7: How Great Thou Art

NeilTop 30 - Songs by Elvis Presley

Entered Top 40s: Did not chart – released 27 February 1967
Entry Point: 0
Highest Chart: 0
Weeks In: 0
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In the mid to late 60’s, Elvis started to record more gospel music that he had previously and this one sits head and shoulders above the others in my opinion. One of the great hymns, it was originally a Swedish tune that eventually made its way across to English via German and Russian.

It is a song that any good voice – particularly a male voice – should be able to carry off but in Elvis’ case it seems as though it was written for him. Well worth a listen and deserving of its position at number 7.