13: Love Me Tender

NeilTop 30 - Songs by Elvis Presley

Entered Top 40s: 9 February 1957
Entry Point: 15
Highest Chart: 6
Weeks In: 13
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This time, we head back into the 1950’s to a song that was based on a song from the American Civil War (called Aura Lee) – if you find it on YouTube or similar, you’ll find that the tune is identical but the words completely different. It is a simple tune (as you would expect from such an old song) but demonstrates the purity of Elvis’ voice. It also featured in a movie called Love Me Tender in which Elvis made his acting debut.

All in all, a great song, beautifully sung by a 21-year-old Elvis …