The Virgin website already shows the official UK Top 40 chart and Elvis did it again. A new entry, straight at #1 for the third time in four weeks. Ciara’ s single “Goodies”, which kept Elvis from #1 last week, drops to #3.
Meanwhile Elvis is also listed #20 with “A Fool Such I” and #40 with “One Night”.
In the UK Top 75 singles chart, "Jailhouse Rock" dropped seven places to #57 from last week's #50.
On the UK Music DVD chart The "Comeback" is steady at #4 while "Aloha" remains steady at #9.
From Music Week:
Singles sales improved for the third week in a row, climbing by 11.3% week-on-week to 333,887, their highest level for five weeks, though 31.5% less than in the same week last year.
Ciara's interruption last week stopped Elvis Presley from completing a unique hat trick of number ones with different singles on consecutive weeks but he's back on top again this week, this time with It's Now Or Never, originally a number one hit for him in 1960, when Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold set new lyrics to the 1901 Italian composition O Sole Mio.
It's Now Or Never also turns in the highest first week sales in the current phase of re-release, selling 21,887 copies last week to beat the previous best of 21,262 set by Jailhouse Rock four weeks ago. It's Now Or Never is the fifth number one in a row for BMG, thanks to Steve Brookstein, Ciara and Presley. Impressive, but EMI had seven in a row in 1963, in a run ended by - who else? - Elvis Presley with (You're The) Devil In Disguise. [...]
The sales this week:
Elvis 21,887 copies
Ashanti 20,324 copies
One World 16,354 copies
Source: Various / Updated: Jan 30, 2005