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Elvis Presley: Selected Anthologies

Yes, it does say selected anthologies. The market has been inundated with Elvis Presley compilations from single-disc greatest hits to full-fledged box sets. To sift through the glut, the albums most worthy of consideration are listed below. Check out the separate links at the bottom of this page for other Elvis’ albums.
  1. Golden Records (1955-57) G
  2. 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong: Golden Records Vol. 2 (1957-59) G
  3. The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll: The ‘50s Masters (1953-59) box
  4. Golden Records Vol. 3 (1960-62) G
  5. From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential ‘60s Masters (1960-69) box
  6. Artist of the Century (1954-76) box
  7. Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential ‘70s Masters (1970-77) box
  8. 30 #1 Hits (2002) G
  9. 2nd to None (2003) G
Golden Records 4.8 stars out of 9 ratings
Released: 3/58 Covers: 1955-1957 Peaked: US chart peak, according to Billboard magazine 3 UK chart peak -- Sales: sales, in millions, in the U.S. as certified by the RIAA 6.0 sales, in millions, in the U.K. as certified by BPI -- estimated world sales in millions 6.0

Tracks: 1. Hound Dog 2. Loving You 3. All Shook Up 4. Heartbreak Hotel 5. Jailhouse Rock 6. Love Me 7. Too Much 8. Don’t Be Cruel 9. That's When Your Heartaches Begin 10. Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear 11. Love Me Tender 12. Treat Me Nice 13. Any Way You Want Me That's How I Will Be 14. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 15. My Baby Left Me * 16. I Was the One * 17. That’s All Right * 18. Baby Let’s Play House * 19. Mystery Train * 20. Blue Suede Shoes *

Notes: * These are bonus tracks added to the CD reissue. These tracks are also available on the box set The King of Rock and Roll: The ‘50s Masters.

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50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong: Gold Records Vol. 2 4.1 stars out of 7 ratings
Released: 12/59 Covers: 1957-1959 Peaked: US chart peak, according to Billboard magazine 31 UK chart peak 4 Sales: sales, in millions, in the U.S. as certified by the RIAA 1.0 sales, in millions, in the U.K. as certified by BPI -- estimated world sales in millions 1.0

Tracks: 1. A Big Hunk O’ Love 2. My Wish Came True 3. Now and Then There’s a Fool Such As I 4. 5. I Need Your Love Tonight 5. Don't 6. I Beg of You 7. Santa, Bring My Baby Back to Me * 8. Santa Claus Is Back in Town * 9. Party * 10. Paralyzed * 11. One Night 12. I Got Stung 13. King Creole * 14. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 15. Doncha' Think Its Time 16. Mean Woman Blues * 17. Playing for Keeps * 18. Hard Headed Woman * 19. Got a Lot O’ Livin’ to Do * 20. There’ll Be Peace in the Valley for Me *

Notes: * These are bonus tracks added to the CD reissue. These tracks are also available on the box set The King of Rock and Roll: The ‘50s Masters.

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The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll: The ‘50s Masters 4.7 stars out of 12 ratings
Released: 6/23/92 Covers: 1953-1959 Peaked: US chart peak, according to Billboard magazine 159 UK chart peak -- Sales: sales, in millions, in the U.S. as certified by the RIAA 2.0 sales, in millions, in the U.K. as certified by BPI -- estimated world sales in millions 2.0

Tracks, Disc 1: My Happiness - That's All Right 1,4,7* - I Love You Because 1,2 - Harbor Lights 1* - Blue Moon Of Kentucky 1,8 - Blue Moon 1,2 - Tomorrow Night 1* - I'll Never Let You Go 1,2 - I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine 1 - Just Because 1,2 - Good Rockin' Tonight 1,8 - Milkcow Blues Boogie 1,8 - You're A Heartbreaker 1,4 - Baby Let's Play House 1,7*,8 - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone 1,4 - Mystery Train 1,4,7* - I Forgot To Remember To Forget 1,8 - Trying To Get To You 1,2 - When It Rains, It Really Pours 1* - I Got A Woman 2 - Heartbreak Hotel 7 - Money Honey 2 - I'm Counting On You 2 - I Was The One 4,7* - Blue Suede Shoes 2,7* - My Baby Left Me 4,7* - One-Sided Love Affair 2 - So Glad You're Mine 3 - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry Over You 2 - Tutti Frutti 2

