elvis’ first number one hit record in england

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BACK IN JANUARY, I was asked to an­swer a ques­tion on Quora: What was the first British #1 hit for Elvis Presley? My an­swer was short al­though not nec­es­sarily simple: I noted that some UK charts listed Heart­break Hotel as reaching #1 while others only placed it at #2. The first single to reach #1 on all the major charts was All Shook Up. READ MORE

so just what was elvis’ biggest hit of all time?

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WHAT WAS ELVIS PRESLEY’S BIGGEST HIT? The term “hit” al­most al­ways refers to one side of a single, whether it is an an­ti­quated 45 rpm single (1949-1989) or a pre­his­toric 78 rpm single (1898-1958). The term is rel­a­tive: A record that made it to #88 and stayed on the na­tional Top 100 for three weeks in 1966 would be a big hit for a rock & roll band on a local record com­pany that only re­ceived air­play and dis­tri­b­u­tion in north­eastern Penn­syl­vania. READ MORE

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