(Pre)Chart Updates

Here's UK singles chart Wednesday's update: 01 (NEW) Elvis Presley - Wooden Heart 02 (NEW) U2 - Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own 03 (01) Eminem - Like Toy Soldiers 04 (NEW) Doves - Black & White Town 05 (03) Brian & Delta - Almost here Other Elvis hits are pre-listed at: 16 Elvis - It's Now or Never 22 Elvis - Are You Lonesome Tonight 23 Elvis - A Fool Such As I 31 Elvis - One Night 37 Elvis - Jailhouse Rock In the French album chart compilation, in its second week of release, "Love Elvis" dropped one place to #13 from last week's #12. In the Austrian albums chart, "Elvis Forever" dropped eleven places to #31 from last week's #20.
Source: Email / Updated: Feb 10, 2005 
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yelserp (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2005report abuse
Eagleone - 'All Shook Up' did not fail in the charts. It was not eligible for a chart pplacing as it was a box single and the price was high. With the sales it would have went in at Number 2 behind 'Jailhouse Rock'.
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2005report abuse
wooden heart will sell well its a favourite alright no doubt about that tho it is hard to reason why all shook up failed. will allc get more buying power again and will they show the dig on television. very interested to see what happens here and they will play it on radio for sure. hope sony has a lot more issues of single
Bert (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2005report abuse
Robbie Williams, Freddy Starr and Norman Wisdom should do a song together!!
CEP (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2005report abuse
The Brits last night showed the problem nowadays.Some good songs,some good performances,some terrible singing.Franz Ferdinand,great guitars terrible voices, the Bedingfields very average,even josy Stone,flat for half her song and very OTT for the rest,poor interpretation, Lemarr struggled with the high notes and Robbie Williams has now become a cross between Freddie Starr and Norman Wisdom. People are n't interested in quality it seems now just the danceability of a song or the karaoke vocal gymnastics of the singing.
Having said that I thought that the Scissor Sisters were great and Keane was excellent - I'll buy their album today. In a funny sort of way Elvis and stars from a bygone era are too good for todays tastes - listeners don't have the time or interest in really listening and appreciating the nuances of a song just the spectacle value of it.It would be nice if more modern day singers could sing in tune and hold their notes though.
MauriceColgan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2005report abuse
The massive publicity cancels out the medias impact:-)
On google news elvis Elvis remains very prominent indeed which show just how much interest there is in releases like "Wooden Heart". If that song generates massive publicity, and it has, just imagine if it did beat U2 to the top Bono would be saying "Elvis U1". Yes, I know Bono and The Edge are great Elvis fans:-)
cal2817 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2005report abuse
Here Here Bajo I totally agree with you.
RU Serious (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2005report abuse
The Beatles would get praise because theyr English, theyr kinda like that in England, if Elvis was from Bristol he'd be the best thing since... The Beatles.
FTD44 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2005report abuse
Personally bajo i agee with waht you say good is outshining the garbage out today and so most think there is a conspiracy, bet if it was the beatles there would be nothing but praise
shakyelvis (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
I once read a PJ Proby interview where he said something like: Good news is great. Bad news is good. No news is awful. Long live the King!
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
Any news on how many have been sold this week??
ElFan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
Well said Bajo - that's it in a nutshell!
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
The industry has a problem! They may blame Elvis and his fans for this and that! But, when a series of vintage singles goes to no1 in front of today's stars, there's something wrong somewhere! Could it actually be the music? Could it actually be the fact that the lack of talent is shining through, a bit too often? Elvis somehow spoils the party for them! Elvis' music and performances still stands!
And that's part of the problem for the music industry today! Too much of nothing!
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
I hate myself for admitting it, but I'm enjoying Elvis's current success as much for the commotion it's caused throughout the industry as for the music itself. We are forever being told that the record industry is in rude health (eg. The Brit Awards last night) but, to my eyes and ears, it has been on its knees for years; since 1969 to be exact. The last act I have any respect for is Kate Bush! Monster's point about this Elvis campaign shaking up the pop chart is a good one; but I very much doubt if a group of people capable of giving Robbie Williams an £80,000,000 (!!!) contract will be listening.
Bert (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
You know , Wooden Heart would be a perfect Valentines Day Number one, how romantic that would be, c'mon Britain wheres your sense of romance!?
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
WH Was a Uk No.1 record on 25.3.61 and remained at No.1 the following week 1.4.61. It was then replaced at the top by a group called 'The Allisons' . WH regained the top spot the following week on 15.4.61. where it stayed for one week. It was the biggest selling record of 1961 in the UK singles chart.
job (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
Wooden Heart is fantastic lot beter than wonder of you
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005
Invisible because there were too many capitals in the text
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
I have to agree with DeLorean on this one. We've all known the UK Charts have been in a terrible state for the last few years, especially since downloading became popular. Elvis should never have been able to have so many number ones in 2005, let alone with songs which most people will have in their collections somewhere (especially since Elvis 30 number 1s sold so well recently). The only way this could happen is with a weak singles chart and a strong Elvis fanbase. The British press are negative by nature and love to take shots at easy targets which is why they are picking on Elvis who isn't around to defend himself so don't worry about the press. Because I think quite soon we'll begin to see the press turn on the UK charts since. Elvis's fantastic run of re-released hits has exposed the poor state of the charts for everyone to see and the powers that be will have to stand up and take notice and improve the relevancy of the singles chart. Elvis made the pop charts interesting when he first arrived on the scene and now thanks to his recent success he is going to help the pop charts again because people will want to know how this could happen. Personally, I'm just glad to see people talking about Elvis and hearing him on the radio again.
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
I know what you mean spinout.I am going to shut all this abuse out and enjoy the success Elvis is having in the singles charts.Elvis is still the greatest to me.I just hope the sales of Wooden Heart will not be to low because of the troubles BMG are having with the vinyls. I still cant get Wooden Heart though !
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
Good lord, that'll be SIX singles in the top thirty! Great stuff. Pacer, I know what you mean, but abuse is nothing new, and without a competant company behind him to do something about it, that won't change. A few years back, I thought they had it sussed, but now they've all gone back to the old ways of dealing with the Elvis legend. But, if the industry as a whole is derogatory towards these releases, then I hope that all the singles go to the top - it's worth it just to annoy the uneducated, pretentious gits. And the old comeback joke was funny 20 years ago, if that's the best they can do then it really says more about them than it does Elvis.
Spinout (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
Pacer its kinda funny in a sick way. Look remeber this do you see if Elvis had only recorded one or two of his best songs before dying, lets say if he only recorded "I just cant help believing" or "Suspicious minds" he would still be a legend and strangly enough more respected , its a strange old world!
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
I have seen a post on coolclarity which suggests WH was 1,500 behing AYLT on Tuesday. I cannot confirm this is reliable. Allowing for the fact that the vinyl was scarce mon/tues, this would indicate that the cd is selling stronger and if the vinyl catches up WH could exceed the 30,000 this week. It should at least stay in the top 3, #1 is less likely.
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
Anyone know the sales of Wooden Heart ? Nobody has said anything about how many singles they have sold this week. I can usually deal with the negative stuff said about Elvis but its started even to get to me what non Elvis fans have been saying. This is one of the nicer comments: Elvis is making a comeback his only got 3 foot to go ! Some people may think thats funny but I dont think it is. Maybe I have lost my sense of humour
DeLorean (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
I don't know how anyone can say this campaign has made Elvis a laughing stock. It is the UK chart system that is being made to look ridiculous. If you are an Elvis fan, you have to be able to deal with the negative stuff. It is just a reality of life.
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
Thanks for your comments Spinout I feel alot better now.I will try and forget what the press is saying about these singles and try to help get Wooden Heart to number one again.Sorry Lex I dont want to know anymore.
mark9930 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
I pray that WH doesnt get to number one. The press will have a field day with this song. I love Elvis and it makes me cringe. This campaign has torn Elvis to shreds and i think permanently. He is the laughing stock of the entertainment world yet again. Not to despair. Just put on your 68 Comeback DVD or Thats the way it is in private and have a giggle to yourself when you see perfection at work.
Spinout (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
Ah Wrong again LEX!! , making a habit of that arnt you, The reason wooden Heart is number one at the minute and AYLT is not is because there were much more Wooden Heart cds available then AYLT. Now im not interested in a rediculous reply from you so dont bother