Tracks, Disc 2: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 4 - Shake, Rattle And Roll 4 - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 7 - Hound Dog 7 - Don't Be Cruel 7 - Any Way You Want Me 7 - We're Gonna Move 8 - Love Me Tender 7 - Poor Boy 4 - Let Me - Playing For Keeps 4,10* - Love Me 3,7 - Paralyzed 3,10* - How Do You Think I Feel 3 - How's The World Treating You 3 - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 3 - Long Tall Sally 3 - Old Shep 3 - Too Much 7 - Anyplace Is Paradise 3 - Ready Teddy 3 - First In Line 3 - Rip It Up 3 - I Believe 6 - Tell Me Why - Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do 5,10* - All Shook Up 7 - Mean Woman Blues 5,10* - There’ll Be Peace in the Valley for Me6,10*

Tracks, Disc 3: That's When Your Heartaches Begin 7 - Take My Hand, Precious Lord 6 - It Is No Secret What God Can Do 6 - Blueberry Hill 5 - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You 5 - Is It So Strange 8 - Party 5,10* - Lonesome Cowboy 5 - Hot Dog 5 - One Night of Sin - Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear 5,7 - Don't Leave Me Now 5 - I Beg Of You 10 - One Night with You 10 - True Love 5 - I Need You So 5 - Loving You 5,7 - When It Rains, It Really Pours - Jailhouse Rock 7 - Young And Beautiful 8 - I Want To Be Free 8 - You’re So Square, Baby I Don't Care 8 - Don't Leave Me Now - Blue Christmas 6 - White Christmas 6 - Here Comes Santa Claus 6 - Silent Night 6 - Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem 6 - Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me 6,10* - Santa Claus Is Back In Town 6,10* - I'll Be Home For Christmas6

Tracks, Disc 4: Treat Me Nice 7 - My Wish Came True 10 - Don't 10 - Danny 9* - Hard Headed Woman 9,10* - Trouble 9 - New Orleans 9 - Crawfish 9 - Dixieland Rock 9 - Lover Doll 9 - Don't Ask Me Why 9 - As Long As I Have You 9 - King Creole 9,10* - Young Dreams 9 - Steadfast, Loyal And True 9 - Doncha Think It's Time 10 - Your Cheatin' Heart - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 10 - I Need Your Love Tonight 10 - A Big Hunk O' Love 10 - Ain't That Loving You Baby - A Fool Such As I 10 - I Got Stung 10 - Interview with Elvis

Tracks, Disc 5: That's When Your Heartaches Begin - Fool, Fool, Fool - Tweedle Dee - Maybellene - Shake, Rattle And Roll - Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Alternate Take) - Blue Moon (Alternate Take) - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Alternate Take)- Reconsider Baby - Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Alternate Take) - Shake, Rattle And Roll (Alternate Take) - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Alternate Take) - Heartbreak Hotel (Live) - Long Tall Sally (Live) - Blue Suede Shoes (Live) - Money Honey (Live) - We're Gonna Move (Alternate Take) - Old Shep (Alternate Master) - I Beg Of You (Alternate Master ) - Loving You (Slow Version) - Loving You (Uptempo version) - Young And Beautiful (Alternate Master) - I Want To Be Free (Alternate Master) - King Creole (Alternate Master) - As Long As I Have You (Alternate Master) - Ain't That Loving You Baby (Fast Version - Take 11)

Notes: This 5-CD box set features all the songs from the following albums:

1 The Sun Sessions (archives: 1954-55)
2 Elvis Presley (1956)
3 Elvis (1956)
4 For LP Fans Only (archives: 1954-57)
5 Loving You (soundtrack: 1957)
6 Elvis’ Christmas Album (seasonal: 1957)
7 Golden Records (greatest hits: 1955-57)
8 A Date with Elvis (archives: 1954-57)
9 King Creole (soundtrack: 1958)
10 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong: Gold Records Vol. 2 (greatest hits: 1957-59)

Those albums are contained within the first four discs; disc 5 contains alternate takes, live recordings, and other rarities.

