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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:48 PM
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Poll question: For his 70th birthday: FAVORITE #1 HIT BY ELVIS? (Part 1 of 2)
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 04:49 PM by NightTrain

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Wat_Tyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:50 PM
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1. Accidents Will Happen, probably.
Closely followed by Oliver's Army, Veronica, Watching The Detectives and Let Them All Talk. I'm not familiar with the ones on your list - were they on Almost Blue or Goodbye Cruel World? I never bothered with those.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:50 PM
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2. "Kentucky Rain"
Elvis' recording of the Eddie Rabbit tune.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:50 PM
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3. It wasn't a #1 hit.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:52 PM
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4. Oh. Well, damn.
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Calanus Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:53 PM
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5. Are you lonesome tonight, if the stupid, speaking bit could be removed.
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:57 PM
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6. I voted Hound Dog because its the first one I ever heard.
But my real is Are You Lonesome Tonight.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:12 PM
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7. Tonight...
I'll go with the second one.

Just because.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:12 PM
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8. You left my favorite off the list...
"I can't help falling in love with you"

Hit #1 in February 1962
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:21 PM
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12. "Can't Help Falling In Love" peaked at #2.
Actually, that might be a good idea for an Elvis poll.... :think:
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:29 PM
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13. Sorry, you're right, but it did hit #1 in the UK
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:37 AM
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22. it should have been number one!
the way he sings "wise men say" - so beautiful, so classic Elvis
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:18 PM
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9. Heartbreak Hotel was the best song Elvis ever made (I think). Even my
12-year old thinks it's cool. It wasn't rock and roll, and it wasn't pure blues (southern style). I don't know what it is, but it's been one of my favorite songs for decades.

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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:18 PM
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10. My favorite Elvis song is Paralyzed..
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:19 PM
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11. Old Shep was a great song too
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snoochie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:38 PM
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14. Are You Lonesome Tonight
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:51 PM
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15. Happy birthday King!
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 06:53 PM by pinniped
Ya, that's not a song.

From your list "Don't be Cruel" is my favorite but not my favorite Elvis song.

:party:
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:52 PM
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16. The Elvis movie marathon on AMC is still on.
btt
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:54 PM
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17. Happy birthday, Elvis
I can never choose a favorite Elvis song, not even when it's narrowed down to a list. Still, I managed to vote for "Jailhouse Rock," solely because it's a serious contender for the best rock 'n' roll ever recorded.

And, yeah, "Heartbreak Hotel" was emblematic of Elvis' musical character in its refusla to be easily pigeonholed -- what the heck is it? Blues? Country? Secular gospel? All of the above, and more, I think, and the thing about Elvis that many don't seem to get (especialy the hipper-than-thou f***wits who in decades past infested the pages of music magazines and are now currently being trendily obtuse on DU) is that Elvis embraced and embodied a variety of musical stylings that melded within him into something entirely different than what anyone else was doing, or even thinking of doing. Debate all you want about who really 'started' rock 'n' roll, or what the first rock 'n' roll song was, but Elvis' natural ability and his eclectic and catholic (not always for the best, I admit) taste in music earned him a place that can never be usurped by any revisionist view of the '50s. That talent never faded, either, because it was an essential part of who Elvis Presley was -- it was the only thing that he could ever really count on. And his latter-day recordings were as difficult to categorize as were "Heartbreak Hotel" and the first Sun tracks.

I remember as a child I used to hear
Music that they played, Lord, with a feel
Some called it folk
Some called it soul
But, people, let me tell you
It was rock 'n' roll


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MissBrooks Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:23 AM
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18. Love me TENDER!!
I love that song!
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:28 AM
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19. "You were always on my mind"
I liked it.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:30 AM
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20. *sigh* Once more for the broken-hearted....
Not a #1 hit.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:32 AM
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21. yeah I know, but it's #1 with me
I also liked Willy Nelson's version.

"Maybe I didn't tell you.....
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