Elvis Presley :: US Charts & Sales History

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Postby Basil » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:37 pm

LE = Low End Estimate.
The lowest sales estimate based on the figures we have, chart runs, availability on catalogue since release and type of CD re-issues.

HE = High End Estimate.
The highest likely sales based on what we have.
Part of the reason for this figure is to demonstrate that totals for US album sales quoted at 600 to 1000m are simply impossible.

Elvis's US Albums - Total Sales
LE = 163,119,000
HE = 204,115,000


Elvis's US EP's - Total Sales
LE = 10,500,000
HE = 15,300,000


Elvis's US Singles - Total Sales
LE = 75,805,000
HE = 107,345,000

See the foot of this page for details of sales sources.
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Postby Basil » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:38 pm

RIAA Rules
As these are the basis of any sales estimate, a few of the many rules are worth noting.

Prices v Units
From 1958 to 1974, Gold albums were based on price - not sales. Thus an album had to sell over $1 million at manufacturer wholesale prices - based on one third of the list price.

For example, the 4LP set, Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits was released in 1970 and went Gold in 1973. With a high list price it didn't have to sell anywhere near 0.5m. It's actual shipment was probably 125-150,000. Later, when shipments of units were counted, this went Double Platinum in 1992 as a 2CD set, meaning an actual shipment of 1,000,000 copies in the 22 years since it's release.

Also considerable inflation occured from 1958 to 1974. The 1956 album, Elvis, went Gold in 1960. Based on what we know about list prices, the actual shipment could have been around 700,000. In 1973, the 1970 release, That's the Way It Is, went Gold. The actual shipment was probably about 520,000.

To combat the effect of inflation, certifications from 1975 were based on units (with a minimum $ shipment to counter very cheap albums).

Expanded Re-issues
From 1996, expanded CD's had to contain 75% of the musical content of the original CD. This is pertinent to many older Elvis albums which have been re-issued with many bonus tracks. If an album was originally 12 tracks, you could add 4 more tracks to make 16 and still be inside the rules. However, add one more to make 17 and you are outside the 75% rule. This excludes virtually all the remastered albums by Elvis.

For example, Blue Hawaii scanned 336,000 copies from 1991 to 2006. In 1997 the album was expanded from 14 to 22 tracks - so sales of perhaps 150-200,000 could be excluded from shipment totals presented to the riaa.

Various other riaa rules will likely crop up on this page in sales commentaries.
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Postby Basil » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:39 pm

Key
year of release
year of latest certification
title
(number of tracks/r=tracks on remaster)
US chart peak
Ct = Country album chart
Ch = Christian album chart
riaa shipment
soundscan total since 1991 - courtesy of Hanboo
( )number of units in set
weeks on catalogue chart since 1982

Studio Albums
1956 1966 Elvis Presley (12/18r) - 1 - 500,000 - 108,000 aug 2010
1956 1960 Elvis (12/18r) - 1 - 500,000
1960 1999 Elvis is Back (12/18r) - 2 - 500,000
1961 1999 Something For Everybody (12/18r) - 1 - 500,000
1962 none Pot Luck (12/17r) - 4
1969 1970 From Elvis in Memphis (12/18r) - 13 - 500,000
1969 1969 From Memphis to Vegas/Back in Memphis (22) - 12 - 500,000
1970 none Back in Memphis (10) - 183
1971 1977 Elvis Country-10,000 Years Old (12/18r) - 12 - 500,000 - 358,000 jan 2007
1971 none Love Letters From Elvis (11) - 33
1972 1992 Elvis Now (10) - 43 - 500,000
1973 none Elvis (10) - 52
1973 none Raised On Rock/For 'Ol Times Sake (10) - 50
1974 none Good Times (10) - 90
1975 none Promised Land (10/18r) - 47
1975 none Today (10) - 57
1976 1977 From Elvis Presley Boulevard (10) - 41 - 500,000
1977 1992 Moody Blue (10/19r) - 3 - 2,000,000

That's 17 studio albums by my count. Back in Memphis was the studio portion of the From Memphis to Vegas album in 1969. The live portion is included in the live album section.

Then there's 3 more studio albums

1959 none For LP Fans Only (10/14r) - 19
1959 none A Date With Elvis (10/14r) - 32
1965 none Elvis For Everyone (12) - 10

These were cobbled together efforts but don't overlap the other studio albums (or soundtracks).

Mind you, most of Elvis's albums were cobbled together really. He rarely recorded "an album" and albums were made up from bunches of sessions.

Sales estimate for this section

LE = 12,670,000
HE = 16,450,000

See Page Four for detailed breakdown
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Postby Basil » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:40 pm

Soundtracks
1957 1968 Loving You (12/20r) - 1 - 500,000 - 46,000 aug 2010
1958 1999 King Creole (11/18r) - 2 - 500,000
1960 1992 G I Blues (11/20r) - 1 - 1,000,000
1961 2002 Blue Hawaii (14/22r) - 1 - 3,000,000 - 336,000
1962 1963 Girls Girls Girls (13) - 3 - 500,000
1963 none It Happened At the World's Fair (10) - 4
1963 none Fun In Acapulco (13) - 3
1964 none Kissin' Cousins (12) - 6
1964 1988 Roustabout (11) - 1 - 500,000
1965 1999 Girl Happy (12) - 8 - 500,000
1965 none Harem Holiday (11) - 8
1966 none Frankie and Johnny (12/27r) - 20
1966 none Paradise Hawaiian Style (10) - 15
1966 none California Holiday (Spinout) (12) - 18
1967 none Double Trouble (12) - 47
1967 none Clamblake (12) - 40
1968 none Speedway (12) - 82

All his 17 soundtrack albums charted.


Other films just had EP's which will be covered later. The films without full album soundtracks were

1956 Love Me Tender
1957 Jailhouse Rock
1960 Flaming Star
1961 Wild in the Country
1962 Follow That Dream
1962 Kid Galahad
1964 Viva Las Vegas
1965 Tickle Me
1967 Easy Come Easy Go
1968 Stay Away Joe
1968 Live A Little Love a Little
1969 Charro!
1969 The Trouble With Girls
1969 Change of Habit

An amazing total of 31 films.

