Special Report

Most Popular Elvis Presley Songs

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15. Blue Suede Shoes
> Release date: August 1, 1956
> Certified copies: 0.5 million

The opening track on Elvis Presley’s classic 1956 debut album is among the most recognizable songs in rock and roll. The song was written by Carl Perkins, who released his own version before Elvis that same year. The song was not a chart hit for Elvis but became a staple for him regardless.

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14. Hard Headed Woman
> Release date: June 30, 1958
> Certified copies: 1 million

“Hard Headed Woman” was released as a single with “Don’t Ask Me Why” as a B-side. Both songs were from the 1958 movie “King Creole,” starring Elvis. The song peaked at No. 4 on the Hot 100, despite being released just over two months after Presley’s previous single, “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck.”

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13. Can’t Help Falling In Love
> Release date: November 1, 1961
> Certified copies: 1 million

Most people who have attended a wedding in the past 60 years or so are familiar with Elvis’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” The song — based on a French melody from the 18th century — was recorded for the 1962 movie “Blue Hawaii” and proved successful as a single, peaking at No. 2 on the Hot 100.

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12. Suspicious Minds
> Release date: August 1, 1969
> Certified copies: 1 million

The 1969 hit “Suspicious Minds” is about a mistrusting couple. Prior to Elvis’s recording, the song’s writer, Mark James, cut his own, far less successful version. The Presley version hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 on Nov. 1, 1969, making it his final chart-topper.

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11. Way Down
> Release date: June 25, 1977
> Certified copies: 1 million

“Way Down” was Elvis’s final single, released shortly before his death. The song peaked at No. 18 on the Hot 100 after the singer passed away, and reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Singles Chart.