Music > Artists > Rock
Birth Name:
Declan Patrick McManus

Born:
Elvis Costello

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Elvis Costello

Biography

When Elvis Costello's first record was released in 1977, his bristling cynicism and anger linked him with the punk and new wave explosion. A cursory listen to My Aim Is True proves that the main connection that Costello had with the punks was his unbridled passion; he tore through rock's back pages taking whatever he wanted, as well as borrowing from country, Tin Pan Alley pop, reggae, and many other musical genres. Over his career, that musical eclecticism distinguished his records as much as his fiercely literate lyrics. Because he supported his lyrics with his richly diverse music, Costello emerged as one of the most innovative, influential, and best songwriters since Bob Dylan.

Top Albums

Wise Up Ghost (Deluxe), Elvis Costello
1. Wise Up Ghos..
Wise Up Ghost, Elvis Costello
2. Wise Up Ghos..
The Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years, Elvis Costello
3. The Best of ..
My Aim Is True, Elvis Costello
4. My Aim Is Tr..
Secret, Profane and Sugarcane (Bonus Track Version), Elvis Costello
5. Secret, Prof..
This Year's Model, Elvis Costello
6. This Year's ..
Momofuku, Elvis Costello
7. Momofuku
Armed Forces, Elvis Costello
8. Armed Forces
Painted from Memory, Burt Bacharach
9. Painted from..
The River In Reverse (Digital Version), Allen Toussaint
10. The River In..
National Ransom, Elvis Costello
11. National Ran..
Imperial Bedroom, Elvis Costello
12. Imperial Bed..
The Delivery Man, Elvis Costello
13. The Delivery..
My Aim Is True (Deluxe Edition), Elvis Costello
14. My Aim Is Tr..
Get Happy!!, Elvis Costello
15. Get Happy!!
iTunes Originals: Elvis Costello, Elvis Costello
16. iTunes Origi..
My Flame Burns Blue (Live with the Metropole Orkest), Elvis Costello
17. My Flame Bur..
King of America, Elvis Costello
18. King of Amer..
Trust, Elvis Costello
19. Trust
The Delivery Man (Deluxe Edition), Elvis Costello
20. The Delivery..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Walk Us UptownWise Up Ghost (Deluxe)3:22$1.29
2.
Refuse To Be SavedWise Up Ghost (Deluxe)4:26$1.29
3.
Cinco Minutos Con VosWise Up Ghost (Deluxe)5:01$1.29
4.
Pump It UpBest of Elvis Costello: The..3:17$1.29
5.
AlisonBest of Elvis Costello: The..3:24$1.29
6.
Wake Me UpWise Up Ghost (Deluxe)5:53$1.29
7.
Every Day I Write the BookBest of Elvis Costello: The..3:54$1.29
8.
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peac..Best of Elvis Costello: The..3:33$1.29
9.
VeronicaSpike3:08$1.29
10.
SheIn Motion Pictures3:07$0.99
11.
Wise Up GhostWise Up Ghost (Deluxe)6:26$1.29
12.
Sugar Won't WorkWise Up Ghost (Deluxe)3:31$1.29
13.
Walk Us UptownWise Up Ghost3:22$1.29
14.
Watching the Detectives (Single Vers..Best of Elvis Costello: The..3:46$1.29
15.
If I Could BelieveWise Up Ghost (Deluxe)3:58$1.29
16.
Stick Out Your TongueWise Up Ghost (Deluxe)5:27$1.29
17.
TripwireWise Up Ghost (Deluxe)4:28$1.29
18.
Cinco Minutos Con VosWise Up Ghost5:01$1.29
19.
Puppet Has Cut His Strings (Bonus Tr..Wise Up Ghost (Deluxe)4:56$1.29
20.
Viceroy's RowWise Up Ghost (Deluxe)5:01$1.29
21.
Oliver's ArmyBest of Elvis Costello: The..2:59$1.29
22.
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red ShoesBest of Elvis Costello: The..2:48$1.29
23.
I Want YouBest of Elvis Costello: The..6:41$0.99
24.
Pump It UpThis Year's Model3:16$1.29
25.
AlisonMy Aim Is True3:24$1.29

Top Music Videos

(What’s So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding (Live/Spectacular Spinning Songbook), Elvis Costello & The Imposters
1. (What’s So F..
So Like Candy, Elvis Costello
2. So Like Candy
The Other Side of Summer, Elvis Costello
3. The Other Side..
...This Town..., Elvis Costello
4. ...This Town....
Everyday I Write the Book (Live/Spectacular Spinning Songbook), Elvis Costello & The Imposters
5. Everyday I Wri..
I Want You (Live/Spectacular Spinning Songbook), Elvis Costello & The Imposters
6. I Want You (Li..
Sulky Girl, Elvis Costello
7. Sulky Girl
13 Steps Lead Down, Elvis Costello
8. 13 Steps Lead ..
Radio, Radio (Live/Spectacular Spinning Songbook), Elvis Costello & The Imposters
9. Radio, Radio (..


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