I’ve seen the number 711 floating around the internet, and that seems to be about right.
If you include the soundtrack albums Elvis did in the sixties, he had about 45 studio albums. Each record had about 12 songs on it, so that’s roughly 550 songs just off of his full-length studio albums.
Once you count in the singles, holiday songs, live albums, covers, etc., you get to that 711 number.
It’s estimated that Elvis sold over one billion records worldwide during his career. In America alone, he had at least 150 different albums and singles that were certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Elvis had at least 149 songs appear on Billboard’s Hot 100 Pop Chart in America. Of those, 114 made the top forty, 40 made the top ten, and 18 made it to number one. His number one singles spent 80 weeks at the top spot. Over 90 of his records reached the charts, with 10 of them reaching the top spot.
These statistics are only for the pop charts in America. He also had dozens of hits in American country, R&B, and gospel genres. His also had tremendous international success.
- Elvis’ famous black hair was actually dyed black. His hair was naturally brown.
- In 1956, a Florida judge considered Elvis dangerous because he said that his music was undermining the youth and warned Elvis about shaking his body while singing. Because of this, he began waggy his finger as an act of protest and the crowd still loved it.
- His Graceland mansion was named after its previous owner’s daughter, Grace.
- Graceland.com – Achievements
- Quora.com – How many songs did Elvis sing?
- AskTheJarvis.com – 25 FUN FACTS ABOUT ELVIS PRESLEY, THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL