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The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Song

Elvis fans had the opportunity to vote for their favourite Elvis song when a special countdown show dedicated to the king – ‘The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Song’ – debuted at 9.00pm on ITV last night. The beloved song ‘Always On My Mind’ took the No.1 spot.

All of the songs from the programme are featured on a new compilation album from Sony Music Entertainment, ‘The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Songs’.

This 90-minute special told the story behind the 20 greatest songs ever recorded by Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Mixing archive footage and rarely-seen home videos with new interviews, the documentary painted a picture of the man behind the music, telling the story of how these timeless songs came about and what impact they continue to have.

Elvis Presley forever changed the world both musically and culturally and is one of the single most important figures in 20th century popular music. He holds the record for Most Hit Singles On The US Chart, Most Top 10 Albums On The UK Chart and still holds the record for the Most Number 1 Singles in the UK with 21 hits. His legacy and unforgettable style continues to shine and inspire generations of music fans as well as performers.

The show featured artists and musicians who have been influenced by Elvis including international stars Michael Bublé, Sir Cliff Richard, Suzi Quatro, Michael Ball, Englebert Humperdink and Cerys Matthews.

The programme also spoke with those who worked with Elvis, from songwriters to backing singers and session musicians, and there was a special interview with Priscilla Presley. The documentary ventured into Elvis’ former home in Memphis, Graceland, following in the footsteps of nearly 20 million visitors, to see how popular the king remains to this day.

‘The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Song’ Countdown was:

1) ‘Always On My Mind’ (1972)
2) ‘Suspicious Minds’ (1969)
3) ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ (1962)
4) ‘In The Ghetto’ (1969)
5) ‘A Little Less Conversation’ (1968/2002)
6) ‘Jailhouse Rock’ (1958)
7) ‘Hound Dog’ (1956)
8) ‘Love Me Tender’ (1956)
9) ‘Return to Sender’ (1962)
10) ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’ (1961)
11) ‘The Wonder of You’ (1970)
12) ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ (1956)
13) ‘All Shook Up’ (1957)
14) ‘It’s Now or Never’ (1960)
15) ‘An American Trilogy’ (1972)
16) ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ (1956)
17) ‘Viva Las Vegas’ (1964)
18) ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ (1956)
19) ‘If I Can Dream’ (1969)
20) ‘King Creole’ (1958) 

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