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Golden Records Vol. 3 4.7 stars out of 7 ratings
Released: 9/63 Covers: 1960-1962 Peaked: US chart peak, according to Billboard magazine 3 UK chart peak 6 Sales: sales, in millions, in the U.S. as certified by the RIAA 1.0 sales, in millions, in the U.K. as certified by BPI -- estimated world sales in millions 1.0

Tracks: 1. It's Now or Never 2. Stuck on You 3. Fame and Fortune 4. I Gotta Know 5. Surrender 6. I Feel So Bad 7. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 8. Marie's the Name, His Latest Flame 9. Little Sister 10. Good Luck Charm 11. Anything That's Part of You 12. She's Not You 13. Wild in the Country * 14. Wooden Heart * 15. The Girl of My Best Friend 16. Follow That Dream * 17. King of the Whole Wide World * 18. Can't Help Falling in Love *

Notes: * Bonus tracks from CD reissue. These tracks are also available on the box set From Nashville to Memphis: The ‘60s Masters, except for the bonus tracks (noted with *). “Wild in the Country” and “Follow That Dream” are on the Flaming Star/Wild in the Country/Follow That Dream EP collection. “Wooden Heart” is on the G.I. Blues soundtrack. “King of the Whole Wild World” is on the Girls! Girls! Girls! soundtrack. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” is on the Blue Hawaii soundtrack.

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From Nashville to Memphis: The '60s Masters 4.7 stars out of 9 ratings
Released: 9/28/93 Covers: 1960-1969 Peaked: US chart peak, according to Billboard magazine -- UK chart peak -- Sales: sales, in millions, in the U.S. as certified by the RIAA 1.0 sales, in millions, in the U.K. as certified by BPI -- estimated world sales in millions 1.0

Tracks, Disc 1: 1. Make Me Know It 11 2. Soldier Boy 11 3. Stuck On You 11*,14 4. Fame And Fortune 11*,14 5. A Mess Of Blues 11* 6. It Feels So Right 11 7. Fever 11 8. Like A Baby 11 9. It's Now Or Never 11*,14 10. The Girl Of My Best Friend 11,14 11. Dirty Dirty Feeling 11 12. The Thrill Of Your Love 11 13. I Gotta Know 11*,14 14. Such A Night 11 15. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 11*,14 16. Girl Next Door Went A'Walking 11 17. I Will Be Home Again 11 18. Reconsider Baby 11 19. Surrender 12*,14 20. I'm Comin' Home 12 21. Gently 12 22. In Your Arms 12 23. Give Me The Right 12 24. I Feel So Bad 12*,14 25. It's A Sin 12 26. I Want You With Me 27. There's Always Me 12

Tracks, Disc 2: 1. Starting Today 12 2. Sentimental Me 12 3. Judy 4. Put The Blame On Me 12 5. Kiss Me Quick 13 6. That's Someone You Never Forget 13 7. I'm Yours 13 8. Marie’s the Name, His Latest Flame 12*,14 9. Little Sister 12*,14 10. For The Millionth And The Last Time 13* 11. Good Luck Charm 12*,14 12. Anything That's Part Of You 12*,14 13. I Met Her Today 13* 14. Night Rider 13 15. Something Blue 13 16. Gonna Get Back Home Somehow 13 17. Such an Easy Question 13 18. Fountain of Love 13 19. Just For Old Time Sake 13 20. You'll Be Gone 13* 21. I Feel That I've Known You Forever 13 22. Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello 13 23. Suspicion 13 24. She's Not You 13*,14 25. Echoes Of Love 26. Please Don't Drag That String Around 27. You’re the Devil In Disguise 28. Never Ending 29. What Now, What Next, Where To 30. Witchcraft 31. Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers 32. Love Me Tonight

Tracks, Disc 3: 1. Long Lonely Highway 2. Western Union 3. Slowly, But Surely 4. Blue River 5. Memphis Tennessee 6. Ask Me 7. It Hurts Me 8. Down In The Alley 9. Tomorrow Is A Long Time 10. Love Letters 11. Beyond The Reef (Undubbed Master) 12. Come What May (Alternate Take 7) 13. Fools Fall In Love 14. Indescribably Blue 15. I'll Remember You (Unedited Master) 16. If Every Day Was Like Christmas 17. Suppose 18. Guitar Man / What'd I Say (Unedited Master) 19. Big Boss Man 20. Mine 21. Just Call Me Lonesome 22. Hi.Heel Sneakers (Unedited Master) 23. You Don't Know Me 24. Singing Tree 25. Too Much Monkey Business 26. U.S. Male

