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The Official Top 50 Biggest Selling Beatles Singles Revealed
By Rob Copsey

This month marks the 50th anniversary marks the meeting of two rock n roll titans: when Elvis and The Beatles met for the first and only time.

To celebrate, BBC Radio 2 has revealed each acts Top 50 best sellers, as compiled by The Official Charts Company. The countdown kicked off with Sara Cox today (August 31) at 6.30am and culminated with the Number 1 songs being revealed during Simon Mayo’s Drivetime show at 7pm.

The radio special is immediately followed by BBC2 show When Elvis Met The Beatles; a unique drama about their elusive meeting in Beverly Hills in 1965.

At Number 1 on The Beatles' Official Top 50 is, of course, She Loves You. Released in 1963, the track - written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney - logged six non-consecutive weeks at Number 1 is the best selling single of the 1960s in the UK. To date, its sales stand at 1.92 million.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, five other songs by the Fab Four have passed the million sales mark: I Want To Hold Your Hand (1.78m), Can't Buy Me Love (1.54m), I Feel Fine (1.42m), Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out (1.41m) and Hey Jude (1.11m).

The Official Top 50 Best Selling The Beatles singles and tracks appears below:
(Note: the chart is based on all-time sales of all Elvis digital track and physical single releases up to the end of June 2015)

POS. TITLE DATE ARTIST
1 She Loves You Aug-63 Beatles 1.92m
2 I Want To Hold Your Hand Dec-63 Beatles 1.78m
3 Can't Buy Me Love Mar-64 Beatles 1.54m
4 I Feel Fine Dec-64 Beatles 1.42m
5 Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out* Dec-65 Beatles 1.41m
6 Hey Jude Sep-68 Beatles 1.11m
7 Help! Jul-65 Beatles
8 From Me To You Apr-63 Beatles
9 Hello Goodbye Nov-67 Beatles
10 Get Back Apr-69 Beatles
11 All You Need Is Love Jul-67 Beatles
12 Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby* Aug-66 Beatles
13 Paperback Writer Jun-66 Beatles
14 Magical Mystery Tour EP** Dec-67 Beatles
15 Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever* Feb-67 Beatles
16 Ticket To Ride Apr-65 Beatles
17 A Hard Day's Night Jul-64 Beatles
18 Lady Madonna Mar-68 Beatles
19 Love Me Do Oct-62 Beatles
20 Let It Be Mar-70 Beatles
21 Please Please Me Jan-63 Beatles
22 Something / Come Together* Nov-69 Beatles
23 Ballad Of John And Yoko Jun-69 Beatles
24 Free As A Bird Dec-95 Beatles
25 Beatles Movie Medley**** Jun-82 Beatles
26 Yesterday Mar-76 Beatles
27 Here Comes The Sun*** Nov-10 Beatles
28 Real Love Mar-96 Beatles
29 Twist & Shout*** Nov-10 Beatles
30 Baby It's You Apr-95 Beatles
31 Back In The USSR Jul-76 Beatles
32 In My Life*** Nov-10 Beatles
33 Blackbird*** Nov-10 Beatles
34 Ain't She Sweet Jun-64 Beatles
35 I Saw Her Standing There*** Nov-10 Beatles
36 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds*** Nov-10 Beatles
37 With A Little Help From My Friends*** Nov-10 Beatles
38 While My Guitar Gently Weeps*** Nov-10 Beatles
39 A Day In The Life*** Nov-10 Beatles
40 The Long And Winding Road*** Nov-10 Beatles
41 When I'm Sixty Four*** Nov-10 Beatles
42 Norwegian Wood*** Nov-10 Beatles
43 And I Love Her*** Nov-10 Beatles
44 All My Loving*** Nov-10 Beatles
45 Sgt Pepper's Lonley Hearts Club Band*** Nov-10 Beatles
46 Revolution*** Nov-10 Beatles
47 Eight Days A Week*** Nov-10 Beatles
48 You've Got To Hide Your Love Away*** Nov-10 Beatles
49 Ob La Di Ob La Da*** Nov-10 Beatles
50 Drive My Car Nov-10 Beatles

* - Double A Side Releases included digital track sales
** - Digital Track sales added to EP's.
*** - Not official singles - track sales from Nov 10
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The Official Top 50 Biggest Selling Elvis Presley Singles Revealed
By Rob Copsey

38 years ago this month, Elvis Presley tragically died and music lost its King of Rock n Roll.

But despite his untimely death aged just 42, Elvis remains one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of all time and an icon of the '50s and '60s.

What's more, this month also marks the 50th anniversary of when Elvis met fellow rock n roll titans The Beatles for the first and only time at the former's Bel Air's mansion, when the Fab Four were on their US tour.

To celebrate, BBC Radio 2 have today (August 31) revealed each acts Top 50 bestsellers, as compiled by The Official Charts Company. The countdown kicked off with Sara Cox and culminated with Simon Mayo revealing the Number 1 song for each act during his Drivetime show at 7pm.

The radio special is immediately followed by BBC2's When Elvis Met The Beatles; a unique drama about their elusive meeting in Beverly Hills.

Topping Elvis’ best-sellers chart is It’s Now Or Never (with the Jordanaires), a song that spent eight weeks at the top in 1960-1961 and returned to the summit again in 2005 for a single week - 28 years after his death. To date, the ballad has sold 1.27 million copies in the UK alone.

Elsewhere among the Top 10 hits is A Little Less Conversation at Number 5 (sales of 828,000). The song became a worldwide hit in 2002 including four weeks at the top of the Official Singles Chart when JXL released a remix of the track, originally performed by Elvis for the 1968 film Live A Little, Love A Little.

Meanwhile it was recently announced that a selection of Elvis’ hits have been reworked by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a new album, called If I Can Dream. The collection will be released on October 30.

The Official Top 50 Best Selling Elvis Presley singles and tracks appears below:
(Note: the chart is based on all-time sales of all Elvis digital track and physical single releases up to the end of June 2015)

POSITION TITLE DATE ARTIST
1 It's Now Or Never Nov-60 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires 1.27m
2 Jailhouse Rock** Jan-58 Elvis Presley
3 Are You Lonesome Tonight Jan-61 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
4 The Wonder Of You Jul-70 Elvis Presley
5 A Little Less Conversation Jun-02 Elvis vs JXL 828k
6 Way Down Aug-77 Elvis Presley
7 Wooden Heart Mar-61 Elvis Presley
8 Surrender May-61 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
9 All Shook Up Jun-57 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
10 Rock A Hula Baby / Can't Help Falling In Love* Feb-62 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
11 Return To Sender Nov-62 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
12 Suspicious Minds Nov-69 Elvis Presley
13 Good Luck Charm May-62 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
14 A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight* Apr-59 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
15 Devil In Disguise Jul-63 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
16 In The Ghetto Jun-69 Elvis Presley
17 It's Only Love / Beyond The Reef* Aug-80 Elvis Presley
18 (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame / Little Sister* Nov-61 Elvis Presley
19 Crying In The Chapel May-65 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
20 She's Not You Aug-62 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
21 One Night / I Got Stung* Jan-59 Elvis Presley
22 Hound Dog Sep-56 Elvis Presley
23 A Mess Of Blues Jul-60 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
24 Heartbreak Hotel May-56 Elvis Presley
25 Don't Feb-58 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
26 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear Jul-57 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
27 King Creole Oct-58 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
28 Hard Headed Woman Jul-58 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
29 Always On My Mind Dec-72 Elvis Presley
30 Party Oct-57 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
31 Stuck On You Apr-60 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
32 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck May-58 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
33 Burning Love Sep-72 Elvis Presley
34 A Big Hunk O' Love Jul-59 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
35 My Boy Nov-74 Elvis Presley
36 Wild In The Country / I Feel So Bad* Sep-61 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
37 An American Trilogy Jun-72 Elvis Presley
38 Moody Blue Mar-77 Elvis Presley
39 Viva Las Vegas Mar-64 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
40 It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You) Dec-79 Elvis Presley
41 My Way Dec-77 Elvis Presley
42 Until It's Time For You To Go Apr-72 Elvis Presley
43 If I Can Dream Feb-69 Elvis Presley
44 The Girl Of My Best Friend Sep-76 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
45 Blue Suede Shoes May-56 Elvis Presley
46 There Goes My Everything Mar-71 Elvis Presley
47 Love Letters Jul-66 Elvis Presley
48 I Just Can't Help Believing Dec-71 Elvis Presley
49 Promised Land Jan-75 Elvis Presley
50 Suspicion Dec-76 Elvis Presley

* - Double A Side Releases includes digital tracks sales
** Includes sales of the Jailhouse Rock EP

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Beatles Observations.
* - Double A Side Releases included digital track sales
Does this mean that both sides digital sales are added to the original physical sales?

Sgt Pepper's Lonley Hearts Club Band and With A Little Help From My Friends were issued as a single in October 1978 reaching no. 63. Looks like they are not combining digital sales with this physical single as it is listed Nov-10.

Looks like they are not adding digital sales of Twist & Shout to the Twist & Shout EP.

Surprised at the position of Ain't she sweet (only reached no. 29 with 6 weeks in the chart).

If anyone has up-to-date sales for Free as a bird, Real love, Baby it's you and Back in the USSR then we might be able to estimate digital download sales.
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Thought Always on my Mind and Suspicious Minds would be higher on the list. Also one of my personal favs In the Ghetto should be higher smile.gif Way Down being released after his death is in a false position really as his passing clearly boosted the sales. Interesting list though.
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the splitting of Sgt Pepper and Friends is a little odd considering it WAS a single and they merge together on the album pretty much - at least I can't hear the very short Pepper without starting off into Ringo's What would you think... lyrics....

Adding digital sales to EP's is more problematic, usually they were more like album offcuts, though Magical Mystery Tour is different, it's an original work of art and probably should be viewed more as an album, or mini-album, which these days would make the album charts in the absence of physical bits of 45rpm plastic - in which case the individual tracks should count as separate downloads or entire sales of all of them should count as an album sale. It's playing time and track listing is longer than many albums after all....
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EP sales are included because Beatles MMT entered the Record Retailer singles chart (as did Elvis with Jailhouse Rock EP). The separate EP chart had been abolished the week before MMT was released. See the OCC artist singles archive for The Beatles. As I said sales of Twist & Shout are not added to the EP because it did not enter the RR singles chart.

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Yeah, and the same obviously applies to Elvis: they've only included the Jailhouse Rock EP because that was one of the few that appeared in the (Record Retailer) singles chart. I presume only EPs that showed on the singles chart are in the relevant OCC database.

Magical Mystery Tour is only 19 minutes, by the way. I know there are albums shorter than that, but not many.
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The Beatles Movie Medley at No.25 wasn't played by Jeremy Vine on Radio 2. Either he forgot or there was a reason why it was skipped.
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Possibly the Movie Medley's not in R2's playout system, as it's never been officially released on CD. They still could have sourced it from vinyl though.
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QUOTE(Common Sense @ Sep 1 2015, 11:55 AM) *
The Beatles Movie Medley at No.25 wasn't played by Jeremy Vine on Radio 2. Either he forgot or there was a reason why it was skipped.

It was. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0667021

I remember hearing it whilst I was eating lunch with mum who listens to R2
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Apologies for that. Was someone on the POTP Facebook page who said it wasn't played but he must have missed it then. I wasn't listening then. Should have double checked!
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I heard it also.
They played 2 tracks from MMT EP and I am the walrus with Hello Goodbye.

They should add all the digital sales together for both A and B sides, not just for double A sides.
A single has 2 sides but a track is only one song.

