40 / - 15 / - - - - - - -
"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" / "Patch It Up" 9 / 6 / 7 - 16 / - 1 / - - 17 / - - - - - - -
"I Really Don't Want to Know" / "There Goes My Everything" / 6 28 / 13 - 19 / - - - - - - - - - - - -
1971 "Where Did They Go, Lord" / "Rags to Riches" / 9 - 34 - - - - - - / 12 - - - - - - -
"Heartbreak Hotel" / "Hound Dog" 10 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-releases
"Jailhouse Rock" 42 - 71 - 9 - - - 5 - - - - - - - Re-release
"Life" / "Only Believe" - - 44 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"I'm Leavin'” / "Heart of Rome" 23/ - 83 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"I Just Can't Help Believing" / “How the Web was Woven” 6 / - - - 10 / - - - 4 / 12 / - - - 6 / - 3 / -
"It's Only Love" / "The Sound Of Your Cry" - - 59 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1972 "Until It's Time for You to Go" / "We Can Make The Morning" 5 / 12 / 90 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"An American Trilogy" / "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" 8 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11 / A-side medley of "Dixieland"/"Battle Hymn Of The Republic"/"All My Trials"
"That’s Alright" - - - - - - 25 - - - - - - - - - Re-release
"Burning Love" / "It's A Matter Of Time" 7 / 4 / 3 / 7 / - - 7 / 31 / 19 / 6 / - 6 / - 7 / - 12/ -
"Separate Ways" / "Always on My Mind" / 9 - 8 / - - - - - - / 9 - - - - - - -
1973 "Steamroller Blues" / "Fool" /15 - 17 / 21 - - - - - - / 8 - - - - - - A-side recorded during “Aloha” TV Special
"Polk Salad Annie" / “See See Rider” 23 / - - - - - / 28 - - 16 / - - - - - - Recorded February, 1970 from the album "On Stage". UK release.
"Raised on Rock" / "For Ol' Times Sake" 36 / - 37 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1974 "I've Got a Thing About You Baby" / "Take Good Care of Her" 33 / - 43 - - - - - - 20 / - - - / 18 - - -
"If You Talk in Your Sleep" / "Help Me" 40 / - 37 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"Promised Land" / "It's Midnight" 9 / - 41 / - - - 25 / - - 7 / - - - - - -
1975 "My Boy" / "Thinking About You" 5 / 27 / 10 / - 5 / - - - 9 / 4 / - 12 / - - - - -
"T-R-O-U-B-L-E" / "Mr. Songman" 31 / - 43 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"Green, Green Grass of Home" / “Make the World Go Away” 29 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1976 "Hurt" / "For the Heart" 37 / - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 / - - -
"Suspicion" / "The Girl Of My Best Friend" 9 - - - - - - - - 5 / 7 - - - - - - Re-releases. #3 U.S. hit for Elvis-soundalike Terry Stafford in 1963 / #18 U.S. hit for Elvis-soundalike Ral Donner in 1961
1977 "Moody Blue" / "She Thinks I Still Care" 6 / - 17 / - 4 / - 4 / - 14 / 7 / - 5 / 6 / 9 / - 2 / -
"Way Down" / "Pledging My Love" 1 (5) / - 6 19 / 16 / - 6 / 15 / 9 / 1 / - 7 / 10 / 13 / - - Released a few weeks before Presley's death.
" In The Ghetto " - - - - - - - 39 - - - - - - - - Re-release.
"Love Me Tender " - - - - - - - 40 - - - - - - - - Re-release.
"It's Now or Never " 39 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-release.
" All Shook Up " 41 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-release.
" Are You Lonesome Tonight " 46 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-release.
" Crying in the Chapel" 43 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-release.
"Jailhouse Rock" 44 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-release.
" Return to Sender" 42 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-release.
" The Wonder of You" 48 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-release.
"Wooden Heart" 49 - - - 6 - - - 2 - - - - - - - Re-release.
"My Way" / "America The Beautiful" 9 / 14 / 63 / - - - - - 24 / 6 / - - - - - - Released after Presley’s death. A-side recorded live 6/21/77; B-side recorded live 12/13/75.

1978-1999[edit]

After Elvis' death numerous singles were re-released or remixed and released.

