History YMMV / ElvisPresley

11th Apr '17 3:42:12 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* AwardSnub: He was nominated for fourteen Grammys, but only won three--all of them in the Gospel category. Two of them for the same song.
24th Mar '17 12:14:31 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* BileFascination: His album ''Music/HavingFunWithElvisOnStage'' has often been called one of the worst records in existence. The record, despite his title, is basically nothing but Elvis bantering with an audience on stage. There are no songs present. To make matters even worse: the comments themselves aren't even funny, because all context is lost. Still, it has attracted a lot of curious listeners who favor SoBadItsGood records.
5th Feb '17 5:30:17 PM skidoo23
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** 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).

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** 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).arrangement, though alternate takes with Haley's lyrics have been released, too).


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* JustHereForGodzilla: Pretty much sums up why even the worst Elvis movies made money. Col. Tom Parker was quoted as saying that the content of the films was irrelevant, that audiences bought tickets to see Elvis on screen singing a few songs.
22nd Dec '16 3:10:07 PM Ezclee4050
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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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** Though both versions recieve regular airplay in the UK, [[Music/PetShopBoys the Pet Shop Boys']] cover of "Always On My Mind" is definitely more a messy situation. B.J. Thomas was the first to record it, but it didn't get released for another 25 years. Gwen [=McCrae=] released it first, but Brenda Lee recorded it before her and released it shortly after. Elvis had the first hit version in 1972 (though it was a bigger hit in Britain than the US). Music/WillieNelson's version became a major crossover hit in the US in 1982. 5 years after that, Music/PetShopBoys had a huge worldwide hit with it. These days, Nelson's is the most popular than version in North America, with the Elvis take mainly being a fan favorite. In the UK, Elvis' original.rendition still gets regular airplay but the Pet Shop Boys version is much more popular.
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).
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