That's All Right #1!

This morning we received information that the "That's All Right" single would be the next #1 on the Billboard sales chart, climbing form last weeks new entry at #11. The Elvis Chart site just updated the latest Elvis chart positions on the Bilboard chart for the week ending June 3rd. and Elvis made it to #1. Billboard Top 200 Albums - Elvis 30 #1's - #159 (sg) Billboard Comprehensive Albums - Elvis 30 #1's - #174 (sg) Billboard Top Country Albums - Elvis 30 #1's - #29 (sg) Billboard Top Country Albums - Ultimate Gospel- #54 Billboard Top Christian Albums - Ultimate Gospel - #23 (sg) Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales - That's All Right - #1 (sg) (sg - greatest sales gainer, ne - new entry, re - re-entry) The soundscan sales (pos/artist-single/current sales/total sales): 1. Elvis Presley - That's All Right: 5,847 (7,215) 2. Jessica Simpson - Take My Breath Away: 4,966 (21,737) 3. Beyonce - Naughty Girl: 4,336 (31,335) The press release: New York (June 23, 2004) - More than 50 years after Elvis Presley initially recorded the single "That's All Right" and changed music forever, the song claims the top berth among the Billboard singles sales chart. This week, the single "That's All Right" - released by BMG Strategic Marketing Group with an alternate version of the track as well as its original B-side "Blue Moon of Kentucky" BMG Strategic Marketing Group released the special CD single of "That's All Right" to commemorate the 50th anniversary of rock 'n' roll, which will officially be celebrated around the world on July 5th, with most of the activities emanating from Elvis Presley's hometown, Memphis, TN. "That's All Right" also appears on two full length BMG CDs released this week to commemorate the anniversary - the critically acclaimed "ELVIS AT SUN," the definitive collection of Presley's work at this historic studio, recorded with the legendary producer Sam Phillips, as well as "Memphis Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll" featuring a diverse array of musicians who were either born in Memphis, recorded in Memphis, or were deeply influenced by the city and its sound, including Presley, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Otis Redding and many others. "BMG is truly proud of this milestone and the overall renewed musical legacy of one of the greatest artists of all time," said Joe DiMuro, Executive Vice President, BMG Strategic Marketing Group. "No one but Elvis could claim a #1 single 50 years after it was originally recorded, and this tremendous achievement speaks to the phenomenal love and popularity he continues to enjoy today." The success of "That's All Right" is yet another milestone in Elvis's record-setting music career. He is the only artist to be inducted into all three music Halls of Fame, including Rock 'N' Roll, Country and Gospel. He holds the record for most top 10 pop singles, the most gold and platinum awards and is the world's best selling artist, eclipsing any other musician or group in history. His popularity remains intact to this day as there are more active Elvis Presley fan clubs around the world than for any other artist - dead or alive.
Source: Email / Updated: Jun 24, 2004 

