The Wonder Of Downloads

Elvis Presley's latest single re-issue single "The Wonder Of You" has entered the official UK singles chart at #4 this week. Despite outselling the #1 record in the midweek sales the introduction of legal download to the sales had a big impact on the endresult. Crying In The Chapel, crashes 2-33 - the biggest dip from number two in chart history, though its fall would be 2-24 on physical sales alone. Many fans also downloaded the song from official download companies, but it appears that if you type in "The Wonder Of You" you actually download an album track which doesn't count towards sales according to an update on The Elvis Express. The Top 5 singles: 01 (is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie Ft. Peter Kay 02 Somewhere Else - Razorlight 03 1,2 Step - Ciara ft Missy Elliot 04 The Wonder Of You- Elvis Presley 05 Switch - Will Smith
Source: Various / Updated: Apr 17, 2005 
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moodyblue123 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 19, 2005report abuse
Just downloaded 'Way Down' from the 'woolworths' website, very easy to do and just 79p per track. just a question, do you have to download all 3 tracks on the CD for it to count for the singles charts?
Elvis Express (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2005report abuse
Hi Everyone. Sales from these sites contribute to the all-new Official Singles Chart & the Official Download Chart:
Mycokemusic
i-Tunes
Napster
Woolworths
7 Digital Media
MSN Music
Big Noise
HMV
Virgin
Tiscali Music
Wanadoo
City16
Recordstore
KarmaDownload
Wippit
Bleep
easyMusic
Don't forget to only select the version of WAY DOWN that has the single cover beside it. Then we cannot go wrong.
LuckyJackson (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2005report abuse
Hi EJF, Not sure about MSN, I downloaded from HMV as I know this counts toward the chart.You also have to ensure you pick the correct title from the Way Downs listed, to make sure you have not picked up an album track! Think that must be what went wrong with The Wonder of You, if it only got 79 downloads! Here's to knocking Tony Christie off the top slot, I'm fed up of that one now!
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2005report abuse
I downloaded my copy from MSN Music. Does anyone know if these are counted for the charts? Please answer asap so that I will "Way Down" from some other source if the need arises. Thanks.
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2005report abuse
good position for a ordinary song
2001 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2005report abuse
Here are this week's UK singles sales including downloads
Tony Christie 69,000
Razarlight 28,537
Ciara 26,057
Elvis Presley 26,024 (Only 79 downloads!)
Freeloaders 8,296
Gorillaz 4,090
Source: Music Week
SendToTodd (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2005report abuse
Sad though this may sound, but if Michael Howard is going to use A Little Less Conversation in the run up to the election, then he better start SOON. We need the plays even if the song is to be a tag on the end of a Conservative Party Election Broadcast! Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
asd123 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2005report abuse
Great result! I love the song, it's one of my favourites!
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2005report abuse
No matter what! It's still a great achievement to get TWOY this high in the combined charts! Times are changing! Elvis remains!
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2005report abuse
First Point to`critics`...fail to make the top10 eh?
Second Point...our downloads haven`t counted eh? FIX! TCB
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2005report abuse
Nothings easy is it? A little tip: When you download "Way Down" this week, make sure it shows a picture of the single, along with the same track listing as the cd single, so you get the right one. The Virgin download site has all these so you can't go wrong. It's only 99p, small price to pay for seeing the big E back in the top spot. Of course, HMV, Woolworths, Napster and god knows how many others offer downloads, but make sure you're getting the single, not an album track. It would have been great to see this at No1, as it is genuinely popular with the younger crowd. Ho Hum, No4 is still an acheivement though.
Tina S (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2005report abuse
well done for a bad track
King 14 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2005report abuse
Great news given that we are into the combined download/discs. Shame tho' it happened this week as iy seems Elvis may have got the no.1 slot this week otherwise.Fans experience of downloading TWOY from none counting sources does highlight the problem for the future tho'.Rereleased material will always have this problem and therefore reemphasises the need for single releases to be new or not available material ie alt.takes,remixes or long deleted tracks to have strongest chance of success. A plus side is most reckon that the downloads being integrated will mean the charts reflect a more diverse/older range of tastes hence improving E's chances.Fingers crossed for "Way Down" next week -the first Elvis single I bought only days before Elvis's death . Still contemporary sounding and promoting seventies Elvis to a wider audience.BMG -how are you now going onto capitalise on this successful promotional campaign
2001 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2005report abuse
It Could be worse. No4 is a great achievement.

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