In the NME chart the Beatles had several EP entries. As did Elvis. These were ignored.
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QUOTE(ben08 @ Sep 1 2015, 06:06 PM) *
I heard it also.
They played 2 tracks from MMT EP and I am the walrus with Hello Goodbye.

They should add all the digital sales together for both A and B sides, not just for double A sides.
A single has 2 sides but a track is only one song.

In the NME chart the Beatles had several EP entries. As did Elvis. These were ignored.


That would be nice. When you buy a digital package of tracks as a single (you still can), though, is that counted as one sale for the lead track? I think so else the B sides and remixes would chart independently, but equally just buying the lead track or a remix counts. As you can have 2 quite different mixes of a song contributing towards a track total sales, there's a good argument that B sides as part of the package should count. There's also a good argument they shouldn't if the B side is more popular than the A side, and they really should be regarded as a double A side, and it becomes problematic when new singles were issued with old album tracks or previous singles as B sides...

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Just have separate lists for all-time charts - physical and digital. You can combine them if you wish.
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I don't really know why they bother with these lists. Where do they get their info from?

During the 1960s, record charts were not based on sales of any kind. Shops supplied the big music papers with lists of 50 records that were selling in that particular shop. The music papers (themselves) took up to 200 charts from various shops across the UK & Ireland & added all those shop charts together to create their own top 100s.

Devil In Disguise only shipped a little over 300k in the 60s. The above list suggests 590k. Gaining some 290k in 45 years

It's Only Love sold 272k, during 1980. This list suggests 580k. Where has 308k extra come from? It's not even a well known song.

The Beatles list fulls apart for the non-inclusion of the Twist & Shout E.P. (selling 650k in the 60s alone) & 5 years ago 'A Hard Days Night' was at 9. Now its 17. Quite mind boggling.
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I don't know where you got that position for AHDN. It was no. 16

The last Beatles sales list was given by Radio 2 on 31/8/09 - 6 years ago. In rank order,
SHE LOVES YOU
I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
CAN'T BUY ME LOVE
I FEEL FINE
DAY TRIPPER/WE CAN WORK IT OUT
HEY JUDE
FROM ME TO YOU
HELP!
HELLO GOODBYE
GET BACK
PAPERBACK WRITER
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
YELLOW SUBMARINE/ELEANOR RIGBY
TICKET TO RIDE
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (DOUBLE EP)
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
PENNY LANE/STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
LADY MADONNA
LOVE ME DO
PLEASE PLEASE ME
THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO
LET IT BE
FREE AS A BIRD
SOMETHING/COME TOGETHER
BEATLES MOVIE MEDLEY
YESTERDAY
REAL LOVE
BABY IT'S YOU
BACK IN THE U.S.S.R.
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

Differences in rank order are due to downloads.
Only MMT EP entered the OCC Singles chart (based on Record Retailer in the 60s). Twist & Shout EP did not enter the singles chart.
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Following the recent Radio 2 program here is my estimate of The Beatles top 50 singles sales 1962 to 2015.

SHE LOVES YOU                         1,920,000
I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND 1,780,000
CAN'T BUY ME LOVE 1,540,000
I FEEL FINE 1,420,000
DAY TRIPPER/WE CAN WORK IT OUT 1,410,000
HEY JUDE 1,110,000
HELP! 960,000
FROM ME TO YOU 923,000
HELLO GOODBYE/I AM THE WALRUS 840,000
GET BACK 805,000
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE 795,000
YELLOW SUBMARINE/ELEANOR RIGBY 785,000
PAPERBACK WRITER 775,000
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (DOUBLE EP) 762,000
PENNY LANE/STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER 760,000
TICKET TO RIDE 758,000
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT 750,000
LADY MADONNA 390,000
LOVE ME DO 385,000
LET IT BE 380,000
PLEASE PLEASE ME 350,000
SOMETHING/COME TOGETHER 345,000
THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO 335,000
FREE AS A BIRD 300,000
BEATLES MOVIE MEDLEY 190,000
YESTERDAY 175,000
HERE COMES THE SUN 125,000
REAL LOVE 115,000
TWIST + SHOUT 110,000
BABY IT'S YOU 105,000
BACK IN THE U.S.S.R. 75,000
IN MY LIFE 45,000
BLACKBIRD 45,000
AIN'T SHE SWEET 40,000
I SAW HER STANDING THERE 40,000
LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS 35,000
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS 35,000
WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS 30,000
A DAY IN THE LIFE 30,000
THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD 30,000
WHEN I'M SIXTY FOUR 30,000
NORWEGIAN WOOD 25,000
AND I LOVE HER 25,000
ALL MY LOVING 20,000
SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND 20,000
REVOLUTION 19,000
EIGHT DAYS A WEEK 19,000
YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY 18,000
OB LA DI OB LA DA 16,000
DRIVE MY CAR 15,000


