Tuedsday Midweek UK Singles Sales

Seventies crooner Tony Christie and comic Peter Kay are on their way to the top of the charts. Christie's single (Is This The Way To) Amarillo was released on Monday and is already outselling the rest of the Top 20 combined. Kay mimes to the 1971 classic in a hilarious video featuring the likes of Ronnie Corbett and Coronation Street's Ken and Deirdre. Christie, 61, first released the song in November 1971 when it reached number 18. All proceeds from the single will go to Comic Relief. The Top 3 this week: 1 (New) Tony Christie - Amarillo (42,452) 2 (1) McFly - All About You (23,397) 3 (New) Elvis Presley - She's Not You (19,581) Also available are the sales figures for last week: #1 McFly 158,000 #2 Elvis 28,000 #3 Sunset Strippers 24,000
Source: Various / Updated: Mar 15, 2005 

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andyportland (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2005report abuse
im sure everyone is aware of this but lets remember that everyone of these singles is now setting a new official record every time they enter the top ten, GLC was Elvis' 70th top ten hit, a RECORD. She's not you will be another record breaker!! The only 71st top ten hit by one artist ever, etc etc Number one is fantastic, but top ten is still incredible
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2005report abuse
I can assure everyone that Peter Kay will not feature on the single. This is a fantastic record by Tony Christie. A very powerful song and, in my opinion, he has a fantastic voice. It deserved a much better chart position in 1971. It thoroughly deserves to be a no.1 hit. It is a classic song by a classy singer.
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
elvis deserves another no.1-god knows he's been robbed a few times(fixed i should say),but peter kay will probally be number one due to the promotion and comic relief support.but it dont deserve it as kay is not actualy singing just miming which is not fair..but elvis having another top five hit suites me fine!.
Mister Cool (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
Lets all be honest : just a few months back could any of us UK fans have dreamt of such a success? On a totally different note,did anyone go to Rockabilly Rave? Billy Lee Riley was wild man,and Barabara Pittman was so cool.Plus the incredible Paul Ansells Number 9 to finish.Who else could do stuff like Pocket Full of Rainbows and Viva Las Vegas? It was a great weekender.
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
come on lennon you sound like the other one . it is great to see elvis get to number whatever in the charts esp after 40 years ago .
Tina S (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
so long as he gets into the tpo ten it dont matter
moseleyoldman (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
THeres one way round all this why dont bmg say donate all proceeds say from The Wonder of You single to a Charity,thats way people will buy it to help a good cause something elvis would have agreed with,also then maybe epe would allow the tv shows to show elvis singing the song from ttwii,dare they refuse being a charity record?
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
...cheers Doc!
doctor (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
mtm1a: your heart's in the right place. That's cool. (:
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
You`ll note by my exclamation that i knew i was being selfish, and that i don`t grudge charity songs selling bucket loads. HOWEVER,and there`s always an however. Charities will still,unfortunately, be going strong in 1,000,000 years from now, and i see no harm in wanting Elvis to top the charts in the midst of these records. An Elvis NO.1 would not put a serious dent in any charity, though it would keep furthering his legend. Please take this in the context it`s intended! Hail Hail.
johnlennon (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
Ah, who cares where singles get to? Album charts are what counts really. Most of my favourite bands don't get in the top 10, sometimes not even top 20 or 30, doesn't mean that their music isn't any good. Infact, it's very much the opposite. You'll find most stuff that doesn't chart well is WAY better than the crap near the top (although Phonics got to #1 and that rocks!).
doctor (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
mtm1a: let's not get too selfish here. Elvis would be the first one to support charities. Try to see the bigger picture. It's fun to have Elvis back on the charts, it's also cool that the only sure thing to beat him are the charity singles. Charity is more important than placing something at the top!
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
28,000 eh,i believe that`s our third highest sales total, We`re edging nearer in the race to outsell everyone, non charity, in 2005.If the above figures are correct then it`s not outselling the top 20 combined as stated. Anyway, i think g4 are out this week as well, so She`s Not You could well be our lowest chart placing yet. I do hope these charity singles run out of steam soon...sorry if that`s selfish!

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