What Are Some Well-Known Elvis Songs?


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Three of Elvis Presley's most popular songs are "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog" and "Love Me Tender." He is also well known for "Can't Help Falling in Love," "In the Ghetto" and "All Shook Up."

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"Blue Suede Shoes" helped drive Elvis into the limelight in 1956, as he performed it three times on television that year. "Heartbreak Hotel," which has also been credited for his skyrocketing success in the same year, was the first song of Presley's that sold into the millions. The latter song remained at the top of the Top 100 for seven consecutive weeks. Another hit was "Jailhouse Rock," from a film of the same name in which he starred. He also made the film "Blue Hawaii," which featured a song of the same name.

According to Presley, the only song he ever wrote was "All Shook Up," with the help of Otis Blackwell, after waking from a bad dream. "A Little Less Conversation," another song popularized by Elvis, has remained a pop favorite throughout the years and was even used by President George W. Bush during his campaign. He is also well known for the gospel-style songs released later in his career, such as "American Trilogy," "Crying in the Chapel" and his rendition of "Amazing Grace." He still ranks as the longest-lasting solo performer to rank number one on the Billboard Top 200 chart, at a whopping 67 weeks.

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