Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Elvis' Songs
...One Song At A Time
"A lot has been written and said about why he was so great, but I think the best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records."
Yeah! Preach it, Brother Huey!
I'm sure you've already heard about Elvis' "cultural importance". Yeah, yeah, that's nice, but c'mon, Elvis was a singer! Let's talk about the songs!
Elvis recorded around 800 songs over the span of almost 25 years. Even the most die-hard fan must admit that the songs, shall we say, uh, varied in quality! There's no objective gauge for these things, although I think we can all agree that "Jailhouse Rock" is a few notches above "Yoga Is As Yoga Does"! ...and the songs we don't agree on... well, that's where the fun begins!
Click on the alphabetic lists to the left to narrow it down, then the song title and get all the details on that song:
recording date details
a little history
...and of course, my spin on the song.
If it's a song that you particularly love (or hate!), post your spin on it, too!
I've got a long list of songs to write about, so I'm starting with the songs that were released as singles, going alphabetically, and I'll fill in the rest later. Be patient with me. This ought to take a lifetime or two!
ElvisFind StartPage - The Elvis Presley Search Engine & Site Directory! This site was THE ORIGINAL Elvis web directory, and is now making a comeback, baby!
ElvisStartPage - As the name implies, this is the place to start when looking for Elvis sites!
Elvis Presley - Another directory of Elvis websites. The place to go to find Elvis on the web!
Study Up Some More!
Ernst Jorgensen's complete chronicle of Elvis' recording sessions, with loads of detailed information about each session and each song.
This is the definitive encyclopedia on Elvis' life details, as well as all the background and trivia you need for all the songs, movies, and TV appearances. Authors are Fred L. Worth and Steve D. Tamerius.
The subtitle of Ace Collins' book says it all: "The stories behind Elvis' #1 hits"!
"Elvis The #1 Hits: The Secret History of the Classics". Another self-explanatory book title. :)