Rubberneckin' At 5 In UK Midweek Chart

Rubberneckin' has entered the UK's Mid week official chart at number 5 after only two days of release, selling 31,000 units - three times as many sales as was achieved in the US during its first week of release there. Chart placings so far for this week are 1. (1) Black Eyed Peas, 2 (2) Rachel Stevens, 3(NE) Darkness, 4(3) Dido, 5 (NE) Elvis Presley. Figures in brackets indicate either last week's placing, or NE: New Entry. Sales for Elvis are building, with Rubbernecking being only 1,000 units or there abouts behind each of the other top placings, but it is going to be hard to get the Black Eyed's off the top position.
Source: Todd Slaughter / Updated: Sep 23, 2003 
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Petepete (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 25, 2003report abuse
Just heard on Real Radio, an ILR station covering central Scotland, that Rubberneckin is at number 2 so far...
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2003report abuse
9,000 copies to date? What happened to the 31,000 figure yesterday?
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2003report abuse
I have just spoken to BMG(UK) today (24th) at 3 p.m. and they state that 'Rubberneckin' has sold 9,000 copies to date. They expect a No.3 or 4 final position for 'Rubberneckin'. The current sales positions are still:
(1) The Black Eyed Peas
(2) Rachel Stevens
(3) The Darkness
(4) Dido
(5) Elvis.
Only 1,000 sales separate Elvis from Dido. It looks like the Black Eyed Peas will be a hard act to beat.
oliverfosker (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2003report abuse
I bought my copies last week from HMV, before they were even released in this country, but i have already gone and bought another copy to make sure he gets to #1. Come on, Lets make Elvis do it a second time round!!!!
joe esposito (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2003report abuse
Does anybody know how many copies it has to sell to get to number 1? I'm getting paid on Friday and I'd buy the damn lot to stop Dido from beating my boy to the top!
col (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2003report abuse
Number 5 is a great result if you consider the following - I live in central London and yesterday went to Tower records in Piccadilly Circus. They are n't even stocking the single never mind displaying it !! Whilst I was there 3 people asked staff for the single. Why are n't Tower records, in what is their biggest and busiest store in the UK ,not stocking Rubberneckin? Virgin in Piccadilly and HMV on Oxford street both gave the new release good visability. If you have bought a copy you need to go out and buy another to get into the top 3. This week will be the highest the single will get to.
mph (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2003report abuse
Its still not doing bad but due to poor promotion I cant see a number 1 (I hope so though)
Andreas77 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2003report abuse
I can't believe so many feel ALLC was better than R. The first one is not even an Elvis song in my ears, the focus is on the production, not the vocal. I think Paul O did an excellent job; he got everything out of this song. R. is not Elvis at his best, but it’s pretty good. Our friends can dance to it. Q: is it true that a remix of Let Yourself Go - fantastic idea! - is being thought of? Shaky, do you know? If so, let us encourage BMG to take the final step and release it, I think it could be a monster hit!!
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2003report abuse
I Thought it was falling off the charts...? I agree Rubberneckin should have been the follow up to allc
I would have suggested Edge Of Reality or maybe High Heel Sneakers the long version on the box
Shaky (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2003report abuse
Well i've got 2 copies of the Cd Single, 2 CD promo's, a promo 12" Vinyl and the regular 12" Vinyl, so i've sort'a done my bit ;-) Seriously though: PLEASE PLEASE, if your thinking of getting the CD in the u.k. do it this week!!Also badger your local radio stations - as we ain't getting enough support from commercial radio. Radio 1 has totally blanked the song - thank goodness Radio 2 have kept an active interest in it! With CD single sales at an all time low - we, collective Elvis fans, can actively put a dent in sales figures - it's time to stand up and be counted :-)
patrikw (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2003report abuse
Rubberneckin will do the business in the UK. Its not a guaranteed no.1 but even a top ten hit is fantastic for an artist who hasnt been around for a quarter of a century and exists now on video as a mere "shadow" of himself. Its great that Elvis is getting this kind of exposure and renewed interest - he deserves all the recognition as a great artist and "cool" pop culture figure. I cant help feeling an opportunity was missed here however. Rubberneckin should not have been the song to follow ALLC, it just doesnt measure up. If we are given another shot at 21st century chart success for the King - "Wearin' that loved on Look" is the song to remix - BMG please take note.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2003report abuse
I know Todd Slaughter for a number of years and he has alway's been accurate when doing estimations of this type... The song is really good and was never promoted as an A side song, not even in 1969...
Abu (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2003report abuse
Is Todd Slaughter the president of the UK Elvis fan club? If he is does anyone know where he got his CD sales figures from? 31,000 CDs sold after one and a half days seems a bit high to me.

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