In the CD era many of the soundtracks were also available as 2 on 1 (or 3 on 1) issues

1993 Love in Las Vegas/Roustabout (23) - 70,000 sep 2010
1993 It Happened at The World's Fair/Acapulco (22)
1993 Harum Scarum/Girl Happy (22)
1993 Spin Out/Double Trouble (18)
1993 Kid Galahad/Girls Girls Girls (23)
1993 Frankie and Johnny/Paradise, Hawaiian Style (22)
1994 Kissin' Cousins/Clambake/Stay Away Joe (24)
1995 Follow That Dream/Flaming Star/Wild in the Country (20)
1995 Easy Come Easy Go/Speedway (20)
1995 Live A Little/Charro/Trouble With Girls/Change of Habit (20)

then in 2010
2010 Viva Las Vegas - 21,000 sep 2010



Sales estimate for this section

LE = 12,690,000
HE = 17,300,000

See Page Four for detailed breakdown
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Postby Basil » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:41 pm

Gospel "Studio" Albums
1961 1992 His Hand In Mine (12/15r) - 13 - 1,000,000
1967 2010 How Great Thou Art (13) - 18 - 3,000,000
1972 1999 He Touched Me (12) - 79 - 1,000,000

Gospel Compilations
1978 1992 He Walks Beside Me (11) - 113 - 500,000
1989 none Elvis Gospel:Known Only to Him (14)
1994 1999 Amazing Grace (56) - 1,000,000 (2CD)
1999 none He Touched Me:The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley (40) Ch (2CD)
2000 none Peace in the Valley (87) - Ch (3CD) - 100,000 jan 2009
2004 2009 Ultimate Gospel (24) - Ch - 500,000 - 284,000 may 2006 + 53,000 reissue jul
2008 none Inspirational Memories - Ch Ct
2010 none An Evening Prayer - Ch - 109,000 nov 2011



More gospel albums appear in other sections under different labels.

Sales estimate for this section

LE = 8,700,000
HE = 11,100,000

See Page 5 of this thread for detailed breakdown
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Postby Basil » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:42 pm

Christmas Albums
1 - 1957 2004 Elvis' Christmas Album (12) - 1 - 3,000,000
2 - 1970 2011 Elvis' Christmas Album (10) - 10,000,000 - 1,020,000
3 - 1971 1999 Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas (11) - 3,000,000
4 - 1982 1991 Memories of Christmas (8) - 500,000 - 73,000 oct 2010
5 - 1992 2010 Blue Christmas (8) - 1,000,000 725,000 nov 2011
6 - 1994 2002 If Everyday Was Like Christmas (24) - 94 - 1,000,000
7 - 1999 2010 It's Christmas Time (10) - 80 - 3,000,000 1,300,000 nov 2011
8 - 2001 none White Christmas (25) - 403,000 dec 2005
9 - 2003 none Christmas Peace (40) - 175 (2CD) - 174,000 sep 2010
10 - 2008 none Christmas Duets - 17 - 458,000 nov 2011


Talk about confusion...

Album 1 has 8 xmas songs + 4 gospel
Album 2 is a re-issue of Album 1 including the 8 xmas songs and 2 new ones.
Album 3 is 11 new xmas tracks.
Album 4 - 4 songs each from Albums 2 and 3.
Album 5 - 4 songs from Album 1 and 4 from Album 3.
Album 6 - 20 songs from the previous albums + 4 new ones.
Album 7 - re-issue of Album 2.
Album 8 - re-issue of Albums 1 and 3 (+ the 2 new songs on Album 2).
Album 9 - re-issue of album 6 (omitting the 4 new songs) plus 20 gospel songs.

Is all that crystal clear? :wink:

The 1957 album has been endlessly recycled and is basically albums 1,2 and 7 - giving a total shipment of 14,000,000.

2 more albums that didn't chart and are compiled from tracks on Albums 2 and 3

11 - 1984 none Merry Christmas (10)
12 - 1989 none Christmas Classics (9) - 245,000 oct 2010

There are yet more Christmas albums in posts below on non-RCA albums. Around 26 Christmas albums all based around a couple of dozen tracks.

Wild!!

Sales estimate for this section

LE = 22,450,000
HE = 26,250,000

See Page Five for full breakdown
Many artists would be delighted with career US albums sales of around 25 million. Elvis has done it with Christmas Albums for which he recorded less than 30 tracks!!

Without the independent auditing by the RIAA we would have very little idea what these albums had sold because they are endlessly re-issued.
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Postby Basil » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:43 pm

Primary Compilations

Here's one way to buy all the hits-

1958 1999 Elvis' Golden Records (14/14r/20r) - 3 - 6,000,000 - 1,356,000 32wks
1960 1992 Elvis' Golden Records Vol Two (10/14r/20r) - 31 - 1,000,000
1963 1992 Elvis' Golden Records Vol Three (12/12r/18r) - 3 - 1,000,000
1968 1992 Elvis' Golden Records Vol Four (12/12r/18r) - 33 - 500,000
1984 1999 Elvis' Golden Records Vol Five (10/16r) - 500,000

And here's another-

1987 2002 The Number One Hits (18) - 143 - 3,000,000
1987 2004 The Top Ten Hits (38)- 117 - 2,000,000 (2CD)

And another...

2002 2009 Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits (31) - 1 - 5,000,000 - 4,682,000 oct 2010 48wks (1 at #1)
2003 2003 Elvis: 2nd To None (30) - 3 - 1,000,000 - 952,000 oct 2010
2005 none HitStory (91) - Ct (3CD) - 55,000 jan 2009

And finally

2007 2010 none The Essential - 72 (2CD) - 250,000 - 349,000 sep 2010

Sales estimate for this section

LE = 22,600,000
HE = 25,950,000

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Live Albums
1968 1999 Elvis NBC TV Special (8) - 8 - 1,000,000
1970 1992 In Person (12) - 1,000,000
1970 1999 On Stage February 1970 (10/16r) - 13 - 1,000,000
1970 1973 That's the Way It Is (12) - 21 - 500,000
1972 1999 Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden (20) - 11 - 3,000,000
1973 2002 Aloha From Hawaii (23/29r) - 1 - 5,000,000 - 541,000
1974 1999 Elvis Recorded Live On Stage in Memphis (14) - 33 - 500,000
1977 2002 Elvis In Concert (33) - 5 - 3,000,000

Sales estimate for this section

LE = 16,600,000
HE = 20,200,000

See Page Five for detailed breakdown
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Postby Basil » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:45 pm

Box Sets
1970 1992 Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol One - 45 - 1,000,000 (2CD)
1971 1999 The Other Sides - Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol Two - 120 - 250,000 (2CD)
1980 1992 Elvis Aaron Presley (84) - 27 - 250,000 (4CD)
1984 none A Golden Celebration (81) - 80 (4CD)


1992 2002 The King of RnR - Complete 50's Masters (140) - 159 - 400,000 (5CD)
1993 2004 From Nashville to Memphis - 60's Masters (130) - 200,000 (5CD)
1995 1999 Walk A Mile in My Shoes - 70's Masters (120) - 100,000 (5CD)
plus the "satellite" release
1995 none Command Performances - 60's Masters Vol Two (62) (2CD)


1997 2002 Platinum, A Life In Music (100) - 80 - 125,000 (4CD)
1999 none Artist of the Century (75) - 163 (3CD)
2001 none Live In Las Vegas (89) (4CD)
2002 none Today, Tomorrow & Forever (100) - 180 - 63,000 (4CD)
2003 none Close Up (89) - Ct (4CD)
2009 none I Believe: Gospel Masters (4CD) - Ch Ct - 4,000 may 2009
2011 none Young Man with the Big Beat - Ct - (5CD)

1999 none The Collection - 1,000 2003 (30 CD)
2001 none The Blue Suede Shoes Collection (30 CD)


Sales estimate for this section

LE = 3,494,000
HE = 4,480,000

See Page Five for detailed breakdown
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Other Compilations

Sun Collections
1976 none The Sun Sessions (16) - 76
1987 2002 The Complete Sun Sessions (26) - 250,000 (2CD)
1999 none Sunrise (38) (2CD)
2004 none Elvis at Sun (19) - Ct

A Legendary Performer Series
1974 1999 Volume One (14) - 43 - 2,000,000
1976 1999 Volume Two (14) - 46 - 2,000,000
1979 1978 Volume Three (13) - 113 - 500,000
1984 none Volume Four

Vol 4 bubbled under Top 200 chart in 1984

The Essential Series
1987 none Volume One - The First Movies (27)
1989 none Volume Two - Stereo '57 (20)
1990 none Volume Three - Hits Like Never Before (24)
1996 none Volume Four - A Hundred Years From Now (22)
1998 none Volume Five - Rhythm and Country (28) - Ct
2000 none Volume Six - Such A Night (20)

Others Charting in the US
1974 none Having Fun on Stage With Elvis (dialogue) - 130
1975 1992 Pure Gold (10) - 2,000,000 14wks
1977 1983 Welcome to My World (10) - 44 - 1,000,000
1978 2011 Elvis Sings For Children/Kids (10/11r) - 130 - 500,000
1978 none A Canadian Tribute (12) - 86
1979 none Our Memories of Elvis (11) - 132
1979 none Our Memories of Elvis Vol Two (10) - 157
1981 none Guitar Man (10) - 49
1981 2002 This is Elvis (soundtrack)(31)(2LP) - 115 - 500,000
1981 none Greatest Hits Vol One (10) - 142
1982 none The Elvis Medley (10) - 133
1983 none I Was the One (11) - 103
1984 none Rocker (12) - 154 - 84,000 oct 2010
1985 none A Valentine Gift For You (13) - 154
1995 2002 Heart and Soul (22) - Ct - 500,000
1997 none Great Country Songs (22) - Ct
1997 none Greatest Jukebox Hits (23) - Ct
2000 none Best of the Artist of the Century (25)
2001 2010 The 50 Greatest Love Songs - 150 (2CD) - 250,000
2001 none Country Side Of Elvis (51) - Ct (2CD)
2005 none Love Elvis (24) - 120
2005 none Elvis By the Presleys (32) - 15 (2CD)
2007 none Viva Las Vegas - 54 - 39,000 aug 2007
2008 none Playlist - 188
2010 none Elvis 75 - 43
2010 none Viva Elvis - 48

1987 cassette series
1987 2004 Love Me Tender - 500,000
1987 none Country Feelings
1987 none Merry Christmas From Elvis
1987 none An Elvis Celebration

Other Confirmed US released CD Compilations
1985 Reconsider Baby (12)
1985 Always On My Mind (13)
1986 Return of the Rocker (12)
1987 The Memphis Record (23)
1988 Elvis Country (8)
1990 For the Asking:The Lost Album (15)
1990 The Great Performances (20)
1990 Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog & Other Top 10 Hits (8)
1991 Sings Leiber & Stoller (21)
1991 2011 Mahalo From Elvis (10)- 500,000
1991 Collector's Gold (50) - 57 -(3CD)
1996 Elvis '56 (22) - 237,000 sep 2010
1997 Blue Suede Shoes Ballet Soundtrack (2CD)
1998 Love Songs
1998 A Touch of Platinum (2CD)
1998 A Touch of Platinum (2CD)
1999 The Home Recordings (22)
1999 Tomorrow is a Long Time (18)
1999 Can't Help Falling in Love:The Hollywood Hits (22)
1999 Burning Love (18)
2001 Best of Elvis Presley:RCA 100 Years of Music (14)
2004 Artist Collection (14)
2005 Live in Las Vegas (15)

RCA/Sony/BMG Strategic Marketing
2006 Elvis Country (20) - 60,000 nov 2011
2006 Elvis Inspirational (20)
2006 Elvis Rock (20) - 120,000 nov 2011
2006 Elvis Live (20)
2006 Elvis Movies (20)
2006 Elvis R&B (20)
2006 2011 Elvis Christmas (23) - 500,000 - 525,000 nov 2011

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Extended versions of earlier albums.

The following releases revisited previous projects, usually in an expanded form

1988 The Alternate Aloha (12)
1997 An Afternoon in the Garden (23) - 85 -367,000 nov 2011
1998 Memories (48) {from 68 TV Special} (2CD)
1998 Tiger Man (15) {from 68 TV Special}
1999 Suspicious Minds (44) {Memphis Sessions 1969} (2CD)
2000 That's the Way It Is (66)(3CD)





Follow That Dream Label

Not available in shops, this label presents releases for the collectors, often revisiting projects in even more detail than the mainstream releases above



01 1999 Burbank 68 {from 68 TV Special}
02 1999 Out in Hollywood
03 1999 In A Private Moment
04 2000 The Jungle Room Sessions {Graceland 1976}
05 2000 Long Lonely Highway
06 2000 Tuscon '76 {Live}
07 2000 Too Much Monkey Business
08 2000 One Night In Vegas {August 1970}
09 2001 6363 Sunset
10 2001 Easter Special
11 2001 Dixieland Rocks
12 2001 The Way It Was
13 2001 Memphis Sessions '69
14 2001 Silver Screen Stereo
15 2001 It's Midnight {Live 1974}
16 2002 Fame and Fortune
17 2002 Spring Tours '77
18 2002 The Nashville Marathon
19 2002 Dinner At Eight
20 2002 Elvis at the International {expanded Elvis In Person 1969}
21 2003 New Year's Eve 1976 (2CD)
22 2003 Fun in Acapulco 1963
23 2003 Girl Happy 1965
24 2003 Studio B Nashville Outtakes
25 2003 It Happended at the World's Fair 1963
26 2003 Dragonheart {Live}
27 2003 Takin' Tahoe Tonight
28 2003 Viva Las Vegas 1964
29 2003 Harum Scarum 1965
30 2003 Frankie and Johnny
31 2003 So High {studio stuff 1966-68}
32 2004 The Impossible Dream
33 2004 Elvis as Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis 1974
34 2004 Spinout 1966
35 2004 Flashback
36 2004 Polk Salad Annie
37 2004 Paradise Hawaiian Style
38 2004 Double Trouble
39 2004 Closing Night 1973 {Live}
40 2004 Follow That Dream
41 2004 Kid Galahad
42 2004 Elvis On Tour:The Rehearsals
43 2005 Elvis is Back! (2CD)
44 2005 Rockin' Across Texas
45 2005 Big Boss Man
46 2005 All Shook Up
47 2005 Tickle Me
48 2005 Today
49 2005 Summer Festival 1972
50 2006 Southern Nights {Live}
51 2006 Loving You
52 2006 Made In Memphis
53 2006 Something For Everybody (2CD)
54 2006 Elvis Presley (2CD)
55 2006 I Found My Thrill
56 2006 Clambake
57 2006 Let Yourself Go
58 2006 His Hand in Mine
59 2006 Writing For the King
60 2007 Unchained Melody
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Postby Basil » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:48 pm

