Elvis Presley’s Most-Streamed Songs on YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music

While a deathiversary tends to be a somber occasion, some 40 years after Elvis Presley’s death, it is pretty amusing to imagine what his reaction might be if he were to see a streaming service.

“All the music in the world comes outta that li’l bitty thing?” is just one possible comment.

Not surprisingly, streaming services’ reaction to Elvis Presley has been gargantuan. Variety pestered our friends at several major streaming services with requests for reams of data to see how the King has been faring in the cloud in advance of Aug. 16. The results show not only big numbers for his biggest hits like “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “Suspicious Minds” and “Jailhouse Rock” but an unexpectedly high level of popularity for his Christmas music — particularly “Here Comes Santa Claus” — and, perhaps most surprising, the Junkie XL remix of “A Little Less Conversation.”

Certain numbers and statistics are missing from certain categories — the data below is everything we could convince the services to share with us, despite persistent (and probably annoying) requests; Amazon declined to provide data.


— Elvis has received over 2.8 billion combined views across YouTube and has averaged over 4.4 million views a day over the past week.

— Elvis currently ranks amongst the top 200 artists of all time on YouTube, and remains more popular than Kanye West, Fall Out Boy, Lana Del Rey, or Whitney Houston.

— Last year Elvis saw a view spike of 74% on his birthday and 44% on the anniversary of his passing (relative to his daily average for 2016).

— Elvis sees his largest views of the year on Christmas eve, with tracks like “Here Comes Santa Claus” (1.5M views), “Silver Bells” (482K views) and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (278K views) combining with other classics to yield 7.9 million views.

— He’s reached over 1 million views in 100 countries.

— Unusually, the cities where he’s most popular all fall outside of the U.S.:

#1 – Santiago, Chile

#2 – Sao Paolo, Brazil

#3 – Mexico City, Mexico

Top 10 Elvis Videos (via ElvisPresleyVEVO):

Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love (Audio) – 60,868,414 views

Junkie XL, Elvis Presley – A Little Less Conversation (Elvis vs JXL) – 15,211,824 views

Elvis Presley, Martina McBride – Blue Christmas – 11,947,508 views

Elvis Presley – Burning Love (Audio) – 10,763,269 views

Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds (Viva Elvis) – 10,417,210 views

Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock (Audio) – 9,999,431 views

Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds (Audio) – 9,974,827 views

Elvis Presley – (You’re The) Devil in Disguise (Audio) – 6,264,193 views

Elvis Presley – Hound Dog (Audio) – 6,093,642 views

Elvis Presley – Heartbreak Hotel (Audio) – 4,774,022 views

Apple Music Top Songs
1. Can’t Help Falling In Love
2. Jailhouse Rock
3. Suspicious Minds
4. A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix) [Elvis vs. JXL]
5. Hound Dog Elvis Presley

Apple Music Top Albums
1. Elvis: 30 #1 Hits
2. The Essential Elvis Presley
3. The 50 Greatest Hits
4. The 50 Greatest Love Songs
5. The Wonder of You: Elvis with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Apple Music Top Playlists
1. Elvis Presley Essentials
2. Elvis Presley: Love Songs
3. Elvis Presley: Gospel
4. Elvis Presley: The Movie Songs
5. Elvis Presley: Deep Cuts

iTunes Top Songs
1. Can’t Help Falling In Love
2. Suspicious Minds
3. Jailhouse Rock
4. A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix) [Elvis vs. JXL]
5. Burning Love

iTunes Top Albums
1. Elvis: 30 #1 Hits
2. The Essential Elvis Presley
3. The 50 Greatest Hits
4. The Wonder of You: Elvis with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
5. Ultimate Gospel

Most spins (in millions). Note that “Teddy Bear” appears twice, presumably in different versions.

1. Here Comes Santa Claus 104 M
2. Can’t Help Falling In Love    102 M
3. Jailhouse Rock    87M
4. Hound Dog    54M
5. Don’t Be Cruel    43M
6. Return To Sender    31M
7. All Shook Up    30M
8. Suspicious Minds    29.6M
9. Blue Suede Shoes    29.5M
10. (You’re The) Devil In Disguise 24M
11. Blue Christmas    23.7M
12. It’s Now Or Never    23M
13. Heartbreak Hotel    22.3M
14. Stuck On You    22M
15. Silver Bells    21.9M
16. Burning Love    20M
17. Heartbreak Hotel (Alternate Take 5)    17.5 M
18. Are You Lonesome Tonight    15M
19. In The Ghetto    13M
20. Shake, Rattle And Roll 12M
21. Rip It Up    11.7M
22. Fever    994K
23. Always On My Mind    940K
24. Good Luck Charm    912K
25. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)   893K
26. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear    879K
27. Too Much    820K
28. Teddy Bear    818K
29. Winter Wonderland 805K
30. Little Sister    798K
31. That’s All Right Mama (13 Cats Remix)    757K
32. Santa Claus Is Back In Town    743K
33. Treat Me Nice    730K
34. Love Me Tender    688K
35. Long Tall Sally    663K
36. That’s All Right    658K
37. Ready Teddy    654K
38. Tutti Frutti    641K
39. I’ll Be Home For Christmas 640K
40. Such A Night    637K
41. Baby Let’s Play House 571K
42. I Gotta Know    556K
43. Ain’t That Loving You Baby    523K
44. That’s All Right Mama   484K
45. A Big Hunk O’Love    463K
46. Blue Christmas    459K
47. Mean Woman Blues    448K
48. Love Me    433K
49. Follow That Dream 432K
50. Any Way You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be)    425K

From his biggest hits ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ and ‘Hound Dog’ to when he landed his first hit with ‘Heartbreak Hotel,’Elvis’ fans have streamed his music over 1 billion times, the equivalent of almost 4,000 years of streaming. They’ve streamed his most popular song “Can’t Help Falling in Love” globally more than 90 million times, followed by “Suspicious Minds” with 69 million streams and ‘Jailhouse Rock’ with 68 million streams.

Spotify also examined where to find Elvis’ biggest fan base, with Sweden coming in as the biggest group of listeners, followed by the United Kingdom, Chile, Iceland and the Netherlands.

Top Global Elvis Tracks:
1. Can’t Help Falling in Love 92,525,768
2. Suspicious Minds 69,407,520
3. Jailhouse Rock 68,539,856
4. Blue Christmas
5. In the Ghetto
6. A Little Less Conversation – JXL Radio Edit Remix 40,876,553
7. Hound Dog 36,608,249
8. Always On My Mind
9. Burning Love 27,252,527
10. Heartbreak Hotel 23,713,950
11. Don’t Be Cruel 21,092,121
12. Blue Suede Shoes 19,676,782
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 U.S. 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.


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