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* And speaking of awesome ballads, "Can't Help Falling In Love" from ''Film/BlueHawaii'' is one of his most melodic; so potent a song that it was the finale of many of his latter-day concerts. And just to prove its staying power after fifty-plus years, watch Music/TwentyOnePilots [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ThQkrXHdh4 perform it for a group of millennials]], whose ''parents'' are probably too young to remember Elvis, singing along to every single word.

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* And speaking of awesome ballads, "Can't Help Falling In Love" from ''Film/BlueHawaii'' is one of his most melodic; so potent a song that it was the finale of many of his latter-day concerts. And just to prove its staying power after fifty-plus years, watch Music/TwentyOnePilots [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ThQkrXHdh4 perform it for a group of millennials]], whose who sing along to every single word despite their ''parents'' are probably being too young to remember Elvis, singing along to every single word.Elvis.


* And speaking of awesome ballads, "Can't Help Falling In Love" from ''Film/BlueHawaii'' is one of his most melodic; so potent a song that it was the finale of many of his latter-day concerts. And just to prove it's staying power after fifty-plus years, watch Music/TwentyOnePilots [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ThQkrXHdh4 perform it for a group of millennials]], who's ''parents'' are probably too young to remember Elvis, singing along to every single word.

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* And speaking of awesome ballads, "Can't Help Falling In Love" from ''Film/BlueHawaii'' is one of his most melodic; so potent a song that it was the finale of many of his latter-day concerts. And just to prove it's its staying power after fifty-plus years, watch Music/TwentyOnePilots [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ThQkrXHdh4 perform it for a group of millennials]], who's whose ''parents'' are probably too young to remember Elvis, singing along to every single word.


* And speaking of awesome ballads, "Can't Help Falling In Love" from ''Film/BlueHawaii'' is one of his most melodic; so potent a song that it was the finale of many of his latter-day concerts.
** To prove it's staying power after fifty-plus years, watch Music/TwentyOnePilots [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ThQkrXHdh4 perform it for a group of millennials]], who's ''parents'' are probably too young to remember Elvis, singing along to every single word.

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* And speaking of awesome ballads, "Can't Help Falling In Love" from ''Film/BlueHawaii'' is one of his most melodic; so potent a song that it was the finale of many of his latter-day concerts.
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concerts. And just to prove it's staying power after fifty-plus years, watch Music/TwentyOnePilots [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ThQkrXHdh4 perform it for a group of millennials]], who's ''parents'' are probably too young to remember Elvis, singing along to every single word.


** To prove it's staying power after fifty-plus years, watch Music/TwentyOnePilots [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ThQkrXHdh4 perform it for a group of millennials]], who's ''parents'' are probably too young to remember Elvis, singing along to every single word.



* The sunny "Burning Love", Elvis' last top ten hit before his death. Made even better by the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUtHCZBR8c4 version]] re-released by Priscilla Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchstra, sounding like something out of Music/ElectricLightOrchestra!

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* The sunny "Burning Love", Elvis' last top ten hit before his death.death and an almost proto-PowerPop song. Made even better by the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUtHCZBR8c4 version]] re-released by Priscilla Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchstra, sounding like something out of Music/ElectricLightOrchestra!


* The sunny "Burning Love", Elvis' last top ten hit before his death. Made even better by the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUtHCZBR8c4 version]] re-released by Pricilla Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchstra, sounding like something out of Music/ElectricLightOrchestra!

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* The sunny "Burning Love", Elvis' last top ten hit before his death. Made even better by the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUtHCZBR8c4 version]] re-released by Pricilla Priscilla Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchstra, sounding like something out of Music/ElectricLightOrchestra!Music/ElectricLightOrchestra!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG9ph9xkOrw This]] 1977 performance of "Unchained Melody," showing that Elvis had one of rock's most powerful voices right up till the end.


