8: Are You Lonesome Tonight

NeilTop 30 - Songs by Elvis Presley

Entered Top 40s: 3 December 1960
Entry Point: 40
Highest Chart: 1
Weeks In: 17
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Another number 1 song from that period between the 50’s and 1963, when The Beatles changed the face of music. Originally recorded in the 1920’s (yes, the 1920’s), it had been recorded by several artists before Elvis released his version in 1960.

Just a great song spoiled a little by the version that keeps popping up where Elvis loses the plot and starts laughing uncontrollably. If you steer clear of that version, you’ll see why this one deserves to be in the Top 10 of this Countdown.