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CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 26, 2004report abuse
Fantasia chosen as an American Idol is a big joke - she looks like Chris Rock in rags. The title should have gone to that Hawaiian girl instead. Elvis Presley The King
He Will Always Be The King No Matter What.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 26, 2004report abuse
No one will know who fantasia is in 5 years, when Elvis will even be bigger then that he is now. "She is another one of those American Idol spin-offs. They all get their 15 minutes of fame...
stu (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 26, 2004report abuse
Wether Fantasia will still be able to hitting the No1 spot in 50 years is another thing entirely.
grounded (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 26, 2004report abuse
It is of course great that Elvis is # 1 . But too bad it didnt last long. Next week, American Idol winner Fantasia is the new # 1 . Her single is on track to sell between 150,000 copies or more in its first week. Quite a bit more than the 5847 copies that our man has sold. Still, good job Elvis.
lDevoted Fan (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 26, 2004report abuse
I agree with all the happy comments. I have loved Elvis so long, since I was a little girl in 1956. I am so proud to be an Elvis fan. What a man of accomplishment and artistry and skill and professionalism and beauty and talent and kindness and spiritual strength. Elvis Presley-Artist of the Century!! I am smiling tonight, June 26, even though this date is a bittersweet one. So proud of my Elvis!! Phenomenal.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 26, 2004report abuse
Unbelievable! What An Achievement - Only ELVIS PRESLEY the true KING can do this. A song recorded 50 Years ago - #1 again on Billboad Charts. Long Live The Super Great King of them all.
Stephen Ackles (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2004report abuse
I remember when I was In high school In early 80's and everybody was making fun of me because I was an Elvis Fan. Saying things like: "I'm glad he'll never have a hit again".....!But somehow I knew he would!! These passed couple of years has been so good!! How sweet the revenge Is! Elvis Is King and Elvis Is for EVERYONE!!
Morten (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2004report abuse
It is fantastic after 50 years! Elvis is the king!
Kenneth Olsen (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2004report abuse
No wonder that we love Elvis. I am so proud of being an Elvis fan! No other artist, dead or alive, can compere with him. Thank you again, Elvis. I love you!!!!
kelvin m wilson (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2004report abuse
what can i say ?. the guy is, as we always knew, simply the greatest entertainer that has ever lived.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2004report abuse
Well, in Canada, lets shake things up a bit. It's the 50th anniv, so let all know. E-mail the head of BMG Canada marketing Dept. Elvis will succeed when politics fail, so imagine what will happen if we can ignite a major marketing campaign... Let's make Elvis' Dream come true. The "Sun will rise again".
Kenneth (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2004report abuse
I must say first of all that i am in complete agreement with TONYP and also that the great 'ELVIS' has done this feat on his name alone, at least in CANADA because there has not been any promotion on his records or dvd's here at all, none whatsoever. this truly shows not only how great ELVIS is, but his fans also. we should all be proud.
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2004
Invisible because there were too many capitals in the text
Renan (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2004report abuse
Well folks, I don´t have words to express the happiness I´m feeling. I´m really happy and this single climbed for the first place too fast. I would like to imagine the other artists today what they think about losing the top of the charts for a 50 years old single.. This Is Elvis on the place where he deserves to be. So That´s All Right..
Elvisisinistanbulnow (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2004report abuse
Always Nr.1 ... Elvis is the King of the Kings !!!
Fedepeti (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2004report abuse
Soundscan Top Selling Singles: Issue Date: July, 3, 2004
SINGLES: [pos/artist-single/current sales/total sales]
1. Elvis Presley - That's All Right: 5,847 (7,215)
2. Jessica Simpson - Take My Breath Away: 4,966 (21,737)
3. Beyonce - Naughty Girl: 4,336 (31,335)
4. Nina Sky - Move Ya Body: 4,079 (23,405)
5. Brandy - Talk About Our Love: 4,040 (20,448)
6. Clay Aiken - Solitaire/The Way: 3,646 (286,846)
7. JoJo - Leave (Get Out): 2,807 (59,610)
8. Brad Cotter - I Meant To: 2,741 (11,213)
9. Mis-Teeq - Scandalous (Remix): 2,223 (8,249)
10. Kimberley Locke - 8th World Wonder: 1,695 (63,413)
Marco Aurelio (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2004report abuse
Hey folks!! That´s absolutely great. I never get tired of saying that I´m very proud of being an Elvis Presley fan
Cruiser2145 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2004report abuse
Picked up my copy of Elvis At Sun CD and now with the single That's All Right, I can honestly say with certain songs such as Blue Moon of Kentucky, Good Rockin' Tonight and I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine, you can really here a big, big difference as to the quality of sound and keep in mind, I have all these songs from past CD's in duplicate. This is the one to get. Elvis' rythmn guitar is heard like never before-clear and distinct. Unfortunately, some sound the same (probably because they werre made from actual records), but don't let that hold you back. Buy 'em both;the single CD and the actual Elvis At Sun. It's a mandatory addition0.
GibbersGanfa (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2004report abuse
Hopefully if enough radio stations pick up on the Global Moment In Time, "That's All Right" should get more airplay.. wouldn't it be awesome if today's teens realized what a great song this is and made it a hit!? Anyway, it's great and exciting news.
TonyP (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2004report abuse
What a fantastic achievement - and not a remix either :-)
The only downside is that it won't register anything like as high on the Hot 100, as that's based in large part of airplay. The joke is that the public places more importance on the Hot 100 than it does on the sales chart. Why?? That aside, it's great news. Long Live The King!
CapiTrueno (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2004report abuse
Ain't it great a performance got #1 50 years after it was first released??? Elvis is alive, man! Alberto
TCB fan (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2004report abuse
Is This True?? That would be historical, if a single that's 50 years old, reach the number one possion. I can't believe it! GREAT NEWS
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2004report abuse
ELVIS PRESLEY's That's Alright Mama definately deserves the Number One position. 50 Years On, HE is still The True KING OF MUSIC And He Will Alway Remain The King -
What an Achievement That Will Be if ELVIS reach NUMBER ONE again!
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2004report abuse
That is great news. I tried to get a copy at fye, and they sold the 6 copies they had in stock. I hope the sales people keep the stock up, so please make sure they are aware...
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2004report abuse
A fitting result for such an historic recording.

Brian

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