Elvis Masters: The Ultimate Countdown – Part 4

This is Part 4 of a countdown of Elvis Presley’s 711 master recordings from worst to best.

Read Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

We continue our list with songs in the Above Average/Worth Listening category. This is one fan’s opinion.

#400 I Got A Feelin’ In My Body (1973)
Good Times

#399 Hard Luck (1965)
Frankie And Johnny

#398 Flaming Star (1960)
Singer Presents Elvis Singing Flaming Star And Others

#397 One Track Heart (1964)
Roustabout

#396 Angel (1961)
C’mon Everybody

#395 Old MacDonald (1966)
Double Trouble
Comment: I can’t help it – I think Elvis’ version of “Old MacDonald” is funny, so it winds up much higher on my list than one might expect. I have admitted my love for this song in the past.

#394 Long Tall Sally (1956)
Elvis

#393 Have A Happy (1969)
Let’s Be Friends

#392 Snowbird (1970)
Elvis Country: I’m 10,000 Years Old

#391 I’ll Be There (1969)
Let’s Be Friends

#390 Fever (Live-1973)
Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite

#389 Dixieland Rock (1958)
King Creole

#388 Where Do I Go From Here (1972)
Elvis (Fool)

#387 I Got A Woman (1956)
Elvis Presley

#386 Teddy Bear (1957)
Loving You
Comment: “Teddy Bear” is the lowest ranked of Elvis’ 18 Billboard #1 hits on my list.

#385 I’m Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs (1960)
His Hand In Mine

#384 Come What May (1966)
Love Letters (Single)

#383 Doncha’ Think It’s Time (1958)
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Single)

#382 Harbor Lights (1954)
A Legendary Performer, Volume 2

#381 Hawaiian Sunset (1961)
Blue Hawaii

#380 Island Of Love (1961)
Blue Hawaii

#379 If I’m A Fool (1969)
Let’s Be Friends

#378 Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (1965)
Frankie And Johnny

#377 Never Ending (1963)
Double Trouble

#376 Funny How Time Slips Away (Live-1972)
As Recorded At Madison Square Garden

#375 Never Been To Spain (Live-1972)
As Recorded At Madison Square Garden

#374 Judy (1961)
Something For Everybody

#373 Mr. Songman (1973)
Promised Land

#372 Goin’ Home (1968)
Speedway

#371 Don’t Leave Me Now (1957)
Loving You

#370 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’ (1969)
From Elvis In Memphis

#369 I’ll Hold You In My Heart (1969)
From Elvis In Memphis

#368 Ain’t That Loving You, Baby (1956)
Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 4

#367 Party (1957)
Loving You

#366 Rip It Up (1956)
Elvis

#365 Ready Teddy (1956)
Elvis

#364 Tutti Frutti (1956)
Elvis Presley

#363 Devil In Disguise (1963)
Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 4

#362 Where Could I Go But To The Lord (1966)
How Great Thou Art

#361 Can’t Help Falling In Love/Closing Riff (Live-1972)
As Recorded At Madison Square Garden

#360 I’m Counting On You (1956)
Elvis Presley

#359 If You Love Me (Live-1977)
Moody Blue

#358 Blue Hawaii (Remake-1973)
A Legendary Performer, Volume 2

#357 Just Call Me Lonesome (1967)
Clambake

#356 Your Cheatin’ Heart (1958)
Elvis For Everyone!
Comment: Elvis’ version of the Hank Williams classic “Your Cheatin’ Heart” represents the median of The Mystery Train Elvis Blog’s countdown of his masters. Half of Elvis’ master recordings are better than this song, and half of them are worse.

#355 Shoppin’ Around (1960)
G.I. Blues

#354 O Little Town Of Bethlehem (1957)
Elvis’ Christmas Album

#353 I Gotta Know (1960)
Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3

#352 Sweet Angeline (1973)
Raised On Rock

#351 Fame And Fortune (1960)
Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3

#350 Take My Hand, Precious Lord (1957)
Elvis’ Christmas Album

#349 Stuck On You (1960)
Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3

#348 Where Could I Go But To The Lord/Up Above My Head/I Found That Light/Saved (1968)
with The Blossoms
ELVIS-TV Special

#347 I Will Be Home Again (1960)
Elvis Is Back!

#346 Playing For Keeps (1956)
For LP Fans Only

#345 It Feels So Right (1960)
Elvis Is Back!

#344 I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago (1970)
Elvis Now

#343 Doin’ The Best I Can (1960)
G.I. Blues

#342 There’s A Honky Tonk Angel (1973)
Promised Land

#341 A Little Less Conversation (1968)
A Little Less Conversation (Single)

#340 I Can’t Stop Loving You (Live-1969)
From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis

#339 She’s Not You (1962)
Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3

#338 Thrill Of Your Love (1960)
Elvis Is Back!

#337 Put Your Hand In The Hand (1971)
Elvis Now

#336 Steamroller Blues (Live-1973)
Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite

#335 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again (1976)
From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee

#334 I Can’t Stop Loving You (Live-1973)
Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite

#333 Faded Love (1970)
Elvis Country: I’m 10,000 Years Old

#332 Love Me Tender (Live-1972)
As Recorded At Madison Square Garden

#331 Such A Night (1960)
Elvis Is Back!

#330 Good Luck Charm (1961)
Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3

#329 U.S. Male (1968)
Almost In Love

#328 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Informal-1971)
Elvis (Fool)

#327 My Little Friend (1969)
Almost In Love

#326 I Will Be True (1971)
Elvis (Fool)

#325 For The Good Times (Live-1972)
As Recorded At Madison Square Garden

#324 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Live-1973)
Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite

#323 My Way (Live-1973)
Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite

#322 Anything That’s Part Of You (1961)
Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3

#321 The Impossible Dream (Live-1972)
As Recorded At Madison Square Garden

#320 Dirty, Dirty Feeling (1960)
Elvis Is Back!

#319 Love Me Tender (1956)
Elvis’ Golden Records

#318 I Want To Be Free (1957)
A Date With Elvis

#317 Young And Beautiful (1957)
A Date With Elvis

#316 If Every Day Was Like Christmas (1966)
Elvis’ Christmas Album (1970 Edition)

#315 The Girl I Never Loved (1967)
Clambake

#314 Loving You (1957)
Loving You

#313 Surrender (1960)
Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3

#312 Stay Away, Joe (1967)
Let’s Be Friends

#311 Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
Girls! Girls! Girls!

#310 Marguerita (1963)
Fun In Acapulco

#309 Slicin’ Sand (1961)
Blue Hawaii

#308 We’re Coming In Loaded (1962)
Girls! Girls! Girls!

#307 Spinout (1966)
Spinout

#306 Drums Of The Islands (1965)
Paradise, Hawaiian Style

#305 G.I. Blues (1960)
G.I. Blues

#304 For Lovin’ Me (1971)
Elvis (Fool)

#303 Home Is Where The Heart Is (1961)
I Got Lucky

#302 It Hurts Me (1964)
Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 4

#301 Too Much Monkey Business (1968)
Singer Presents Elvis Singing Flaming Star And Others

To Be Continued . . .

Elvis Presley in 1968 (MGM)

Elvis Presley in 1968 (MGM)


“And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.”
Revelation 22:5

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