38 years ago, Elvis Presley tragically died and music lost its King of rock n roll.
But despite his untimely death aged just 42, Elvis remains one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of all time and an icon of the '50s and '60s.
What's more, this month also marks the 50th anniversary of when Elvis met fellow rock n roll titans The Beatles for the first and only time at the former's Bel Air's mansion, when the
Fab Four were on their US tour.
To celebrate, BBC Radio 2 have today revealed each acts Top 50 bestsellers, as compiled by The Official Charts Company. The countdown kicked off with Sara Cox and
culminated with Simon Mayo revealing the Number 1 song for each act during his Drivetime show at 7pm.
Topping Elvis’ best-sellers chart is It’s Now Or Never (with the Jordanaires), a song that spent eight weeks at the top in 1960-1961 and returned to the summit again in 2005 for a
single week - 28 years after his death. To date, the ballad has sold 1.27 million copies in the UK alone.
Elsewhere among the Top 10 hits is A Little Less Conversation at Number 5 (sales of 828,000). The song became a worldwide hit in 2002 including four weeks at the top of the
Official Singles Chart when JXL released a remix of the track, originally performed by Elvis for the 1968 film Live A Little, Love A Little.
Meanwhile it was recently announced that a selection of Elvis’ hits have been reworked by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a new album, called If I Can Dream. The collection
will be released on October 30.
|ELVIS' OFFICIAL UK TOP 50
HIS BIGGEST SELLING UK SINGLES
September 02, 2015 - By Rob Copsey / The Official Charts / Elvis Express Radio--
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