RCA 24 Karat Gold CD's
Elvis Presley


RCA Record Club
1973 Elvis Commemorative Album - TV Advertised
1974 1999 World Gold Awards Vols 1&2 - 500,000 (2CD)
1977 none World Gold Awards Vols 3&4 (2CD)
1978 Elvis Country Classics (2CD)
1978 From Elvis With Love (2CD)
1978 Legendary Concert Performances (2CD)
1980 Country Memories (2CD)
1985 2002 50 Years 50 Hits - 1,000,000 - TV Advertised (2CD)
????Elvis Presley (2CD)
1988 Good Rockin' Tonight (32) (2CD)
1993 Love Me Tender (8)


BMG Music Service CD Club
1988 Elvis in Nashville 1956-1971 (14)
1997 The Blue Suede Box/Elvis:His Greatest Soundtracks (100) (5CD)

Columbia House Music Club
I've discovered a source and will add to this list gradually - these titles were all available in stores as well and are listed elsewhere. For this reason I put them in small font size. Year given is that of issue to the record club.

1995 Golden Records Vol One
1996 The Memphis Record
1996 Kissin' Cousins/Clambake/Stay Away Joe
1996 Frankie & Johnny/Paradise Hawaiian Style
1996 Spin Out/Double Trouble
1996 Easy Come Easy Go/Speedway
1996 Great Country Songs (22)
1996 The Essential Vol Four (22)
1997 Elvis Presley
1997 Elvis
1997 In Concert
1997 The NBC TV Special
1997 How Great Thou Art
1997 Moody Blue
1997 A Valentine Gift To You
1997 Reconsider Baby
1997 Aloha From Hawaii
1997 The Number One Hits
1997 Loving You
1997 Back in Memphis
1997 If Everyday Were Like Christmas
1997 Greatest Jukebox Hits
1998 His Hand in Mine
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Camden
1969 2004 Elvis Sings Flaming Star (9) - 96 - 1,000,000
1970 2004 Let's Be Friends (9) - 105 - 1,000,000
1970 2004 Almost in Love (10) - 65 - 1,000,000
1971 2004 You'll Never Walk Alone (9) - 69 - 3,000,000
1971 2004 C'mon Everybody (10) - 70 - 500,000
1971 2011 I Got Lucky (10) - 104 - 1,000,000
1972 2004 Sings Hits From His Movies Vol One (10) - 87 - 1,000,000
1972 2004 Burning Love and Hits From His Movies Vol Two (10) - 22 - 2,000,000
1973 2004 Separate Ways (10) - 46 - 1,000,000
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Reader's Digest

1979 1998 Elvis His Greatest Hits - 250,000 (4CD)
1984 2002 The Legend Lives On (112) - 125,000 (4CD)

Gospel Inspiration
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Postby Basil » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:51 pm

Pickwick
1976 2004 Double Dynamite - 1,000,000
1976 2004 Frankie and Johnny - 1,000,000

Pair
1988 Elvis Aron Presley Forever
1988 Remembering Elvis
1989 Speedway/Clambake
1991 Great Performances
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Timelife

Also the Timeless Music Group and Heartland

Titles leased by BMG Special Products

A major player selling records through mail-order, internet and TV Shopping. Big advertising budgets.

1981 none Country Music (9)
1986 2002 The Rock & Roll Era:Elvis Presley 1954-1961 (22) - 500,000
1988 none The Rock & Roll Era:Elvis the King 1954-1965
1996 2000 Gospel Treasury (26) - 250,000 (2CD)



The following 15 albums are all titled "The Elvis Presley Collection" with the following sub-titles

1997 none Love Songs (2CD)
1997 none Rock n Roll (2CD)
1997 none From the Heart (2CD)
1997 none Country (31) - 159 (2CD)
1997 none Movie Magic (2CD)
1998 none The Rocker (2CD)
1998 none The Romantic (2CD)
1998 none Rhythm and Blues (2CD)
1998 none Gospel (2CD)
1998 none Treasures 1953-1958 (2CD)
1998 none Treasures 1960-1963 (2CD)
1999 none Treasures 1964-1969 (2CD)
1999 none Treasures 1970-1976 (2CD)
1999 none Fun At the Movies (2CD)
2000 none Christmas

2001 none Country Collection (2CD)
2001 Christmas With Elvis
2004 none From His Roots (36) (3CD)
2005 none Songs From the Moves (36) (3CD)

Heartland
2001 none The Very Best Of Elvis Presley:30 Greatest Hits (2CD)
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Candlelite Records

1977 1999 The Elvis Presley Story - 400,000 (5LP)
1978 1999 Memories of Elvis - 100,000 (5LP)
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Various Other Labels

Madacy Music
2002 none Elvis:The Very Best Of Love (12) - 81 - 500,000 - 187,000 nov 2011
2007 none Home For the Holidays - 81

The Music Works
1984 none Elvis:The First Live Recordings - 163
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The following are labels that have licensed Elvis releases, but have not applied for any certifications.

Exclusive titles are posted in normal font size. titles that were available in stores and listed elsewhere are in small font size.

Sometimes the same title was issued by more than one licensing label.

Lots more to add to this list!!!

Year given is that of issue to licensing label.


Avon
1991 Elvis at His Romantic Best (14)
1996 Sings Hits From His Movies Vol One
1996 Burning Love & Hits From Movies Vol Two
1997 Almost in Love
1998 You'll Never Walk Alone





Best Buy
2003 Second to None

Blockbuster
1997 Elvis 20th Anniversary Sampler

Brookville
1973 2010 Elvis - 2,500,000

This was TV advertised throughout the 70's and re-licensed twice by Brookville. A multi-million seller.

1976 2010 Elvis in Hollywood - 500,000

The TV advertising budget was $25,000,000 in today's money.


