If your wondering which song was voted The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Song, here’s the full results list from the ITV music special.
Spoiler warning, if you haven’t yet watched the show and don’t want to know which song won, best stop reading now.
With tracks that would’ve been the highlight of most artists careers not even making the list, in the eyes of the mainstream these are truly the best of the best. So in reverse order, here’s the complete top 20 as they were revealed:
20. King Creole 1958
19. If I Can Dream 1969
18. Don’t Be Cruel 1956
17. Viva Las Vegas 1964
16. Heartbreak Hotel 1956
15. An American Trilogy 1972
14. It’s Now or Never 1960
13. All Shook Up 1957
12. Blue Suede Shoes 1956
11. The Wonder of You 1970
10. Are You Lonesome Tonight 1961
9. Return to Sender 1962
8. Love Me Tender 1956
7. Hound Dog 1956
6. Jailhouse Rock 1958
5. A Little Less Conversation 1968/2002
4. In The Ghetto 1969
3. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1962
2. Suspicious Minds 1969
Winner and Number 1. Always On My Mind 1972
Always On My Mind which was originally a country song first recorded by Brenda Lee, was written by Johnny Christopher, Wayne Carson and Mark James.
While watching The Nation’s Favorite Elvis Song as the show quickly motored through the list, it became apparent ITV could easily have made the chart into a full series. The story behind many of Elvis songs could easily be made into a documentary all of their own.
As with many charts, this line-up is perhaps more notable for the tracks left out than those which made it. There’s no doubt though that the top 20 would have far more credibility as the nation’s favorites, if ITV had actually conducted a full public vote prior to the making of the programme.
Though the 90 minute chart rundown may leave Elvis biggest fans wanting more, the show will at least add new members to the Kings already massive following.