Elvis' 'Love Me Tender' hits the #1 position in the Radio 5 Top 500 from the Fifties. The King of RnR has 11 songs in the list. The second place is for 'Living Doll' from Cliff Richard, followed by 'Blueberry Hill' from Fats Domino.
the Top 10:
1. Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
2. Cliff Richard - Living Doll
3. Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill
4. Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
5. Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly - True Love
6. Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
7. Doris Day - Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)
8. Harry Belafonte - Island In The Sun
9. Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
10. Billy Vaughn Orchestra - Sail Along Silvery Moon
Just goes to show you who's #1. I would like to see which artist 30 years after their passing will still be #1....none but one Elvis. Even 100+ years from, Elvis will be the only one hitting the #1 position and no else. A little word of advise to today's artists, you have it easy today with the internet and all the media, if they went back to 50 years ago when Elvis first started and the whole industry was totally 100% different and much much harder to crack and sell records, they would not accomplish NOTHING! What Elvis did is far more than remarkable and todays artists don't have a clue of what it would be like not to have the media and the internet. You want to compare todays artists to Elvis, take away all the media in todays world and take away all the internet sales and go back to strictly record sales and you would see that todays artists would not even be in the same air space as Elvis.
Musicworld - of course Elvis will be in this list - it's a 50's chart after all!
It all depends on where you live. In the major cities in the USA (NY, Philly, Chicago) Elvis has a few songs in the top 10 in 1950's poll but is never #1. Its usually a doo-wop song or Mack The Knife. And from the looks of this poll, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Bill Vaughn? Obviously not too many rock and roll fans voted.
Wow a 1950's poll. That really proves how relevant Elvis is huh? Who voted here 75-80 year olds? Billy Vaughn? Well at least he is number one no matter how meaningless the poll is.
Oh no...not Love Me Tender...
the general public will always remember Elvis as a Love me Tender, Jailhouse Rock artist. The budget compilations are partly reaseon for that..
As a matter of fact I only like Peggy Sue in this Top 10..and when it was a Top 500, well what kind of Top 500 is this ??