History YMMV / ElvisPresley

12th Jun '16 4:07:45 PM wyattte
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Elvis' hip-swiveling and rock-star sneer aren't nearly as "bad boy" now as they were in TheFifties. In fact, compared to what some pop stars in the 2010s get away with now, Elvis' performances, which were once infamously censored on ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'', look almost quaint. What's more, the image of Elvis now, for a lot of people, is the latter-day image of an out-of-shape Elvis in the white Vegas jumpsuit.
* SignatureSong: A few candidates here, actually! "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog" and "Blue Suede Shoes."
** For latter-day Elvis, it's "Suspicious Minds" or "Burning Love."
27th May '16 5:06:48 AM Nick7689
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** His iconic "Uh huh huuuuh" VerbalTick.

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** His iconic "Uh huh huuuuh" VerbalTick.VerbalTic.
27th May '16 5:06:07 AM Nick7689
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** His iconic "Uh huh huuuuh" VerbalTick.
** "I never wrote a song in my life".
24th May '16 11:48:43 AM Nick7689
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** Though both versions recieve regular airplay in the UK, [[Music/PetShopBoys the Pet Shop Boys']] cover of "Always On My Mind" is definitely more popular than Elvis' original.



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31st Jan '16 9:44:11 AM hamza678
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* MagnumOpus: His most historically important album is ''[[Music/ElvisPresleyTheAlbum Elvis Presley]]'' (1956), though the original tracklist isn't a good indication of his best work. Re-releases have add more of his hit singles from this time period, making the CD that is available nowadays much, much better. Other albums that are highly regarded among fans and critics are ''Music/TheSunSessions'', for a good feel of Elvis' early appeal and ''[[Music/ElvisNBCTVSpecial Elvis NBC TV Special]]'' and ''Music/FromElvisInMemphis'', as the last good albums of his career.
13th Dec '15 7:11:25 PM Mdumas43073
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** "Blue Suede Shoes" is another one; it was actually a big hit for Music/CarlPerkins before Elvis' own version was successful.
** Presley was also late to the party in recording "Shake Rattle and Roll"; his version actually combines elements of the previous hit versions by Joe Turner and [[Music/BillHaleyAndHisComets Bill Haley]] (Turner's lyrics, Haley's arrangement).

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** "Blue Suede Shoes" is another one; it was actually a big hit for Music/CarlPerkins Carl Perkins before Elvis' own version was successful.
** Presley was also late to the party in recording "Shake Rattle and Roll"; his version actually combines elements of the previous hit versions by Big Joe Turner and [[Music/BillHaleyAndHisComets Bill Haley]] (Turner's lyrics, Haley's arrangement).
13th Dec '15 7:10:53 PM Mdumas43073
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** The holiday standard "Blue Christmas", first popularized by Ernest Tubb a decade before Elvis's version.
3rd Nov '15 7:23:13 PM kchishol
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* FandomRivalry: With Music/TheBeatles. The fact that they had their artistic zenith which helped transform popular music in the [[UsefulNotes/TheSixties late 1960's]] while Elvis was going his DorkAge draws a lot of unfavorable comparisons. The fact that Elvis then tried to get US President UsefulNotes/RichardNixon to ban the band from the USA, seemingly out of sheer jealousy, even as he regularly covered their songs in his concerts also embitters fans.

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* FandomRivalry: With Music/TheBeatles. The fact that they had their artistic zenith which helped transform popular music in the [[UsefulNotes/TheSixties late 1960's]] while Elvis was going through his DorkAge draws a lot of unfavorable comparisons. The fact that Elvis then tried to get US President UsefulNotes/RichardNixon to ban the band from the USA, seemingly out of sheer jealousy, even as he regularly covered their songs in his concerts also embitters fans.
3rd Nov '15 1:11:24 PM kchishol
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* FandomRivalry: With Music/TheBeatles. The fact that they had their artistic zenith which helped transform popular music in the late [[UsefulNotes/TheSixties late 1960's]] while Elvis was going his DorkAge draws a lot of unfavorable comparisons. The fact that Elvis then tried to get the band banned from the USA, seemingly out of sheer jealousy even as he regularly covered their songs in his concerts also embittered fans.

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* FandomRivalry: With Music/TheBeatles. The fact that they had their artistic zenith which helped transform popular music in the late [[UsefulNotes/TheSixties late 1960's]] while Elvis was going his DorkAge draws a lot of unfavorable comparisons. The fact that Elvis then tried to get US President UsefulNotes/RichardNixon to ban the band banned from the USA, seemingly out of sheer jealousy jealousy, even as he regularly covered their songs in his concerts also embittered embitters fans.
3rd Nov '15 1:09:43 PM kchishol
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* FandomRivalry: With Music/TheBeatles. The fact that they had their artistic zenith which helped transform popular music in the late [[UsefulNotes/TheSixties late 1960's]] while Elvis was going his DorkAge draws a lot of unfavorable comparisons. The fact that Elvis then tried to get the band banned from the USA, seemingly out of sheer jealousy even as he regularly covered their songs in his concerts also embittered fans.
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