We asked fans to name the Elvis songs that really make them want to dance. I wasn’t surprised that fast songs dominated (Elvis is the King of Rock and Roll, after all). But I was a little surprised that so many songs featured in Elvis movies made it to the top of the list.
So here are the Elvis songs that really get people dancing…
5. Burning Love
Elvis Presley’s version of “Burning Love” was released on August 1, 1972 and ended up rising to #2 on the Billboard charts.
This rocking tune was a mainstay of his shows in the 1970s. The final years of Elvis’s recording career featured a lot of ballads, but “Burning Love” was a definite throwback to his rock and roll roots.
See Elvis sing “Burning Love” on stage during his Aloha from Hawaii concert
4. Rock-A-Hula Baby
“Blue Hawaii” was the most popular of Elvis’s films, and “Rock-A-Hula Baby” was one of the most memorable songs from that movie. It’s been getting people dancing ever since.
Watch Elvis sing “Rock-A-Hula Baby” in this rockin’ scene from Blue Hawaii
3. Bossa Nova Baby
Another song from an Elvis movie (this time from Fun in Acapulco), “Bossa Nova Baby” is a tune that makes it hard to resist getting up on your feet and having a good time.
Have a look at Elvis’s “Bossa Nova Baby” scene from Fun in Acapulco
2. Viva Las Vegas
The title song from the film, “Viva Las Vegas” is non-stop energy. The energetic and relentlessly upbeat tune has become an unofficial anthem of the city of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Catch Elvis Presley dancing to “Viva Las Vegas”
1. Jailhouse Rock
Jailhouse Rock was voted as the most popular Elvis dance song! One of Elvis Presley’s earliest hits, Jailhouse Rock was recorded in 1957 and spent seven weeks at #1 on the charts. The movie’s choreographed dance routine with Elvis and his fellow jail mates is nearly as iconic as the song.
Take a look (once again) at Elvis’s famous movie performance of Jailhouse Rock
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Rounding out the top 10 most popular Elvis dance songs are:
6. Don’t Be Cruel
7. Hound Dog
8. Can’t Help Falling in Love
9. Love Me Tender
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