Elvis Third On List Top 500 Songs Of All Time

Entertainment Tonight had a segment this evening on the new Rolling Stone Magazine issue with their list of the Top 500 Songs of All Time. Guess who had the most songs on the list? The Beatles, with 23 songs. The Rolling Stones came in second, with 17. And guess who was third? Yep, here we go - ELVIS, with 11 songs on the list. The #1 song of all time was awarded to Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" - how appropriate. Get the new issue to see the complete list.

Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: May 29, 2010 
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Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2010report abuse
Hey Deano - I never said they should revise history. Where did you get that from? I'm just saying since it was born in 1967 their song list does not surprise me. And Elvis being #3 with songs I think is a great showing for a magazine who basically thinks rock music began with the 60's. Why do people get so upset at polls and such especially for a publication they don't care about? oldscudder is right again!
artfromtex (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2010report abuse
Counter-culture commie rag! To most of them, Elvis just "stole the black man's music" and did nothing of value after 1958.
they help perpetuate the whole jelly donut "thankyaverrrrymush" caricature that ticks us all off so bad.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2010report abuse
Steve V...So this "fine publication" because it started in 1967 should revise history and give more credit to songs that were released since they began publishing??? So in thier minds, rock and roll started in the mid 60's. Theoldscudder...It doesn't matter to me if Elvis is first or last in a Rolling Stone poll, but I do find it pathetic and representative of this magazine that there would be 17 Rolling Stones songs and the best song would be Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone". I was basically saying that Rolling Stone is not a magazine for Elvis fans and they have done nothing over the years, but prove they really don't know rock and roll. There are literally thousands of rock and pop songs better than "Like A Rolling Stone". I actually find this selection funny.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 1, 2010report abuse
I don't get it if those who think Rolling Stone is such a rag why would you care if Elvis is # 1 or at the bottom of their poll? I rarely read it. I'm a 50's guy & the magazine never appealed to me. Actually I'm surprised he's even in the top 10 considering the mags counterculture leanings.
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on May 31, 2010report abuse
Ha, ha, lets see Rolling Stone, Hendrix, yeah, Dylan, Oh yeah Super cool and who am i forgetting!! Lets see ?? Oh yeah that manufactured Boy Band with the ghost member, ah yeah, George Martin. Phew!! How could those bunch of chancers be better than Elvis? They're not!!! Still this is an underground magazine from the sixties when Elvis was doing all those likeable but cheesy movies!!! What? He came number three!! NOT BAD, for a guy that was hip but anti hip, anti establishment but became it. Obviously Beatles are the new Establishment, some say they always were. One thing is for certain Elvis will always be Number 1!!!!
aura (profilecontact) wrote on May 30, 2010report abuse
But how ca anyone talk about "a favourite ELVIS song"? He has dozens of lovely songs... and even non-fans agree !
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 30, 2010report abuse
Rolling Stone mag was born in 1967, well after Elvis's most creative period so what do you expect? To even come in third I think is great and he was the top solo artist, so lets not be so down. Its also a sign of the times. Since 1979, our NY oldies radio station has held a voter top 500 songs poll every Labor Day weekend. Up until 2006, Elvis always had the top number of records in the list. Now it is The Beatles. More of the Elvis generation is getting old or just doesn't care about such trivial things anymore.
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on May 30, 2010report abuse
'Rolling Stone' Magazine has always 'favoured' artists/groups who originated in the 1960's. Their polls etc., should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on May 30, 2010report abuse
Rolling Rag...err Rolling Stone has yet again given us a list of top all time songs. Hopefully most Elvis fans don't read Rolling Stone magazine and if the readers or editors or whoever comes up with these lists really think "Like A Rolling Stone" is the best song of all time, it just proves how pathetic the magazine truly is.
tigerpawl (profilecontact) wrote on May 30, 2010report abuse
Look at this way as a single performer ELVIS is 1. It takes a group of bloody English men? to win the opionated poll.
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on May 29, 2010report abuse
ttwiise thats a tribute to how many great songs our guy done. its hard to name just one favorite song because he done so many great songs in his life. not many singers can really say that. elvis's song list is more than 1000 songs deep and thats including unreleased songs and random songs he sang in concert taht he couldnt record for an album. my favorite elvis song ofa ll time wasnt even a hit when it could have been if it was pushed. thats ong was love me, love the life i lead.
ttwiise (profilecontact) wrote on May 29, 2010report abuse
The problem for elvis on any vote for best song is that he did so many that the vote gets split. In fact if you ask 50 fans for their fav track you will get 30 different answers

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