I'll Be Home for Christmas Enters The Charts

The Billboard site mentions another duet that entered a chart.

Elvis Presley ends a decade's absence from Hot Country Songs, as "I'll Be Home for Christmas," with Carrie Underwood, opens at #60. The King last graced the list in January 1998 with his 1957 chestnut "Blue Christmas" (prior to a change in policy that allows only new holiday releases to impact the chart). "Home" and an updated version of "Blue" featuring Martina McBride appear on the new Presley release "Christmas Duets." He last reached Hot Country Songs with a non-seasonal entry when the double-sided remix single "I Was the One/Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" charted for two weeks in May 1983.
Source: Billboard / Updated: Dec 3, 2008 

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sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 18, 2008report abuse
it was just this morning that I fully listened to songs from this great album, and I say the Duet deserves...no the whole album deserves...tons of grammies, platinum discs and so on. absolutely great to dive into Christmas under the earphones of a record store at a swiss train station. And also the remixes are great stuff. keep this work up. let others join remixes and duets. they even had spnakox remixes laying around, but I don't even care about listening to this. Great: Great. Great!!!
Brian Chatters (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 14, 2008report abuse
I remember the UK Guinness Book of Hit Singles doing a similar thing to Billboard a few years back when they changed the rules to allow duets, etc to be credited against each of the solo artists so that Cliff Richard could be the number one artist of all time! Elvis soon outstripped him regardless.
NONE000000 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2008report abuse
Sorry for all the spelling issues in my other post---I am typing in near darkness. I mean "the technical achievement of creating duets...." may at least net Elvis another grammy or similar award, though probably not another big hit
NONE000000 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2008report abuse
The version of "The First Noel" alone should propel this the number one. But that will not likely happen. I would think, however, that this could possible get a Grammy award or something. There's probably some special category for seasonal album or at least the technical achievement or creates duets between a brilliant visionary dead man with a perfect voice and a bunch or fairly awful female country singers... (Darn! I started out positive and slipped back into negative there at the end...)
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2008report abuse
Yes its too bad. Its been really getting a lot of airplay here in the NY area on stations that are all Christmas music. I expected top 10.
ta2k (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2008report abuse
28 now ? oh,poo ! TCB
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2008report abuse
The album is at #28 according to billboard.com's top 200.
ta2k (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2008report abuse
Does anyone know if the album has moved from No.25 ? Upwards,obviously ! TCB
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2008report abuse
EspenK, I think you will find that Sony BMG (Europe) are not going to promote either release. I suspect they feel that the 'Duets' Album is 'too American focused' i.e. most of the artists are not well known. It is not being stocked in the Supermarkets in the UK and consequently has failed to breach the Top 100 Album Chart. Very sad really as minor TV promotion would have resulted in a Top 20 in my opinion.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2008report abuse
Neither this or the Spankox album is to be found anywhere in Oslo, Norway... Anyone know why? I'd like to buy these two in a real shop and not online/fanclub because I wanna do my share to keep them in the charts...!
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2008report abuse
Excellent news and not before time. Now perhaps fans can see why new technology will be beneficial in keeping the Elvis Legacy alive. Without this being a duet it would not have been eligible for the Billboard Charts i.e. a 'new' release.
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2008report abuse
I've really enjoyed the Duets CD. Well done Sony/BMG. I hope more remix albums & duet albums will come. The "I Was The One" album from 83' is one of my favorite albums RCA did during that period too. Keep em' coming.

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