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Artist

Elvis Costello

   
Number of songs: 3 | Total weeks on charts: 7
Appearing in a total number of: 5 charts | Total period running: 41 days
Songs by Elvis Costello
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Biography
Elvis Costello, born Declan Patrick MacManus on August 25, 1954, in London, England, is a distinguished singer-songwriter known for his profound impact on the punk and new wave scenes. His career, spanning several decades, is marked by its versatility and musical exploration across various genres.

Costello's journey in the music industry began in the early 1970s, but he rose to prominence in 1977 with his debut album "My Aim Is True," a work that showcased his unique blend of punk, new wave, and pop. This album, featuring classics like "Alison" and "Watching the Detectives," established him as a significant figure in the British punk and new wave movements.

Following this success, Costello formed his backing band, The Attractions, with whom he released a series of critically acclaimed albums. "This Year's Model" (1978) and "Armed Forces" (1979) are notable for hits such as "Pump It Up" and "Oliver's Army," respectively. These albums cemented his reputation for clever lyrics and catchy, eclectic music.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Costello continued to evolve artistically, experimenting with different genres. Albums like "Imperial Bedroom" (1982) and "King of America" (1986) saw him exploring more complex musical arrangements and styles, ranging from jazz to country music. His versatility was further showcased in collaborations with a wide array of artists, including Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, and the Brodsky Quartet.

In the 2000s, Costello continued to release albums that varied in style, such as "When I Was Cruel" (2002) and "Momofuku" (2008), while also working on numerous side projects and collaborations. His later works include "National Ransom" (2010) and "Look Now" (2018), the latter reuniting him with The Imposters, a band formed from the former members of The Attractions.

Elvis Costello's discography is a testament to his enduring talent and his ability to adapt and thrive in the ever-changing landscape of music. His influence on the music industry is undeniable, with a legacy that continues to inspire new generations of musicians and songwriters.
Sources: Wikipedia, Top40-Charts.com Editorial team




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