The 100 Greatest Elvis Presley Master Recordings

Elvis Presley in 1968 (NBC)

Elvis Presley in 1968 (NBC)

August 16 marks the 45th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. In honor of his accomplishments as a recording artist, today The Mystery Train Elvis Blog presents a ranked list of Elvis’ 100 greatest master recordings released during his lifetime.

These 100 songs are Elvis Presley’s masterpieces.

#100 It’s Impossible (Live-1972)
Elvis (Fool)

#99 I Believe (1957)
Elvis’ Christmas Album

#98 Peace In The Valley (1957)
Elvis’ Christmas Album

#97 Unchained Melody (Live-1977)
Moody Blue

#96 Moody Blue (1976)
Moody Blue

#95 Pledging My Love (1976)
Moody Blue

#94 Crying In The Chapel (1960)
How Great Thou Art

#93 His Hand In Mine (1960)
His Hand In Mine

#92 Working On The Building (1960)
His Hand In Mine

#91 Merry Christmas Baby (Informal-1971)
Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas

#90 Like A Baby (1960)
Elvis Is Back!

#89 Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (1971)
Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas

#88 O Come All Ye Faithful (1971)
Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas

#87 Here Comes Santa Claus (1957)
Elvis’ Christmas Album

#86 Winter Wonderland (1971)
Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas

#85 Guitar Man (1967)
Clambake

#84 Tryin’ To Get To You (1955)
Elvis Presley

#83 Love Me (Live-1968)
A Legendary Performer, Volume 1

#82 Gentle On My Mind (1969)
From Elvis In Memphis

#81 Tryin’ To Get To You (Live-1968)
A Legendary Performer, Volume 1

#80 Blue Suede Shoes (Live-1968)
A Legendary Performer, Volume 2

#79 Long Black Limousine (1969)
From Elvis In Memphis

#78 I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (Live-1970)
That’s The Way It Is

#77 My Baby Left Me (1956)
For LP Fans Only

#76 I Feel So Bad (1961)
Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3

#75 Is It So Strange (1957)
A Date With Elvis

#74 Blue Moon Of Kentucky (1954)
That’s All Right (Single)

#73 For The Heart (1976)
From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee

#72 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (1956)
For LP Fans Only

#71 I Was The One (1956)
For LP Fans Only

#70 I’ll Be Home For Christmas (1957)
Elvis’ Christmas Album

#69 Silent Night (1957)
Elvis’ Christmas Album

#68 Also Sprach Zarathustra/Opening Riff/That’s All Right (Live-1972)
As Recorded At Madison Square Garden

#67 No More (1961)
Blue Hawaii

#66 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (1971)
Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas

#65 No Strap/One Night (Live-1968)
ELVIS-TV Special

#64 A Mess Of Blues (1960)
Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 4

#63 Rubberneckin’ (1969)
Almost In Love

#62 See See Rider (Live-1970)
On Stage: February 1970

#61 Are You Lonesome Tonight (Live-1969)
From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis

#60 After Loving You (1969)
From Elvis In Memphis

#59 Stranger In My Own Home Town (1969)
From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis

#58 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Live-1968)
ELVIS-TV Special

#57 Heartbreak Hotel/Hound Dog/All Shook Up (Live-1968)
ELVIS-TV Special

#56 All Shook Up (1957)
Elvis’ Golden Records

#55 Hound Dog (1956)
Elvis’ Golden Records

#54 Little Sister (1961)
Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3

#53 Witchcraft (1963)
Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 4

#52 Can’t Help Falling In Love (Live-1969)
From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis

#51 Amazing Grace (1971)
He Touched Me

#50 Heartbreak Hotel (1956)
Elvis’ Golden Records

#49 That’s All Right (1954)
That’s All Right (Single)

#48 How Great Thou Art (1966)
How Great Thou Art

#47 Run On (1966)
How Great Thou Art

#46 It’s Still Here (1971)
Elvis (Fool)

#45 Let It Be Me (Live-1970)
On Stage: February 1970

#44 Funny How Time Slips Away (1970)
Elvis Country: I’m 10,000 Years Old

#43 Early Morning Rain (1971)
Elvis Now

#42 Don’t Cry Daddy (1969)
Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Volume 1

#41 The Wonder Of You (Live-1970)
On Stage: February 1970

#40 Blue Moon (1954)
Elvis Presley

#39 When It Rains, It Really Pours (1957)
Elvis For Everyone!

#38 Clean Up Your Own Backyard (1968)
Almost In Love

#37 Make The World Go Away (1970)
Elvis Country: I’m 10,000 Years Old

#36 Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Live-1970)
On Stage: February 1970

#35 Love Me Tender (Live-1968)
ELVIS-TV Special

#34 In The Ghetto (1969)
From Elvis In Memphis

#33 Can’t Help Falling In Love (Live-1968)
ELVIS-TV Special

#32 Wearin’ That Loved-On Look (1969)
From Elvis In Memphis

#31 Power Of My Love (1969)
From Elvis In Memphis

#30 Any Day Now (1969)
From Elvis In Memphis

#29 Stranger In The Crowd (1970)
That’s The Way It Is

#28 Kentucky Rain (1969)
Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Volume 1

#27 I Really Don’t Want To Know (1970)
I Really Don’t Want To Know (Single)

#26 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (1970)
Elvis Country: I’m 10,000 Years Old

#25 You’ll Never Walk Alone (1967)
You’ll Never Walk Alone

#24 Don’t Be Cruel (1956)
Elvis’ Golden Records

#23 Promised Land (1973)
Promised Land

#22 How The Web Was Woven (1970)
That’s The Way It Is

#21 Tomorrow Never Comes (1970)
Elvis Country: I’m 10,000 Years Old

#20 Can’t Help Falling In Love (1961)
Blue Hawaii

#19 Jailhouse Rock (Live-1968)
ELVIS-TV Special

#18 Mystery Train/Tiger Man (Live-1969)
From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis

#17 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (Live-1970)
That’s The Way It Is

#16 I’ve Lost You (1970)
Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Volume 2

#15 Just Pretend (1970)
That’s The Way It Is

#14 Polk Salad Annie (Live-1970)
On Stage: February 1970

#13 Santa Claus Is Back In Town (1957)
Elvis’ Christmas Album

#12 Reconsider Baby (1960)
Elvis Is Back!

#11 Good Rockin’ Tonight (1954)
A Date With Elvis

#10 One Night (1957)
50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong: Elvis’ Gold Records – Volume 2

#9 Baby, Let’s Play House (1955)
A Date With Elvis

#8 Burning Love (1972)
Burning Love And Hits From His Movies, Volume 2

#7 Love Me (1956)
Elvis

#6 Always On My Mind (1972)
Separate Ways

#5 Are You Lonesome Tonight (1960)
Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3

#4 Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Elvis’ Golden Records

#3 Suspicious Minds (1969)
Suspicious Minds (Single)

#2 Mystery Train (1955)
For LP Fans Only

#1 If I Can Dream (1968)
If I Can Dream (Single)

The Music Will Be With Us, Always

This concludes The Mystery Train Blog countdown of Elvis Presley’s 711 master recordings from worst to best.

Read Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5


“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
Deuteronomy 31:8

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