The Third #1

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 

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Elvis girl (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 1, 2005report abuse
I can't get Are you lonesome tonight, both record shops in my Town have sold out already, where are all the extra copies?
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 1, 2005report abuse
They might compile a valentines video, of course they will, if they cant inglude Elvis sure theyll produce a romantic montage on film, yeah right my backside they will!.
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 1, 2005report abuse
What an awful thought having an impersonator singing Its now or never on totps.I begged them not to put an impersonator on there last time but they still did. I dont think they care what Elvis fans think. I wont be watching totps and no i have not bothered to email them its a waste of time
Garydt (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 1, 2005report abuse
Has anyone emailed Top of the Pops and E.P.E about what they are going to show on friday for INON? After all, we don't want another impersonator do we?! Remember TOTP record the show on thursday. If we don't act now then we'll have no right to complain if TOTP does nothing special.
MauriceColgan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 1, 2005report abuse
Elvis Presley: The Voice That Shook The World. Hits the news and Bill Clinton, The Duchess of Devonshire, Bono of U2, Bruce Springsteen and all the rest of Elvis's fans world-wide are smiling this February 2005 week as "It's Now or Never" holds the Number 1 spot on The Official British chart. Meanwhile the "Love, Elvis",CD from all accounts is flying out of the shops and stores. Rejoice folks we're on a run:-)
cockney_bill (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 1, 2005report abuse
Is Romford the only place where the shops arent stocking 'Are you lonesome tonight'? I got mine pre-ordered no problem, but there is absolutely none on the shelves in either HMV or Virgin, whilst there are plenty of stocks of M+M's current single. It would be hard enough beating this single anyway to the top, but I still have my suspicions that all copies arent reaching the shopfloor for whatever reason?
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 1, 2005report abuse
Ranger is right - don't bother listening to radio one. Does anyone anyway? Let the guy prattle on to his mother and the one other listener.
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 1, 2005report abuse
volvo, Not finding jokes about cheeseburgers etc. etc. funny does not imply that you haven't a sense of humour, I can assure you. It's lazy and infinitely more 'predictable' than the current singles campaign (everyone predicted that AFSAI would reach No.1 didn't they?). The last laugh is on the guy himself; personally you couldn't pay me enough to go and work for Radio 1 in 2005.
And now that the music documentaries are on Radio 2, and John Peel has died, what posssible reason could there be for anyone to ever listen to Radio 1 again (apart from at 6.45-6.50pm on Sundays until May!). Vote with your feet, ratings and market share really are the only things they understand.
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Sounds like a jerk. maybe someone should pay him a vist. Let's get Are You Lonesome Tonight to #1 and bore him a bit more...
volvo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Joemin - it was his side-kick complaining about how boring the whole singles campaign is, he obviously didn't undrestand the concept behind it, and the usual shaky "Elvis" voice impressions and the "dying on the toilet" gags we've all heard before. I'm going to listen to a diferent radio station tomorrow - it's not that I don't have a sense of humour - I just don't think it's funny.
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
volvo, what comment did that guy make???
King 14 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Elvis Love album no.3 in woollies chart Leeds City Centre -interesting to see what happens naturally! The Beatles have no chance of repeating this promo now-the download charts are just around the corner and will put collectors rereleases into chsart history for ever-ha! tuff s**t -Elvis is king forever! I hope that BMG are ready to capitalise on this promo through more remixes /adverts and a funky album of remixes -why has Elvis been so badly managed for so long-the possibilities are endless-dig it
data (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Afther this list and the 17 other singles can anyone still believe that Elvis only sold 50 million singles in the US.
Because this list only are singles up until 1960. We also had christmas singles and SUN re releases in the 1950's.
data (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Why call it the US N° 1 , there is no need for that , BMG could bring out all Elvis singles in the UK in the original US sleeve because let's be honest you do'nt buy these records because you do'nt have them in your collection but because you do'nt have them in the original sleeve as they came out in the US. So they could bring out everything up until 1960. Heartbreak hotel, Blue suede shoes, I want you i need you i love you, Don't be cruel, Hound dog, Love me tender, Love me, Too much, Teddy bear, Loving you, Don't, Wear my ring around your neck, Hard headed woman, A big hunk o' love, Stuck on you
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Next year we need the US #1 singles, this would include several #2's from uk, such as Heartbreak Hotel, Suspicious Minds, In the Ghetto, King Creole....
