CD UK Top 40

Again a #2 hit for Elvis, according to our information it was a close call. 01 Nelly feat. Tim McGraw – Over and Over 02 Elvis Presley – (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame 03 Jennifer Lopez – Get Right
Source: Elvis 2nd To None / Updated: Feb 26, 2005 
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sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 1, 2005report abuse
Todd, I see you have no answer for this strange behaviour of suddently appearing records.
sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
Todd can u please explain then why HMv Belfast had over 100 copies of all the vinyl singles except His Latest Flame on Sat. Where did these vinyls come from ? did Hmv buy them from ebay ? (joking)
MichelleKing (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
Hiya, i have had the same problems, i missed "a fool such as i" on vinyl - I phoned HMV every day for a week asking if it was coming in - I was happy to take an unnumbered release, I just wanted to know when there would next be a delivery - no one had any ideas!! I gave up on getting that release then two weeks ago, I am outside HMV waiting like I do every Monday morning at 8 am, I go in and just chace asking for "a fool such as i" and there is three on the shelf, i couldnt believe it, of couse i was happy but how come they just suddenly appeared - HMV didnt have any answers - weird!!!
On elvis not getting a number 2 this week, i think thats amazing, we are keeping him at the top where he belongs!! When Elvis was alive and able to promote his own music, he didnt always get to number 1, its good just to be part of the chart and let music prevail - i for one love Nellys new song and think the number 1 and number 2 song this week are both superb and deserve equally to be right up there!!!
SendToTodd (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
Bernard, if you see numbered copies of "His Latest Flame" on sale again next week, just as people are seeing numbered copies of "Surrender" back on the shelves this week as is widely reported, then you know that they are from the original burning, and that your local store didn't order enough in the first place. You don't burn more CDs over night you have to book em in to the factory, and arrange the printing, filling, stuffing and shipping - it takes about three weeks, that is why the unnumbered copies of the first five titles are just getting into the shops now. BMG have numbered stocks in West Brom NOW of "His Latest Flame" - from the original consignment, so stores haven't ordered them all, in spite of what retailers might say. I saw a letter from HMV to a member this week apologising for the shortage and stating that BMG are only manufacturing 7,500 of each CD, which we all know is just untrue.
asd123 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
On the virgin chart site, they announce Elvis as #3! :-( Baah, unbelievable, how can that be possible??
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
Of course people are working overtime to keep Elvis of the top spot. These are the other record labels who want their artists to be at number one. It's big business, a number one for Nelly will not bring in big money from the single but it will boost sales of his album.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
It's a total shame and disgrace that HIS LATEST FLAME missed the opportunity to hit No.1. Now with all the remaining Singles going to only No.2, BMG's quite happy and soon they will be able to issue ELV2S - The Complete No.2 Hits"
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
We have to ask ourselves why every artist except Elvis has their records available for everyone to buy. No, I don't think RCA are holdind back stock, they are just not pressing enough. ALL the shops I ask say they cannot get stocks of the current single. They say they would love to have more to sell, & both MVC & Woolies have printed notices to this effect – blaming RCA stocks (or lack of them) Black is not White. Elvis will not get to number one if we cannot buy his records. The 10th single is now in the shops; how many will Woolies get tomorrow I wonder? Most of us can't buy it anywhere else. & when their stock is gone there is none to be had. The local MVC don't gey any at all, (I have a nice letter from them explaining exactly how RCA have cocked-up their stocks) & the local HMV never has any on the shelves, only preoders ordered right at the start. You still can't oder them in the shop. Please don't insult my intelligence by telling me nothing is wrong...
Aarons (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
Just goes to show ya Elvis is still going strong
SendToTodd (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
Eddie I understand your comments, but if you read to text on the original BMG literature announcing this limited-edition campaign which we distrubuted to members well prior to the launch of these singles it clearly stated that all singles in this schedule be purchased from your local music store to sensure that Elvis' sales are chart eligible. It added "If you have difficulty buying any single a limited quanty will be made available through the fan club at a later date." So the announcement on this site the other week was nothing new.

The original limited quota of 20,000 CDs and 7,500 vinyl would have served fans well, had it not been for greed on the part of both some fans and the ebay dealers.

