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Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:14 pm

2nd to NONE will contain Fan Favourites so, why don't they let us (the fans) to do the songs list? It would be a good idea that Ernst chose the songs of our list.

This is my 2nd to None 30 hits:

That's All Right
Mystery Train
Blue Suede Shoes
My Baby Left Me
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
I Want You, I Need You I Love You
Love Me
King Creole
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
Such A Night
Reconsider Baby
Little Sister
It Hurts Me
Viva Las Vegas
Love Letters
Indescribably Blue
Guitar Man
If I Can Dream
Don't Cry Daddy
Kentucky Rain
Polk Salad Annie
I Just Can't Help Believin'
Steamroller Blues
I've Got A Thing About You Baby
Promised Land
For The Heart
Moody Blue
Unchained Melody

Bonus tracks:
Roustabout (Version 2)
Rubberneckin' (Remix)

And you? Do you have a 2nd To None Favorite List?

Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:22 pm

Great list! I don't think I can argue against any of the songs on it!

The nice problem is that there are far too many fabulous Elvis tracks out there that it would be so hard to whittle them down to just 30 - 300 more like!


Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:27 pm

You gotta make room for "My Boy" on there. :D


Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:36 pm

I vote for Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues but I think we all know that by "fans favourites" BMG mean Elvis songs that are well known to the general public so I wouldn't hold out much hope for that one.

Sam, you might get My Boy on it - it was a top 5 hit in Britain and was on the All Time Greatest Hits but, even so, is it famous enough? Sometimes a song like that can be a big hit but still -30 years later- remain relatively unknown or forgotten.

Thu Jun 05, 2003 4:33 pm

Here's my shot:

1. That's All Right (Mama)
2. Good Rockin' Tonight
3. Baby, Let's Play House
4. Mystery Train
5. Blue Suede Shoes
6. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
7. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
8. Any Way You Want Me
9. Love Me
10. Mean Woman Blues
11. Peace In The Valley
12. My Wish Came True
13. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
14. Fame And Fortune
15. Such A Night
16. I Believe In The Man In The Sky
17. There's Always Me
18. They Remind Me Too Much Of You
19. Long, Lonely Highway
20. It Hurts Me
21. Somebody Bigger Than You And I
22. Guitar Man
23. If I Can Dream
24. Kentucky Rain
25. Polk Salad Annie (February 1970)
26. American Trilogy
27. Promised Land
28. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
29. Hurt
30. Moody Blue

Thu Jun 05, 2003 4:47 pm

Here's my list:

1. That's All Right (Mama)
2. Mystery Train
3. I Was The One
4. Blue Suede Shoes
5. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
6. Love Me
7. Mean Woman Blues
8. Treat Me Nice
9. Blue Christmas
10. I Beg Of You
11. Fame & Fortune
12. Such A Night
13. Little Sister
14. Easy Question
15. I'm Yours
16. Memphis, Tennessee
17. It Hurts Me
18. Viva Las Vegas
19. Guitar Man
20. Big Boss Man
21. If I Can Dream
22. Don't Cry Daddy
23. Kentucky Rain
24. There Goes My Everything
25. I'm Leavin'
26. My Boy
27. Promised Land
28. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
29. Hurt
30. Moody Blue
31. Rubberneckin' (Remix)
32. Roustabout (Otis Blackwell/Winfield Scott)

Mystery Train

Thu Jun 05, 2003 4:54 pm

I like that list MysteryTrain.


Thu Jun 05, 2003 6:25 pm


There has to be MY WAY-77. I will simply breath fire if this doesn't happen. Also why no TRILOGY!! C'mon people these were Elvis classics that deserve to be!!

This is why they should stick to top 10 lists on major charts(Cash Box, UK, and US Billboard) Hell stretch to local, to get Thats Alright, but as for the rest stick to the basics. Save the rest for volume 3!!

My Way77 #1 on the Country Cash Box
Trilogy-Top 10 in the UK
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Thu Jun 05, 2003 6:35 pm

(Such An) Easy Question
I'm Yours
My Boy
Moody Blue

would be on my list.
The first three songs hit the #1 spot on the Easy Listening Singles Chart (here in the USA). 'Moody Blue' hit the #1 spot on the Country singles chart - while Elvis was still alive.

Tom (from Ohio)

Thu Jun 05, 2003 6:55 pm

The more I hear about "Second To None" the more depressed i get.

Because it is just another "greatest hits and some others" compilation.

And haven't we had enough of those over the last few years alone :?:

Since july 1997 RCA USA alone has put out :-

All 5 volumes of Elvis Gold Records
Elvis Greatest Jukebox Hits
50 Greatest Love Songs
The Best of Elvis Presley 9serial 69384)
Artist of The Century.

ELV1S was a fine product and deserved release even though the concept was stolen from Apple.

No matter it's title "Second to None" will come across as the second rate collection to ELV1S.