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Eminen is the main threat this week. It is VITAL to beat Eminem in the head-to-head. That would really get attention. Now taht there are plenty of copies available hopefully people will buy. This week is more important than any of the others!
cockney_bill (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Or 'Elvis at the ebay International!'
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Cockney Bill, Perhaps they could call it '20,000 CD & 7,500 Vinyl Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong'.
volvo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
phantom3428 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
a quick p.s Its only the CD versions available
phantom3428 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Good news at last. HMV have all the singles available on their web site again, including the first release with the last some light at the end of the tunnel, and a hope that I can complete this set finally, with no thanks whatsoever going to Amazon uk for messing me about, just thought I'd let people know if they want to fill those gaps, and dont mind buying over the internet
volvo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
I know it shouldn't bother me, but I'm really annoyed about some stupid and ignorant remarks made on Chris Moyles' show this morning. Half of me wishes that these singles weren't released, then I wouldn't have to hear these comments - the other half of me loves the CDs, and doesn't give a toss what anyone else thinks!!
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
PS - Unless I have been asleep for the past week or so, the silence from EPE regarding the use of footage has been deafening !
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
I'm surprised how low the sales were for Its Now or Never, it was a close run thing again. Sales should easily reach 30,000 + this week, which will guarantee Number 1 (and its one of the greatest records, if not the greatest, Elvis ever recorded - Are You Lonesome Tonight?''.
tucson76 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
I have been ripping my single to hard disk this morning and just noticed my It's Now Or Never iside cover is the cover for the Devil In Disguise Cd.Anyone else getting errors like this?. P.S I wish they would do away with the stickers on the cds
cockney_bill (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Just a thought: You know every so often here in the UK, they release the latest in the "Now that's what i call music" series, which is basically the biggest chart hits of the previous few months? Will the next in the series be sub-titled "Elvis Presley's greatest hits"! LOL
Actually these albums sell by the bucketloads, so all these kids nowadays who wouldnt dream of buying an Elvis record are gonna end up with a damned lot of his songs on their next chart compilation CD. Might even reel some new fans in?
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
I am happy to report that I'm still here after switching on my electric chair yesterday evening. Sorry to dissapoint one or two!
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
I am over the moon that Elvis has his third #1 but why are the sales this low if there was suppose to be 30,000 of them. I must be going in the wrong shops. I cant take any credit for Its Now or Never getting to number one because I could not find it anywhere.I have not bothered to go to any music shops today to see if i can get Are You Lonesome Tonight ? Theres not much point if you know you cant get it. I will wait until the 25th april because Sony/BMG said thats when there going to release more of these singles ! Yesterday I picked up A Fool Such As I in Bury St Edmunds and it was numbered
ElFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Hi Bernard. 'One Broken Heart For Sale' peaked at #7 in the 'New Musical Express' chart. Another interesting snippet: 'Crying In The Chapel' reached #1 TWICE in the official U.K chart - it was ousted from the top spot for one week and regained the #1 position the following week. Does that count as two number ones? :-)
data (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
To gerard, You got a point there. So my thanks to ALL Elvis fans.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
yeah phantom i got a similar email from amazon last week. i'm still waiting for 'A Fool Such as I' !! They haven't received any stock of ANY singles and have promised to send them as soon as they get them (don't hold your breath). Shame because i was really lookin forward to completing the set. Todd Slaughter has repeated that the singles are going to be available from the fan club shortly. my dog won't eat the cd box so now i'm using it as a vase and have a plant stuck in it.
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Kateluoise, you should have no troubl;e getting the singles now. They appear to be plentiful, including the older ones. It is vital that with the flood of singles that everyone always buys the LATEST single. The fear is that the current release gets left behind while people are buying the newer singles. Sales this week should take a BIG jump. 21, 000 for last week is disappointing. It would be great if the sales go over 30,000 this week.
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
GetReal - As I have mentioned elsewhere on this site, the Beatles singles are currently available on CD format and have been for years, although they might not be seperately. I think the vinyl singles are still on catalog in a similar box.
Elvis Express (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Hi Guys and Gals, Just got back from HMV in Brighton and it seems SONY/BMG have done what they said. There was a queue of over 100 people and there were enough copies for everyone. Plus, I saw at least 50 copies of INON on the shelves.
