This November on ITV will see a one-off music special, set to reveal The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Song.
ITV have worked with Elvis Presley’s estate to compile a top 20 list of songs based on the impact they’ve made, their cultural significance, and of course record sales figures. The list will feature such classics as Love Me Tender, It’s Now or Never, Heartbreak Hotel, Suspicious Minds, A Little Less Conversation, Viva Las Vegas, Jailhouse Rock and Always on My Mind.
The 90 minute programme which is narrated by Zoe Ball, will feature interviews and comments from past and present stars of music including Sir Cliff Richard, Suzi Quatro, Michael Ball, Michael Bublé and Englebert Humperdink. The show also talks to those who worked with and knew Elvis personally, including fellow musicians, song writers and backing singers.
In addition to reflecting on the mans indisputable musical genius, viewers will get to see how Elvis lived when not on stage or at the recording studio. As ITV takes us inside the Kings former home at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, to show just how much demand for Elvis still remains today.
This treat for all Elvis Presley fans and music lovers in general, will be broadcast on ITV1 on Friday, 8 November, 2013 at the time of 9:00 PM till 10:30 PM.
The songs featured on the show have been put together to create a new compilation album, entitled ‘The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Songs’, which is being released a few days before the ITV show on Monday, 4 November. Though we don’t yet know if the albums track order relates directly to the shows result, it’s perhaps best to wait until after watching, before giving the record a look. Just in case it spoils your enjoyment of the top 20 countdown.
Click here to find out which song won, along with the full top 20 results list.