These all add up to 22,000,000. OCC gave a figure of 22.1m by November 2012. Since then all their other tracks possibly total an extra 400,000 giving an overall total of 22.5m singles in the UK.

Digital sales of both sides of Double A-sides were added to the original physical single except for the 1978 single Sgt Pepper/With a little help.
For the period 1994 to 1996 sales are estimated to be about midway between the DUS and Panel sales of the time to take account of possible under reporting.


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Yet another UK Gold Album award for Elvis.

ELVIS PRESLEY - THE REAL ELVIS
Gold Certification (Album) 11 September 2015
SONY MUSIC (SONY MUSIC)
Released 20 June 2011
Certification History:
Silver Certification 22 July 2013

100,000 sales in just over 4 years.

According to the 2016 edition of Guinness Book of Records Elvis is the best-selling solo artist with worldwide record sales (vinyl, cassettes, CDs and downloads) of more than 1 billion units. He has the most hit albums at 129 in both the UK and US charts. He has achieved the greatest number of cumulative weeks at no. 1 in the singles chart, 80 weeks in the UK and 79 weeks in the US.

Since it says units I assume Guinness have converted 1 album into 6 equivalent singles units as they did in the past.
Is it possible that Elvis has sold combined singles and albums totalling 1,000 million units?
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The Official Top 50 biggest selling Elvis Presley singles revealed
16 August 2017 | By Rob Copsey

40 years after his death, Official Charts counts down the King's 50 best sellers of all time.

40 years ago this week, Elvis Presley tragically died and music lost its King of rock n roll.

But despite his untimely death aged just 42, Elvis remains one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of all time and an icon of the '50s and '60s.

In memory of the music legend, a new retrospective called The 50 Greatest Hits is out this week, featuring – you guessed it – 50 of Elvis’s best-known songs, including Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog and Love Me Tender. It’s currently vying for Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart, locked in a seriously tight race with Ed Sheeran.

Meanwhile, a new exhibition called Elvis On Tour has been announced, opening on November 3 at London’s O2 Arena for 90s days. The show, which follows the mammoth success of the Elvis at the O2 exhibition in 2014/2015, the new shows covers the years 1969 – 1977 and will showcase more than 200 artefacts from the Graceland archives in the UK for the first time.

Elvis's legacy and monetary worth remain immensely strong in 40 years after his untimely death. According to Forbes' list of top earning dead stars, he earned $27m (£21m) in 2016 and sold one million albums. And since 2000, he has sold 4.5 million singles in the UK alone.

To mark the occasion, Official Charts is revealing the King’s 50 best-selling singles in the UK. At Number 1 is It’s Now Or Never (with the Jordanaires), a song that spent eight weeks at the top in 1960-1961 and returned to the summit again in 2005 for a single week - 28 years after his death. To date, the ballad has sold 1.3 million copies in the UK alone.

Elvis’s second best-selling single is 1958’s Jailhouse Rock (985,500 sales), the theme song of the motion picture he also starred in, and Are You Lonesome Tonight? is third with sales of 911,000. Released in the UK in January 1961, the song spent four weeks at the Official Singles Chart summit.