Katelouise (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
I think it is absolutely amazing that he has another number one but I am very annoyed as I have only managed to get one single and that is ONE NIGHT! I don't live near a music shop and can only get to one on a saturday when they are all sold out. I have someone who can get there on a tuesday and they are all sold out by then a day later. I would have liked to add these singles to my collection and now I will be unable to. If there were more cds released then he may stay at number one for more than just one week I mean he has dropped to 20 already with A FOOL SUCH AS I. Come on BMG do something about it cos it sucks! And to all you reading this who have managed to get the releases well done you are part of making him number one yet again!!
get real (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
What are the new relaease that Elvis is up against next week ? When is the new U2 single out ? Any other big singles on the horizon to do battle with ?
hedgehog (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
i must be one of the lucky ones ,ive so far got all my singles ,had no problem getting them.RCA/BMG should now release all the other singles starting with the sun label in the same way. Just think Elvis could hit number one for almost a year,wouldnt that be somthing.
phantom3428 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
To say I am p**sed off is putting it mildly
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
well done pommies well done you have done us proud. per person re population you are the best. well aussie isnt that far off. lets wait for the next song
phantom3428 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
I am over the moon that Elvis made number one again tonight, (my 8 year old son was jumping for joy too after becoming addicted to the mans magic) but I am still concerned about the availability of these singles and why it is so poor. I am sorry to worry anyone who pre ordered their collection from Amazon and waited to have to have the whole set delivered in one go, but I have just received an e mail from them saying they are having problems with the distributors and, after enquiring about this weeks single, namely "It's now or never", they say they may have problems getting them themsleves to send to all those who pre ordered like myself (I ordered on the 10th Dec), and will be letting people down. I find this diabolical, I have been sitting back expecting my collection to arrive once it was complete, and hoped for it to become some kind of heirloom to hand down for generations to come, only to be told I could be missing some, and then finding it too late to fill the gaps, has anyone else, who are in the same situation as myself, received a similar e mail yet ?
Gerard (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
In responce to Datas posting "Thank you to english elvis fans" I would like to point out in scotland and wales there are MANY fans who cannot obtain these singles.
The King is back at the top! So dont forget ALL Elvis fans who buy this not just english,
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
This is indeed a great Tribute to ELVIS Presley as It"s Now Or Never was ELvis' personal favorite song amongst the ones he recorded. He said it many times in his interviews. Long Live the True Number One KING of them all.
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
It's also great to see the Aloha & '68 dvd's holding their own for so long, when you look at the last 3 years as a whole, it really says a lot about his talent that Elvis commands such success so long after he left us. See, we have been right all along!
Raleighroadace (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
I was in Woolworths tonight at 4pm,just as it was closing. I said to the girl behind the counter-I know it's a silly question, but have you got any of the Elvis singles? To my amazement she went in the drawer and brought out Are you lonesome tonight? She handed it to me and went to get the sleeve. However it wasn't on the shelf. She asked an assistant to locate it for me,only to be told it couldn't be sold until tomorrow. They were not allowed to reserve it for me either. It was the only copy that they had been sent! She told me I would have to join the cue at 8.45 in the morning. I'll be there. I actually had it in my hand!
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
yes Viva with all the hassel and frustration of trying to find the singles and dissapointment of not seeing them displayed in the stores or hearing them on the radio or seeing the footage on the chart shows still, BMG must have known what they wer doing. They got EL" back to the top and really trying to get these singles has an element of adventure to it, im just going to enjoy it all from here on in... ( as long as theres no more imposters on top of the flops ).
get real (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
The Beatles will surly release all their # 1's now that Elvis has had such great success with this. Just a matter of time i'm guessing. So lets keep getting Elvis to # 1, so that they cant catch him when it does happen.
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
It's funny, with all the stress that has come with these singles, and all the "I've had enough" syndrome kicking in, I still jumped for joy to hear the man going to number one again. Absolutley fantastic, can't wait to read the next edition of the Guinness book of British hit singles! But alas, as with all things Elvis, there is a down side - What on earth are we going to have to suffer on Friday's "Top Of The Pops"? I reckon they'll show the Cornetto advert from the Seventies.
get real (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Grrrreat news !! Before ALLC, or lets say 5 tears ago even, who would have thought that Elvis would be raking up the # 1's ? funny Westlife were looking to beat Elvis and The Beatles with the most # 1's just a few years ago. No chance of them catching Elvis now. Funny if they caught The Beatles though.