Record shops don't re-order sold out supplies every day, they possibly order only once a week, perhaps twice if it's a large store, so if a stores hasn't ordered enough and they sell out on day-one, they might not re-order for a week, which means that Elvis will loose out. But that is down to the dealer for not ordering enough in the first place, not BMG. In the scheme of things, selling another 20 Elvis singles and making an extra £20 is neither here nor there when an average record super store has to achieve a turn over of £50,000 - £100,000 per WEEK.
secondrichard (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
Went to my local record/cd stores the past weeks (2-3) times a week overhere in Holland. NOT ONE single available !!! The people at the stores simply told me that BMG/SONY ran out of stock and it was useless to ask for these items. They won't be available now or in the coming weeks when singles 8-18 are released. It's nice to have collector's items, but it's a shame they (BMG) didn't see the opportunity to have Elvis at # 1 18 weeks in a row. And not only in the UK, but in other European countries as well. When I see the small numbers Elvis comes short of a number 1 spot in the UK, I can only say it's a shame that the marketing people at BMG don't have more feeling with these kind of matters. As we say in Dutch 'regeren is vooruit zien', it's abvious that the BMG folks are not good enough for this. Shame, shame, shame on them as Michael Moore would say.....
volvo (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
I know I've said it before, but if you are having trouble getting the singles from the shops (my local -very small- shop decided it was too much bother at the beginning of the campaign), then you can buy the singles from HMV on-line. I know it costs a little extra for p&p, but for me it's alot easier. So far all mine delivered have been numbered issues.
Julian Grant (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
Last week in HMV to my surprise they had about 20 copies of Jailhouse Rock, One Night and a Fool Such As I and everyone of them numbered. How the hell does that happen when they are sold out in the week of their release? The guy in the shop didn't have a clue only saying that they just came in.
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
Todd, There's one important ingredient missing from the recipe. All Elvis's singles are LIMITED. This does NOT apply to the rest. Elvis is therefore handicapped just like the favourite in a horse race. Then you've got the distribution problem to the point of sale because the singles are limited . This means that some shops will get enough supplies and others nothing. I dare say that the rest of the runners will have van loads of records being supplied. Next in the que is Elvis with a supermarket trolly load. Todd, this is not a level playing field. Elvis is handicapped from the start. Personally, although I have alot of admiration and respect for your comments, in this case I consider you have made a faux pas. You announced on this site that the singles would be made available in the future to all. In effect what you have done is to put a brake on the sales. People that would have bought now might now be delaying thus diminishing immediate sales for the chart. Elvis has been sold short with this project which you have said was put together very quickly by BMG. Alas being expeditious does not mean being efficient and in this case it shows.
SendToTodd (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
I had an eMail from a fan today who went into the Coop to buy Kingsmill Bread, and there wasn't any on the shelves, though there was plenty of Hovis, and Warburtons. It's obviously Allied Bakeries holding back supplies to upset Elvis fans, but I guess I will get the blame.
I think the shareholders of BMG would have something to say if they thought that Elvis records were being kept off the shelves to enable Universal Music to get a number one. That said I was in HMV in today, and there were no Nelly records, obviously Universal are holding back supplies in an attempt to prevent their act from getting to number one. At the end of the day, I guess that retail has given up on the singles market where they make only a quid on a sale, when they can make a fiver on a CD album, so perhaps thats why they are reluctant to order stocks from distributors. Believe me, the stocks ARE available from BMG.
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2005report abuse
Where have I heard this before. No surprise that His Latest Flame is not no 1. I Dont think Elvis will have anymore number ones. It seems to be the same news every week now. I think I will be more upset if Elvis does not get to number 2 now. Getting to no 1 for Elvis now seems to be getting impossible.
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2005report abuse
con con con con. That`s at LEAST the amount of No.1s we should be on! Elvis has been No.1 on CDUK loads of times and it`s been wrong, can it not be wrong now?
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2005report abuse
I went to HMV in Manchester today they had loads of One Night , Jailhouse Rock and A fool Such as i. (All without numbers) Alas, no His Latest Flame.
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2005report abuse
how can over and over be number 1 that song stinks. its exactly what the song is over and over again thats all that is sung pretty much. what in the heck is rca doing to elvis they should sell mass quantities of his music its better than anything out there even jlo stinks too. she dont change anything in her music. .
Raleighroadace (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2005report abuse
tesco extra in swansea has loads of Surrender and His Latest Flame.I wish Burning Love was released as a single with a video showing Elvis recording the song with the TCB band,as I'm sure footage of this exists,integrated with live footage from On Tour and Aloha.
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2005report abuse
I am am a total loss to know how anyone can say there is not a major fault with distribution with these singles. I don't care what people claim – you cannot buy the current single in many areas after 8.30 am on Mondays. Every other artist is there in the racks to buy all week, but not Elvis. I've never come across this situation before & for anyone to defend BMG is just foolish. Yes, I've personally got all the singles, but many, many of my friends have not been so lucky, let alone any general member of the public. Why do I make a fuss about this? Because I want to see Elvis back at the top of the charts. But this will not happen if there are no records to buy, as we hacve seen for the last 4 weeks. As for suggestions that we can easily order the records or go to another shop that will order them, well that's just utter rubbish. This is what we've been trying to do for the past 9 releases, driving miles & achieving no results. I'm totally pissed off with the lack of support from those who should be helping us, not criticising us. I don't blame eBay, I blame RCA..
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2005report abuse
No matter what Sony/BMG, record stores and the powers that be may claim, someone somewhere is working overtime to keep Elvis off the top spot! If there was any justice in this world Elvis would have been at #1 for these last 7-8 weeks (in my fury I lost count!) Shame! Shame! Shame! What have you to say Todd? That it's not BMG's fault? Bollocks!
sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2005report abuse
I went into HMV Belfast today . loads of cds of all the singles, even "A fool such as i" which was very hard to get. hundreds of vinyl of all the singles, all the singles except one ofcourse, the current one "His latest flame! I questioned the manager and with a big smile he said "At the end of august theyr releasing the box set in full" ... he just didnt get it.

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