The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Song: ITV Music Special

What's your favourite Elvis song

What’s your favourite Elvis song?

This November on ITV will see a one-off music special, set to reveal The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Song.

ITV have worked with Elvis Presley’s estate to compile a top 20 list of songs based on the impact they’ve made, their cultural significance, and of course record sales figures. The list will feature such classics as Love Me Tender, It’s Now or Never, Heartbreak Hotel, Suspicious Minds, A Little Less Conversation, Viva Las Vegas, Jailhouse Rock and Always on My Mind.

The 90 minute programme which is narrated by Zoe Ball, will feature interviews and comments from past and present stars of music including Sir Cliff Richard, Suzi Quatro, Michael Ball, Michael Bublé and Englebert Humperdink. The show also talks to those who worked with and knew Elvis personally, including fellow musicians, song writers and backing singers.

In addition to reflecting on the mans indisputable musical genius, viewers will get to see how Elvis lived when not on stage or at the recording studio. As ITV takes us inside the Kings former home at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, to show just how much demand for Elvis still remains today.

Inside Elvis Presley's Graceland home: The Jungle Room

Inside Elvis Presley’s Graceland home: The Jungle Room

This treat for all Elvis Presley fans and music lovers in general, will be broadcast on ITV1 on Friday, 8 November, 2013 at the time of 9:00 PM till 10:30 PM.

The songs featured on the show have been put together to create a new compilation album, entitled ‘The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Songs’, which is being released a few days before the ITV show on Monday, 4 November. Though we don’t yet know if the albums track order relates directly to the shows result, it’s perhaps best to wait until after watching, before giving the record a look. Just in case it spoils your enjoyment of the top 20 countdown.

Click here to find out which song won, along with the full top 20 results list.


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  7 comments for “The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Song: ITV Music Special

  1. Jean Beach
    Saturday 9 November, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    I think it is so wrong I thought it was Our Nations favorite Elvis Song for the UK and get the peoples vote, again ÉPÉ have decided not our nation. So why pretend it was the Nations vote as it clearly was NOT

  2. john wood
    Wednesday 6 November, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    could you please tell me how I can vote for my choice regards john wood

    • Wednesday 6 November, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      Unfortunately the general public doesn’t get to vote on this. According to ITV: “The 20 classic Elvis tracks featured in the show have been selected in consultation with the Elvis Presley estate, based on record sales, cultural impact and significance in Elvis’s career. The order was voted for by a large, representative panel of ITV viewers from across the country.”

      • David Gibbs
        Thursday 7 November, 2013 at 12:12 AM

        This is basically just going to be a list of Elvis no 1s.All great tracks but done so many times and will leave some marvelous songs out.

  3. Janet Byrne
    Sunday 3 November, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    I would like to know who these people are who took part in choosing the top 20. There are so many more fantastic but little known tracks that Elvis recorded that I don’t see how this could be a fair choice

  4. Terry Barclay
    Sunday 3 November, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    It will be very interesting as all Elvis early songs were fantastic. Ballads, rock n roll, gospel, it made no difference to that fabulous voice.

  5. sirwilliam
    Sunday 3 November, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    This is being driven by commercial interest before it is even aired .I bet a lot of his early stuff was not even considered because the 20 somethings that compiled the list would not even be aware of them. So we will end up with yet another ” Elvis greatest hits ” which will add to his estate but not his talent.

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