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Elvis Presley: 40 years dead, 2.8 billion plays on YouTube 

By | Published on Wednesday 16 August 2017

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It’s forty years since Elvis Presley died and it seems right, and indeed highly appropriate, to mark that occasion with some Elvis-related YouTube stats. I think we all know, deep down, that it’s what he would have wanted.

So here we go. The late King Of Rock N Roll has received over 2.8 billion views across the YouTube platform, and has averaged over 4.4 million views a day over the past week.

Those impressive stats are seemingly aided each year by Presley’s birthday and deathday – on which consumption of his music on the video platform rose 74% and 44% respectively last year, compared to the daily average for Elvis-style video streams. Though it’s seemingly Christmas when the most people seek out Presley tracks, including his festive tunes.

But what about geographical data? We all know that’s really why you’re here. Well, Presley has scored over a million YouTube views in more than one hundred countries, and the cities where the most Presley YouTubing goes on are Santiago, Sao Paolo and Mexico City.

But what are the most played Elvis tracks on YouTube? Well, I don’t know. But I do know which are the ten most viewed tracks on the official Elvis Presley Vevo channel, and I’m sure the King himself would have been the first to shun shoddy unofficial user-uploaded material, so I think that’s all that matters.

Here is the top ten…
1. Can’t Help Falling In Love
2. A Little Less Conversation (Elvis vs JXL)
3. Blue Christmas
4. Burning Love
5. Suspicious Minds
6. Jailhouse Rock
7. Suspicious Minds
8. (You’re The) Devil in Disguise
9. Hound Dog
10. Heartbreak Hotel



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