#4M : 1956 Elvis and Friends
Today’s theme for #MondaysMusicMovesMe or #4M has been chosen by “The Shadow”. They will be the ‘music conductor’ for the month of January. Today’s assignment is Elvis Presley, as his birthday is January 8. In addition, we have been instructed to pick an additional song from the Elvis Presley era. That’s where it gets a bit interesting, as Elvis was around from the mid 1950’s until late 1970’s.
Elvis started recording in 1953, but didn’t really hit it big until January 1956, when he made his first recordings with RCA in Nashville. The first hit that came out of that recording session was ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. Later that month, he appeared on television for the first time, and did more recording sessions. By the end of the year, he had 5 songs that fell in the Top 20 songs for the year.
Because this was quite the successful year for Elvis, I’ve decided to focus on 1956 for this post.
I’ve got the 5 songs, plus 5 additional from that same year, that also fell in the Top 20 songs of the year.
- #1 - Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
- #2 - Elvis Presley - Don’t Be Cruel
- #3 - Nelson Riddle - Lisbon Antiqua
- #4 - Platters - My Prayer
- #8 - Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
- #10 - Kay Starr - Rock and Roll Waltz
- #12 - Platters - The Great Pretender
- #14 - Elvis Presley - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
- #15 - Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
- #16 - Perry Como - Hot Diggity
Enjoy! Do you have a favorite Elvis song? Or a song from his era?
Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow (Jan 8) for the Battle of the Bands Results
Today’s post is part of the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop, hosted by X-Mas Dolly, and co-hosted by JAmerican Spice, Stacy Uncorked, Curious as a Cathy. , and Ramblin with AM. Be sure to stop by the hosts and visit the other participants. If you have a MUSIC* post, feel free to join in the fun! *sorry non-music posts are not permitted in this bloghop.