The 100 Greatest Elvis Presley Songs Of All Time (Part 3)

In observance of Elvis Week and to honor the life of Elvis Presley, this is Part 3 of a countdown of his greatest songs. Read Part 2.


Heartbreak Hotel (1968)

#50 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (1970)
I’m 10,000 Years Old: Elvis Country

#49 As Long As I Have You (1958)
King Creole

#48 A Mess Of Blues [Take 1] (1960)
A Life In Music
Other notable version: 1960 Master (Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 4)

#47 Witchcraft (1963)
Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 4

#46 Twenty Days And Twenty Nights [Take 3] (1970)
The Nashville Marathon
Other notable versions: 1970 Master (That’s The Way It Is), 1970 Rough Mix (That’s The Way It Is [2008 FTD Edition]), 1970 Live (That’s The Way It Is [2000 Special Edition])

#45 When It Rains, It Really Pours [Re-recording] (1957)
Elvis For Everyone!
Other notable version: 1955 Take 9 (A Legendary Performer, Volume 4)

#44 Funny How Time Slips Away (1970)
I’m 10,000 Years Old: Elvis Country
Other notable versions: 1969 Live (Today, Tomorrow & Forever), 1972 Rehearsal (Elvis On Tour: The Rehearsals)

#43 My Baby Left Me (1956)
For LP Fans Only

#42 Amazing Grace (1971)
He Touched Me
Other notable version: 1971 Take 2 (Walk A Mile In My Shoes)

#41 The Wonder Of You [Live] (1970)
On Stage-February 1970

#40 Run On (1966)
How Great Thou Art

#39 Blue Moon (1954)
Elvis Presley

#38 Tomorrow Never Comes (1970)
I’m 10,000 Years Old: Elvis Country
Other notable version: 1970 Take 2 (The Nashville Marathon)

#37 Power Of My Love (1969)
From Elvis In Memphis
Other notable versions: 1969 Take 3 (A Life In Music), 1969 Take 6 (Memphis Sessions)

#36 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day [Re-recording] (1971)
Memories Of Christmas
Other notable versions: 1971 Take 4 (A Life In Music), 1971 Master (Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas), 1971 Re-recording Take 9 (Today, Tomorrow & Forever), 1971 Re-recording Take 2 (I Sing All Kinds)

#35 Walk A Mile In My Shoes [Live] (1970)
Today, Tomorrow & Forever
Other notable versions: 1970 Live Master (On Stage-February 1970), 1970 Live (Polk Salad Annie)

#34 Kentucky Rain (1969)
Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Volume 1
Other notable version: 1970 Live (Elvis Aron Presley)

#33 Johnny B. Goode [Rehearsal] (1972)
Elvis On Tour: The Rehearsals
Other notable versions: 1970 Rehearsal (That’s The Way It Is [2000 Special Edition]), 1969 Live Master (From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis)

#32 Stranger In The Crowd (1970)
That’s The Way It Is
Other notable version: 1970 Rough Mix (That’s The Way It Is [2008 FTD Edition])

#31 That’s All Right (1954)
That’s All Right/Blue Moon Of Kentucky [SUN Single]
Other notable versions: 1968 Live (Memories), 1968 Live (A Legendary Performer, Volume 4), 1970 Live (One Night In Vegas), 1970 Live (That’s The Way It Is [2000 Special Edition]), 1970 Rehearsal (That’s The Way It Is [2000 Special Edition]), 1954 Live (The Hillbilly Cat), 1961 Live (Elvis Aron Presley), 1955 Live (The First Live Recordings)

#30 Pledging My Love (1976)
Moody Blue
Other notable version: Take 3 (A Life In Music)

#29 I Really Don’t Want To Know (1970)
I’m 10,000 Years Old: Elvis Country
Other notable versions: 1970 Undubbed Master (I’m 10,000 Years Old: Elvis Country [2008 FTD Edition]), 1977 Live (Elvis In Concert)

#28 How Great Thou Art (1966)
How Great Thou Art
Other notable versions: 1966 Take 2 (A Life In Music), 1974 Live [Alternate Mix] (Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis [2004 FTD Edition]), 1972 Live (Close Up)

#27 An American Trilogy [Live] (1972)
This Is Elvis
Other notable versions: 1972 Live Master (An American Trilogy/The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face [RCA Single]), 1973 Live (Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite), 1973 Live (The Alternate Aloha)

#26 Heartbreak Hotel [Live] (1968)
ELVIS-TV Special
Other notable versions: 1968 Live (Memories [Disc 2, Track 5]), 1956 Master (Elvis’ Golden Records), 1969 Live (Collectors Gold), 1956 Live (A Golden Celebration [Disc 1, Track 17])

To Be Continued . . .


Read Part 4.

5 thoughts on “The 100 Greatest Elvis Presley Songs Of All Time (Part 3)

  1. Love reading lists like this. Right off the bat, though, I’m thinking ‘why is this song so low?’ or ‘that song ahead of this song!?’ But you know what really strikes me? You can’t really go wrong with King. Even take away the rankings and you’ve got 100 fantastic songs. They’re all great, aren’t they? These hundred and two hundred more. Thanks again for the hard work and enjoy tomorrow (King all day on TCM).

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    • Thanks, Wellsy. The blog was pretty much on auto-pilot last week, which turned out to be a good thing since I had some unexpected things come up. I didn’t watch much Elvis, but I did listen to a couple hundred songs during the week, at least.

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