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.
  • Bile Fascination: His album Having Fun With Elvis On Stage 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 So Bad, It's Good records.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Magnum Opus: His most historically important album is 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 The Sun Sessions, for a good feel of Elvis' early appeal and Elvis NBC TV Special and From Elvis In Memphis, as the last good albums of his career.
  • 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.