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Poll: Which is Elvis Presley's greatest song?

Four decades ago the world mourned the loss of one of music's greatest artists, Elvis Presley.

The King may be gone but he has never been forgotten, with his songs still as popular today as they ever have been.

And with so many tracks to choose from, we are asking which is Elvis Presley's greatest song?

1. It's Now Or Never

Released in 1960, It's Now Or Never has been declared one of the best-selling singles of all time, selling over 25 million copies worldwide.

The track peaked at number 1 in both the UK and US singles charts.

2. Jailhouse Rock

In 1957 the song was released to coincide with Elvis' film, also called Jailhouse Rock.

The song would become one of the singer's iconic tracks, later being named one of the greatest Rock n Roll songs of all time and coming in at number 67 in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

3. Are You Lonesome Tonight

Elvis recorded his version of the classic song in 1960 at the request of his manager Colonel Tom Parker.

The track reached number one in the UK singles charts.

4. A Little Less Conversation

Recorded by Elvis in 1968 for the film Live a Little, Love a Little the song was a small hit for the singer in the US.

However a 2002 remix of the song by Junkie XL became a worldwide hit, topping the singles charts in nine countries, including the UK.

5. Suspicious Minds

Elvis recorded Suspicious Minds in 1969, and it became one of the most notable hits of his career.

The song was his final number-one single in the US, it also reached number 2 in the UK.

6. Hound Dog

Despite being recorded more than 250 times, Elvis' 1956 version of Hound Dog is the most memorable and is also one of the best-selling singles of all time .

Selling 10 million copies globally, the song reached number 1 in the US and number 2 in the UK.

7. Heartbreak Hotel

Released in 1956, Heartbreak Hotel was Elvis' first single on his new record label RCA Victor.

The track reached number 1 in the US and later peaked at number 10 in the the UK's singles chart in 1971.

8. Always On My Mind

Elvis was among many artists who recorded this song over the years, including Willy Nelson and the Pet Shop Boys.

The King's version was released in 1972, a short time after he separated from his wife Priscilla.

The track reached number 9 in the UK and was voted the nation's top Elvis song in a poll by ITV.

9. Viva Las Vegas

Recorded in 1963 for Elvis' film of the same name, this was one of the King's best known hits.

10. Blue Suede Shoes

Written by Carl Perkins in 1955, Elvis released his version of Blue Suede Shoes in 1956 as the request of his record label RCA Victor.

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