Castle
2000 Sun Singles
2000 Artist of the Century (5LP)

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
2004 American Music Legends (10)
2004 Christmas Favourites (10)

Creative Radio Sounds
1978 Elvis Remembered (3LP)

DCC - 24 Karat Gold CD's
1997 Elvis is Back
1997 Elvis:24 Karat Hits

Flashback
1978 Elvis Talks Back

Franklin Mint
1989 The King of Rock & Roll:Dick Clark's American Bandstand (20)

Friedman Fairfax
1994 His Life and Music (53) (4CD)
1997 Elvis Elvis Elvis:The King & His Movies

Great Northwest Music
1977 The King Speaks
1977 The Elvis Tapes

Greenhill
???? The Country Songs
2000 The Love Songs (8)
2001 The Gospel Songs
2001 The Christmas Songs
2002 The Movie Songs

These titles reportedly sold over 100,000 each

Pure Elvis (3CD)
Elvis 30 #1 Hits

Green Valley
1977 Elvis Speaks To You

Hallmark
2004 Love Songs (16)

Harrah's
2002 Elvis 30 #1 Hits

HBO
Elvis Presley HBO Special

JC Penney
cassette - Savage Young Elvis
cassette - Memories

K Mart

K Tel
1981 Love Songs
1981 Ultimate Performance
1982 Rock and Roll Rebel
1992 Elvis Country
1998 Love Songs:Gracelands Chorale

Louisiana Hayride
1983 Louisiana Hayride
1985 The Beginning Years 1954-56

Mobile Fidelity
1992 That's The Way It Is (24 Karat Gold CD)

Music Mill
2000 Good Rockin' Tonight Vol One
2000 Good Rockin' Tonight Vol Two
2000 Good Rockin' Tonight - Complete Louisiana

Original Sound
1974 Elvis Forever - TV advertised

OutWest Records
1997 Elvis Raw:Early Live Recording

Polydor
The Elvis Tapes

Provident
2001 Nearer My God to Thee (15)
2001 He Is My Everything
2001 Lead Me, Guide Me
2001 It Is No Secret
2001 I'll Be Home For Christmas

100,000 sales reported per Album

QVC
Double Features Film Can Ltd Ed. 15,000(4CD)
1994 His Life and Music (53) (4CD)

Radio Shack
cassette - Savage Young Elvis
cassette - Memories

Razor & Tie
1997 Christmas With Elvis (20)

Silhouette
1979 Personally Elvis (2LP)

Solo Cup
2004 The Historic Collection Vol One
2004 The Historic Collection Vol Two
2004 The Historic Collection Vol Three
2004 The Historic Collection

Starbucks
2004 Boy From Tupelo (15) - 92 - 32,000 feb 2010

Starday
1978 Interviews With Elvis

Wal-Mart
2002 Elvis 30 #1 Hits
2003 Second To None
2006 Elvis Christmas (+bonus track)


Walt Disney

Watermark
1975 The Elvis Presley Story (13LP)
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Holding Pen One
The following is a selection of licensed titles. I need to sort which are US releases and which are not. Many will be from Europe or elsewhere and can be eliminated.



404 Music Group 2002 Legendary
Ariola Express 1985 Sweet Songs
Audio Fidelity 1982 Personally Elvis
Audiofon Burbank Sessions
Boxcar 2005 Having Fun on Stage 4&5
Branson Gold 1996 LH
Brisa Entertainment 2003 Born to be King
Burning Airlines 2002 Louisiana 55 (Live)
Burr 2002 Louisiana 55 Live
Button 1981 Elvis Answers Back
Cambra 1982 Images
Car 2001 Hayrides and Gambling Halls
Cargo 2006 Having Fun on Stage 2 3 4 & 5
Cargo 2006 Complete Word for Word
Cargo 2006 Complete Word for Word Vol 2
Cargo 2006 Without A Song
CBuJ Ent Elvis at the Hayride
Charly 2002 The Early Recordings (Live)
Charly 2004 Rockin' tonight:Live from the LH
Cherished Classics 2007 The Best Of EP
Chrome Dream 2005 Complete Sun Sessions
Classic Rock Legends Ltd 2006 In the Beginning
Cleopatra 2004 Good Rockin' Tonight
Creative Sounds 2006 Good Rockin' Tonight
Creative Sounds 2006 The First Hits
Delta 2000 Hound Dog:Live at the LH 1955
Delta 2000 A Christmas Collection
Delta 2000 It's Christmas Time
Delta 2001 Live & Unplugged
Disky 2005 Birth of a Legend
Disky 2006 Elvis Presley Rocks
Disky 2007 Blue Suede Shoes
Divine Recordings 2003 Elvis
Double Gold 1999 Remembering Elvis
Dressed to Kill 2001 Legends Collection
Dynamic 2003 Live at the LH
Dynamic 2003 LH & Interviews
Dynamic 2003 Elvis '55 (Live)
Eclipse Music Group 1999 Elvis Shaped CD box
Entertainers 1987 Just Elvis
Entertainers 1987 Just Elvis 2
Everest 1982 Elvis in Hollywood
Falcon Home Ent. 2003 The 1st Live Recordings
Falcon Home Ent. 2004 Before Elvis There Was Nothing
Get Back 2001 Elvis Presley
Goldies 1996 Great Elvis Presley Live
Goldies 2004 LH Shows
Golgr 2000 Hound Dog
Hallmark 1997 Good Rockin'
Hallmark 2005 The Early Years
Hallmark 2005 Payin' the Dues
Hallmark 2007 Elvis Presley/Elvis
HALW 1979 First Years
Hammer 1979 The King Speaks
HMV The Best Of Elvis
Horzu Golden Boy
Huub 1991 Elvis Presley's First Session
IMC Licensing 1997 The LH Anthologies of Legends
It Why 2005 Deluxe
Jem 1999 Private Elvis
Jerden 1979 Elvis Tapes
Jerden 1997 Elvis Tapes Vol 2
Legacy 2001 Live:Elvis Presley
Magic Collection 2000 Elvis Presley:Live 1955
Magnum 1996 The Legend Begins (Live)
Magnum 2001 Playing With Fire (LH)
Magnum 2001 The Hillbilly Cat
Magnum Collectors 2001 Playing with Fire:Live at the LH
Master Classics 2005 Concert Anthology 1954-56
Mastertone 1998 Live in 55
Membran 2005 Good Rockin' Tonight
Mra 2002 Collection
MU 1995 Elvis! Elvis! Elvis! (Live)
Music Product 2005 His First Hits
Music Works 1982 Hillbilly Cat
Musical Memories 2006 Elvis
Musicbank 2002 Elvis Presley:Live
Musketeer 1996 Live
Musketeer 1996 A Portrait in Words & Music
Newsound 2000 2002 The Early Years
Not Now Music 2007 Elvis Presley
Not Now Music 2007 The Original Hits
Not Now Music 2007 The Original Sun Hits & More
Not Now Music 2007 The Sun Years
Original Sound 1972 Rock Rock Rock
Pair Records Sings For Children
Pel 2006 Essential
Pel 2006 Superstar Series
Peter Pan 1997 Elvis Raw:Early Live Recording 3/55
Pilot 1999 Elvis Presley '55
Platinum Collection 2002 King of Rock & Roll
Pop Legends 2005 Pop Legends
Premier 1984 Premier
Prism 1997 Hayride
Prism 2003 Special Collectors Edition
Prism 2004 Good Rockin' Tonight
Prism 2006 Dove Collection
Quicksilver 1998 The Truth About Me
Red X Entertainment 1999 The Essential EP
Redline 2005 Good Rockin' Tonight
Redxtra 2004 One & Only
Remember 2005 The Legend:Live
Revola 2005 The King of Western Bop
Revola 2006 Memphis Flash
Revola 2006 The Sun Studio Sessions
Revola 2006 Elvis Sun Rarities/Radio Sessions
Revola 2006 The Complete Sun Sessions
Rock & Roll Heroes 2003 Rock & Roll Hero
Rock and Roll Legends 2005 Blue Suede Shoes Live
Simply Vinyl 2003 Elvis Gold Records Vol 1
Simply Vinyl Vol 2
Simply Vinyl Vol 4
Simply Vinyl Vol 5
Simply Vinyl Elvis Presley
Simply Vinyl Elvis No 1
Simply Vinyl Elvis No 2
Spring Hill 1999 He Touched Me:The Gospel Music of EP
SS 2003 I Was the One
Stardust 2002 The Elvis Braodcasts on Air
Sunflower 2004 The Classic Live Album
Sunflower 2004 Elvis Presley:The Live Sessions
Telstar 1999 Ballads
The Intense Music Co 2005 Good Rockin' Tonight
Time Music 2002 Maybellene
Tomato Music 2002 Roots Revolution-the LH
United Dist 1981 Lightning Strikes Twice
Universe 2007 Elvis Presley....Plus
Universe 2007 Elvis
Xtra 2006 Elvis Presley, Scotty & Bill
Xtra 2007 Pink Cadillac:The Recordings of 1956
Zound 1996 It's Now or Never
Elvis Presley's Country Christmas

