The First #1 For 2nd To None

Readers updated the "2nd To None" chart overview. In Argentina the compilation entered the charts straight at #1. Other "2nd To None" second week chart positions include a climb to #22 in Spain and in the Netherlands. In other countries the album holds the following position: Australia = 6 Austria = 5 Canada = 5 France = 24 Ireland = 20 Netherlands = 22 New Zealand = 22 Spain = 22 Switzerland = 9 UK = 10 If you have additional chartinformation and / or corrections, let us know.
Source: ElvisNews.com Readers Reactions / Updated: Oct 24, 2003 

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gunslick44 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2003report abuse
You can see Billboard's answer to my email for yourself. Go to billboard.com and then go to the "Ask Billboard" section. I agree that this is a major goof by BMG. I think they should have deleted "Bossa Nova Baby" and added "It's Midnight", which made it to #9 on the country singles chart in 1974, or "I've Got a Thing About You Baby", which hit #4 on that chart in 1973. But whatta I know??
stu (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 24, 2003report abuse
Great bit of research by Gunslick44! If it is true, then why on earth did BMG not consider it? Possibly a huge and very costly oversight by the record company. Or, are they saving the Country market for something more customer focused? (Pure speculation)! Would be very interesting to see an official statement on this one. In any case, with the onset of the internet , the digital era and some real commitment from individuals at BMG, its a great time to be a fan of the King. Roll on 2004!
dismas (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 24, 2003report abuse
Very interesting, Gunslick44, that lack of country chart placement has been bugging me, too. I think there's a definite glitch in Billboard's logic however. Since both "I'm a Roustabout" and the "Rubberneckin' " remix are listed on the disc as "bonus tracks," shouldn't the 14 country-related songs be considered the necessary 1/2 of the 28 official "hits" to constitute the discs inclusion on the Billboard Country chart? Maybe Billboard could be questioned a bit about this on the off chance that it might get E2TN its rightful #1 position on that particular chart. Just a thought.
gunslick44 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 24, 2003report abuse
As a side note to the chart position news, I emailed Billboard and got the straight skinny on why "Second to None" is not in the country album chart and "30 #1 Hits" was (and is). Seems at least half of an album's songs have to have charted in that genre for the album to chart in that genre. Sixteen of "E1"s tracks had appeared on the country singles chart, so it qualified. Unfortunately, only 14 of "STN"s track appeared on the country chart, so it missed out by one lousy song. I wonder why BMG did not take this into consideration and switch one song, perhaps adding "It's Midnight" or another country top 10 hit. If they had, "Second to None" would be spending its second straight week on top of the country albums chart.
stu (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 24, 2003report abuse
Its No9 this week cj! The 30 No1s album is still generally selling well. In Canada it is No 82. In the Country chart there it climbed to No7. Anyone got an idea of sales in Canada for 30 No1s? Rubberneckin is No6 in US sales and no7 in Canada. Regards, Stuart
cj (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 24, 2003report abuse
It is actually number 7 in Switzerland

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