Get a little more creative RCA - it's time to look at a blues compilation again for general release. :D

Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:02 pm

KiwiAlan wrote:Get a little more creative RCA - it's time to look at a blues compilation again for general release. :D

Now that would be nice. I'd buy it. But I'm looking forward to second to none, nonetheless.


Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:02 pm

Dude Elvis could fill up 5 collections. It is about time we get some greatest hits with no repeats. I don't look at the songs as second rate. There was a lot left off of the first set. It is about time the fans get a real taste. As far as the Apple label goes...they are ripping of RCA. The old dog has been releasing greatest hits since the 50's!!!

Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:08 pm

We will not see the songs as second rate but the great unwashed will.

If RCA persist in linking it to ELV1S.

And C'mon you must admit that ELV1S only came about because of the ranaway sucess of "1" - hell's bells they even ripped off the title :!:

Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:10 pm

Who else had the title "ELV1S 30 No1's" :?:


Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:16 pm

You know what I mean 8)

Can't you sleep either :?:

Off to bed now - The first 4 hours of Friday look good from this side of the Tasman.

Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:20 pm

those all sound good to me,
but I always like "My Boy" and "I'm Leavin'."


Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:43 pm

KIWIALAN, Elvis had success on his own merits. It had NOTHING to do with the Beatles. Finally RCA marketed it right. This sequal has a chance to be the most successful sequel ever. Linking it to the first cd is VERY VERY important. The music itself will do the talking.

Again RCA was first, Remember Elvis the complete #1's? Apple had to up it on Elvis so they included other charts. So Elvis upped it on them again. It is a miracle that Elvis sold as well as it did, considering how many greatest hits packages there are. Intelligent and well done, IMO.

Thu Jun 05, 2003 9:44 pm

Genesim, you beat me to the punch again. I was just gonna say that Elvis had a "number 1 hits" Cd in 1987. To me it seems like the Beatles copied this idea and put there own version out many years later.


Thu Jun 05, 2003 10:23 pm

Both labels (RCA/BMG and Apple/Capitol) are guilty of reissuing "hits" many times over and expecting us to buy them again and again.

Beatles "Hey Jude" album (for folks who didn't buy the singles)
Beatles ("Red album" 1962-1966)
Beatles ("Blue album" 1967-1970)
Beatles (Past Masters Vol. 1)
Beatles (Past Masters Vol. 2)
Beatles 1 (yawn - or - yippiee)

Elvis "A Date With Elvis"
Elvis Golden Records 1 thru 5
Jukebox Favorites, Artist Of Century.... etc etc etc

How many friggin times am I required to prove my fandom by purchasing the same tracks over and over and over and over....

Thu Jun 05, 2003 10:29 pm

Well, at least one more time.

Thu Jun 05, 2003 10:52 pm

Graceland Gardener -

One label has a group that doesn't exist anymore.

The other has an artist who is deceased.

They look for ways of issuing interesting compilations of existing tracks using the latest audio techniques.

What else can they do ?


Thu Jun 05, 2003 11:16 pm

Yeh, Mystery, that's along my line of songs I would like to see on there!

Thu Jun 05, 2003 11:28 pm


I wouldn't agree with you on the Past Masters 1 & 2

I would consider more like a rounding out of left overs not put on the regular albums. Hence you get those 2 cds and the rest of the albums on cd, then you had everything that was at that time.

Thu Jun 05, 2003 11:37 pm

Colin -

You're right. What else can they do but offer a fancier package with better sound every 5 to 10 years.
I know that but I invested my $$$ in all the forementioned units everytime a new "thang" hits shelves.. is it an endless proceedure?

Genesim -

Past Masters contains Beatles 1962-1970 singles - A Sides and B Sides.
(It's basicially the same thing as the "red" and "blue" albums but with a different product title)
If you can't find "Rain" anywhere else, then you need PM v.1
If you can't find "Inner Light" anywhere else, then you need PM v.2
but "Hey Jude" is there on v.2 and on four other cds too.

Unnecessary recycling from a consumer point of view.


How many copies of "Hound Dog" do you have in your collection?


I understood that the 1999 Artist Of The Century 3-cd set did not sell well at all. (Omanksy claimed it was "selling terrifically all over the world" but I later read data to the contrary) Because aside from the cool Elvis-Face-Comprised-Of-A-1,000-Elvis-images package and pretty booklet, it was 75 songs we already had in our collections.

Isn't this the same reason that Platinum allegedely sold poorly? Not enough unreleased material to counterbalance the same ol same ol tracks.
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Thu Jun 05, 2003 11:43 pm

Again, I disagree. If you buy all of the Beatles Cd's and the 2 Past masters you get NO DUPLICATION. Sorry, but that is how it is. Hey Jude is only on the one cd. No others. THis was a smart way to release the material. If there was a duplicate song it was a different master. Hence Revolution single version compared to Revolution White Album Version.