Spotify celebrates Elvis’ 80th birthday with a web app and playlist

38 years after his death, he’s still very much alive in playlists everywhere.


( January 8 marks the 80th birthday of The King himself, Elvis Presley. 38 years after his untimely death, Elvis’ music still manages to influence artists of today, including Ed Sheeran, Hozier, One Direction, and even Nine Inch Nails.


Don’t believe us? Check out Spotify’s web app The Elvis Influence, enter any artist you can think of, and see The King’s musical influence spanning decades and genres. Don’t forget to click "Listen" for the whole experience! (The Elvisualization is a more, er, visual version.)


If that’s not enough for you, take a listen to Spotify’s birthday playlist for Elvis.


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