What Elvis Songs are Still Big on the King’s 80th Birthday?

Elvis Aaron Presley was born this day in 1935, which, would make this The King’s 80th birthday.  Most of us (me included) find the whole Elvis thing to be pretty kitschy (I blame the estate and Graceland for that), but there are still millions and millions of Presley fans out there.  And his influence is still felt everywhere.

The Echo Nest, the big data collection brains within Spotify, has this new web app that will connect any artist you enter in the search box to Elvis. They also have “The Elvisulization,” which is a cool infographic that shows how The King influenced those who came later.  (Click on the image to take a look.)

Elvis influence

Spotify says these are the most-streamed Elvis songs:

Most Streamed Elvis tracks in Canada 

  1. Blue Christmas
  2. Suspicious Minds
  3. Can’t Help Falling in Love
  4. Jailhouse Rock
  5. Here Comes Santa Claus
  6. A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)
  7. Hound Dog
  8. In the Ghetto
  9. Burning Love
  10. Always on My Mind

Most streamed Elvis tracks globally

  1. Suspicious Minds
  2. Jailhouse Rock
  3. In the Ghetto
  4. Can’t Help Falling in Love
  5. Blue Christmas
  6. Always on My Mind
  7. A Little Less Conversation
  8. Hound Dog
  9. Burning Love
  10. Blue Suede Shoes

Countries with the biggest Elvis fans

  1. Chile
  2. Brazil
  3. Argentina
  4. Netherlands
  5. Iceland
  6. Switzerland
  7. Mexico
  8. Italy
  9. Australia
  10. El Salvador

Feel like some Elvis today? Try this.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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