Quiz: His Latest Flame

Again ElvisNews.com and BMG Nederland offer you a chance to win a copy of (hopefully, since it is about time Elvis has another #1 hit) the next UK #1 single "His Latest Flame" this week. All you have to do is tell us who wrote the song. You can mail your answer to UK #1 Singles Quiz Week 8 The winner of our 6th quiz is: Erik, congratulations! The answer was of course "His Hand In Mine". One lucky person who enters one of the quizzes over all 17 consecutive weeks from January 3 to April 25, will win the complete CD-singles box. If you can’t wait that long, you can order the complete sets on CD or vinyl using the links below.
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emu (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2005report abuse
just because the beates are british does not mean that they deserve more coverage or praise than anyone who isn't. Elvis is, no doubt about it, better than 4 hum-drum idiots with bowl haircuts who sing about holding hands. i suppose some people would call it racist to give preference to a particular group of people because of their nationality...and why exactly are we spending so much time on an elvis website having to put up with people going on about how great the beatles are?
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2005report abuse
i`m NOT english!! And i refer the `honourable` gentlemen to the answer i gave earlier!!
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2005report abuse
mtm1a, If it pleases you to persistantly call The Beatles a boyband then keep doing it. I agree with Lex that it doesn't do you, or anyone claiming to like Elvis, any favours. Do you consider the 'White Album' to be the work of a 'boyband'? Oh yeah, and they're from England. The English (us) gave the world the greatest band in history, bar none. We should be celebrating!
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2005report abuse
i`m not on this site to talk about anyone`s importance other than the King`s, that`s why this is ELVIS news! i also didn`t say the 60`s boyband weren`t important in Pop music, my point is they are not one trillionth as important as the King.I find it baffling how some people take up keyboard time to talk about the benefits of other run-of-the-mill boybands as opposed to the greatness of the King...anyway! i`ve just finished listening to the `On Tour Rehearsal`-WOW! Talking about freshness,and up-to-dateness,and modern-ness,and sound quality etc as has been done on these pages recently is missing the essence of the King. Elvis was, is, and always will be the King because of his voice! He had everything required, but that voice is the essence of the man.S ound quality of other `artists` records counts for nothing,no-one has Elvis` VOICE quality. Come On Marie...
stu (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2005report abuse
I say let people have their opinions! IMO the Beatles have had their fair share of respect from everybody. It was John Lennons famous yet highly uncultured one-liner shortly after Elvis died that fuelled the media blitz of ridicule lasting almost 20 years. Compared to The Doors, Led Zep AC/DC Pink Floyd, The Stones etc the Fab Four were a boy band!
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2005report abuse
First I do not overreact, if you think so, you never saw me overreacting :-). I just think these poor souls cause a bad general opinion about Elvis fans. I hate it when I see people think "Huh, and you finished primary school?" when I say I'm an Elvis fan.
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2005report abuse
Lex. Why is it that you tend to overreact and make a personal issue out of nothing? I can't wait for your scathing reply
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
No, I don't agree, since I'm an Elvis fan... but that doesn't make me so stupid and blind for why others do see it that way. Even if you do not agree... you can't deny their importance for pop music. Calling them "boy band" in a denigrating way you do is utterly stupid. Unfortunately there are more frustrated fans like you, which make us Elvis fans as a whole look stupid in the general view.
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
re-Lex, it does annoy me that the 60s boyband seem to get more favourable coverage than the King, u seem to agree with that assessment-perhaps you should find a more relevant site, perhaps `boybands r us.com`!! Come on Marie
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
sdeahkcid, I didn't, comprehend.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
This new CD single release is base on the British 18 No.1 Hit, so it is HIS LATEST FLAME.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
Correct side, HIS LATEST FLAME was the A-Side HIT Single that made to No.1 in the early 60s. In the USA, it was Little Sister.
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
sorry wrong side it should be little sister . at last a great photo of elvis . great cover and single you cant go wrong with this one . no wonder it was so populur now and back then . it ripped poo out of the charts at the time . morta to sandra dee .
sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
Eddie white / ranger where on earth in my post did i say i just liked elvis and nothinf else?? why dont you both read properly before you react. And you should find the post that i am reacting to, then you might understand wot im saying here better , for your information i like most music not just Elvis so please dont pigeon hole me or put words in my mouth that i didnt say, thankyou... thats if you referring to my post.
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
Personally. I think it is very sad if anyone just likes Elvis per se. He is my no.1 artist and will always be just that, but I like alot of The Beatles records too. I also like alot of other stuff, including classical music. Elvis just happens to occupy a special place in my heart which will never diminish.
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
There were no greater fans of Elvis in the 50s than The Beatles. They proved it by sticking with Rock 'n' Roll by playing dives like the Cavern and the Star Club through the wilderness years....Elvis joining the Army; the deaths of Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran; Jerry Lee, Chuck Berry and Gene Vincent having troubles of their own. How can anyone who disregards the likes of Paperback Writer, Rain, Baby's In Black, Eleanor Rigby or Love Me Do possibly lay claim to being a fan of Elvis Presley?
sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Lex, CEd etc this thing about The Beatles being more accepted than Elvis .. well it used to be like that i can tell you its not like that anymore. There are far more young teenagers who are really into Elvis these days , you should see the cue on Monday mornings believe me there a lot of below 20s. The Beatles today arnt even recognized by younger music fans in half as much the way Elvis is, basically i dont agree with your point of view. By the way im far from just being an Elvis appreciater, i buy cds of "U2, Stereophonics, Texas," etc, .
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
mtm1a, are you talking about The Beatles? They are much more than the average boy band. Unfortunately for you, you obviously can't handle the fact that the Beatles are much more appreciated by the general public than Elvis (look, in one sentence, easily!). If the average fanbase was a measure for that, I could understand that appreciation.
BTW I love football, so I like both Rangers and Celtic.
CEP (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
so apart from CD King we are all agreeing violently - well sort of anyway. HLF and LS do sound fresh and vibrant even now but my point really was not what I thought but what the kids of today think of the releases so far and hence why the Beatles have 4 related songs in the top 20 best loved British number ones of all time and Elvis only has 1.
Sdeahkcid no probs - it did make me chuckle.
By the way everyone HLF is actually one of my favourite songs - I was just getting a little bored of the Elvis is God brigade as opposed to having a good debate about the King. Surely by listening to and appreciating other groups and singers it only allows you to appreciate Elvis's talent more. Anyway Creedence Clearwater Revival were the greatest group ever !
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Listen,no-one is saying you can only like Elvis and no-one else,the point is that the 60s boyband should never be mentioned in the same breath as the King(in my opinion). it`s like supporting Celtic and saying `that Rangers lot are good as well`! some things just don`t mix! come on Marie...
sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Ooops sorry CEP, that was CD that wrote that. umm maybe i should read peoples reactionds with more patience lol.
sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
CEp, No one said Elvis" songs sound fresher than everyone else, your obviously not reading other peoples reations propery. If you read my posts with patience I think you'll find them very reasonable. I'll give you another example, The Beatles "Please Please Me" is in no way as fresh as the blues brilliance of "Reconsider Baby" from Elvis.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
For me, HIS LATEST FLAME / Little Sister is the BEST & Greatest single of all-time. If it doesn't make it to Number One this weekend, there's just no justice!
ELVIS Presley's songs always sound more fresher and brilliantly more outstanding than anyone else.
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Whats the Beatles got to do with the release of His Latest Flame ? I listen to all sorts of music not just Elvis and alot of other Elvis fans do as well.If you compare all songs from the past there all dated compared too todays music.
sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
CEP, Compare The Beatles "The Night Before " ( which i love) to Elvis" Surrender from around the same time. Surrender sounds much fresher!, So it really go's by what songs you choose to back up your statment, ok The Beatles Back in the USSR does sound more up to date than Elvis" Harbour Lights, i'll give you that CEP.
sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
CEP, Look at what you have just done " compared Revolver from the 60's to A FoolSuch as I from 1958 !! How unfair is that. Ok how about comparing Revolver to Wearing that loved on look, now whixh one sounds more dated??
