The Essential Elvis Presley

The Essential Elvis Presley
Greatest hits album by Elvis Presley
Released January 2, 2007 (2007-01-02)
Recorded July 5, 1954 – February 4, 1976 at various locations
Genre Rock and roll, rockabilly, country, pop
Label RCA
Producer Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, Roger Semon
Elvis Presley chronology
Elvis Rock
The Essential Elvis Presley
Elvis the King

The Essential Elvis Presley is a greatest hits collection by American rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. The album was released as a two-disc set on January 2, 2007 by RCA Records as a part of Sony BMG's The Essential series and was later released by RCA and Legacy Recordings as a Limited Edition 3.0 three-disc set.

In the Netherlands the album was released as The Dutch Collection, which topped the albums chart in that country, while The Essential Elvis Presley topped the albums chart in Sweden. Although not as successful as other releases in The Essential series, the album was certified gold in three countries. In the U.S. it was certified Gold on 8/4/2010 and Platinum on 3/3/2016 by the RIAA.

Track listing

Disc 1

  1. "That's All Right"
  2. "Baby, Let's Play House"
  3. "Mystery Train"
  4. "Heartbreak Hotel"
  5. "I Was the One"
  6. "Blue Suede Shoes"
  7. "Hound Dog"
  8. "Don't Be Cruel"
  9. "Love Me Tender"
  10. "All Shook Up"
  11. "(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)"
  12. "Jailhouse Rock"
  13. "Trouble"
  14. "Fever"
  15. "It's Now or Never"
  16. "Reconsider Baby"
  17. "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
  18. "Little Sister"
  19. "Follow That Dream"
  20. "Can't Help Falling in Love"

Disc 2

  1. "Return to Sender"
  2. "Devil in Disguise"
  3. "Viva Las Vegas"
  4. "Bossa Nova Baby"
  5. "Big Boss Man"
  6. "A Little Less Conversation"
  7. "If I Can Dream"
  8. "Memories"
  9. "In the Ghetto"
  10. "Suspicious Minds"
  11. "Don't Cry Daddy"
  12. "Kentucky Rain"
  13. "Polk Salad Annie"
  14. "The Wonder of You"
  15. "I Just Can't Help Believin'"
  16. "Burning Love"
  17. "Always on My Mind"
  18. "Steamroller Blues"
  19. "Hurt"
  20. "Moody Blue"

Charts and certifications


Chart (2007) Peak
Australian Top 50 Albums[1] 33
Belgium (Flanders) 100 Albums[2] 2
Belgium (Wallonia) 100 Albums[3] 2
Danish Top 40 Albums[4] 40
Finnish Top 50 Albums[5] 11
French Compilations[6] 1
Netherlands Top 100 Albums[7]
  • The Dutch Collection
Swedish Top 60 Albums[8] 1
Swiss Top 100 Albums[9] 15
US Billboard 200[10] 42
Chart (2008) Peak
Norwegian Top 40 Albums[11] 35
Spanish Top 100 Albums[12] 98
Chart (2011) Peak
Mexican Top 100 Albums[13] 92


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[14] Gold 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[15] Gold 20,000^
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum 500,000 or 333,333^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  2. "Elvis Presley – The Essential (Album)" (ASP). Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  3. "Elvis Presley – The Essential (Album)" (ASP). Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  4. "Elvis Presley – The Essential (Album)" (ASP). Danish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  5. "Elvis Presley – The Essential (Album)" (ASP). Finnish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  6. "Les "Charts Runs" de chaque Album Classé" (PHP). InfoDisc (in French). Find "Elvis PRESLEY" under the drop-down menu to see statistics.
  7. "Elvis Presley – The Dutch Collection (Album)" (ASP). Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  8. "Elvis Presley – The Essential (Album)" (ASP). Swedish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  9. "Elvis Presley – The Essential (Album)" (ASP). Swiss Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  10. "The Essential Elvis Presley (RCA/Sony BMG) – Elvis Presley". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  11. "Elvis Presley – The Essential (Album)" (ASP). Norwegian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  12. "Elvis Presley – The Essential (Album)" (ASP). Spanish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  13. "Elvis Presley – The Essential (Album)" (ASP). Mexican Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  14. "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2007". Ultratop & Hung Medien /
  15. "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2007" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.
  16. "American album certifications – Presley, Elvis – Essential Elvis". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
Life in Cartoon Motion by Mika
Gfk Dutch Top 100 Albums Chart number-one album
August 25, 2007
Succeeded by
Mijn naam is... Jannes by Jannes
Preceded by
En Blekt Blondins Ballader – 1980–2005 by Eva Dahlgren
Sverigetopplistan Top 60 Albums number-one album
August 16–23, 2007
Succeeded by
Mount Pleasure by Moneybrother

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