It's Elvis Presley Week for the American Idol Season 9 Top 9 contestants. Elvis recorded over 800 songs in his too-short career, making him the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music. His songs encompassed many genres, including gospel, african-american, country, pop and blues. These numerous influences help explain why Elvis was so popular throughout the many different segments of American society. If you were 8 or 80, black or white or brown, rich or poor or middling, Elvis Presley was a good-old American boy, beloved by everyone. All Americans can find at least one Elvis song they relate to.
Elvis recorded more songs than almost any other singer, and this may make it very difficult for the Idol contestants to pick just one song! We've looked at other polls, and dusted off our Elvis collection to see which songs would fit our favorites best.
So, take a moment and take our poll. Let's see if America chooses the same song as our American Idol.
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