The 8th January 2015 marks what would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday. 38 years after his death, his impact on the world of music is still felt.
In celebration of The King, Spotify has created The Elvis Influence, a web app that connects any artist to Elvis based on artistic influence, as well as an Elvisulization audiographic that maps his influence to famous artists of today. By entering any name into the web app, you can see and hear how they have been influenced by Elvis, directly or through other artists.
From an analysis of the listening habits of its 50 million users, Spotify reveals the most popular Elvis tracks globally are Suspicious Minds, Jailhouse Rock and In The Ghetto. By looking at the average streaming frequency of Elvis songs by country, Spotify can also reveal that Chile boasts the biggest Elvis fans, followed by Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands and Iceland.
Most streamed Elvis tracks globally
In the Ghetto
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Always on My Mind
A Little Less Conversation
Blue Suede Shoes
Most Streamed Elvis tracks in the UK
That’s all Right
Can’t Help falling in Love
The Impossible dream
In The Ghetto
Countries with the biggest Elvis fans
You can listen to the ELVIS 80 Playlist on Spotify and it can be embedded online using the Spotify Play Button