Many musicians today will undoubtedly admit that Elvis Presley was one of their biggest inspirations in the music business. For this reason, in addition to his success as a rocker, Elvis Presley is widely known as “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The following paragraphs will discuss some of the factors that enable Elvis Presley to retain his popularity even 20 years after his death.
In regards to his musical career, Elvis Presley had several hit songs that reached number one not only on the pop charts, but on the R&B and country charts as well. This hit songs include: Don’t Be Cruel, Jailhouse Rock, All Shook Up.
His hit song, Teddy Bear, also made it to number one on the R&B, Country, and Pop music charts. Today, these songs are still played on radio stations all over the world, which greatly contributes to Elvis’ still existing popularity.
Another factor that helps keep Elvis Presley’s memory alive are his Christmas hits. Every Christmas, millions of people play music that includes holiday songs performed by Elvis. Some of Elvis’ most popular Christmas songs include: Here Comes Santa Claus, White Christmas, Blue Christmas.
Blue Christmas hit the number one spot on the Top 40’s chart three years after his death.
Finally, Elvis Presley made 33 films during his acting career, greatly contributing to his modern day touristy. Some of his most popular movies include: Love Me Tender, Viva Las Vegas, Jailhouse Rock.
Many of Elvis’ movies can still be purchased or can be watched on cable television today. Elvis’s successful movie career surely helps keep his popularity alive among younger generations.
Elvis Presley has always been known as “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, especially to those who lived in his era. However, two decades preceding his death, his popularity still exists. As long as his music is heard, and his movies are viewed, Elvis’ memory will live on.