Elvis' 40 Greatest

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Elvis' 40 Greatest
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Compilation album by Elvis Presley
Released 1974 (1974)
Genre Pop, rock
Length 1:37:45
Label Arcade

Elvis' 40 Greatest is a compilation album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley. It was released in 1974 and was the UK's biggest-selling album over the Christmas period of that year, but along with all albums on K-tel, Ronco and Arcade, it was ineligible for the UK Albums Chart until 1975 because it was felt that heavy TV advertising and low pricing distorted the charts. It finally reached number one on the UK Albums Chart in 1977,[1] and became the 10th best-selling album of the 1970s in the UK.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "My Baby Left Me" Arthur Crudup, Elvis Presley January 30, 1956 2:11
2. "Heartbreak Hotel" Mae Axton, Tommy Durden, Elvis Presley January 10, 1956 2:09
3. "Blue Suede Shoes" Carl Perkins January 30, 1956 2:00
4. "Hound Dog" Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller July 2, 1956 2:15
5. "Love Me Tender" Vera Matson and Elvis Presley August 24, 1956 2:41
6. "Got a Lot of Livin' to Do" Aaron Schroeder and Ben Weisman January 12, 1957 2:31
7. "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller February 24, 1957 2:12
8. "Party" Jessie Mae Robinson January 22, 1957 1:27
9. "All Shook Up" Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley January 12, 1957 1:57
10. "Old Shep" Red Foley September 2, 1956 4:10
11. "Don't" Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller September 6, 1957 2:48
12. "Hard Headed Woman" Claude Demetrius January 15, 1958 1:53
13. "King Creole" Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller January 23, 1958 2:16
14. "Jailhouse Rock" Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller April 30, 1957 2:27
15. "A Big Hunk o' Love" Aaron Schroeder, Sid Wyche June 10, 1958 2:12
16. "I Got Stung" Aaron Schroeder, David Hill June 10, 1958 1:50
17. "One Night" Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King, Anita Steiman February 23, 1957 2:29
18. "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I" Bill Trader June 10, 1958 2:36
19. "I Need Your Love Tonight" Bix Reichner, Sid Wayne June 10, 1958 2:04
20. "Stuck on You" Aaron Schroeder, Leslie McFarland March 20, 1960 2:16
Total length: 46:24


Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Fever" John Davenport, Eddie Cooley April 3, 1960 3:31
2. "It's Now or Never" Eduardo di Capua, Aaron Schroeder, Wally Gold April 3, 1960 3:15
3. "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Lou Handman, Roy Turk April 3, 1960 3:05
4. "Wooden Heart" Ben Weisman, Fred Wise, Kathleen Twomey, Bert Kaempfert April 28, 1960 2:03
5. "Surrender" Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman October 30, 1960 1:52
6. "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman June 25, 1961 2:08
7. "Wild in the Country" Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss November 7, 1960 1:58
8. "There's Always Me" Don Robertson March 12, 1961 2:16
9. "Rock-A-Hula Baby" Fred Wise, Ben Weisman, Dolores Fuller March 23, 1961 2:24
10. "Can't Help Falling in Love" Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George Weiss March 23, 1961 3:01
11. "Good Luck Charm" Aaron Schroeder, Wally Gold October 15, 1961 2:24
12. "She's Not You" Doc Pomus, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller March 19, 1962 2:03
13. "Return to Sender" Otis Blackwell, Winfield Scott March 27, 1962 2:05
14. "(You're the) Devil in Disguise" Bill Giant, Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye May 26, 1963 2:01
15. "Crying in the Chapel" Artie Glenn October 30, 1960 2:23
16. "Guitar Man" Jerry Reed September 10, 1967 2:30
17. "In the Ghetto" Mac Davis January 20, 1969 2:48
18. "Suspicious Minds" Mark James January 22, 1969 3:15
19. "Don't Cry Daddy" Mac Davis January 15, 1969 3:09
20. "There Goes My Everything" Dallas Frazier June 8, 1970 3:10
Total length: 51:21

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elvis Presley - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2016.