CSPC: Elvis Presley Popularity Analysis

ELVIS PRESLEY’S BIGGEST TRACKS

The list is compiled in album equivalent sales generated by each song. Therefore, these figures are not merged units of singles formats. Instead, it includes weighted sales of the song’s physical single, download, ringtone and streaming as well as its share among sales of all albums on which it is featured.

1. 1961 – Elvis PresleyCan’t Help Falling in Love [Blue Hawaii]27,580,000
2. 1957 – Elvis PresleyJailhouse Rock [Orphan]18,700,000
3. 1957 – Elvis PresleyBlue Christmas [Elvis’ Christmas Album]17,310,000
4. 1969 – Elvis PresleySuspicious Minds [Orphan]13,880,000
5. 1956 – Elvis PresleyHound Dog [Orphan]10,300,000
6. 1972 – Elvis PresleyBurning Love [Orphan]8,560,000
7. 1969 – Elvis PresleyIn the Ghetto [From Elvis in Memphis]7,750,000
8. 1956 – Elvis PresleyLove Me Tender [Orphan]6,970,000
9. 1956 – Elvis PresleyHeartbreak Hotel [Orphan]6,570,000
10. 1956 – Elvis PresleyDon’t Be Cruel [Orphan]6,010,000
11. 1972 – Elvis PresleyAlways On My Mind [Orphan]5,640,000
12. 1956 – Elvis PresleyBlue Suede Shoes [Elvis Presley]5,080,000
13. 1968 – Elvis PresleyA Little Less Conversation [Orphan]5,030,000
14. 1957 – Elvis PresleyAll Shook Up [Orphan]4,960,000
15. 1960 – Elvis PresleyIt’s Now Or Never [Orphan]4,940,000
16. 1960 – Elvis PresleyAre You Lonesome Tonight? [Orphan]4,380,000
17. 1962 – Elvis PresleyReturn to Sender [Girls! Girls! Girls!]3,380,000
18. 1967 – Elvis PresleyHow Great Thou Art [How Great Thou Art]3,120,000
19. 1957 – Elvis Presley(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear [Loving You]3,060,000
20. 1957 – Elvis PresleyHere Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) [Elvis’ Christmas Album]2,960,000
21. 1957 – Elvis Presley(There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) [Elvis’ Christmas Album]2,870,000
22. 1963 – Elvis PresleyYou’re The Devil In Disguise [Orphan]2,800,000
23. 1965 – Elvis PresleyCrying in the Chapel [How Great Thou Art]2,690,000
24. 1970 – Elvis PresleyThe Wonder Of You [Orphan]2,590,000
25. 1956 – Elvis PresleyLove Me [Elvis]2,110,000
25. 1954 – Elvis PresleyThat’s All Right [Orphan]2,110,000
27. 1960 – Elvis PresleyStuck On You [Orphan]2,050,000
28. 1960 – Elvis PresleyWooden Heart [G.I. Blues]2,000,000
29. 1972 – Elvis PresleyAmazing Grace [He Touched Me]1,960,000
30. 1968 – Elvis PresleyIf I Can Dream [Orphan]1,890,000
31. 1959 – Elvis PresleyA Big Hunk Of Love [Orphan]1,790,000
32. 1957 – Elvis PresleySanta Claus Is Back In Town [Elvis’ Christmas Album]1,780,000
33. 1957 – Elvis PresleySilent Night [Elvis’ Christmas Album]1,750,000
33. 1977 – Elvis PresleyWay Down [Moody Blue]1,750,000
35. 1958 – Elvis PresleyDon’t [Orphan]1,720,000
36. 1967 – Elvis PresleyGuitar Man [Clambake]1,680,000
37. 1958 – Elvis PresleyOne Night [Orphan]1,610,000
38. 1977 – Elvis PresleyUnchained Melody [Moody Blue]1,590,000
39. 1957 – Elvis PresleyO Little Town Of Bethlehem [Elvis’ Christmas Album]1,570,000
40. 1957 – Elvis PresleyWhite Christmas [Elvis’ Christmas Album]1,560,000
41. 1962 – Elvis PresleyGood Luck Charm [Orphan]1,500,000
42. 1959 – Elvis Presley(Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I [Orphan]1,430,000
43. 1961 – Elvis PresleySurrender [Orphan]1,410,000
44. 1958 – Elvis PresleyKing Creole [King Creole]1,350,000
45. 1963 – Elvis PresleyBossa Nova Baby [Fun in Acapulco]1,340,000
46. 1976 – Elvis PresleyMoody Blue [Moody Blue]1,300,000
46. 1964 – Elvis PresleyViva Las Vegas [Orphan]1,300,000
48. 1957 – Elvis PresleyI’ll Be Home For Christmas [Elvis’ Christmas Album]1,290,000
49. 1957 – Elvis PresleyTake My Hand, Precious Lord [Elvis’ Christmas Album]1,280,000
50. 1956 – Elvis PresleyI Want You, I Need You, I Love You [Orphan]1,230,000
51. 1960 – Elvis PresleyFever [Elvis Is Back!]1,190,000
51. 1970 – Elvis PresleyYou Don’t Have to Say You Love Me [That’s the Way It Is]1,190,000
53. 1961 – Elvis PresleyFlaming Star [Orphan]1,180,000
53. 1957 – Elvis PresleyI Believe [Elvis’ Christmas Album]1,180,000
55. 1958 – Elvis PresleyHard Headed Woman [King Creole]1,160,000
56. 1960 – Elvis PresleyPocketful of Rainbows [G.I. Blues]1,120,000
57. 1957 – Elvis PresleySanta Bring My Baby Back (To Me) [Elvis’ Christmas Album]1,110,000
58. 1962 – Elvis PresleyFollow That Dream [Orphan]1,070,000
59. 1968 – Elvis PresleyYou’ll Never Walk Alone [Orphan]1,020,000
60. 1973 – Elvis PresleyMy Way [Orphan]1,010,000