Elsewhere among the Top 10 hits is A Little Less Conversation at Number 4 (sales of 894,000). The song became a worldwide hit in 2002 including four weeks at the top of the Official Singles Chart when JXL released a remix of the track, originally performed by Elvis for the 1968 film Live A Little, Love A Little.

Rounding off the Top 5 is The Wonder Of You. The track logged six weeks at Number 1 in the summer of 1970, and has sold 891,000 copies to date in the UK.

Other notable entries include his double A-side of Rock A Hula Baby/Can't Help Falling In Love with 760,000 sales, and 1969's Suspicious Minds, which just misses out on a Top 10 placing at Number 11 with 640,000 sales. The track narrowly missed out on reaching the top spot in the UK, peaking at Number 2 in January 1970.

The Official Top 50 Best Selling Elvis Presley singles and tracks appears below:
(Note: the chart is based on all-time sales of all Elvis digital track and physical single releases up to August 2017)
POS TITLE DATE ARTIST
1 It's Now Or Never Nov-60 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires 1.3m
2 Jailhouse Rock** Jan-58 Elvis Presley 985,500
3 Are You Lonesome Tonight Jan-61 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires 911,000
4 A Little Less Conversation Jun-02 Elvis vs JXL 894,000
5 The Wonder Of You Jul-70 Elvis Presley 891,000
6 Way Down Aug-77 Elvis Presley
7 Wooden Heart Mar-61 Elvis Presley
8 Rock A Hula Baby / Can't Help Falling In Love* Feb-62 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires 760,000
9 All Shook Up Jun-57 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
10 Surrender May-61 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
11 Suspicious Minds Nov-69 Elvis Presley 640,000
12 Return To Sender Nov-62 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
13 Good Luck Charm May-62 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
14 A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight* Apr-59 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
15 In The Ghetto Jun-69 Elvis Presley
16 Devil In Disguise Jul-63 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
17 Hound Dog Sep-56 Elvis Presley
18 (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame / Little Sister* Nov-61 Elvis Presley
19 It's Only Love / Beyond The Reef* Aug-80 Elvis Presley
20 Crying In The Chapel May-65 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
21 She's Not You Aug-62 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
22 One Night / I Got Stung* Jan-59 Elvis Presley
23 Heartbreak Hotel May-56 Elvis Presley
24 A Mess Of Blues Jul-60 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
25 Always On My Mind Dec-72 Elvis Presley
26 Don't Feb-58 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
27 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear Jul-57 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
28 Burning Love Sep-72 Elvis Presley
29 King Creole Oct-58 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
30 Hard Headed Woman Jul-58 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
31 Party Oct-57 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
32 Stuck On You Apr-60 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
33 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck May-58 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
34 An American Trilogy Jun-72 Elvis Presley
35 A Big Hunk O' Love Jul-59 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
36 My Boy Nov-74 Elvis Presley
37 If I Can Dream Feb-69 Elvis Presley
38 Wild In The Country / I Feel So Bad* Sep-61 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
39 Moody Blue Mar-77 Elvis Presley
40 Blue Christmas Dec-64 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
41 Viva Las Vegas Mar-64 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
42 Blue Suede Shoes May-56 Elvis Presley
43 It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You) Dec-79 Elvis Presley
44 My Way Dec-77 Elvis Presley
45 Until It's Time For You To Go Apr-72 Elvis Presley
46 Love Me Tender Dec-56 Elvis Presley
47 The Girl Of My Best Friend Sep-76 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
48 Love Letters Jul-66 Elvis Presley
49 I Just Can't Help Believing Dec-71 Elvis Presley
50 There Goes My Everything Mar-71 Elvis Presley

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* - Double A Side Releases includes digital tracks sales
** Includes sales of the Jailhouse Rock EP

A look at how Elvis’s songs are holding up in the streaming age paints a very different picture from his sales-based chart. Since streaming started counting towards the Official Chart in summer 2014, the icon has notched up 164 million plays across all services in the UK.

