New album includes No. 1 singles, surprises
A Paul Oakenfold remix of “Rubberneckin” will be the single from “Elvis 2nd to None,” the followup to last year’s “Elvis 30 No. 1 Hits,” that RCA will release Oct. 7.
The record will include additional No. 1 singles, fan favorites, career milestones and a few surprises. Among the 30 tunes on the album will be “That’s All Right,” “Viva Las Vegas,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Want You, I Need You I Love You,” “Always on My Mind” and “Don’t Cry Daddy.”
Presley performed “Rubberneckin’,” a horn-driven rocker written by Corey Jones and Bunny Warren and recorded in Memphis, in his final film, 1969’s “Change of Habit.” At the time, the pic’s five songs were seen as a beginning of Presley returning to form in the wake of his ’68 “Comeback Special,” videotaped just months earlier.
Last year’s collection of No. 1 hits, which sold 9 million copies worldwide and reached No.1 in 26 countries, featured Junkie XL’s remix of the Elvis obscurity “Little Less Conversation.”
BMG/RCA touts “Elvis 2nd to None” as presenting a broader range of Presley’s talents that will incorporate multiple musical genres including R & B, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, country, dance and rockabilly.
“For some fans, ’30 No. 1 Hits’ was a way to rekindle an old friendship and for millions of others, it was the beginning of a new, great relationship,” said Joe DiMuro, executive VP, BMG Strategic Marketing Group. “We believe that ‘Elvis 2nd to None’ will build on those relationships.”