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
ElFan, I reckon BMG should have included the NME No1's too in their box. It's a shame that In The Ghetto & Susp Minds were prevented from getting to No1 in the RM/BBC charts by 2 one -hit wonders. Unfortunately, Devil In Desguise didn't make number 1 in NME. With BMG anouncing an international roll-out, maybe they will release a box for worldwide number 1's. Happy hunting/collecting.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
I'm 32 so not ancient, but I listened to the chart countdown tonight, and although im biased, Its Now or Never was the best song on there by an absolute million miles. Aside from that, Ive never heard so much rubbish in my entire life. Keep the good work. If any Elvis classic deserves Number 1, then its Are You Lonesome Tonight.
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Spot the deliberate mistake! Tomorrow's release is Are You Lonesome Tonight!!" Getting ahead of myself! Sorry! Anyway, please buy it/them if you can!!
Glenny boy (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Great news tearsi n my eyes again but if on/ afsai are in the charts still ,why cant i get a copy??
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Well done everyone out there & Evis of course! Great news!!
Talking on number ones not allocated to him, didn't "One Broken Heart For Sale" made Number one in the 'Disc' or 'Melody Maker' charts too!? Maybe Elfan could check that out! Now, there are still stock problems regarding buying "Wooden Heart" tomorrow. Down here in the West Country there will still only be a few in each shop (ie only 6 copies in each Woolies) which is far too few, & this needs to be urgently addressed by RCA/BMG etc. No stock means no buyers & no buyers hardly helps Elvis to get another number one. The shops still say (as of yesterday) that no-one has told them they can order more stocks, so what is going on? This must be sorted out.
King 14 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Excellent news -keep it swinging-on with the show for next week. PS Why not release all of Es US no.1 s in one week -then he would really dominate the charts!!
LuckyJackson (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Elvis rocking forever! Long Live The King!
ElFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Fantastic! My all time favourite Elvis song at #1 again!
Just thought I'd mention that Elvis had a further 4 #1 hits in the U.K: 'Stuck On You/Fame And Fortune' was #1 in 1960 according to 'Disc' magazine. 'Wild In The Country' was #1 in 1961 according to 'New Musical Express' magazine.
'In The Ghetto' was #1 in 1969 according to 'New Musical Express' magazine. 'Suspicious Minds' was #1 in 1969 according to 'Disc' magazine.
skoty (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
let us all just be proud
Rita (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Well we've done it again! He's Number One for the third time this year, and it's still only January! This is the second time that "It's Now or Never" has gone straight to Number One and to have three records in the Top 40 is absolutely GREAT! I suppose next week we will be struggling to find copies of "Are You Lonesome Tonight". I wish "Do The Clam" was coming out. Ha! Ha! Ha!
LuckyJackson (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Hoorah! IT'S NOW (N0.1) NOT NEVER!! LOL! Great achievement, 3 number 1's and a no.2 in a month! Nobody can beat 'our man'!
stampy (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
well done everyone !
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
I didn't expect it to happen....great news!
data (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Thank you English Elvis fans. I get cold chils thanks to you. And afther all these years this is still a great song and what a performance by Elvis.
miked (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
yeee haaaa. Number Uno again...well done everybody...that managed to geta copy! the Kings reigns
ElvisFanatic316 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Yeah BABY!! It's so good to hear our man in the top spot once again.This is the way you sing a ballad with the use of real musicians.Long may the King rule supreme once again...
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Ok We Scored,, now to sit back and hear the King rock the UK once again !!
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Good to see One Night hanging around as well. Thanks for the offer Cockney Bill over INON, but I'm in London next week and I should get it then. I'll still be surprised if it is at No.1........
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Always calm Cockney, Jailhouse Rock made it to number 6 in the best UK single, Queen getting number 1 again,
cockney_bill (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Rob, To try and calm you a little - so far the 'official' Radio 1 charts from 40 to 22 have all been EXACTLY the same as the Virgin charts 40 to 22
cockney_bill (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
I don't know why everyone was worried about this charity single beating Elvis to the top. Cliff Richards face was on the front of the single. People probably thought it was a cliff single and steered well clear. Probably thought he was singing a version of Hail Mary or something! Cliff beat Elvis to the top of the charts? You'd have thought with a huge charity campaign behind him it would be 'now or never' for him to do so!!
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Wow, hearing "Its Now or Never" blast out of radio one as this weeks number one is going to be something. I'm not going to count them chickens until i hear it on the radio though.

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