Elvis Set For #1 Again In The U.K.?

Elvis Presley could soon be back on top of the charts with his 19th UK number one hit according to the U.K.'s Mirrior newspaper website: The King of Rock'n'Roll's first single, "That's All Right Mama", is to be reissued by HMV next Monday - exactly 50 years since Elvis recorded it as a teenager. Fans have already been flocking to order the single and HMV says it is destined to be number one. Todd Slaughter, of the official Elvis fan club, said: "It is an amazing record." Elvis already has the most UK chart number ones. The first posthumous one, Way Down, came out in August 1977 - the month he died. His No1 hits in Britain: 1957 All Shook Up. 1958 Jailhouse Rock. 1959 One Night. 1959 A Fool Such As I. 1960 It's Now Or Never. 1961 Are You Lonesome Tonight? 1961 Wooden Heart. 1961 His Latest Flame. 1962 Rock-A-Hula-Baby. 1962 Good Luck Charm. 1962 She's Not You. 1962 Return To Sender. 1963 Devil In Disguise. 1965 Crying In The Chapel. 1969 Suspicious Minds. 1970 The Wonder Of You. 1977 Way Down. 2002 A Little Less Conversation.
Source: Mirror / Updated: Jun 30, 2004 

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E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 1, 2004report abuse
I am from Malta and I buy all my Elvis CDs and DVDs through the internet, mostly from the UK. For 2 reasons, because I get them sooner and cheaper than from the local record shops. What I would like to know is whether purchases from Web sites are included in chart sales as I read somewhere that they are not. Does anyone know anything about this subject 'cos I surely would like to help taking Elvis back to No.1 in the UK. What a feat that would be...if only!
SendToTodd (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 1, 2004report abuse
I was amazed to see that I predicted that the single: that's All Right, would be number 1 in the UK, according to an interview I gave to the Daily Mirror. The fact is, I haven't spoken to the Mirror. That said, at this time of the year a single can top the charts in Great Britain with sales of around 50,000 copies, so if fans flock to the stores on Monday and buy a copy it could happen. The retailer HMV is really going to town promoting the new Elvis Presley CD and DVD material, andif you dress up like Elvis and visit their Oxford Street store at 8.00am Monday morning you might win a GOLD "That's All Right"! I am told that the sales figures to date in the US are 15,000, but single sales in the US are dead in the water - the format there has had its day. Todd Slaughter.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 1, 2004report abuse
How many do you have to sell these days in the UK to get a number 1 ????
Steve Grayson (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 1, 2004report abuse
it will be great to see the king in the charts yet again . I hope so .I certainly will purchase a few copies of this single for my Elvis collection when it will be released on Monday - 5.7.04. I have already reserved a few copies for myself. go on and buyt this single as wellas cd album- you will enjoy it im sure . i certainly will. go on fans - go and buy this and get the king yet again on top of the charts yet again . Takin Care of Elvis 4ever ./'
Julian Grant (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 1, 2004report abuse
In the Ghetto was not number 1 here in the UK. Infact E wasn't number one between Crying In The Chapel in 65' and The Wonder Of You in 70' Interesting about the possibility of That's All Right being a furture number 1. There is a fair bit of interest but as some of you may know I'm a radio presenter and I can tell you that other than the week of the 5th July you will be lucky to hear the song on the radio. Although it's a classic and it's Elvis it sounds dated and it won't get much airplay. It is possible however that it could get there as a result of HMV bringing out a collectible 10" vinal version. Go and buy it and let's see... They were all about the same size
andrewmartinbarber (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 1, 2004report abuse
Sean, im afraid you are right, this is top 40 at the BEST.
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2004report abuse
Its a nice thought but it wont happen. Most singles are bought by teenagers and with respect to them there has been no promotion for this release. Most people dont even know it was 50 years ago this song started it all never mind know that it has been re-released. No promotion, no sales. Its as simple as that. Why excite the fans for nothing. If, by a miracle , it does get to no.1 i promise to buy every single recording of Pat Boone.
aliepfan (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2004report abuse
what about Surrender (1961)
DDH (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2004report abuse
Very true, Minds only got to #2, but Getto was not mentioned and it did get to #1 in the UK. Plus, remember the double sided #1's and add on, I Got Stung, I Need Your Love Tonight, Little Sister, Can't Help Falling In Love, and there will always be a question mark over 'Wild in the Country' and 'Stuck on You / Fame & Fortune' The list is grownin'.
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2004report abuse
Great news although singles do not generate alot of sales and therefore are less important these days. By the way Suspicious Minds was not a no.1 in the UK it made it to no.2 having been pipped by Rolf Harris's record 'Two Little Boys'

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