Holding Pen Two
Over a hundred albums on this list, but it was originally over 300!! I've eliminated all the non-US releases I can so far.

A lot of these will be from UK, Europe, Australia, Japan, South America and so on.

Some may be Record Club releases only.

Can anyone help? :-? :-? :-?




BMG 1998 Essential
BMG 1999 Elvis is Back in Memphis
BMG 2000 Ballads & Blues
BMG 2000 Gospel & Country
BMG 2000 Lovin' & Rockin'
BMG 2001 My Best of Elvis:Elvis Charity Album
BMG 2004 30 No 1 Hits/second to none
BMG 2005 Elvis Presley/Elvis
BMG 2006 On Stage:30th Anniversary Edition
BMG 2007 Readymade Digs Elvis
BMG International 1994 Memphis Recordings
BMG International 1999 Movies
BMG International 1999 Rokcin'
BMG International 1999 Gospel Favourites
BMG International 2000 Elvis Blues
BMG International 2000 Elvis Rockabilly
BMG International 2000 Elvis Gospel
BMG International 2000 Elvis Lovin'
BMG International 2000 Legendary
BMG International 2001 Elvis Ballads Vol 2
BMG International 2002 Sings Sid Tepper & Roy Bennet
BMG International 2005 Rehearsals
BMG Special Products 2002 Elvis Sings For Kids
Camden 1974 US Male
Camden 1979 Please Don't Stop Loving Me
Camden 1980 Double Dynmaite Vol 2
Camden 1980 Double Dynamite Vols 1 2
Camden 1981 Heartbreak Hotel
Camden 1981 Its Now or Never
Camden 1981 Return to Sender
Camden 1981 Wonderful World
Camden 1982 Are you Lonesome tonight
Camden 1982 Can't help Falling in Love
Camden 1982 Suspicious Minds
Camden 1984 The Legend
Elvis Unlimited 2004 Having Fun On Stage With Elvis
Elvis Unlimited 2004 The Press Conferences
Elvis Unlimited 2004 Calling Elvis:Telephone Calls
Elvis Unlimited 2004 From Burbank to Honolulu
RCA 1970 Elvis' Gold Records
RCA 1972 Elvis:The Rockin' Days
RCA 1972 Worldwide 25 Gold Award HIts One
RCA 1972 Worldwide 25 Gold Award HIts Two
RCA 1972 Worldwide 25 Gold Award HIts Three
RCA 1972 Worldwide 25 Gold Award HIts Four
RCA 1975 Gold Thirty
RCA 1975 Lid Rocks
RCA 1978 The Greatest Show on Earth
RCA 1979 Pure Elvis
RCA 1980 Greatest Moments in Music
RCA 1980 The Legendary Magic of EP
RCA 1980 The Legendary Recordings of EP
RCA 1981 20 Greatest Hits Vols 1 2
RCA 1982 Elvis Sings Inspirational Favourites
RCA 1982 Elvis! His Greatest Hits
RCA 1982 Romantic Elvis/Rockin' Elvis
RCA 1982 The EP Collection Vol 2
RCA 1982 The Sound of Your Cry
RCA 1983 Jailhouse Rock/Love in Las Vegas
RCA 1983 The First Year (Elvis Scotty & Bill)
RCA 1984 At His Best
RCA 1984 Magic Moments
RCA 1984 The First 10 Years
RCA 1985 An Audio Self Portrait
RCA 1985 Elvis Sings Country Favourites
RCA 1985 His Songs of Faith & Inspiration
RCA 1985 One Night With You (Live)
RCA 1988 Elvis Talks
RCA 1999 Elvis Country:The Ultimate Collection
RCA 1999 Flaming Star/Wild in the Country
RCA 2000 Rockabilly & Movies
RCA 2003 Sings the Wonderful World of Xmas
RCA 2005 18 UK No. 1's (box)
RCA 2006 '68 Comeback Special
RCA 2007 30 #1 Hits
RCA Panel Deluxe
RCA Greatest Hits
RCA Santa Claus is Back in Town
RCA Great HIts
RCA Graceland Live in Memphis
RCA Victor 1967 Special Palm Sunday Programming
RCA Victor 1968 Singer Presents Elvis
RCA Victor 1982 Greatest Hits Vol One
RCA/Audio Treasures 1991 Christmas Favourites
Sony BMG 2006 Elvis #1 Singles
Sony BMG 2006 The Collection:EP/Elvis/Loving You
Sony International 2000 Legendary
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Elvis - US EP's

Key
year of release
year of latest certification
title
riaa shipment

1956 Elvis Presley - 250,000
1956 Elvis Presley (double EP)
1956 Heartbreak Hotel - 250,000
1956 Elvis Presley - 250,000
1956 Anyway You Want Me
1956 The Real Elvis - 500,000
1956 Elvis Vol One - 1,000,000
1956 Elvis Vol Two - 250,000
1956 Love Me Tender - 500,000