Pacer with the remixes of ALLC and Rubberneckin Elvis was cool again, unfortunally with these singles bombarding the charts , even tho I love them, has brought Elvis" image 2 decades back a step. But you must admit no one will forget Elvis now, let his talent speak for its self, he will regin supremacy, watch and see!
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
According to the message above, WH is outselling AYLT with ease. That's why WH is at #1 and AYLT at #22.
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
Anyone got any idea how sales are going? Surely WH is outselling AYLT?
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
Sorry but I dont care if Wooden Heart gets to number one anymore.I wished they never released these 18#1s in the the uk. Elvis is the laughing stock of the uk at the moment. I will be glad when the the downloads are added to the charts.The comments from the press and the non Elvis fans have really hurt me and Elvis' image.And I know I should not take any notice of them but you cant seem to avoid it here in the uk.No other entertainer gets bad press when they get to no 1.No one seems to say anything nice about Elvis anymore. The abuse is unbelievable
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
It could be a tough battle to stay in the top 3 this week. The supply of cd's seems to be a little better, looks like all singles will remain on the charts this week. Despite our disappointment at not beating Eminem last week with AYLT, I think we should all recognise that this campaign has exceeded all our expectations. Clearly the fan base is much stronger than it was 3 years ago. Congratulations and thanks Sony/BMG and the OEPFC and Todd Slaughter.

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