#32 - I Gotta Know (1960)
"I Gotta Know" was recorded by Elvis on April 3, 1960 and was the B-side to the hit "Are You Lonesome Tonight". I Gotta Know made it to #14 in the charts despite being on the flip side.
The song was actually first recorded by Cliff Richards in September 1959 preceding Elvis recording by 7 months.
#31 - Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Doc Pumus and Mort Shuman wrote Viva Las Vegas which was the title track of the movie of the same name that co-starred Ann Margret. The Colonel had protested during filming of Elvis' costars Ann Margret and the attention she was receiving including movie close ups and musical participation. The song was actually the B-side to What I Say. The song which captures the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas was never performed by Elvis on a live stage setting.
#30 - Blue Christmas (1964)
"Blue Christmas" was recorded on September 5, 1957 and was included in the LP in that same year Elvis' Christmas Album. Although it was also released in extended play format as well it was not commercially available as a single until 1964 with Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me).
Elvis performed this song during his 1968 TV Special "Elvis" during a sit down session as well occasionally during his live concert performances. We include an impromptu version from September 24, 1974 recorded in College Park, MD.
#29 - Separate Ways (1972)
Separate Ways is a song written by Red West and Richard Mainegra and recorded by Elvis on March 27, 1972 and released in November 1972. Red West who co-wrote the song was one of the members of the "Memphis Mafia" - Elvis bodyguard and long time friend. The song released with the B-side of Always On My Mind reached over a half million copies sold in the U.S providing Elvis another gold record.
In the Always Elvis social media song poll Separate Ways was by far the most popular song of these four with 44% of fans choosing it. Below we have the single audio version of the song as well as the clip of Elvis performing the song during his concert movie "Elvis On Tour"
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