Baz Luhrmanns Elvis Presley biopic aptly titled Elvis opens June 24. In honor of the upcoming release he watches the countdown to his greatest songs of all time by clicking above. Forget what we think for a moment. Which Elvis song is your favorite? Scroll down to our poll at the bottom of this post and tell us your pick for the best Elvis song. Also be sure to discuss your reasons in the comments below.
Presley was one of the most important musical icons of the 20th century. He helped popularize rock n roll sparked controversy with provocative dance moves that made him one of the most famous sex symbols of the century and sold millions of records…many millions of records. According to the Guinness Book of Records he has sold more than 500 million more than any other solo artist in history. Its no surprise then that he also has the biggest platinum records in history. Surprisingly though he only won three Grammy Awards all of which were gospel recordings. The Recording Academy missed the boat on most of his best songs. Tragically after years of drug abuse he passed away in 1977 at the age of 42.
Due to the cultural importance of him it has been the subject of his autobiography before now. Kurt Russell earned an Emmy nomination for playing the King of Rock and Roll in the 1979 TV movie. Jonathan Rhys Meyers went on to play the tragic musician in the 2005 Limited Edition TV series which also earned him an Emmy nomination. Emmy. He is portrayed by Austin Butler in the Luhrmann biopic which also features Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker Presleys manager a role that earned Randy Quaid an Emmy nomination for the 2005 miniseries. Time will tell. praise could receive the new Elvis of Success. . She clearly has a lot to accomplish. Set her expectations in the Gold Derby now.
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