1957 Strictly Elvis
1957 Peace in the Valley - 500,000
1957 Just For You
1957 Loving You - 250,000
1957 Loving You Vol Two - 500,000
1957 Jailhouse Rock - 1,000,000
1957 Elvis Sings Christmas Songs - 500,000

1958 King Creole Vol One - 500,000
1958 King Creole Vol Two - 500,000
1958 Elvis Sails
1958 Christmas With Elvis

1959 A Touch Of Gold
1959 A Touch Of Gold Vol Two

1960 A Touch Of Gold Vol Three

1961 Elvis By Request-Flaming Star

1962 Follow That Dream - 500,000
1962 Kid Galahad - 250,000

1964 Viva Las Vegas

1965 Tickle Me

1967 Easy Come Easy Go


Sales estimate for this section

LE = 10,500,000
HE = 15,300,000

See Page Five for detailed breakdown
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US Singles With an riaa Certification

Key
year of release
year of latest riaa certification
title
riaa shipment
country singles chart only

1954 2004 That's All Right - 500,000
1954 2005 Good Rockin' Tonight - 500,000

1956 1999 Heartbreak Hotel/I Was the One - 2,000,000
1956 1992 I Want You I Need You/My Baby Left Me - 1,000,000
1956 1999 Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog - 4,000,000
1956 1999 Blue Suede Shoes/Tutti Frutti - 500,000
1956 1999 Love Me Tender/Anyway You Want Me - 3,000,000

1957 1992 Too Much/Playing For Keeps - 1,000,000
1957 1992 All Shook Up/That's When the Heartaches - 2,000,000
1957 1999 Teddy Bear/Loving You - 2,000,000
1957 1992 Jailhouse Rock/Treat Me Nice - 2,000,000

1958 1992 Don't/I Beg Of You - 1,000,000
1958 1992 Wear Your Ring/Doncha' Think It's Time - 1,000,000
1958 1992 Hard Headed Woman/Don't Ask Me Why - 1,000,000
1958 1992 One Night/I Got Stung - 1,000,000

1959 1992 A Fool Such As I/I Need Your Love Tonight - 1,000,000
1959 1992 A Big Hunk Of Love/My Wish Came True - 500,000

1960 1992 Stuck On You/Fame & Fortune - 1,000,000
1960 1992 It's Now or Never/A Mess of Blues - 1,000,000
1960 1992 Are You Lonesome Tonight/I Gotta Know - 2,000,000

1961 1992 Surrender/Lonely Man - 1,000,000
1961 1992 I Feel So Bad/Wild in the Country - 500,000
1961 1992 His Latest Flame/Little Sister - 500,000
1961 1992 Can't Help Falling in Love/Rock-A-Hula Baby - 1,000,000

1962 1992 Good Luck Charm/Anything That's Part of You - 1,000,000
1962 1992 She's Not You/Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello - 500,000
1962 1992 Return to Sender/Where Do You -1,000,000

1963 1992 One Broken Heart For Sale/They Remind Me Too Much Of You - 500,000
1963 1992 Devil in Disguise - 500,000
1963 1992 Bossa Nova Baby/Witchcraft - 500,000

1964 1992 Kissin' Cousins/It Hurts Me - 500,000
1964 1992 Viva Las Vegas/What'd I Say - 500,000
1964 1992 Ask Me/Ain't That Loving You Baby - 500,000

1965 1992 Crying in the Chapel - 1,000,000
1965 1992 I'm Yours/Long Lonely Highway - 500,000
1965 1999 Blue Christmas/Santa Claus is Back in Town - 1,000,000
1965 1992 Puppet on a String/Wooden Heart - 500,000

1966 1992 Tell Me Why/Blue River - 500,000
1966 1992 Frankie & Johnny/Please Don't Stop Loving Me - 500,000

1968 1992 If I Can Dream/Edge of Reality - 500,000

1969 1992 In the Ghetto - 1,000,000
1969 1992 Clean Up Your Own Backyard - 500,000
1969 1992 Suspicious Minds - 1,000,000
1969 1992 Don't Cry Daddy/Rubberneckin' - 1,000,000

1970 1992 Kentucky Rain - 500,000
1970 1970 The Wonder Of You/Mama Liked the Roses - 1,000,000
1970 1992 I've Lost You/The Next Step is Love - 500,000
1970 1992 You Don't Have to Say You Love Me/Patch it Up - 500,000
1970 1992 I Really Don't Want to Know/There Goes My Everything - 500,000

1972 1992 Burning Love/It's A Matter Of Time - 1,000,000
1972 1992 Separate Ways/Always on My Mind - 500,000

1977 1999 Waydown/Pledging My Love - 1,000,000
1977 1978 My Way - 1,000,000


Sales estimate for this section

LE = 59,700,000
HE = 83,800,000

See Page Five for detailed breakdown
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Key
year of release
title
chart peak
weeks on chart
country singles chart only (no peak shown)
adult contemporary chart (no peak shown)


Non-Certified Hit Singles
1955 Baby Let's Play House
1955 I Forgot to Remember/Mystery Train

1956 Blue Moon - 55 - 17wks
1956 Money Honey - 76 - 5wks

1964 Kiss Me Quick/Suspicion - 34/103 - 6wks
1964 Such A Night/Never Ending - 16/111 - 8wks
1964 Wooden Heart - 107 - 4wks

1965 Do the Clam/You'll Be Gone - 21/121 - 8wks
1965 Easy Question/It Feels So Right - 11/55 - 8wks

1966 Love Letters/Come What May - 19/109 - 7wks
1966 Spinout/All That I Am - 40/41 - 8wks

1967 Indescribably Blue/Fools Fall in Love - 33/102 - 8wks
1967 Long Legged Girl/That's Someone - 63/92 - 5wks
1967 There's Always Me/Judy - 56/78 - 6wks
1967 Big Boss Man/You Don't Know Me - 38/44 - 6wks

1968 Guitar Man - 28 - 6wks
1968 US Male/Stay Away - 28/67 - 9wks
1968 You'll Never Walk Alone/We Call On Him - 90/106 - 2wks
1968 Let Yourself Go/Your Time Hasn't Come - 71/72 - 7wks
1968 A Little Less Conservation/Almost in Love - 69/95 - 4wks

1969 Memories - 35 - 7wks
1969 How Great Thou Art - 101 - 2wks

1971 Where Did They Go Lord/Rags to Riches - 33 - 7wks
1971 Life/Only Believe - 53 - 7wks
1971 I'm Leavin' - 36 - 9wks
1971 It's Only Love/The Sound of Your Cry - 51 - 6wks

1972 Until It's Time For You To Go/We Can Make the Morning - 40 - 9wks
1972 An American Trilogy - 66 - 6wks

1973 Steamroller Blues/Fool - 17 - 12wks
1973 Raised on Rock/For Ol' Times Sake - 41 - 9wks

1974 I've Got a Thing About you/Take Good Care of Her - 39 - 12wks
1974 If You Talk in Your Sleep/Help Me - 17 - 13wks
1974 Promised Land/It's Midnight - 14 - 13wks

