Elvis Presley – 30 #1 Hits

Well kids, that post heading ought to tell you all you need to know.

What did this collection mean to me? It’s a time machine, zapping me back to my childhood and my mother’s old Rock-Ola jukebox full of 45s. We heard a lot of Elvis. A lot.

From Heartbreak Hotel to Way Down, this is 30 tracks of just damn good music. You knew that. The only odd things were two-fold:

1) To me, Wooden Heart is not a hit. It sounds like it was recorded by Elvis fronting a band of cajun gypsies with their own tuba section. It’s just… weird.

2) The inclusion of Junkie XL’s updating of A Little Less Conversation, tacked onto the end as track 31, is a bit whacked. Seriously, you spend a whole disc just enjoying the King, and then…

I am so happy for another excuse to link you to this bit of internet gold.

Honestly. I will never get tired of that.

In sum: For a single disc, this set does a pretty damn good job. Fun.

8 thoughts on “Elvis Presley – 30 #1 Hits

    1. keepsmealive says:

      Oh this CD only scratches the surface, but it does cover several of the big hits.

      I’d argue that the King Of Rock N Roll box set, which covers the 50s, would also be essential. I’ve heard it (and it’s great) but I do not currently own it.

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      1. J. says:

        I totally missed this. Magic, though – so thanks for taking the opportunity to post it again with both hands! I could watch this all day long.

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