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
You took the words right out of my mouth CEP! At the time of writing this I am listening to The Beatles (is this a sacrilege?!). I have been an Elvis fan since the early sixties and for me he we always be #1. But that doesn't mean no one else is good. For me The Beatles together with The Rolling Stones were the greatest groups of all time. You just can't ignore them, just as you can't ignore Bob Dylan - and Elvis of course. Their music is valid today just like it was when it originally came out. Songs like "Eleonor Rigby", "Strawberry Fields Forever", "Satisfaction" and "Like A Rolling Stone" to name just a few are timeless just like "Heartbreak Hotel", "Hound Dog" and "Suspicious Minds" are, even if they sound somewhat outdated compared to most of today's (manufactured?) pop music. After all, a lot of people still listen to (myself included occassionaly) to Mozart, Beethoven, Bach etc. and their music is centuries old! So come on guys, do keep Elvis at #1 but try to listen to other stuff as well. I tell you, it's healthy.
CEP (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Oh dear, 'in my opinion' some Elvis fans have a real problem with 'competition'. Last night on channel 4 the British public voted for 3 Beatles and one Paul McCartney and one John Lennon song in the top 20 most loved songs and only 1 Elvis, Jailhouse Rock - whether you like it or not the Beatles were good and so was Elvis - being an Elvis fan does n't mean you can't appreciate or acknowledge other great talents !- The emails coming in from the kids about Elvis's current singles from the 50s and early 60s clearly show that in the view of many of the younger generation songs like a Fool Such As I have dated - of course they have they're 50 years old - there is no problem with that. I'd love to visit this site and find some more fair minded Elvis fans - the whole Elvis was the greatest at everything in the world so don't dare criticise him at all attitude is so wearing.
PS: I've been a fan since 64 and probably have spent more money on buying his music than I have on my mortgages and spent more time listening to Elvis than everything else but I can still put on Revolver and think 'hey thats good'.
Charles (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
Went to Asda they had 2 copies of HLF, the sleeves were there but no CD. I took the sleeve to the cash desk with other purchases as I thought for security they had been removed but no someone had stolen them so that is 2 that will not count towards sales. Anyway while I was waiting for someone to look for my CD I the check out girl just put it through and I will wait for my CD so she swiped the sleeve bar code and I will pay my bill, I got a refund but on the receipt it had CD single no artist name or song title, how do these count towards the charts or are supermarket sale not counted towards the sales for the uk charts.
emu (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
the beatles sounded pretty run of the mill and dated when they were actually around, so how you can say that they sound fresh is beyond me! that you even think that they can be talked about positively in the same sentence as the timeless voice that is The King is beyond me!And you call yourself an Elvis fan??!
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
fresher than Elvis, my a**e!
sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
CEP, You talk so matter of fact about the Beatles sounding fresher than Elvis. Well I totaly disagree with you ! To me the Beatles songs sound like theyr from the decade they came from , the sixties, where as most of the Elvis tunes sound timless. So when your making statements like that in future CEP I would suggest you say "In my opinion".
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
re-john4126, Maybe we Elvis fans ar obsessed with chart stats and beating the 60s boyband because,for some reason they seem to be loved by all the`know-all`critics,and our man is always ridiculed.I hate them with a passion and desperately want the King to have every available, unmatchable, unbreakable record possible!! Marie...is a stunning song.