Tracks, Disc 4: 1. Long Black Limousine 15 2. This Is The Story 16 3. Wearin' That Loved On Look 15 4. You'll Think Of Me 15*,16 5. A Little Bit Of Green 16 6. Gentle On My Mind 15 6. I'm Movin' On 15 7. Don't Cry Daddy 15* 8. Inherit The Wind 16 9. Mama Liked the Roses 15* 10. My Little Friend 11. In The Ghetto 15* 12. Rubberneckin' 13. From A Jack To A King 16 14. Hey Jude 15. Without Love There is Nothing 16 16. I'll Hold You In My Heart 15 17. I'll Be There 18. Suspicious Minds 15* 19. True Love Travels on a Gravel Road 15 20. Stranger In My Own Home Town 16 21. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind 16 22. Power Of My Love 15

Tracks, Disc 5: 1. After Loving You 15 2. Do You Know Who I Am 16 3. Kentucky Rain 15* 4. Only The Strong Survive 15 5. It Keeps Right On-A-Hurtin' 15 6. Any Day Now 15 7. If I'm A Fool 8. The Fair's Moving On 15,16 9. Who Am I? 10. This Time / I Can't Stop Loving You (Informal Recording) 11. In The Ghetto (Alternate Take 4) 12. Suspicious Minds (Alternate Take 6) 13. Kentucky Rain (Alternate Take 9) 14. Big Boss Man (Alternate Take 2) 15. Down In The Alley (Alternate Take 1) 16. Memphis Tennessee (Alternate Take 1) 17. I'm Yours (Alternate Take 1) 18. His Latest Flame (Alternate Take 4) 19. That's Someone You Never Forget (Alternate Take 1) 20. Surrender (Alternate Take 1) 21. It's Now Or Never (Undubbed Master) 22. Love Me Tender / Witchcraft

Notes: This box collects all of Elvis’ non-soundtrack ‘60s output. With a few exceptions (check the individual Notes sections for albums listed below), this set covers:

11 Elvis Is Back! (1960)
12 Something for Everybody (1961)
13 Pot Luck (1962)
14 Golden Records Vol. 3 (greatest hits: 1960-62)
15 From Elvis in Memphis (1969)
16 Back in Memphis (1969)

Other cuts on the box include songs originally featured on soundtracks, but pulled from the CD reissues:

  • Spinout: “Tomorrow Is a Long Time,” “Down in the Alley,” and “I’ll Remember You”
  • Kissin’ Cousins: “Echoes of Love” and “(It’s a) Long Lonely Highway”
  • Double Trouble: “Never Ending,” “What Now, What Next, Where To?” and “Blue River”
  • Speedway: “Western Union,” “Mine,” and “Suppose”
  • Clambake: “Guitar Man,” “Big Boss Man,” “Just Call Me Lonesome,” “You Don’t Know Me,” and “Singing Tree”
Other songs featured elsewhere include “Rubberneckin’” from the Live a Little, Love a Little/Charro!/The Trouble with Girls/Change of Habit soundtrack collection, “Hey Jude” from Elvis Now, and “Who Am I?” from His Hand in Mine.

The box set also included the following songs not featured on any other albums in this discography: “Finders Keepers, Loser Weepers” and “Memphis, Tennessee” were from the 1965 archive collection Elvis for Everyone.

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Artist of the Century 4.8 stars out of 9 ratings
Released: 1999 Covers: 1954-1976 Peaked: US chart peak, according to Billboard magazine -- UK chart peak -- Sales: sales, in millions, in the U.S. as certified by the RIAA -- sales, in millions, in the U.K. as certified by BPI -- estimated world sales in millions --

Tracks, Disc 1: That’s All Right 2. Good Rockin’ Tonight 3. Baby Let’s Play House 4. Mystery Train 5. Trying to Get to You 6. Heartbreak Hotel 7. Blue Suede Shoes 8. My Baby Left Me 9. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 10. Hound Dog 11. Any Way You Want Me That's How I Will Be 12. Don’t Be Cruel 13. Love Me Tender 14. Love Me 15. Anyplace Is Paradise 16. All Shook Up 17.Got a Lot O’ Livin’ to Do 18. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 19. One Night 20. Jailhouse Rock 21. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care 22. Treat Me Nice 23. Don’t 24. Santa Claus Is Back in Town 25. Trouble 26. Hard Headed Woman 27. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 28. A Big Hunk O’ Love 29. (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such As I

