Elvis Elvis Presley covered more than 400 originals Presley
The Originals

This is the original site of information about original versions of numbers recorded by Elvis Presley, which I began in about 1995. Other sites have copied it, some have translated it, but this site is the one that is best maintained.
This list only includes numbers that were recorded by someone before Elvis's own version: it does not include numbers that Elvis recorded first.
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Last update: Friday, 27 February 2015; 503 numbers listed!List available as free ebook (epub format)

I Need You So
I Need Your Loving (Every Day)
I Really Don't Want To Know
I Shall Be Released
I Shall Not Be Moved
I Understand (Just How You Feel)
I Walk The Line
I Want You With Me
I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago
I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
I Will Be Home Again
I Will Be True
I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder
I'll Be Home For Christmas
I'll Be There
I'll Hold You In My Heart
I'll Never Fall In Love Again
I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
I'll Never Stand In Your Way
I'll Remember You
I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
I'm Beginning To Forget You
I'm Comin' Home
I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs
I'm Leaving It Up To You
I'm Movin' On
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
I'm With A Crowd (But So Alone)
I've Got A Thing About You Baby
I've Got Confidence
I've Lost You
I, John
If Every Day Was Like Christmas
If I Loved You
If I Were You
If I'm A Fool (For Loving You)
If That Isn't Love
If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side
If We Never Meet Again
If You Don't Come Back
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
In My Father's House
In The Garden
It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing)
It Hurts Me
It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
It Keeps Right On A Hurtin'
It Wouldn't Be The Same (Without You)
It's A Sin
It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
It's Been So Long Darling
It's Different Now
It's Impossible
It's My Way
It's Nice To Go Trav'ling
It's Now Or Never
It's Only Love
It's Over
It's Still Here
It's Your Baby, You Rock It
Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
Jingle Bells
Johnny B. Goode
Joshua Fit The Battle
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Just A Little Bit
Just A Little Talk With Jesus
Just Because
Just Call Me Lonesome
Just Let Me Make Believe
Keep Your Hands Off Of It
Keeper Of The Key
Known Only To Him
Lady Madonna
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Lead Me, Guide Me
Let It Be Me
Let Me Be There
Like A Baby
Listen To The Bells
Little Cabin On The Hill
Little Darlin'
Little Egypt
Little Mama
Long Black Limousine
Long Live Rock And Roll (School Days)
Long Tall Sally
Love Coming Down
Love Letters
Love Me
Love Me Tender
Love Me, Love The Life I Lead
Loving Arms
MacArthur Park
Make Believe
Make The World Go Away
Mama Don't Dance
Mansion Over The Hilltop
Mary In The Morning
Mary Lou Brown
Memphis, Tennessee
Men With Broken Hearts
Merry Christmas Baby
Milkcow Blues Boogie
Milky White Way
Miracle Of The Rosary
Mona Lisa
Money Honey
Moody Blue
Moonlight Sonata
Moonlight Swim
Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone
My Babe
My Baby Left Me
My Boy
My Country, 'Tis Of Thee
My Happiness
My Heart Cries For You
My Way
Mystery Train
Nearer My God To Thee
Never Been To Spain
Never Ending
No More
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Ode To Billie Joe
Oh Happy Day
Oh Happy Day (2)
Oh How I Love Jesus
Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
Old MacDonald
Old Shep
On The Jericho Road
On Top Of Old Smokey
One Night
Only Believe
Only The Strong Survive
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
Over The Rainbow
Peter Gunn Theme
Pieces Of My Life
Please Don't Stop Loving Me
Pledging My Love
Polk Salad Annie
Portrait Of My Love
Promised Land
Proud Mary
Puppet On A String
Put Your Hand In The Hand
Que Sera, Sera
Rags To Riches
Reach Out To Jesus
Ready Teddy
Reconsider Baby
Release Me
Rip It Up
Roses Are Red (My Love)
Run On
Running Scared
(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
(Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
(That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me
(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
500 Miles
A Hundred Years From Now
A Thing Called Love
After Loving You
Ain't That Loving You Baby
All Shook Up
Allá En El Rancho Grande
Almost Always True
Almost In Love
Aloha Oe
Alright, Okay, You Win
Always On My Mind
Am I Ready
Amazing Grace
America The Beautiful
An American Trilogy
An Evening Prayer
And I Love You So
And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird)
Apron Strings
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Are You Sincere
Ask Me
At The Hop
Auld Lang Syne
Ave Maria
Baby Let's Play House
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
Beyond The Reef
Big Boss Man
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
Blessed Jesus (Hold My Hand)
Blowin' In The Wind
Blue Christmas
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Blue Hawaii
Blue Monday
Blue Moon
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Blue Suede Shoes
Blueberry Hill
Bosom Of Abraham
Bossa Nova Baby
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Bringing It Back
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Burning Love
By And By
Can't Help Falling In Love
Carry Me Back To Old Virginia
Cattle Call
Cindy, Cindy
Columbus Stockade Blues
Come Along
Come What May
Crazy Arms
Crying In The Chapel
Crying Time
Danny Boy
Dark Moon
Detroit City
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour…?
Don't Forbid Me
Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Down By The Riverside
Down In The Alley
Drums Of The Islands
