The man who launched rock 'n' roll died 40 years ago today - here are Australia's favourite Elvis songs

Elvis Presley. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

On August 16 in 1977, the world woke to discover the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley, was dead.

It was the year the first Apple II computers went on sale, Jimmy Carter became US president, the Concord made its first commercial flight between London and New York, and
Voyager I and Voyager II were launched bound for the outer solar system.

The king died on his throne in his mansion, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 42.

Thankfully his music lives on and Spotify has created a list of top 10 most streamed Elvis tracks in Australia.

You can listen to them here.

This is the list.

  1. Suspicious Minds
  2. Can’t Help Falling in Love
  3. Jailhouse Rock
  4. A Little Less Conversation
  5. Hound Dog
  6. In The Ghetto
  7. Blue Christmas
  8. Burning Love
  9. Always On My Mind
  10. Heartbreak Hotel

NOW WATCH: Executive Life videos

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.