40 years ago, the world lost its undisputed King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. A boy who was born in in Tupelo, Mississippi in very humble circumstances, but rose himself to revolutionized the music scene with his unique voice, charismatic stage presence, and killer dance movies. Elvis went from local star to national sensation to international cultural icon.
To this day, Presley continues to be one of the biggest selling musical acts of all time, with more than a billion records sold worldwide. To celebrate his life and work, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of his most iconic songs.