Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1

Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1
Compilation album by Elvis Presley
Released August, 1970
Genre Rock
Label RCA Records
Elvis Presley chronology
On Stage: February 1970
Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1
Almost in Love

Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1 is a compilation box set by Elvis Presley. The four-album set was released in August, 1970, as his 38th album. The set peaked at number 45 on the Billboard 200 and at number 25 on the country chart.[1] It was certified Gold on February 13, 1973, Platinum on March 27, 1992 and 2x Platinum on June 17, 1992 by the Recording Industry Association of America.[2] Of the 51 tracks featured, four make their album debut in this collection: "Viva Las Vegas", "Suspicious Minds", "Don't Cry Daddy", and "Kentucky Rain".

Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Heartbreak Hotel"  Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden, Elvis PresleyJanuary 10, 19562:01
2."I Was The One"  Aaron Schroeder, Claude Demetrius, Hal Blair, Bill PeppersJanuary 11, 19562:33
3."I Want You I Need You I Love You"  Maurice Mysels, Ira KosloffApril 14, 19562:39
4."Don't Be Cruel"  Otis Blackwell, Elvis PresleyJuly 2, 19562:03
5."Hound Dog"  Jerry Leiber, Mike StollerJuly 2, 19562:15
6."Love Me Tender" (from Love Me Tender)Vera Matson, Elvis PresleyAugust 24, 19562:45
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Any Way You Want Me"  Aaron Schroeder, Cliff OwensJuly 2, 19562:15
2."Too Much"  Lee Rosenberg, Leonard WeinmanSeptember 2, 19562:32
3."Playing For Keeps"  Stanley KeslerSeptember 1, 19562:48
4."All Shook Up"  Otis Blackwell, Elvis PresleyJanuary 12, 19571:58
5."That's When Your Heartaches Begin"  William Raskin, George Brown, Fred FisherJanuary 13, 19573:25
6."Loving You"  Jerry Leiber, Mike StollerFebruary 24, 19572:15
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" (from Loving You)Kal Mann, Bernie LoweJanuary 15-18, 19571:53
2."Jailhouse Rock" (from Jailhouse Rock)Jerry Leiber, Mike StollerApril 30, 19572:30
3."Treat Me Nice"  Jerry Leiber, Mike StollerSeptember 5, 19572:12
4."I Beg Of You"  Rosemarie McCoy, Kelly OwensFebruary 23, 19571:53
5."Don't"  Jerry Leiber, Mike StollerSeptember 6, 19572:48
6."Wear My Ring Around Your Neck"  Bert Carroll, Russell MoodyFebruary 1, 19582:15
7."Hard Headed Woman" (from King Creole)Claude DemetriusJanuary 15, 19581:53
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."I Got Stung"  Aaron Schroeder, David HillJune 10, 19581:50
2."A Fool Such As I"  Bill Trader, Bob MillerJune 10, 19582:36
3."A Big Hunk o' Love"  Aaron Schroeder, Sid WycheJune 10, 19582:12
4."Stuck On You"  Aaron Schroeder, Leslie McFarlandMarch 20, 19602:16
5."A Mess of Blues"  Doc Pomus, Mort ShumanMarch 20, 19602:41
6."It's Now or Never"  Aaron Schroeder, Wally GoldApril 3, 19603:25
Side five
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."I Gotta Know"  Paul Evans, Matt WilliamsApril 3, 19602:14
2."Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  Roy Turk, Lou HandmanApril 3, 19603:05
3."Surrender"  Doc Pomus, Mort ShumanOctober 30, 19601:51
4."I Feel So Bad"  Chuck WillisMarch 12, 19612:54
5."Little Sister"  Doc Pomus, Mort ShumanJune 25, 19612:29
6."Can't Help Falling in Love" (from Blue Hawaii)Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George WeissMarch 23, 19613:01
Side six
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Rock-A-Hula Baby" (from Blue Hawaii)Fred Wise, Ben Weisman, Dolores FullerMarch 23, 19612:24
2."Anything That's Part Of You"  Don RobertsonOctober 15, 19611:57
3."Good Luck Charm"  Aaron Schroeder, Wally GoldOctober 15, 19612:24
4."She's Not You"  Doc Pomus, Mike Stoller, Jerry LeiberMarch 19, 19622:03
5."Return To Sender" (from Girls! Girls! Girls!)Otis Blackwell, Winfield ScottMarch 27, 19622:05
6."Where Do You Come From" (from Girls! Girls! Girls!)Ruth Batchelor, Bob RobertsMarch 27, 19622:08
7."One Broken Heart For Sale" (from It Happened at the World's Fair)Otis Blackwell, Winfield ScottSeptember 22, 19622:09
Side seven
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."(You're the) Devil in Disguise"  Bill Giant, Bernie Baum, Florence KayeMay 26, 19632:01
2."Bossa Nova Baby"  Jerry Leiber, Mike StollerJanuary 22, 19631:35
3."Kissin' Cousins" (from Kissin' Cousins)Fred Wise, Randy StarrSeptember 30-October 10, 19632:18
4."Viva Las Vegas" (Recorded from Viva Las Vegas)Doc Pomus, Mort ShumanJuly 9, 19632:11
5."Ain't That Loving You Baby"  Clyde Otis, Ivory Joe HunterJune 10, 19582:22
6."Wooden Heart" (from G.I. Blues)Fred Wise, Ben Weisman, Kay TwomeyApril 28, 19602:02
Side eight
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Crying in the Chapel"  Artie GlennOctober 30, 19602:23
2."If I Can Dream"  Walter Earl BrownJune 23, 19682:12
3."In the Ghetto"  Mac DavisJanuary 20, 19692:48
4."Suspicious Minds"  Mark JamesJanuary 22, 19693:15
5."Don't Cry Daddy"  Mac DavisJanuary 15, 19693:09
6."Kentucky Rain"  Eddie Rabbitt, Dick HeardFebruary 20, 19692:44
7."'Elvis Sails" (excerpts)September 22, 19584:27


  1. "Elvis' 50 Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Vol. 1". Allmusic. Rovi Corp. 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  2. "Searchable database". RIAA. Recording Industry Association of America. 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2013. Note: Enter search for "Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Volume 1"

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