Tracks, Disc 2: 1. Stuck on You 2. It’s Now Or Never 3. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 4. A Mess of Blues 5. Like a Baby 6. The Girl of My Best Friend 7. Such a Night 8. Reconsider Baby 9. Surrender 10. Can’t Help Falling in Love 11. That’s Someone You Never Forget 12. Little Sister 13. (Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame 14. Anything That’s Part of You 15. Good Luck Charm 16. She’s Not You 17. Return to Sender 18. (You’e the) Devil in Disguise 19. Memphis, Tennessee 20. It Hurts Me 21. Down in the Alley 22. Run On 23. Tomorrow Is a Long Time 24. Big Boss Man 25. Guitar Man 26. Tiger Man

Tracks, Disc 3: 1. If I Can Dream 2. In the Ghetto 3. Suspicious Minds 4. Don’t Cry Daddy 5. I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms) 6. Stranger in My Own Home Town 7. After Loving You 8. Only the Strong Survive 9. The Wonder of You 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. I’ve Lost You 12. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me 13. I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 14. Merry Christmas, Baby 15. I’m Leavin’ 16. An American Trilogy 17. Burning Love 18. Always on My Mind 19. Promised Land 20. For the Heart

Notes: This is a complete career overview, unlike the other box sets referenced on this page. Not a bad way to go if you want to dig deeper than a single disc anthology, but don’t plan to start delving into individual albums.

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The ‘70s Masters 4.622 stars out of 9 ratings
Released: 1995 Covers: 1970-1977 Peaked: US chart peak, according to Billboard magazine -- UK chart peak -- Sales: sales, in millions, in the U.S. as certified by the RIAA -- sales, in millions, in the U.K. as certified by BPI -- estimated world sales in millions --

Tracks, Disc 1: The Wonder Of You - I've Lost You - The Next Step Is Love - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Patch It Up - I Really Don't Want To Know - There Goes My Everything - Rags To Riches - Where Did They Go Lord - Life - I'm Leavin' - Heart Of Rome - It's Only Love - The Sound Of Your Cry - I Just Can't Help Believin' - How The Web Was Woven - Until It's Time For You To Go - We Can Make The Morning - An American Trilogy - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Burning Love - It's A Matter of Time - Separate Ways

Tracks, Disc 2: Always On My Mind - Fool - Steamroller Blues - Raised On Rock - For Ol' Times Sake - I've Got A Thing About You Baby - Take Good Care of Her - If You Talk In Your Sleep - Promised Land - It's Midnight - My Boy - Loving Arms - T-R-O-U-B-L-E - Mr. Songman - Bringing It Back - Pieces of My Life - Green Green Grass Of Home - Thinking About You - Hurt - For The Heart - Moody Blue - She Thinks I Still Care - Way Down - Pledging My Love

Tracks, Disc 3: Twenty Days And Twenty Nights - I was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago - The Fool - A Hundred Years From Now (Informal Recording) - Little Cabin On The Hill - Cindy, Cindy - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It - It's Your Baby, You Rock It - Stranger In The Crowd - Mary In The Morning - It Ain't No Big Thing - Just Pretend - Faded Love (Unedited Version)- Tomorrow Never Comes (Unedited Master) - Make The World Go Away - Funny How Time Slips Away - I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (Long Version) - Snowbird - Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On - Amazing Grace (Alternate Take 2)- For Lovin' Me - Lady Madonna (Informal Recording)

Tracks, Disc 4: Merry Christmas Baby - I Shall Be Released (Informal Recording) - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Jam Edit) - It's Still Here (Unedited Version) - T'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen (Undubbed Version) - I Will Be True - My Way (Master) - For The Good Times (Master) - Just A Little Bit - It's Diff'rent Now (Rehearsal) - Are You Sincere - I Got A Feelin' In My Body - You Asked Me To - Good Times Charlie's Got The Blues - Talk About The Good Times - Tiger Man (Jam) - I Can Help - Shake a Hand - Susan When She Tried - She Thinks I Still Care (Alternate Take 2B)- Danny Boy - Love Coming Down - He'll Have To Go