Early Morning Rain
Earth Angel
El Paso
End Of The Road
Everybody Loves Somebody
Faded Love
Farther Along
Find Out What's Happening
Five Sleepy Heads
Flip, Flop And Fly
Flowers On The Wall
Folsom Prison Blues
Fool, Fool, Fool
Fools Fall In Love
Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)
For Ol' Times Sake
For The Good Times
For The Heart
Forget Me Never
Frankie And Johnny
Froggy Went a'Courtin'
From A Jack To A King
Funny How Time Slips Away
Gentle On My Mind
Get Back
Ghost Riders In The Sky
Girl Next Door Went A Walkin'
Girl Of Mine
Girls! Girls! Girls!
Give Me More, More, More Of Your Kisses
Good Rockin' Tonight
Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
Got My Mojo Working
Green, Green Grass Of Home
Guitar Man
Hands Off
Happy Birthday
Happy, Happy Birthday Baby
Harbor Lights
Hava Nagila
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Hawaiian Wedding Song
He Is My Everything
He Knows Just What I Need
He Touched Me
He'll Have To Go
Hearts Of Stone
Help Me
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Here Comes Santa Claus
Here We Go Again
Hey Bo Diddley
Hey Jude
Hide Thou Me
High Heel Sneakers
High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darlin')
His Hand In Mine
Hot Dog
Hound Dog
How Do You Think I Feel
How Great Thou Art
How The Web Was Woven
How's The World Treating You
I Apologize
I Asked The Lord
I Believe
I Believe In The Man In The Sky
I Can Help
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
I Can't Stop Loving You
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
I Feel So Bad
I Got A Woman
I Gotta Know
I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling
I Just Can't Help Believin'
I Just Can't Make It By Myself
I Love
I Love Only One Girl
I Love You Because
San Antonio Rose
Santa Lucia
See See Rider
Send Me Some Lovin'
Sentimental Me
Shake A Hand
Shake, Rattle And Roll
She Thinks I Still Care
She Wears My Ring
Shoppin' Around
Show Me Thy Ways, O Lord
Silent Night
Silver Bells
So Glad You're Mine
So High
Softly And Tenderly
Softly, As I Leave You
Soldier Boy
Somebody Bigger Than You And I
South Of The Border
Spanish Eyes
Stagger Lee
Stand By Me
Stay Away
Stay Away, Joe
Steamroller Blues
Stop, Look And Listen
Stranger In My Own Home Town
Such A Night
Summertime Has Passed And Gone
Susan When She Tried
Suspicious Minds
Sweet Angeline
Sweet Caroline
Sweet Inspiration
Sweet Leilani
Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong
Swing Down Sweet Chariot
Take Good Care Of Her
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
Take These Chains From My Heart
Talk About The Good Times
Tell Me Why
Tender Feeling
Tennessee Waltz
That's All Right Mama
That's Amore
That's My Desire
That's When Your Heartaches Begin
The Caisson Song
The Christmas Song
The Eyes Of Texas
The First Noel
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
The Fool
The Girl Of My Best Friend
The Impossible Dream
The Last Farewell
The Lord's Prayer
The Mickey Mouse Club March
The Most Beautiful Girl
The Titles Will Tell
The Twelfth Of Never
The Whiffenpoof Song
The Wonder Of You
There Goes My Everything
There Is No God But God
There's A Honky Tonk Angel (Who Will Take Me Back In)
There's No Place Like Home
There's No Tomorrow
This Time
This Train
Three Corn Patches
Thrill Of Your Love
Tiger Man
Time Has Made A Change In Me
Tiptoe Thru The Tulips
Today, Tomorrow And Forever
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Tomorrow Never Comes
Tomorrow Night
Tonight Carmen
Tonight Is So Right For Love
Tonight's All Right For Love
Too Much
Too Much Monkey Business
True Love
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
Trying To Get To You
Tumblin' Tumbleweeds
Turn Around, Look At Me
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Tutti Frutti
Tweedlee Dee
U.S. Male
Unchained Melody
Uncle Pen
Until It's Time For You To Go
Until Then
Up Above My Head
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
Walk That Lonesome Valley
Wasted Years
We'll Be Together
We're Gonna Move
Welcome To My World
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
What Now My Love
What'd I Say
When God Dips His Love In My Heart
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
When It Rains, It Really Pours
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
When The Saints Go Marchin' In
When The Snow Is On The Roses
When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano
Where Could I Go But To The Lord
Where Do I Go From Here
Where No One Stands Alone
White Christmas
Who Am I?
Who's Sorry Now?
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Why Me Lord
Wings Of An Angel (The Prisoner's Song)
Winter Wonderland
With A Song In My Heart
Without A Song
Without Him
Without Love
Woman Without Love
Wonderful World
Wooden Heart
Working On The Building
Write To Me From Naples
Yellow Rose Of Texas
You Asked Me To
You Belong To My Heart
You Better Run
You Can Have Her (I Don't Want Her)
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
You Don't Know Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
You'll Be Gone
You'll Never Walk Alone
You're The Boss
You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
You're The Reason I'm Living
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
Young At Heart
Young Love
Your Cheatin' Heart
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Thanks to all the people who have provided feedback and additional information that I've been able to use to improve this site and its contents: Garth Bond (UK?), Sebastiano Cecere (Italy), Chris Deakin (UK), Stig Ericsson (Sweden), Mark Hillier (UK), Joop Jansen (Netherlands), Torben Jensen (Denmark), Robin Jones (Saudi Arabia), Bob Moke (USA), Henk Muller (Netherlands), Rami Poutiainen (Finland), Aad Sala (Netherlands), Trevor Simpson (UK), Leroy Smith (Netherlands), Philippe Spard (France), Kris Verdonck (Belgium). If I've forgotten anyone, please forgive me!

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