CEP (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
Hi Cockney_bill good points but the Beatles were n't released one at a time like the Elvis singles and now the Elvis campaign has set a precedent. The rumours from my Beatles pal is that they will produce a video for each song which will be released fortnightly. In other words done properly! I take your point about downloads but it is probably true to say that they will get their fair share of official downloads.With a bit of luck it is all much a do about nothing.If it does happen then maybe EPE/ Sillerman/ BMG can all learn a thing or two about well thought out and well supported marketing campaigns.The point here is that EPE has earned itself a very poor reputation for cooperation within the industry and companies are bending over backwards to not help them. I understand that the BBC alledgedly held out an 11th hour olive branch to EPE over footage for the 1000 number 1 and EPE could n't even be bothered to return the call. On the other hand all the record shops etc fall over themselves to promote the Beatles because of the great relationships they have with their organisations.
cockney_bill (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
You can walk in to any record shop now and get the Beatles Number 1 single cd's in box set form, they've been out for years - so why on earth would they re-rerelease these?
I'm sure its all just rumour mongering. Secondly, whilst the Beatles were 'supposed' to be the most downloaded group last year, this again was just speculation as 90% of downloaded music is illegal file sharing where people pay nothing for the songs. Any charts which incorporate 'downloads' in future, will only use official download sources.
CEP (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
Hi EJF, you're right but Elvis won't get to No 1.There is a definite policy by HMV,Woolworths,Virgin of holding the general release of the single back until the week after release.This is why there are lots of copies of Surrender on the shelves this morning and none of His Latest Flame. My local HMV had 15 copies of HLF behind the counter which they were n't putting out for the public to buy. You had to ask for it to buy it.
Secondly no matter how good the songs are unfortunately they just sound old to the youth of today.Compared to the bass lines,videos and vibes of JLO,Eminem,Usher etc they sound very dated.EPE and/or BMG and/or the film companies should spend some money putting together some clever Elvis videos.Only songs with good videos get good longterm coverage.
The rumour about the Beatles seems to be correct.They are planning to rerelease all their 17 number ones next year.Ithink they will do very very well and don't forget the Beatles during 2004 were the most downloaded act on the internet.Most of the Beatles songs sound fresher mainly because production had moved on tremendously from the mid 60s. So enjoy our moment in the sun whilst we can and stop moaning too much.
sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
Is anyone else having the problem that when clicking on the link to send the answer the address only comes up as UK, it wont send.
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
Shame if this week's single will not top the charts. As I've stated before in my opinion this is one of the best double-sided singles ever - bar none. I'm sure it will give Elvis a big boost and even the critics can't ignore two such stupendous interpretations. If any one single deserves to be #1 this is it. So come on British Fans - do us proud!
Elvis girl (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
This song should definitley make number 1 as i think it is one of his best, a real catchy little tune!
glennd (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
Yes, folks, BMG should release a Cd with the #2 Single Hits. I think His Latest Flame get the #2 place in the charts ?!? TCB.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
It's going to be no.2 alright- as they need to add it to their forthcoming new album - "ELV2S The Great No.2 Collection"
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2005report abuse
I am looking forward to His Latest Flame getting to no 2.
glynalone (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2005report abuse
The Beatles singles have already been released as CD singles back in 1992, complete with a nice box to keep them in. (and still advertised as in stock and shipping within 24 hours by HMV!). I really don't think they have the organised fan base anymore to hype the singles back to the top of the charts. Not even all the fuss surrounding the Anthology could get Free As A Bird or Real Love to #1
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2005report abuse
I think what is clear is that with such low selling number one records any record comapny could do the same as BMG and propell their artist into the record books. I personally dont think EMI will bother with the Beatles as they have always been more than comfortable with their place in musical history. And if they did? So what. It's always struck me that it's us Elvis fans who are obsessed with chart stats.
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2005report abuse
i`m very pleased with the success we`re having, but can`t envisage another No.1.Usher, not fit to comb the King`s quiff, is out tomorrow and will doubtless be No.1. We then have the comic relief single, which usually stays at the top for a few weeks, which`ll wipe out a few of our releases. However, my biggest worry, as someone who does pay a lot of heed to `records` and charts, is that i`ve read for the 2nd time now that the 60s boyband will be re-releasing their SEVENTEEN no.1s, and knowing the bias that exists they`ll probably end up on about 30 no.1s! This would make me want to hide under a rock until we re-re-release! Come on guys, how can we eek out a few more chart toppers?

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