Special Report

Most Popular Elvis Presley Songs

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20. Burning Love
> Release date: August 19, 1972
> Certified copies: 1 million

“Burning Love” was Elvis’s final single to break into the Top 10 on the Hot 100, peaking at No. 2 on October 28, 1972. The song remained on the chart for 15 weeks, making it the singer’s biggest hit since “Suspicious Minds” in 1969.

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19. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
> Release date: May 1, 1956
> Certified copies: 1 million

Released in 1956, “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” was an early ballad hit for Elvis. Unlike in many of his previous songs, Elvis excluded most of his frequent collaborators, the Jordanaires. Still, the single would go on to be certified platinum.

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18. Too Much
> Release date: January 1, 1957
> Certified copies: 1 million

Elvis recorded “Too Much” during the period he was filming “Love Me Tender” (1956). It was the singer’s fifth single record released on RCA, falling between “Love Me Tender” and “All Shook Up.”

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17. Don’t
> Release date: January 27, 1958
> Certified copies: 1 million

“Don’t” was ranked as the third biggest pop single of 1958 at the time by Billboard. Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote this early composition specifically for Elvis.

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16. In the Ghetto
> Release date: April 1, 1969
> Certified copies: 1 million

“In the Ghetto” helped revive Elvis’s career in the late 1960s. The song — the lyrics of which were inspired by the civil rights movement — was an unexpected choice for Elvis, who generally avoided politically charged topics in his music. The decision paid off as the song reached No. 3 on the Hot 100.