40 Years Later: Spotify Remembers Elvis Presley

Spotify reveals The King’s most-streamed songs and most fanatical cities

August 16th marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. To commemorate the legacy the King of Rock N’ Roll left behind, Spotify has taken a look at the musical impact he continues to have today.

News of Elvis’s passing shocked the world in 1977, but 40 years later, listeners across the globe continue to stream the icon’s biggest hits, including ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’.

Elvis’s catalog of songs have been streamed well over a billion times, the equivalent of almost 4000 years of streaming. The most streamed Elvis song globally and in the US is ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’, which has been streamed more than 90m times . ‘Suspicious Minds’ is at number 2 with 69m streams worldwide, and ‘Jailhouse Rock’ rounds out the global top 3 with 68m streams.

Surprisingly, Elvis’s home country of the US doesn’t have the biggest share of Elvis listening within a country. In fact, Sweden has the highest concentration of Elvis listening, followed by the United Kingdom, Chile, Iceland and the Netherlands.

Three out of the top five cities with the largest share of Elvis listening come from the United Kingdom, with Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham coming in at number one, three and five, respectively. Santiago, Chile takes the number two spot, and Göteborg, Sweden appears a number four.

Celebrate the legend with Spotify’s This Is: Elvis Presley playlist, and check out detailed data below.


Top Global Elvis Tracks:

  1. Can’t Help Falling in Love
  2. Suspicious Minds
  3. Jailhouse Rock
  4. Blue Christmas
  5. In the Ghetto
  6. A Little Less Conversation – JXL Radio Edit Remix
  7. Hound Dog
  8. Always On My Mind
  9. Burning Love
  10. Heartbreak Hotel
  11. Don’t Be Cruel
  12. Blue Suede Shoes
  13. All Shook Up
  14. (You’re The) Devil In Disguise
  15. Love Me Tender
  16. Viva Las Vegas
  17. Are You Lonesome Tonight
  18. It’s Now or Never
  19. Return to Sender
  20. That’s All Right


Top US Elvis Tracks:

  1. Can’t Help Falling in Love
  2. Blue Christmas
  3. Jailhouse Rock
  4. Suspicious Minds
  5. Hound Dog
  6. Burning Love
  7. Heartbreak Hotel
  8. A Little Less Conversation – JXL Radio Edit Remix
  9. In the Ghetto
  10. Don’t Be Cruel
  11. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
  12. All Shook Up
  13. It’s Now or Never
  14. Blue Suede Shoes
  15. Love Me Tender
  16. Stuck on You
  17. (You’re The) Devil in Disguise
  18. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
  19. Always on My Mind
  20. That’s All Right


Top Countries (normalized*):

  1. Sweden
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Chile
  4. Iceland
  5. Netherlands
  6. Ireland
  7. Belgium
  8. Norway
  9. Liechtenstein
  10. Cyprus
  11. Spain
  12. Andorra
  13. Greece
  14. Malta
  15. Australia
  16. New Zealand
  17. Italy
  18. Switzerland
  19. Monaco
  20. Austria


Top Cities (normalized*):

  1. Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK
  2. Santiago, Region Metropolitana, CL
  3. Manchester, Manchester, UK
  4. Göteborg, Vastra Gotaland, SE
  5. Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  6. Dublin, Dublin, IE
  7. Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, SE
  8. Oslo, Oslo, NO
  9. Melbourne, Victoria, AU
  10. Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NL
  11. Curitiba, Parana, BR
  12. Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BR
  13. Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, AR
  14. Mexico, Distrito Federal, MX
  15. Montréal, Quebec, CA
  16. London, London, City of, UK
  17. Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, DK
  18. Barcelona, Catalonia, ES
  19. Perth, Western Australia, AU
  20. Auckland, Auckland, NZ


*Elvis listening was normalized by dividing his streams by all streams in a country or city.