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Moody_Blue
02-25-2009, 06:50 PM
Basically a friend has asked me to put together a CD of about 25-30 songs from any of Elvis songs. Because theres so many good songs to choose from I'm not sure how to narrow it down. What would be your selections? It can be any versions of the song live,studio,rehearsels etc

Any help would be great (y)

LtCarman
02-25-2009, 09:47 PM
Basically a friend has asked me to put together a CD of about 25-30 songs from any of Elvis songs. Because theres so many good songs to choose from I'm not sure how to narrow it down. What would be your selections? It can be any versions of the song live,studio,rehearsels etc

Any help would be great (y)

What type of music does your friend like? I'm pretty sure I can help.

spanish eyes
02-25-2009, 10:28 PM
Basically a friend has asked me to put together a CD of about 25-30 songs from any of Elvis songs. Because theres so many good songs to choose from I'm not sure how to narrow it down. What would be your selections? It can be any versions of the song live,studio,rehearsels etc

Any help would be great (y)

My selections would be as follows:-

Heartbreak Hotel
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
In the Ghetto
Don't
If I Can Dream and It Hurts Me - 68 Comeback Special versions
You Don't Know Me - Clambake movie version
Tender Feeling
Suppose
Snowbird
I Can't Stop Loving You
Indescribably Blue
Please Don't Stop Loving Me
The Sound of Your Cry
Its Only Love
Kentucky Rain
Hurt
20 Days and 20 Nights
Its Easy for You
Are You Lonesome Tonight (Laughing Version)
Just Pretend
I Just Can't Help Believin
We Can Make the Morning
How Great Thou Art
Reach Out to Jesus
Lead Me, Guide Me
He Knows Just What I Need
What Now My Love
Its Over
Don't Cry Daddy - Duet with Lisa-Marie

hounddog
02-25-2009, 10:32 PM
If it's blues/rock then Stranger in My own home town, Mess of Blue, I want You with me, if it's ballads Never Ending, You Don't Know Me, They Remind me too much of You, 70's rock, I've got a thing about you baby, Way Down, Let Me be There, 50's rock, Anyplace is paradise, Mystery Train,

I'd go for the songs that were not big hits.

elvisia
02-25-2009, 10:47 PM
My list would be something like this:

1. Blue moon of Kentucky
2. I don`t care if the sun don`t shine
3. Just because
4. When my blue moon turns to gold
5. First in line
6. I`m counting on you
7. I was the one
8. Trying to get to you
9. Lawdy miss clawdy
10. Paralyzed
11. So close, yet so far
12. Return to sender
13. I`ll remember you
14. I`t hurts me
15. Devil in disquise
16. You`ll never walk alone
17. If I can dream
18. In the ghetto
19. Kentucky rain
20. After loving you
21. The wonder of you
22. I`ve lost you
23. If that isn`t love
24. Burning love
25. For the good times
26. Pieces of my life
27. How great thou art(Live)
28. Promised land
29. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
30. Moody blue

elvispresleytheking
02-25-2009, 10:50 PM
Bridge Over Troubled Water, I'm Leavin', The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, and An American trilogy are all must-haves

elvisia
02-25-2009, 11:00 PM
Bridge Over Troubled Water, I'm Leavin', The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, and An American trilogy are all must-haves

Oh yes....you are right about Bridge and Trilogy......well, it`s quite a hard job to pick just 30 songs:D

Trelane P
02-26-2009, 11:15 AM
Depends on what style your friend likes but I would make the following CD up for my friends. This splits each three decades up with ten songs each (50s/60s/70s) and shows the rocking/blues/r&B side of Elvis that I love:


1. Good rockin’ tonight
2. Baby let’s play house
3. Heartbreak hotel
4. my baby left me
5. hound dog
6. santa claus is back in town
7. jailhouse rock
8. trouble
9. crawfish
10. big hunka love
11. reconsider baby
12. little sister
13. hi heel sneakers
14. big boss man
15. clean up your own backyard
16. change of habit
17. stranger in my own home town
18. wearing that loved on look
19. rubberneckin
20. gentle on my mind
21. suspicious minds (live)
22. walk a mile in my shoes (live)
23. I just can’t help believing (live)
24. Merry Christmas baby
25. burning love
26. promised land
27. if you don’t come back
28. I got a feeling in my body
29. TROUBLE
30. Way Down

Anyone else think animal instinct is just a great track. Rediscovered it recently and love it. That beat, bass and flute are soooooooooo cool.

dennyelvis
02-26-2009, 12:10 PM
Tough job indeed, i think the guys have done a good job ... i would go for a retrospective feel, start from the Sun label, and hit a song or two from all aspects of his career.
Before + after the army, movie songs, 68/69, vegas, then his final tracks, way down, and maybe ALLC to finish ... phew! all this in 30 songs ... wow !