Album Title : The Top Ten Hits
Catalogue Number : 6383 - 1 - R
Year Release : July 1987
Record One Side A : Heartbreak Hotel - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Hound Dog - Don't Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - Love Me - Too Much - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear - Jailhouse Rock
Record One Side B : Don't - I Beg Of You - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Hard Headed Woman - One Night - I Got Stung - A Fool Such As I - I Need Your Love Tonight - A Big Hunk O' Love
Record Two Side C : Stuck On You - It's Now Or Never - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Surrender - I Feel So Bad - Little Sister - His Latest Flame - Can't Help Falling In Love - Good Luck Charm - She's Not You
Record Two Side D : Return To Sender - Devil In Disguise - Bossa Nova Baby - Crying In The Chapel - In The Ghetto - Suspicious Minds - Don't Cry Daddy - The Wonder Of You - Burning Love
Brief History :
The Top Ten Hits (Deleted 1987 US black RCA Victor label 10th anniversary commemorative issue 38-track compilation 2-LP vinyl set featuring digitally remastered recordings, housed in a full colour single pocket picture sleeve.
The Top Ten Hits is exactly what it says it is -- every Top Ten hit that Elvis Presley ever had during the course of his career, from "Heartbreak Hotel" in 1956 to "Burning Love" in 1972. Even though this double-disc set covers a lot of ground, there's a huge amount of terrific material that isn't included on the compilation. There's none of his Sun recordings, none of his gritty blues, none of his gospel, precious little of his country recordings, and many great singles for RCA aren't included. Still, the 38 songs on The Top Ten Hits are absolutely first-rate -- there's no arguing with "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You," "Don't Be Cruel," "Hound Dog," "Love Me Tender," "Love Me," "All Shook Up," "Jailhouse Rock," "One Night," "A Fool Such as I," "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame," "Can't Help Falling in Love," "Little Sister," "Return to Sender," "Suspicious Minds," and many, many others. It's the perfect way to start an Elvis collection and, for many casual fans, the only set to own.