Sunday Chart Updates

Again no #1 on the UK charts. "Blue Suede Shoes" did only reach #13 and "My Baby Left Me" didn't come further than the #19 spot. "Suspicious Minds" dropped to #26. In the album chart "The King" dropped one spot to #2. "Blue Suede Shoes" achieves another UK chart record for Elvis. Released on 25th May 1956 it now holds the record for the longest gap between chart appearances with over 51 years. This is what the listeners to the chart show heard: "A new entry this week at number 19 is Elvis Presley and 'My Baby Left Me" - Cue song: Well since my baby left me, I found a new place to dwell It's down at the end of lonely street at "Heartbreak Hotel". Elvis is the biggest selling artist this week in HMV, the UK's biggest music store has Elvis at #1 and #2 on this week's singles chart. The King holds no less than 4 entries on this weeks HMV music chart with these: #1 – Blue Suede Shoes #2 – My Baby Left Me #6 – Suspicious Minds #14 – Heartbreak Hotel (with box) The debate over recorded copyright extension has reached the UK Singles Chart for the first time as a public domain (any recording over 50 years old) Elvis track 'Blue Suede Shoes' has this week charted in the Top 20. On the Irish album chart "The King" remains steady at #3 in its second week while the "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation climbs from #70 to #46 On the Irish single Top 50 Elvis is listed at: #20 "Suspicious Minds" (from #21); #24 "Blue Suede Shoes" (new entry); #31 "Heartbreak Hotel" (from #19); #49 "My Baby Left Me" (new entry). In Australia Elvis is pretty steady on the charts. "The King" remains #4 on the Top 100 Album chart. #63 "Viva Las Vegas" #77 "Elvis Live" #85 "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" #95 "Elvis At The Movies" The "Early Elvis" dropped out of the chart this week. On the Music DVD chart the "Aloha" and "Comeback" DVDs flipped places at #2 and #3 with the "Aloha" special as the highest ranked Elvis DVD this week.
Source: Various / Updated: Aug 26, 2007 
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Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 28, 2007report abuse
Keriaboo- agree 100%. There is no imagination anymore to the Elvis product coming. BMG has lost its direction. Just keep throwing the same product over the wall and the hardcore fans will ensure us of a profit. I dont think BMG care at all if a record makes # 1, their main concern is profit and the less they have to spend to get it, the better. Time for a change. I stopped buying reissues a long time ago. How many CDS can you have containing the same songs?
Keriaboo (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 28, 2007report abuse
Elvis was about originality, BMG are not. Obviously there is going to be no new material but surely a bit more thought. As for the album and singles, yeah it's great but do we really need a best of every other year? What about taking some lesser known songs, remixing them and releasing it? How many non-fans knew ALLC 6 years ago or Rubberneckin' eh? And why was the 2006 remix of Burning Love not released? What I am asking for is yeah let's get him to the top of the charts but not at the expense of credibility and thought. Let's face it, all you guys are buying is the packaging nothing else. As for Elvis being "more credible" these days, I think the BMG marketing since ALLC has soured that. Most people I know are sick of the single a week and latest best of albums that come out. We'll have to agree to differ...
get real (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 28, 2007report abuse
Keriaboo - i am half with you on this and half against you. You are right about people blindly buying anything that has Elvis' name on it, and i hate that. I USED to do that - but not anymore. Not by a long shot. On the other hand, i do love to see Elvis in the charts. When i was growing up in Ireland (i am in Denver now) in the late 70's and and the 80's, i was about the only Elvis fan in school, and during that time it looked like he would never, ever chart again. His catalog was so hacked up that most of his credibility seemed lots forever amoungst kids of my age. But now things are so much better - though he is still putting out way too much stuff in my opinion - and it is nice to see that Elvis is looked upon in a much better light now than he was in 1988 or there abouts. Im conflicted!