Topping the list is Can’t Help Falling In Love, which has notched up 13 million plays. Released in 1961 as a double A-side with Rock-A-Hula-Baby, the song reached Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart and became his signature ballad, closing many of his live performances in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Taking second place on Elvis’s most streamed songs is 1969’s Suspicious Minds (11.5m), followed by Burning Love (7m). Interestingly, 1964’s Blue Christmas, which makes Number 40 in his sales chart, is his sixth most streamed song in the UK (6.2m), no doubt bolstered by the annual surge in streaming festive songs.

Elvis Presley’s Official Top 20 most streamed songs
POS TITLE ARTIST
1 CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE ELVIS PRESLEY 13m plays
2 SUSPICIOUS MINDS ELVIS PRESLEY 11.5m plays
3 BURNING LOVE ELVIS PRESLEY 7m plays
4 JAILHOUSE ROCK ELVIS PRESLEY
5 IN THE GHETTO ELVIS PRESLEY
6 BLUE CHRISTMAS ELVIS PRESLEY 6.2m plays
7 HOUND DOG ELVIS PRESLEY
8 ALWAYS ON MY MIND ELVIS PRESLEY
9 LOVE ME TENDER ELVIS PRESLEY
10 IF I CAN DREAM ELVIS PRESLEY
11 THE WONDER OF YOU ELVIS PRESLEY
12 HEARTBREAK HOTEL/I WAS THE ONE ELVIS PRESLEY
13 IT'S NOW OR NEVER ELVIS PRESLEY
14 ALL SHOOK UP ELVIS PRESLEY
15 (YOU'RE THE) DEVIL IN DISGUISE ELVIS PRESLEY
16 DON'T BE CRUEL ELVIS PRESLEY
17 RETURN TO SENDER ELVIS PRESLEY
18 AN AMERICAN TRILOGY ELVIS PRESLEY
19 BLUE SUEDE SHOES ELVIS PRESLEY
20 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER ELVIS PRESLEY
21 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT ELVIS PRESLEY
22 VIVA LAS VEGAS ELVIS PRESLEY
23 A BIG HUNK O' LOVE ELVIS PRESLEY
24 (MARIE'S THE NAME) HIS LATEST FLAME ELVIS PRESLEY
25 DON'T ELVIS PRESLEY
26 STUCK ON YOU ELVIS PRESLEY
27 YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELIN' ELVIS PRESLEY
28 FEVER ELVIS PRESLEY FT MICHAEL BUBLE
29 HOW GREAT THOU ART ELVIS PRESLEY
30 BLUE CHRISTMAS ELVIS PRESLEY/MARTINA MCBRIDE
31 (LET ME BE YOUR) TEDDYBEAR ELVIS PRESLEY
32 AND THE GRASS WONT PAY NO MIND ELVIS PRESLEY
33 THAT'S THE WAY IT IS ELVIS PRESLEY
34 WOODEN HEART ELVIS PRESLEY
35 WAY DOWN ELVIS PRESLEY
36 THERES ALWAYS ME ELVIS PRESLEY
37 THAT'S ALL RIGHT ELVIS PRESLEY
38 GOOD LUCK CHARM ELVIS PRESLEY
39 STEAMROLLER BLUES ELVIS PRESLEY
40 SHE'S NOT YOU ELVIS PRESLEY
41 ONE NIGHT/I GOT STUNG ELVIS PRESLEY
42 CRYING IN THE CHAPEL ELVIS PRESLEY
43 SURRENDER ELVIS PRESLEY
44 A FOOL SUCH AS I ELVIS PRESLEY
45 I JUST CAN'T HELP BELIEVIN' ELVIS PRESLEY
46 TOO MUCH ELVIS PRESLEY
47 HARD HEADED WOMAN ELVIS PRESLEY
48 I'VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY ELVIS PRESLEY
49 AMAZING GRACE ELVIS PRESLEY
50 JUST PRETEND ELVIS PRESLEY

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