1975 My Boy - 20 - 11wks
1975 T-R-O-U-B-L-E - 35 - 9wks
1975 Bringing It Back/Pieces of My Life - 65 - 5wks

1976 Hurt/For the Heart - 28 - 11wks
1976 Moody Blue/She Thinks I Still Care - 31 - 13wks

1978 Softly As I Leave You/Unchained Melody - 109 - 2wks

1979 Are You Sincere/Solitaire
1979 There's A Honky Tonk Angel/I Got A Feelin'

1981 Lovin' Arms/You Asked Me To

1982 The Elvis Medley/Always on My Mind - 71/105 - 7wks

Re-issue Hit Singles
1978 Teddy Bear/Puppet on a String - 105 - 2wks
1981 Guitar Man - 28 - 14wks
1982 You'll Never Walk Alone/There Goes My Everything
1983 I Was the One/Wear My Ring
2002 A Little Less Conversation - 50 - 9wks
2003 Rubberneckin' - 94 - 2wks

Non-charting Singles
1955 Milk Cow Blues
1956 I Got A Woman
1956 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry
1956 Tryin' to Get To You
1956 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
1966 Joshua Fit the Battle
1966 Milkly White Way
1966 If Every Day Was Like Christmas
1971 Merry Christmas Baby
1972 He Touched Me
1982 The Impossible Dream
2001 America the Beautiful

Non-charting re-issue Singles
1978 Moody Blue/For the Heart
1979 Waydown/My Way
1983 Suspicious Minds/You'll Think Of Me
1983 Little Sister/Paralyzed
1983 Little Sister/Rip it Up (12")
1984 Baby Let's Play House/Hound Dog
1984 Blue Suede Shoes/Promised Land
1985 Always On My Mind/My Boy
1985 Merry Christmas Baby/Santa Claus is Coming To Town
1992 Don't Be Cruel (maxi-CD)
1997 Love Me Tender (shape CD)
2002 Burning Love
2004 That's All Right
2006 Heartbreak Hotel

1986 22 double A side singles released

Singles Box Sets
1977 15 Golden Records-30 Golden Hits - 15 singles
1977 20 Golden Hits in Full Color Sleeves - 10 singles
1984 Greatest Hits-Golden Singles Vol One - 6 singles
1984 Greatest Hits-Golden Singles Vol Two - 6 singles
1997 Singles Collector's Box - 5 singles
2000 Shape Singles Box - 5 singles
2001 #1 Hit Singles Collection Vol One - 23 singles
2002 Hit Singles Collection Vol Two - 23 singles
2006 Elvis No.1 Singles - 20 singles








Hit Singles From EP's
The following were billboard 100 hits, but were tracks from EP's. No physical single existed so no sales are involved


1956 I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine - 74 - 6wks
1956 Love Me - 6 - 19wks
1956 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold - 27 - 14wks
1956 Old Shep - 47 - 1wk
1956 Poor Boy - 35 - 11wks
1956 Paralyzed - 59 - 7wks

1957 Peace in the Valley - 39 - 10wks
1957 Mean Woman Blues
1957 Baby I Don't Care

1961 Flaming Star - 14 - 7wks

1962 Follow That Dream - 15 - 10wks
1962 King Of the Whole Wide World - 30 - 7wks


Sales estimate for this section

LE = 16,105,000
HE = 23,545,000

See Page Five for detailed breakdown
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Postby Basil » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:00 pm

Important Factors Concerning Sales

Record Clubs
I've indicated which titles are/were available through various record clubs - RCA/Columbia House/BMG as these sales are not tracked by soundscan.

The RCA club was merged with the BMG club after the BMG take-over in 1986.

Columbia House was taken over by the BMG record club in August 2005. It seems that the BMG club is the only one now left.

Soundscan
To be tracked at all by soundscan a title must be registered by the record company - so some licensed titles may not be tracked at all.

Stores must also have a system installed to link to the soundscan computer.

Whilst soundscan coverage has gone from around 40% in 1991 to around 95% now, some speciality stores, mail-order houses, internet retailers and venue sales are not covered.

Certain exclusive distributors are not soundscan covered including some Wal-Mart ones.

Direct marketed titles (particularly TV advertised ones) also fall outside soundscan.

In addition there is the Elvis Fan Club which sells via the internet (and I presume, mail-order and conventions). I doubt if they are soundscan registered.

Also Gracelands. Lots of visitors and sales - particularly as many titles are not readily available in most stores. Not, it seems, soundscan registered. The retail turnover in 2002 was $37,000,000.

riaa
Although certifications didn't start until 1958, I find no evidence that sales prior to this are excluded.

Until 1991, shipment of Elvis titles seem to have been audited at more or less the time they reached an award level. So we have some idea when these sales were achieved.

However the mass certifications in 1992 and 1999 were due to a re-auditing process (Herkenrath suggests Col Parker's archive was employed). This means we have no idea when these particular sales levels were reached.

Since the last lot of certifications in 2004, the riaa and BMG are working on the next batch. The riaa rules are a stumbling block on some titles. What they want is actual sales (ie shipments) accounting even if sales can be proven in other ways.

For instance, where an accounting audit has taken place, the sales have been double-checked. The riaa accepts that the sales have occured, but their rule-book won't allow an award.

Another problem is where albums have been licensed. RCA/BMG have sold the albums to the licensee and have the figures to prove it. However, the riaa wants the figures from the licensee label to distributors. Again, the riaa accepts the shipment figures as real, but their rule-book can't allow the award.

Other pending awards are unaffected, although we are unlikely to see them until 2008. But don't expect any fire-works! It seems there will be around half a dozen gold awards for earlier albums amounting to shipments of 3.0m - and just maybe, a couple of singles upgrades.

Gospel Sales
37.6% of gospel albums are sold through Christian book shops. As book shops few of these are connected to soundscan, which partly explains why Elvis' gospel albums have better shipment figures than chart performance would suggest.

Follow That Dream Label
With 60 titles released by the end of 2006, this label is sold through the following outlets

- Fan Clubs
- Specialist Magazines
- Specialist Retailers
- Dedicated Mail Order Companies
- Amazon.com
- Gracelands - both the retail stores there and its mail order operation.

BMG Special Products
responsible for licensing and branding projects to such outlets as

- Starbucks
- Coca Cola
- Shell Oil
- Kelloggs
- Toyota
- Tru Value

BMG Marketing Group
Minimum order is 25,000 copies - to such mail-order outlets as

- Reader's Digest
- Timelife
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Postby Basil » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:01 pm

Thanks

I'd like to acknowledge much useful input from the following in compiling this sales analysis:-

Edu, Hanboo, Herkenrath, kriss, nealumphred, Stu, the bigham, AutomaticBR and Tony Galvin (2004 internet article).
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