Year Song Title – A-side / B-side UK CAN AUS ASTR BEL DEN FRN GER HOL IRE IT NZ NOR SA SPN SWE Comments
1978 "Unchained Melody" / “Softly, As I Leave You” - - 93 / 52 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"Don't Be Cruel" 24 - - - - - - - - 12 - - - - - - Re-release.
1980 "It's Only Love" / "Beyond the Reef" 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"Santa Claus Is Back In Town" 41 - - - - - - - - 25 - - - - - - -
1981 "Guitar Man" / "Faded Love" 43 / - 73 / - - - - 12 / - - - - - - - - Both songs re-mixed by Elvis’ long time producer, Felton Jarvis
"Lovin' Arms" / "You Asked Me To" 47 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Felton Jarvis re-mixes
"It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You)" 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1982 "The Elvis Medley" / “Always On My Mind” 51 / - 48 / - 30 / - - - - - - - - - - - Medley of "Jailhouse Rock"/"Teddy Bear"/Hound Dog"/"Don't Be Cruel"/"Burning Love"/"Suspicious Minds"
"The Sound of Your Cry" 59 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" / "From A Jack To A King" 25/ - 41/ - 19/ - - 27/ 15/ 16/ - - 9 / - - 3 / "laughing" live version
1983 "Jailhouse Rock" 27 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Baby I Don’t Care " 61 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"I Can Help" (short version) / “I Can Help” (long version) 30 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1984 "The Last Farewell" 48 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1985 "Always On My Mind" / “My Boy” 59 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A-side a slight remix
1987 "Ain't That Loving You Baby" / “Bossa Nova Baby” 47/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-releases
"Love Me Tender" / “If I Can Dream” 56/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-releases
1991 "Are You Lonesome Tonight" 68 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Live recording.
1992 "Don't Be Cruel" / “Ain't That Loving You, Baby” 42 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Reissue
1992 "Don't Be Cruel" / "Fame and Fortune" - - - - - - 37 / - - - - - - - - - Reissue
1994 "Jailhouse Rock" - - - - - - - - 15 - - - - - - - Re-release
1995 "The Twelfth of Never" / "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" 21/ - - - - - - - 15/ - - - - - - - -
1996 "Heartbreak Hotel" / “I Was The One” 45 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
1997 "Always on My Mind" 13 - - - - - - - 15 - - - - - - - Re-issue

2000-present[edit]

Elvis experiences a resurgence in popularity after the release of “Elv1s 30 Number 1 Hits” CD and the "A Little Less Conversation" remix in 2002, the 25th anniversary of his death. In anticipation of the expiration of the European copyrights on Elvis’ early recordings, BMG re-releases many of Elvis’ singles on CD. Billboard begins publishing a European Hot 100 singles chart (EUR).[citation needed]

Year Song Title EUR UK CAN AUS BEL DEN FRN GER HOL IRE IT NZ NOR SA SPN SWE Comments
2001 "Suspicious Minds" - 15 - - - - - - 28 - - - - - - - live recorded at The International Hotel, Las Vegas, August 1970. UK release
"America the Beautiful" / “If I Can Dream” - 69
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- 91 - - - - 15 - - - - - - - released following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, proceeds donated to American Red Cross.
2002 "A Little Less Conversation" - 1 (4) 1 1 (4) 3 1 15 8 1 1 3 - 1 - - 1 remix by Junkie XL. 1 MTV Europe Singles
”Burning Love” - 86
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- 37 - - - - - - - - - - - - Reissue
2003 "Rubberneckin'" - 5 2 3 - - - 51 - - - - - - - - Paul Oakenfold Remix. 7 MTV Europe Singles
2004 "That's All Right" / "Blue Moon of Kentucky" - 3 5 31 - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
2005 "Jailhouse Rock" / "Treat Me Nice" 2 1 (1) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"One Night" 2 1 (1) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"A Fool Such As I" 6 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"It's Now or Never" 6 1 (1) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" 9 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Wooden Heart" 13 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Surrender" 8 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" 9 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Rock-a-Hula Baby" / "Can't Help Falling in Love" 11 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Good Luck Charm" - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"She's Not You" - 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Return to Sender" 17 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"(You're the) Devil in Disguise" 11 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Crying in the Chapel" 10 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"The Wonder of You" 16 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Way Down" - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"A Little Less Conversation" - 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue of the JXL remix
2006 "Heartbreak Hotel" / "I Was the One" - - - 2 - - - 90 - - - - - - - - Re-issue
2007 "Suspicious Minds" - 11 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Blue Suede Shoes" / "Tutti Frutti" - 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"My Baby Left Me" - 19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue, Number 1 UK Indie Chart
"Hound Dog" / "Don't Be Cruel" - 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" - 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Party" - 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Don't" - 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Hard Headed Woman" - 15 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"King Creole" - 15 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"A Big Hunk o' Love" - 12 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" - 16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"If I Can Dream" - 17 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Viva Las Vegas" - 15 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"In the Ghetto" - 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" - 16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Always on My Mind" - 17 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"An American Trilogy" - 12 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Blue Christmas" - 195
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"Burning Love" - 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Re-issue
"In the Ghetto" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Remixed duet with Lisa Marie Presley
2008 "Baby Let's Play House" - 84
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - remix by Spankox.

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.

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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

Global chart list[edit]

External links[edit]