Elvis Presley/YMMV

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  • Award Snub: He was nominated for fourteen Grammys, but only won three--all of them in the Gospel category. Two of them for the same song.
  • Covered Up: "Hound Dog" was originally performed by blues singer Big Mama Thornton.
    • "Blue Suede Shoes" is another one; it was actually a big hit for Carl Perkins before Elvis' own version was successful.
    • Presley was also late to the party in recording "Shake Rattle and Roll"; his version actually combines elements of the previous hit versions by Joe Turner and Bill Haley (Turner's lyrics, Haley's arrangement).
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Many possible examples.
  • Dork Age: The mid-sixties. Nowadays, even die-hard fans find it difficult to enjoy some of the musical comedies he was making at that time.
    • In fact, if one were to ask who The Beatles' favorite artist was, they'd always insist it was "pre-Army" Elvis.
  • Memetic Outfit: The Jailhouse Rock one, the glittery white Vegas one, take your pick.
  • Memetic Sex God: To the extent that his Chinese Fan Nickname is "Cat King". As in, a tomcat.
  • Strictly Formula: His movies, as pointed out here by Wrong Hands.

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