<!--- If you add to this list, please include the year of publication or release. --->Elvis Presley
has inspired artistic and cultural works since he first entered the national consciousness. From that point interest in his personal and public life has never stopped. With his death in 1977, such interest increased even further. Some scholars have even studied many aspects of his profound cultural influence. * Billboard
historian Joel Whitburn
declared Presley the "#1 act of the Rock era", beating out The Beatles
, based upon his dominance of Billboard
<nowiki>'s</nowiki> list of top 100 singles artists since 1955. The following lists cover various media which include items of historic interest, enduring works of high art, and recent representations in popular culture. The entries represent portrayals which most Americans have a reasonable chance of encountering, rather than a complete catalog; lesser-known works are not included.
For purposes of classification, popular culture music is a separate section from operas and oratorios. Television covers live action series, TV movies, miniseries, and North American animation but not Japanese anime, which appears with manga and graphic novels.