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Colin Bratkovich

CHARTMASTER’s No.82 notes FOR LP FANS ONLY at 430,00 worldwide. Considering the contents of this LP contained ALL re-issued material (on single or EP release ) this initial sales figure seems right .Lower US charted figures in 1959 also back this up. It is surprising however, that after this LP was also converted into re-processed stereo in 1963,as well as mono, it still failed to make it to RCA’s MILLION DOLLAR status, even in RCA’s 1971 catalog. Someone at RCA just had to be asleep! Or if not, considering 8 track & cassettes sold ,just had to ADD sales well… Read more »

Colin Bratkovich

FLAMING STAR /CHARTMASTER’S no.77 / This (noted) post 1977 RIAA awarded LP is noted at 2,150,000 totaled by CHARTMASTERS. This has got to be too LOW, as it is based upon combined Camden-Pickwick figures, most of it from post 1977 successful marketing efforts, along with other ‘low priced’ budget product./As this LP was ALREADY noted as a MILLION DOLLAR LP seller by RCA (not RIAA) in it’s 1971 catalog. Yet these sales had to include a Billboard chart placing at 96.While this figure is considered low, the (then) rules made this LP have to sell more than the usual LP,… Read more »

Colin Bratkovich

CHARTMASTERS could look into (especially) the 1977 re-issued Presley LP sales of HAREM SCARUM no.23,SPINOUT no.26,DOUBLE TROUBLE no.28 & CLAMBAKE no.29.With these sales, each of these (deleted in 1971) US LPs, ADD to over 500,000 each, as WORLD entities./

Colin Bratkovich

Paradise Hawaiian Style 1966/Elvis Presley/CHARTMASTERS no 25./The 1971 RCA catalog notes this LP as a WORLDWIDE MILLION $ SELLER. This updates CHARTMASTERS WORLDWIDE figure of 430,000 before 1977.

Colin Bratkovich

It Happened At The World’s Fair-Elvis Presley.1963./CHARTMASTERS no.17.The CHARTMASTERS WORLD figure at 600,000.This LP DID reach top 10 chart status in 1963.It is NOT noted as a WORLDWIDE MILLION SELLER on the back of the Elvis For Everyone LP in 1965.It was put on stereo 8 ,as an 8 track (P8S-1140) in 1966.By 1971,it was DROPPED as a re-issued catalog item. Later in 1977,following Presley’s death, the LP was AGAIN released as (APL1-2568) in the (US)),featuring the original MONO cover, in STEREO form. Like all Elvis product release in 1977,however brief, this LP, as well on 8 track & cassette… Read more »

Colin Bratkovich

ELVIS IS BACK LP.CHARTMASTERS no.10 /CHARTMASTERS (US) at 675,000,has got to be low? As a WORLD total at 1,160,000,it seems that this LP has better stats to match? As Elvis’s first official ‘Living Stereo’ release (released in mono & stereo ,with mono sales selling more) in 1960-61.An another RCA mistake , it could have been a RIAA award in 1961,with RCA not getting around to it until 1999..This LP got to no.2 on BILLBOARD,& lasted on (LP) chart for 56 weeks. In March,2011,it actually charted as a re-issue in BILLBOARD, which then proclaimed it at 199,with an added week-a total… Read more »

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