* "It's Now Or Never." It's more or less Elvis' revised take on "'O Sole Mio," but he pours '''everything''' into his vocal, and it's amazing.



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%%* * [[Music/ElvisNBCTVSpecial Elvis' "Comeback" Special]].Special]]. After years of wasting his talents in movies, Elvis picks up his guitar again and sings his ass off in a remarkably entertaining special. Aside from the grand musical numbers, his jam session with his old band members is a particularly famous moment in TV history, as well as a riveting section of music on its own terms (not to mention being a forerunner to ''MTV Unplugged'').
* "Always On My Mind" has passed through many hands over the years (Music/WillieNelson, Music/PetShopBoys), but Elvis' version sees him give a great, soulful performance, and a great example of how his trademark baritone only got richer with time.


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* And speaking of awesome ballads, "Can't Help Falling In Love" is one of his most melodic; so potent a song that it was the finale of many of his latter-day concerts.

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* And speaking of awesome ballads, "Can't Help Falling In Love" from ''Film/BlueHawaii'' is one of his most melodic; so potent a song that it was the finale of many of his latter-day concerts.



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Officially, the highest selling solo artist ever, with record sales in the '''billions.''' And not for nothing:


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* "Hard Headed Woman." Rockabilly may seem a bit tame to some people now, but by 1950s standards, this super-fast 12-bar blues number is ''wild.'' Amazing to think a song this boisterous hit #1, but that was Elvis for you.
* One of the first songs Elvis recorded after returning from the Army was a rendition of old [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]] ballad "Are You Lonesome Tonight." It's one of his most low-key ballads, complete with a [[SpokenWordInMusic spoken bridge]] ("I wonder if... you're lonesome tonight") and an excellent vocal.
* And speaking of awesome ballads, "Can't Help Falling In Love" is one of his most melodic; so potent a song that it was the finale of many of his latter-day concerts.


* The sunny "Burning Love", Elvis' last top ten hit before his death.
** Made even better by the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUtHCZBR8c4 version]] re-released by Pricilla Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchstra, sounding like something out of ElectricLightOrchestra!

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* The sunny "Burning Love", Elvis' last top ten hit before his death.
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death. Made even better by the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUtHCZBR8c4 version]] re-released by Pricilla Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchstra, sounding like something out of ElectricLightOrchestra!Music/ElectricLightOrchestra!

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** Made even better by the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUtHCZBR8c4 version]] re-released by Pricilla Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchstra, sounding like something out of ElectricLightOrchestra!

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* His early Sun recordings show Presley at his loosest and most unhinged. Of particular note are "Baby Let's Play House" (if you think someone just saying "Baby, baby, baby" over and over again can't sound awesome, Elvis makes it so), "Mystery Train" (which sounds particularly haunting, and which Sam Phillips apparently considered the best thing he ever did with Elvis), and "That's All Right", another great rockabilly song.


* "Heartbreak Hotel", his first Number One. It has one of the most famous intros in rock history (''"Well since my baby left me....."'') and it's a smooth, seamless mixture of blues and country, into what is possibly Elvis' most iconic song.

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* "Heartbreak Hotel", his first Number One. It has one of the most famous intros in rock history (''"Well ("Well since my baby left me....."'') me...") and it's a smooth, seamless mixture of blues and country, into what is possibly Elvis' most iconic song.



* If ever a rhythm and blues song was CoveredUp, it's "Hound Dog", which is a textbook example of classic rockabilly. ''"Y'AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A HOUND DOG....."''

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* If ever a rhythm and blues song was CoveredUp, it's "Hound Dog", which is a textbook example of classic rockabilly. ''"Y'AIN'T "Y'AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A HOUND DOG....."''DOG..."


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%%* * "Heartbreak Hotel", his first Number One.One. It has one of the most famous intros in rock history (''"Well since my baby left me....."'') and it's a smooth, seamless mixture of blues and country, into what is possibly Elvis' most iconic song.

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