The Top Selling Singles of Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley Singles You Need in Your Record Collection


Elvis Presley, the undisputed King of Rock and Roll, sold more records than almost any other band or individual artist in history. While you likely have some of those albums in your collection, you may not own some of the singles he released over the years. Look at the top selling singles he released over the course of his career to get an idea over which ones you’ll want to grab for your collection.

It’s Now or Never

There are only 11 singles in the history of music that sold more than 20 million copies, including singles released by Elton John and Whitney Houston. Elvis made the list with “It’s Now or Never,” a touching ballad in which he sings to a lost love about the relationship they once shared. You’ll never forget the way his voice almost breaks as he asks his lover to choose him or end things for good.

Hound Dog

Released in 1956, “Hound Dog” quickly became an iconic song. Though covered by other artists over the years, most associate it with Presley. He even found himself singing the song to a real live hound dog while on a television show. The song helped make him one of the hottest stars in the world and was one of the reasons he developed the nickname Elvis the Pelvis. Adults found themselves shocked at the way he rocked his hips while singing Hound Dog and other songs. Whether you get a copy of the single or the full album, use a vinyl cleaner to increase the crispness of the album’s sound.

More Elvis Songs

Other singles that topped the sales charts for Presley include “Don’t be Cruel,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” and “Surrender.” Adding a few of these single albums to your collection ensures that you have a good representation of Elvis songs and that you can listen to the King anytime you would like.


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