Elvis Presley is widely regarded as one of the greatest
musicians of all time. Nicknamed “The King Of Rock And Roll”, or simply “The
King”, Elvis had hits starting back from the mid 1950s all the way until his
death in 1977. Despite passing away at the age of just 42, he is still one of the
best selling artists, behind only Rihanna, Michael Jackson and The Beatles. As
well as singing, he also starred in a variety of musical films during the late
1950s and the 1960s.
Elvis is a cultural icon of his era, and his music is still
beloved to this day. However, while his voice is recognisable by many, none of
the songs attributed to “The King” were actually written by him. While a
variety of songs were specifically written for Elvis to sing, an almost equal
amount of his hits were originally performed by other artists.
Big Mama Thornton, Carl Perkins and Del Shannon are just a
few examples of musicians whose songs were lent to “The King”. But which hits
were originally released by Elvis?
Hey, Darren here! I'm a Media enthusiast with a strong passion for Film and Video Games. I graduated from Plymouth University in 2019 with a degree in Digital Media Design, and now I am here writing articles.