Elvis Tops Listeners Top 200 Chart

For six weeks now "Aloha from Hawaii" and "68 Comeback" sets have occupied the top two placings in the UK DVD charts. And for the second year running "The Wonder Of You" has topped the Saga 106.6fm listeners' Top 200 chart, with Elvis enjoying a 13 placings. 1. The Wonder Of You – Elvis Presley (1) 2. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen (5) 3. A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum (2) 4. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel (25) 5. Miss You Nights – Cliff Richard (6) Elvis' other listings: 7. An American Trilogy – Elvis Presley (31) 12. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley (110) 18. Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley (125) 23. It’s Now Or Never – Elvis Presley (18) 33. Always On My Mind – Elvis Presley (38) 41. Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley (53) 51. Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley (23) 86. Girl Of My Best Friend – Elvis Presley (8) 96. Wooden Heart – Elvis Presley (77) 120. In The Ghetto – Elvis Presley 140. Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley 188. I Just Can’t Help Believin’ – Elvis Presley
Source: Todd Slaughter / Updated: Sep 1, 2004 
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nikos (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 5, 2004report abuse
Where Can I find the Whole List with the 200 songs
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 5, 2004report abuse
At the end of the day, this was a poll of the general public not specifically Elvis fans. If you've ever seen the reaction TWOY gets when played in a night club, or any other club for that matter, it is no surprise that this is no1. Of course, technically speaking, suspicious minds, Always on my mind and god knows how many others are better songs. But that's not the point- the general public don't give a s*** about that deep lyric or that beautiful bass line or the etheral soulful quality to Els voice. They only care about what they can sing along to, what makes them feel good and a catchy tune. And if TWOY fits that criteria then I'm chuffed to bits that it's No1.
It's not one of my favourite Elvis tracks, but you play it at our Elvis week festival, and I'm the first one stood on a chair singing my (albeit slightly intoxicated) head off. By the way, I think Bohemian Rhapsody is a pile of fetid dingos kidneys. So there.
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 3, 2004report abuse
Music is a subjective issue, but I know what you mean and I agree with your views. You like what you like and bedevil what other people think . My son listenes to rubbish as far as I'm concerned ,but he calls Elvis crap in responseI would only end up saying that if Saga are playing Elvis songs every 16 records then consider the station to be heavily biased and not representative of its listeners.
King Of Western Bop (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 3, 2004report abuse
Isn't music an objective medium? You all like different songs to different degrees. You're all right, and you're all wrong. All according to how you look at it isn't it? Human nature makes us creatures that tend to see things from one viewpoint - our own. We all like to think we can determine what is the best this, the best that, etc. I'm just glad Elvis is still being remembered. I personally love most of his music, but I recognise that many will have a different view from me. Please do so, it's your privilage. I just don't see the point in arguing over what is essentially an objective medium. After all, there are many who wouldn't pick any of those listed as favourites. Are they wrong too? There are no rights or wrongs - just silly bickering in this case.
Aaron24 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 2, 2004report abuse
Harmston, I think it's you that's missed the point, not Jim - your "in no way is this top 250 of Elvis recordings" is poorly phrased. Reading your message I picked it up the same was as Jim did - you've obviously missed a word or two and completely changed the meaning of what you were saying.
Anyway, TWOY not in Elvis' top 250!!! That's a slight over-reaction! It's top 50 at the very least. It's a solid Elvis song and one as a fan, that I am very glad he recorded.
Jefffirmin (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 2, 2004report abuse
Why is it that 'Wonder of You' always seems so popular? Is it me? It probably wouldn't rate in my top 100. I usually skip it when it pops out the speakers, as I do with Wooden Heart!! There are so many great, great tracks out there. Oh dear, never mind. Now where's my copy of 'Do the Clam'?
harmston (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 2, 2004report abuse
Jim, you've missed the point entirely! I know it's a list of favourite hits - I actually work for Saga! What I said was that 'TWOY' is not in the top 250 Elvis songs, which has no direct correlation with the Saga list other than the incredulity that this could be voted above circa 250 other Elvis songs let alone every other song recorded. Obviously happy Elvis won, but 'AOMM' number 33, 'SM' no 41 and 'IJCHB' no 188 defies belief.. BTW, which version of 'TWOY' - the hit version or the even more dreadful one on 30 Number 1s...
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 2, 2004report abuse
Harmston - read it properly, its the listeners Top 200 songs, not just Elvis hits. PS - Congratulations to all fans who bought the Aloha and 68 DVDs in the UK and to all those who pass the word around to friends, families, etc. Six weeks at the top is outstanding considering the abysmal promotion again. Well done everyone.
harmston (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 1, 2004report abuse
'The Wonder of You would come about 30 on my list...of songs recorded in 1970. In no way is this top 250 of Elvis recordings....I Just Can't Help Believing number 188, what acomplete and utter joke - infinitely better than 'TWOY'

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