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Golden Oldies Top 40 #15

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My favorite part is that Miracles found a spot in the top 3, and the Man in Black cracked the list.

My least favorite part is that My Boyfriend's Back isn't on anymore :puppyeyes:

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I like that too. :)

It just amazes me that Elvis is disliked by so many here.

I'm also like Edna on this....I like a few of his songs, but never really got into Elvis. I have a friend that has an "Elvis Room". She has an awesome collection of Elvis memorablilia all in one room. Lots of money in that room!....The local newspaper even did a story on her.... :)

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I don't dislike Elvis either, but his prime pre-dated my music listening. I was born late 1958, my sister is 6 years older than me...so I started young with the Beatles.

However, in a quick Elvis TT, here are my favorites:

1. Suspicious Minds

2. In the Ghetto

3. Jailhouse Rock

4. Hound Dog

5. Burning Love

6. Heartbreak Hotel

7. All Shook Up

8. Can't Help Falling In Love

9. Return To Sender

10. The Wonder of You

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I don't dislike Elvis, he's a music legend. I am currently reading, The Last Train To Memphis - The Rise Of Elvis Presley, by Peter Guralnick. A really great book. My problem with Elvis is the way he was managed and how his career was guided. You had this R&B lover with the great soulful voice, and they turned him into a vanilla pop star singing horrible songs. His early music is great. The overweight, Vegas Elvis is beyond sad.

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I also like a lot some of his songs, I had heard about Elvis (I was 5, my auntie listened to Presley) but my life started with The Beatles, when I was six... ;)

I like your list, RonJon.

I´ll make mine...

1. Suspicious Minds

2. The Wonder of You

3. In the Ghetto

4. You Don´t have to say you love me

5. Little Sister

6. I Need You, I Love Yopu, I Want You (right order?)

7. All Shook Up

8. Can't Help Falling In Love

9. Return To Sender

10.Jailhouse Rock

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I love him, like edna, I first heard his music through an aunt, who was a life long fan. His music is some of the earliest I remember. But he produced a lot of pure commercial pap too because of his terrible career management.

My Grandma was a huge fan as well, but she loved his gospel music, and that's a big memory for me. He was terribly successful with his gospel career. I don't listen to gospel music really, but Elivis had success with his gospel albums and released 2 songs which became hits. Religion aside, these are both beautiful songs.

Crying in the Chapel

How Great Thou Art (waaay overproduced but wow)

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Nice to see Elvis recognised for the versatile performer that he was. :headphones:

I try not to watch videos of stage performances of Elvis in his last, pathetic days. Like Phil, this saddens me. I prefer to remember the vibrant early Elvis.

I also feel so sorry for him having to churn out a bunch of B Grade Movies, when he clearly loved playing to live audiences. But hey, $650,000 a Movie was mucho moola in those days. 'Colonel' Tom Parker would sign any contract for a buck.

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GOLDEN OLDIES TOP 40 #15 (week commencing May 24th 2009)

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1. LOVE POTION #9 - CLOVERS

2. SEA OF LOVE - PHIL PHILLIPS & TWILIGHTS

3. YOU’VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME - MIRACLES

4. BE MY BABY - RONETTES

5. IT’S MY PARTY - LESLEY GORE

6. RUNAWAY - DEL SHANNON

7. PLEASE MR.POSTMAN - MARVELETTES

8. BABY IT’S YOU - SHIRELLES

9. SHOP AROUND - MIRACLES f. SMOKEY ROBINSON

10. POISON IVY - COASTERS

11. ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM - EVERLY BROTHERS

12. CRYING - ROY ORBISON

13. TRAVELIN’ MAN - RICKY NELSON

14. SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU - SKYLINERS

15. CRAZY - PATSY CLINE

16. GEORGIA ON MY MIND - RAY CHARLES

17. STAND BY ME - BEN E. KING

18. SURFIN’ U.S.A. - BEACH BOYS

19. CATHY’S CLOWN - EVERLY BROTHERS

20. SEALED WITH A KISS - BRIAN HYLAND

21. SUMMERTIME BLUES - EDDIE COCHRAN

22. UP ON THE ROOF - DRIFTERS

23. MAYBELLENE - CHUCK BERRY

24. SHERRY - THE 4 SEASONS

25. I'M READY - FATS DOMINO

26. THAT’LL BE THE DAY - CRICKETS

27. JOHNNY B. GOODE - CHUCK BERRY

28. DREAM LOVER - BOBBY DARIN

29. WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE - EVERLY BROTHERS

30. HIT THE ROAD JACK - RAY CHARLES

31. PALISADES PARK - FREDDY CANNON

32. LOVE IS STRANGE - MICKEY and SYLVIA

33. ONLY THE LONELY - ROY ORBISON

34. RHYTHM OF THE RAIN CASCADES

35. FEVER - PEGGY LEE

36. MR.SANDMAN - CHORDETTES (NEW)

37. RETURN TO SENDER - ELVIS PRESLEY

38. I WALK THE LINE - JOHNNY CASH (NEW)

39. ROCK-IN ROBIN - BOBBY DAY

40. HE'S A REBEL - CRYSTALS (NEW)

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