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Top Ten Hits
Genres: Pop, Rock
This two-disc collection delivers exactly what it promises: Every Top 10 hit achieved by Elvis Presley during his remarkable reign as the King of Rock & Roll. Beginning with his earliest singles from the mid-'50s--the blue... more »
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This two-disc collection delivers exactly what it promises: Every Top 10 hit achieved by Elvis Presley during his remarkable reign as the King of Rock & Roll. Beginning with his earliest singles from the mid-'50s--the bluesy "Heartbreak Hotel," the doowop-styled "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You," the folkish "Love Me Tender," and the raucous "Jailhouse Rock"--right through such melodramatic early-'60s chart-toppers as "It's Now or Never" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight," and on to late country-tinged hits as "In the Ghetto," "Suspicious Minds," and his final entry, the mucho macho "Burnin' Love," there's just no getting around Pesley's imposing history and accomplishments. --Billy Altman
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"Had more top ten hits than Elvis and this 2 CD set proves why. From Early rockers like Jailhouse Rock and Hound Dog to polished ballads like Cant Help Falling In Love and Are You Lonesome Tonight to even a single Gospel entry Crying in the Chapel, this wonderful set gives a nice overview of why Elvis's music was and still is so great."
Great Collection Of His Greatest Hits!
Barron Laycock | Temple, New Hampshire United States | 09/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This collection of Elvis songs is perfect for someone who is interested in having the best of his single releases. For those of us who grew up hearing these songs being played as the background to the movie of our everyday lives, each brings back some dusty memories; hitching a ride in a friends reworked '51 Ford and hearing "Jailhouse Rock" for the first time, or driving to Pennsylvania for my older sister's wedding and listening to "Don't be Cruel " as we hurtled down the highway. Yet much of this music came relatively later in his career, which is to say after he returned from the Army after a two year absence doing his patriotic duty. So we have quite a mixture of different kinds of Elvis music, for what came after he returned was far less edgy and different than it had been before. Now he seemed to stick much more closely to a formulaic kind of song, much more main stream in songs like "Stuck On You, "Good Luck Charm", and "Return To Sender". Which isn't to say they were not good or that we didn't like them. But a lot of what he recorded in the 1963-67 timeframe was a lot like what everyone else was doing, or had been doing, in pop music. Yet there are some innovative and impressive songs here, such as "It's Now Or Never", which was almost operatic in its delivery. This was a side of Elvis we had never recognized in any of his previous work, and he showed exactly how good a voice he had to work with. So we have quite a range here, from the early work like "Good Rocking Tonight", "Baby, Let's Play House", "All Shook Up", and "Heartbreak Hotel", as well as some softer and more mainstream work like "She's Not You", "Devil In Disguise', and "Suspicious Minds". Anyone giving a good listen to the range on this CD can see just what kind of musical legs this guy had. Enjoy!"
AN AMERICAN LEGEND
Frank Greco | New Bern, N.C. United States | 12/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The only reason that , I think, this cd hasn't sold millions more is that RCA keeps pumping out these ridiculous Elvis "HITS" compilations every year! if the public wasn't over saturated with these type releases, then GREAT ones like this could have a better chance to appealing to ALL AGES of NEWER fans and selling ALOT more than the 3x platinum certification it holds now. If your looking for elvis' commercial heyday, it's all here! simply put, it's the best greatest hits cd i have ever owned!"