Elvis Presley enjoyed his last No. The song had been written and recorded by Mark James in Certain it would be a hit, he and his record label had thrown everything they could at it, but they lacked the scale to secure the required sales. Producer Chips Moman had retained a high regard for the song, however — it was said the label had given him a Rolls-Royce for his work on it — and his regard was to pay dividends. My wife suspected I had those feelings, so it was a confusing time for me.
Had Elvis Presley lived, he would have turned 80 years old this month. Hell, Chuck Berry is 88 and still at it. If Elvis had managed to lose the weight and get healthy, there's no reason why he couldn't still be shaking his hips onstage. Sadly, that's not the way his life worked out. Here are the results.
It just sold the most. He claimed it sold the most, but did it really? By using Billboard's ratings, then, a point system can be used to created a biggest-to-smallest Presley hit list. For example, if an Elvis song was 1 on the survey for a certain week, it earned points for that week; if it dropped to 2 the next week, it earned 99 points that week; and so on down the list. If it was at the very bottom of the list at , then it earned just 1 point that week. To keep things fair, however, one adjustment to this point system was made. Once a record had peaked on the chart and then fell below 40 on the Hot , it was dropped from the playlists of most radio stations. When it dropped from 25 to 42 in May , radio stations stopped playing it, and it disappeared completely from the Hot the next week. Two weeks later it was at 1, where it stayed for 6 weeks.
The singles discography of Elvis Presley began in with the release of his first commercial single , " That's All Right ". He left active duty on March 5, Following his return to civilian life, Presley released his first new single, " Stuck on You ", which was a No. The follow-up single, " It's Now or Never ", was another worldwide hit, peaking no lower than No. Beginning in late the majority of Presley's singles were released to promote his films and their associated soundtrack albums. The success of the song and television special brought about a resurgence of interest in Presley and his recordings, bringing him three top 10 hits in , " In the Ghetto ", " Suspicious Minds " and " Don't Cry Daddy ".