miked (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2007report abuse
wait one moment here...surely you cant say that you wouldnt rather have elvis at no 1 in the charts, cd singles one. yeh of course its great that there are 3 in the chart and that the album, despite it being a repeat of the songs, was at no 1. But I was disappointed that some havent got to for the advertising, well maybe in big metroplis of London and surrounds have seen the adverts but I havent seen any about the singles..yep grant you for the album..and it went to the harm in having wished that that they had done the same with the singles and maybe have got them higher. And as one hardcore fan I have bought the limited editions cd singles but would have liked to have seen the same impact that the 2005 one's had, getting to the top...the quality of the songs certainly deserve that distinction.So, as I said before here's hoping.
Keriaboo (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2007report abuse
Where does it say that Elvis fans cant criticise? The only reason The King is at number 1 in the album charts is that so many blindly buy anything that is released without question. I want Elvis at the top as anyone else would but a bit of imagination please. Not just the same tripe again and again. If people want to buy anything that comes out, that is their right to do so. But i will continue to write and crticise anything that smacks of cheap, unimaginative sell out, like the 30th anniverary has been. That is my right too. I think Elvis would be disgusted at the way BMG are selling the same stuff every year and ripping fans off. The Colonel would be proud.
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2007report abuse
Just cracks me up! What's there to be disappointed about? The one fan was entirely right - how many deceased entertainers are still in the charts 5 years after their deaths, let alone 30! And with recordings made at least 50 yrs ago! Amazing!
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2007report abuse
30 years and still in the charts-how many artist do that/(with songs recorded 50 years ago)..i am damn proud that elvis has even entered the uk charts with the chart being changed with "downloads" affecting the sales!-how many fans would prefer to just download elvis music rather than owning a decent cd with a pic of elvis/..i know that i would prefer to have a cd than a music track any day!! least elvis is actualy in the charts again and with 3 songs in the charts at the same time makes it even more amazing. Lets just be gratefull that elvis is still selling records and just earned his 11th uk number one album in britain with "the king" greatest hits.
Mr Cool (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2007report abuse
There's posters advertising 'The King' along with HeartbreakHotel and Suspicious Minds all over London Underground+ spotted one at Faversham station in Kent.Can't understand the critisism.Its the greatest hits compilations that sell.Hopefully some of the casual buyers will be impressed and want to expand their collections.Thats what its all about.For the hardcore fans like us we're lucky to have the excellant FTD releases.As for the singles if they had been limited editions as in 2005 its quite possible they would chart higher but then alot of people would be complaining about not being able to buy them+downloads have changed the charts forever.None of us are gonna pay to download these tracks.Much better to buy them.They're cool little items and worth collecting.
Keriaboo (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2007report abuse
Whay do people expect? This latest Elvis onslaught on us has been a major let down. Another compilation of songs that have been available in Elvis 30 No. 1s. 2nd To None, Love, Elvis, Elvis By The Presley's and Hitstory. As for the singles - just becuase it worked before doesn't mean it will again. I've been into record stores and unlike last time when they were gold dust they have loads of them left. Plus downloads are now part of the charts and so only fans will by the numbered singles. A lot of fans are just plain bored with it all and the complete lack of imagination at BMG and EPE. Where was the remix album??? Elvis on Tour new version??? There was a fantastic remix of Burning Love last year and they didn't release it. The If I Can Dream duet - not released. Personally I wish they would just leave releases for a few years until they have something imaginative. I'm fed up being blindly ripped off and taken for granted. Can't wait for the fourth re-issue of A Christmas Peace this year!
miked (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2007report abuse
I am disappointed, but then there has been very little advertising of the cd singles, especially compared to the last lot...think best bet , apart from Suspicious Minds, would be the one's featuring 70's songs, have to wait and see...and hope!
DeLorean (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2007report abuse
I doubt any other artists could get 50+ year old recordings into the charts.
ElFan (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2007report abuse
A bit disappointing, but 3 singles in the Top 30 isn't bad :-)

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