According to Billboard, Boone was the second biggest charting artist of the late 1950s, behind only Elvis Presley but ahead of Ricky Nelson and the Platters, and was ranked at No. 9—behind the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney but ahead of artists such as Aretha Franklin and the Beach Boys—in its listing of the Top 100 Top 40 Artists 1955–1995. Boone still holds the Billboard record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts with one or more songs each week.
AllMusic Review by Arthur Rowe
You don't need to check the track listing to figure out the identity of "guess who" on this 1963 tribute album from Pat Boone. The picture on the cover says it all. Decked out in a glittering gold suit, gold shoes, and gold tie -- with his head cocked back and holdin' his guitar, Boone looks like he means serious business. But right from the start it is clear that the business he means is not rock & roll a la Elvis Presley. No, when Boone and the folks at Dot Records decided to go ahead with this Elvis tribute album, they wisely decided that it was not going to be Boone's imitation of Elvis. What they did decide was to try something entirely new and different. Employing the jazz arrangements of Paul Smith and with the backing of his jazz octet, these familiar Presley hits are given an entirely unfamiliar treatment. The plan works quite well on "Love Me," "Teddy Bear," "All Shook Up," and "Blue Suede Shoes." But it starts to thin out after that. And by the time you get to "One Night" and "It's Now or Never," you're wishin', at least on those songs, that it had been "never.