This is the equal highest chart position of any release since ELV1S : 30 #1 Hits  10 years ago. Three albums, Elvis : 2nd To None , Elvis : The King  and The Romantic  reached No. 4 however not on debut. From The Heart peaked at No. 5 in 1992 and 'Presley : All Time Greatest Hits' No. 7 the previous year. Elvis Presley : 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 debuted at No. 9 in January 2010. The 'Elvis By Request' album contains the 40 favourite Elvis songs as voted for by his Australian fans. To debut at No. 4 is a most remarkable achievement particularly at this time of year. While the album has benefited from some very clever marketing from Sony Music, all the promotion in the world won't sell a turkey, so clearly the concept has appealed as we expected it would. So with a great concept, title, cover art, fan picked track listing and the massive media coverage of the release we have Elvis riding high on the charts once more.
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Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD
In June 2012 and over 3 weeks over 5000 Australian fans logged onto www.elvisbyrequest.com.au and voted for their favourite Elvis Presley songs. The votes have been tallied, the CDs manufactured and fans will be able to pick up their copy of Elvis By Request from Thursday, 16th August.
The confirmed tracklisting of the Top 40 most popular Elvis songs according to his Aussie fans is as follows:
An American Trilogy is the #1 most voted Elvis song by Australian fans.
Released in 1972, Elvis performed it regularly in his live concert tours and was included in the 1972 documentary Elvis On Tour and the internationally broadcast concert Elvis : Aloha From Hawaii. Whilst it was never a hit at the time of release it seems clear time has made it a favourite amongst fans. Elvis By Request is released on the 35th anniversary of Elvis' passing and is a fitting tribute by fans to The King of Rock 'N' Roll.
01. An American Trilogy (Mickey Newbury) [1972 single version, recorded February of '72]
02. If I Can Dream (Walter Earl Brown)
03. Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
04. Always On My Mind (Mark James, Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher)
05. In The Ghetto (Mac Davis)
06. The Wonder Of You (Baker Knight)
07. Can't Help Falling In Love (George Weiss Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore)
08. I Miss You (Don H. Sumner)
09. Kentucky Rain (Dick Heard, Eddie Rabbitt)
10. Memories (Mac Davis, Billy Strange)
11. Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
12. Love Me Tender (Vera Matson, Elvis Presley)
13. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (Bernie Lowe, Kal Mann)
14. Wooden Heart (Fred Wise, Kathleen Twomey, Benjamin Weisman, Berthold Kaempfert)
15. Don't Be Cruel (Elvis Presley, Otis Blackwell)
16. Edge Of Reality (Bill Giant, Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye)
17. Hawaiian Wedding Song (Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Charles E. King)
18. Just Pretend (Guy Fletcher, Douglas Flett)
19. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Roy Turk, Lou Handman)
20. Burning Love (Dennis Linde)
21. My Way (Paul Anka, Jacques Reaux, Claude Francois) [From the 1977 CBS TV Special]
22. (You're The) Devil In Disguise (Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye, Bill Giant)
23. A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix) (Mac Davis, Billy Strange)
24. Amazing Grace (William J. Gaither)
25. Don't Cry Daddy (Scott Davis)
26. You Gave Me A Mountain (Marty Robbins) [February 1972 recording]
27. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (Thomas A. Dorsey)
28. How Great Thou Art (Stuart K. Hine)
29. Judy (Teddy Redell)
30. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon)
31. Return To Sender (Otis Blackwell, Winfield Scott)
32. A Mess Of Blues (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman)
33. All Shook Up (Elvis Presley, Otis Blackwell)
34. Viva Las Vegas (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman)
35. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I (Bill Trader)
36. Promised Land (Chuck Berry)
37. Blue Hawaii (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
38. Crying In The Chapel (Artie Glenn)
39. It's Now Or Never (Wally Gold, Aaron Schroeder)
40. Heartbreak Hotel (Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden, Elvis Presley)