YMMV: Elvis Presley

  • Award Snub: He was nominated for fourteen Grammys, but only won three—all of them in the Gospel category. Two of them for the same song.
  • Covered Up: "Hound Dog" was originally performed by blues singer Big Mama Thornton.
    • "Blue Suede Shoes" is another one; it was actually a big hit for 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 Joe Turner and Bill Haley (Turner's lyrics, Haley's arrangement).
    • Later in his career there was "Suspicious Minds" (originally written and recorded by Mark James) and "Burning Love" (first recorded by Arthur Alexander).
  • Crowning Music Of Awesome: Many possible examples. Needs its own page.
    • "Heartbreak Hotel". His first Number One.
    • "Love Me Tender"
    • "All Shook Up"
    • "Hound Dog"
    • "Jailhouse Rock". The dance scene for it from the film is one of the most recognizable musical numbers from any of Elvis' movies.
    • "Viva Las Vegas". Catchy theme song for what the fans consider Elvis' best movie.
    • Elvis' "Comeback" Special.
    • "A Little Less Conversation." Particularly the remix by Junkie XL which became a worldwide hit in 2003, meaning Elvis had a hit song 26 years after he died. Such is the power of the King.
  • Dork Age: The mid-sixties. Nowadays, even die-hard fans find it difficult to enjoy some of the musical comedies he was making at that time.
    • In fact, if one were to ask who The Beatles' favorite artist was, they'd always insist it was "pre-Army" Elvis.
  • Memetic Mutation: The Jailhouse Rock one, the glittery white Vegas one, take your pick.
    • Also the black leather one from the comeback special.
    • His then-scandalous hip shaking.
  • Memetic Sex God: Thanks to Flanderization, many people remember him as fat Vegas Elvis. Before that he was the Memetic Sex God of The Fifties and early Sixties, only rivalled by Black legends like Little Richard.