Tracks, Disc 5: See See Rider - Men With Broken Heart (Short Poem) - Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Polk Salad Annie - Let It Be Me - Proud Mary - Something (Master) - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Heartbreak Hotel - I Was The One - One Night - Never Been To Spain (Master) - You Gave Me A Mountain - It's Impossible - A Big Hunk O'Love (Master) - It's Over (Master)- The Impossible Dream - Reconsider Baby - I'll Remember You - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Suspicious Minds - Unchained Melody - The Twelfth Of Never (Rehearsal) - Softly As I Leave You (Rehearsal) - Alle' en el "Rancho Grande" (Informal Rehearsal) - Froggy Went A Courtin '(Informal Rehearsal) - Stranger In My Own Home Town (Informal Rehearsal)

Notes: Previous box sets The King of Rock and Roll and From Nashville to Memphis gathered all of Elvis’ studio material from the ‘50s and all of his non-soundtrack studio cuts of the ‘60s. This collection, focused on Elvis’ last decade of recording, is more of a hodge podge, simply gathering select cuts, both studio and live, from throughout the ‘70s, and assembling them in non-chronological order.

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30 #1 Hits 4.643 stars out of 14 ratings
Released: 9/24/02 Covers: 1956-1977 + 2002 remix of “A Little Less Conversation” Peaked: US chart peak, according to Billboard magazine 1 3 UK chart peak 1 2 Sales: sales, in millions, in the U.S. as certified by the RIAA 3.0 sales, in millions, in the U.K. as certified by BPI 0.6 estimated world sales in millions 10.0

Tracks: 1. Heartbreak Hotel 2. Don’t Be Cruel 3. Hound Dog 4. Love Me Tender 5. Too Much 6. All Shook Up 7. Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear 8. Jailhouse Rock 9. Don’t 10. Hard Headed Woman 11. One Night 12. Now and Then There’s a Fool Such As I 13. A Big Hunk O’ Love 14. Stuck on You 15. It’s Now or Never 16. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 17. Wooden Heart 18. Surrender 19. Marie’s the Name, His Latest Flame 20. Can’t Help Falling in Love 21. Good Luck Charm 22. She’s Not You 23. Return to Sender 24. You’re the Devil in Disguise 25. Crying in the Chapel 26. In the Ghetto 27. Suspicious Minds 28. The Wonder of You 29. Burning Love 30. Way Down 31. A Little Less Conversation (remix)

Notes: If you just want one Elvis CD period, this is the one to get. By assembling his biggest and best on one collection, this is really the greatest greatest hits album ever made, perhaps rivaled only by the Beatles 1, which the Elvis collection is modeled after. The 2002 remix of “A Little Less Conversation” was considered a ‘bonus track’ on this album.

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Second to None 4.033 stars out of 9 ratings
Released: 10/7/03 Covers: 1954-1976 + 2003 remix of “Rubberneckin’” Peaked: US chart peak, according to Billboard magazine 3 UK chart peak 4 Sales: sales, in millions, in the U.S. as certified by the RIAA 1.0 sales, in millions, in the U.K. as certified by BPI -- estimated world sales in millions 1.0

Tracks: 1. That’s All Right 2. I Forgot to Remember to Forget 3. Blue Suede Shoes 4. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 5. Love Me 6. Mean Woman Blues 7. Loving You 8. Treat Me Nice 9. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 10. King Creole 11. Trouble 12. I Got Stung 13. I Need Your Love Tonight 14. A Mess of Blues 15. I Feel So Bad 16. Little Sister 17. Rock-A-Hula Baby 18. Bossa Nova Baby 19. Viva Las Vegas 20. If I Can Dream 21. Memories 22. Don’t Cry Daddy 23. Kentucky Rain 24. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me 25. An American Trilogy 26. Always on My Mind 27. Promised Land 28. Moody Blue 29. I’m a Roustabout 30. Rubberneckin’ (remix)

Notes: They say all good things come to an end; apparently no one notified the compilers of Elvis collections – they just keep coming and coming. This album was considered the “follow-up” to the hugely successful single-disc greatest hits 30 #1 Hits released the year before. This collection is obviously not as strong as that one, and isn’t really the next place to go if you were introduced to Elvis by the 30 #1 Hits package. You’d be better off turning to his ‘50s material like The Sun Collection or Elvis’ official debut album, simply called Elvis Presley. If you really are hooked, go straight to the box set covering all of Elvis’ material from the ‘50s: The King of Rock and Roll: The Complete ‘50s Masters.

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