Spotify Celebrates Elvis With Two Interactive Web Apps

In honor of Elvis' 80th birthday, Spotify created two "audiovisualizations" to track the King's influence.

the-elvis-influence 600x300In honor of The King’s would-be 80th birthday, Spotify has created a few web apps to celebrate his music and his influence.

Firstly, there’s “The Elvis Influence,” an audiovisualization where you can type in any artists’ name to see how they are connected musically to Elvis. Try to stump it; The Grateful Dead influenced Elvis Costello who was influenced by Elvis. Rita Ora is similar to Jessie J who was influenced by Pink who was…well, you get the point. Elvis had some reach. It’s like that Kevin Bacon game but more fun.

For real data geeks, there’s the Elvisualization where you can see more clearly how artists like even Mobb Deep or No Doubt connect to the legend. Spotify has also culled data from listeners to discern the most popular Elvis songs out there. In a statement they write:

From an analysis of the listening habits of its 50 million users, Spotify reveals the most popular Elvis tracks globally are Suspicious MindsJailhouse Rock and In The Ghetto. By looking at the average streaming frequency of Elvis songs by country, Spotify can also reveal that Chile boasts the biggest Elvis fans,followed by Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands and Iceland.

 If you really want to get in the spirit, you can listen to the Elvis playlist here, too. Spotify’s full list of Elvis’ biggest fans and what they stream are below.

Most streamed Elvis tracks globally

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

Most Streamed Elvis tracks in the US

  1. Blue Christmas
  2. Can’t Help Falling in Love
  3. Suspicious Minds
  4. Jailhouse Rock
  5. Hound Dog
  6. Burning Love
  7. A Little Less Conversation
  8. All Shook Up
  9. Heartbreak Hotel
  10. Here Comes Santa Claus [Right Down Santa Claus Lane]

Countries with the biggest Elvis fans

  1. Chile
  2. Brazil
  3. Argentina
  4. Netherlands
  5. Iceland
  6. Switzerland
  7. Mexico
  8. Italy
  9. Australia
  10. El Salvador


Publish date: January 8, 2015 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT