30 #1 HITS

DARRYL STERDAN

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ELVIS: 30 #1 HITS
Elvis Presley
(RCA/BMG)

Thank The Beatles. Or blame them. If their hits set 1 hadn't been such a smash a few years back, we might not have Elvis: 30 #1 Hits, a disc clearly aimed at the same classic-rock demographic.

But if all The King's men think this is going to rake in the dough like The Beatles' set did, they might have another think coming.

Sure, Elvis: 30 #1 Hits has a lineup of first-rate tracks -- from Heartbreak Hotel, Don't be Cruel and Hound Dog to Suspicious Minds, Burning Love and the new remix of A Little Less Conversation.

Trouble is that except for that last one, all of them can be found on a zillion other Elvis best-ofs (like the superior 1987 set Top Ten Hits). Even more troublesome is what you can't find here: Elvis: 30 #1 Hits has no cuts from his Sun records, none of his gospel sides, none of his '60s soundtrack tunes. Plus it excludes must-haves like Little Sister and Kentucky Rain, which didn't hit No. 1.

If you're looking for an easy stocking stuffer this holiday season, here it is. But if you want a definitive Elvis collection, reconsider, baby. (More on Elvis Presley)

Track Listing
1. Heartbreak Hotel
2. Don't Be Cruel
3. Hound Dog
4. Love Me Tender
5. Too Much
6. All Shook Up
7. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
8. Jailhouse Rock
9. Don't
10. Hard Headed Woman
11. One Night
12. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
13. A Big Hunk O' Love
14. Stuck On You
15. It's Now Or Never
16. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
17. Wooden Heart
18. Surrender
19. (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
20. Can't Help Falling In Love
21. Good Luck Charm
22. She's Not You
23. Return To Sender
24. (You're The) Devil In Disguise
25. Crying In The Chapel
26. In The Ghetto
27. Suspicious Minds
28. The Wonder Of You
29. Burning Love
30. Way Down
31. A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix) (Bonus Track)
 


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