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Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 No.17 ARIA Albums Chart

By: Elvis Australia
Source: ARIA
January 25, 2010 - 12:28:51 PM
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Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 is No.17 in its second week on the Australian albums chart. The album debuted within the Top Ten at No.9 last week thus making the album a Top Ten Hit!

On the ARIA Music DVD Chart the Elvis The King Of Rock 'N' Roll is No.21 this week with a total of 89 weeks on the chart and a peak of No.4 and is 2 x Platinum. The single disc version of the '68 Comeback Special is No.39 this week with 75 weeks on the chart and a peak of No.1 and is 5x Platinum.

Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 is No.17 in its second week on the Australian albums chart.

Elvis Presley Album and Singles Charts Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 by State Charts

Week
NSW
Vic/Tas
QLD
SA
WA
National
1
7
7
13
13
25
9
2
11
13
14
16
25
17

The new double CD set Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 is the first ever compilation of Elvis Presley's Australian hits. The set provides a unique insight into Elvis Presley's popularity in Australia, a country where he managed an incredible twenty-year streak of placing hits on the singles chart. While disc one includes many of the familiar hits, disc two features not only the well known hit songs, but also many that are unique to Australia. The set contains informative liner notes written by chart historian Gavin Ryan with input from Wayne Hawthorne and David Troedson. The 18 page booklet also contains images of original RCA single releases, and CD label art inspired by his first album release in Australia, Elvis Presley LPM-1254.

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Tracklisting

We have included the liner note text from eight of the tracks as a sneak preview ...

Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 Disc 1

Tk1: Heartbreak Hotel (#3 - 1956)

Tk2: Love Me Tender (#6 - 1957)

Tk3: All Shook Up (#5 - 1957)

Tk4: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (#8 - 1957)

Tk5: Jailhouse Rock (#3 - 1957)

Tk6: Don't (#9 - 1958)

Tk7: Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (#4 - 1958)

Tk8: Hard Headed Woman (#2 - 1958)

Tk9: I Got Stung (#10 - 1959)

Tk10: (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I (#1 - 1959)
Single number twenty-five, 'A Fool Such As I', became Elvis' first No.1 national single, spending six weeks during May and June at the top of the Australian charts and taking only five weeks to get there.

Tk11: A Big Hunk O' Love (#2 - 1959)

Tk12: Stuck On You (#1 - 1960)

Tk13: It's Now Or Never (#1 - 1960)
At seven weeks at No.1, 'It's Now Or Never' is Elvis' longest running number one in Australia.

This was the first of four back-to-back No.1's for Elvis in Australia.

Tk14: Are You Lonesome Tonight? (#1 - 1960)

Tk15: Wooden Heart (#1 - 1961)

Tk16: Surrender (#1 - 1961)

Tk17: (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame (#2 - 1961)

Tk18: Little Sister (#2 - 1961)

Tk19: Can't Help Falling In Love (#1 - 1961)

Tk20: Good Luck Charm (#1 - 1962)

Tk21: She's Not You (#5 - 1962)

Tk22: Return To Sender (#1 - 1962)

Tk23: One Broken Heart For Sale (#9 - 1963)

Tk24: (You're The) Devil In Disguise (#2 - 1963)

Tk25: Bossa Nova Baby (#4 - 1963)


Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 Disc 2

Tk26: Viva Las Vegas (#4 - 1964)

Tk27: Such A Night (#3 - 1964)

Tk28: Kissin' Cousins (#7 - 1964)

Tk29: It Hurts Me (#7 - 1964)

Tk30: Ain't That Lovin' You Baby (#1 - 1964)
'Ain't That Lovin' You Baby' was released as a double A-side single with the ballad 'Ask Me' and was Elvis' tenth No.1 hit in Australia, for three weeks from mid-November 1964. This song was originally recorded in June 1958, and while RCA pushed radio stations to play 'Ask Me' most ignored this and played the up-tempo 1958 recording and it was the older song that fans purchased the single for.

Tk31: Do The Clam (#4 - 1965)
'Do The Clam' has never featured on an Elvis greatest hits compilation before, so here it is. Hitting No.1 in Brisbane, and No.4 nationally for two weeks in late May 1965, it didn't do so well overseas.

Tk32: Crying In The Chapel (#1 - 1965)

Tk33: (Such An) Easy Question (#6 - 1965)

Tk34: I'm Yours (#9 - 1965)

Tk35: Judy (#5 - 1967)
Originally recorded by Elvis for his 1961 album 'Something For Everybody', the song 'Judy' eventually climbed to No.5 in mid-December of 1967 and was his first Top 10 entry in Australia in almost two years.

Tk36: If I Can Dream (#2 - 1969)

Tk37: Edge Of Reality (#2 - 1969)

Tk38: In The Ghetto (#1 - 1969)

Tk39: Suspicious Minds (#1 - 1969)
This song would become Elvis' last No.1 single in Australia whilst he was still alive, and was also the last No.1 single of the 1960's, and held the top spot to also become the first No.1 of the 1970's.

Tk40: Don't Cry Daddy (#3 - 1970)

Tk41: Rubberneckin' (#3 - 1970)
Elvis' last movie was the dramatic film 'Change Of Habit', where he played a Doctor at an inner city hospital who falls in love with a nun played by Mary Tyler-Moore. One of only three songs in the film was the track 'Rubberneckin', which was remixed in 2003 and hit No.3. It was originally released as a double A side single with the Mac Davis penned song 'Don't Cry Daddy' in 1970 and reached No.3 for two weeks in March.

Tk42: Kentucky Rain (#9 - 1970)
Not since 1961 had Elvis scored six Top 10 singles in a year, and after his comeback special in 1968, he was back on the top of his musical game. The third of six top tens for him during 1970 was the No.9 single 'Kentucky Rain', which hit its peak in mid-May, and is another melancholy track which shows off his deep baritone voice.

Tk43: The Wonder Of You (#3 - 1970)

Tk44: I've Lost You (#6 - 1970)

Tk45: You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (#7 - 1970)

Tk46: Burning Love (#3 - 1972)

Tk47: Separate Ways (#8 - 1973)

Tk48: My Boy (#10 - 1975)

Tk49: Pledging My Love (#6 - 1977)

Tk50: Way Down (#6 - 1977)

For more information on the Australian Charts go to http://charts.elvis.com.au

Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977

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