Tuesday Midweek UK Single Sales

Here are the are the sales of the top 4 singles in the UK Midweek Sales Chart: 1 "Is This The Way To Amarillo?" - Tony Christie/Peter Kay - 53,000 copies sold 2 "Return To Sender" - Elvis - 19,659 copies sold 3 "Let Me Love You" - Mario - 11,518 copies sold 4 "All About You"/"You've Got A Friend" - McFly - 10,356 copies sold Downloads will now be counted towards the UK singles chart as from April 10th 2005. This means that "Crying In The Chapel" (released on April 4th) could be Elvis Presley's last single to make the UK top 10 unless Elvis fans all purchase downloads as well as the CDs/vinyls. In this weeks top 20 UK download chart, Elvis does not appear and has not appeared since the re-release campaign got underway.
Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Forum / Updated: Mar 22, 2005 
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daz c (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 25, 2005report abuse
seanryan, i agree the music shops will def lose out and fade away thank god for my lifetime collection of cds
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 25, 2005report abuse
shakyelvis. I also still enjoy buying singles from record stores, and would miss that option if it wasn't there. Seeing Nick Drake in the Top 40 last summer was even more extraordinary than some of Elvis's achievements this year.
Also, often neither of the tracks from 60s singles were taken from LPs. The Stones (slightly off the subject, I know) had 15 singles; of those 30 songs, only 'Off The Hook' later turned up on a British album (nb. a different version of the b-side You Can't Always Get What You Want was on Let It Bleed). Back to Elvis now........
Mister Cool (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 25, 2005report abuse
True ALLC was deleated after 4 weeks at #1,but most record stores had preordered lots of stock and it only dropped to #3,then #6,in all charting a further 8 weeks.With its forthcoming rerelease i think BMG should give us a bonus remix.Something that just might get a bit of airplay,maybe Let Yourself Go,or better Viva Las Vegas remixed.As i understand it,ALLC is only 2 tracks.The very least would be include the Rubberneckin remix.
shakyelvis (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2005report abuse
johnlennon, Actually a lot of people couldn't buy ALLC as it was usually sold out and was not pressed after its 4th week at #1 because BMG in their infinite wisdom wanted Gareth Gates to get to #1 (which he did, just). Long Live The King!
Tina S (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2005report abuse
downloads that is
Tina S (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2005report abuse
u can burn the downloawds to cd
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2005report abuse
The concept is to release all 18 UK no.1's. ALLC completes the collection.
johnlennon (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2005report abuse
I don't see why they're re-releasing a remixed single (ALLC) when it only came out a few years ago, who in the world is going to want another copy of it? Not the general public who bought it on original release, that's for sure.
cathyreno (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2005report abuse
I would love to see Elvis at no 1 but releasing the likes of 'Return to sender' 'shes not you' isnt going to do it
'A little less conversation' was a new song to the general
public when it came out first it was revamped brilliantly and not a bad vid either thats why it made to no 1
maybe if they revamped some of his latter works say
'I got a feelin in my body' 'I'll be there' 'Any day now' or 'Wearin that loved on look' Well we can hope, T C B
Elvis girl (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2005report abuse
Go Elvis!! Make it to number 1 this week!
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2005report abuse
go sender what a ripper of a song , the photo of elvis looks sus but what a song . elvis had a cold at the time and in the original single you could hear elvis sniffing 3 chorus's from the end . if you have the original listen for it . the remix has it taken out .snifffffffffffff .
shakyelvis (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2005report abuse
The demise of the single has been on the cards for a longtime. The first reason is that today's artists release say one album with an average of 12 tracks per year. In the 60s I believe El would average 3 to 4 albums each with an average of twelve tracks. 60s artists offered more product in the same time span as modern artists. The knock on effect of CD singles is that you often only get one song, but 3 different versions of it. In the 60s you got two songs per single, and often one of the tracks was not available on any album. Furthermore, every single released today (or practically every single) is off the album release - so why should people spend so much money on a single, unless they collect singles, or just want that track? Nevertheless I still get a thrill out of going into a shop and holding the single in my hands. I am 21 but a bit of a technophobe so far as downloading is concerned. Anyway, let's take 'RTS' to #2, Good luck to TC and PK, and long live the King (And the CD/10" single)
GeorgeM (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 23, 2005report abuse
Bikepark, what you say does not sound fully correct? The downlaods are electronic files which will be held on a computer hard disk or removable device such as ipod, memory stick etc. These devices storage areas can become corrupted the same way computer files become corrupted. You either have to have backups or an agreement with the seller that It can be redownloaded should you lose it or lose the storage area. Looking after downloaded music requires some degree of literacy with the medium you are downloading it to. Microsoft et al are making PC's more and more user friendly all the time but currently you still need a backup mechanism.
GeorgeM (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 23, 2005report abuse
I questioned at the outset whether It was right and proper for Sony BMG to re-release 18 Elvis cd and vinyl single formats in this age of downloads? I was obviously wrong at this time as Elvis has clocked up three number 1s and numerous 2 and 3 chart placings with these singles. I have myself been impressed with the packaging of the cd singles and have enjoyed the visits to the record shops on mondays to buy the singles. If BMG had perhaps packaged the vinyls in the same manner maybe they would have sold more, who knows? I do however still think my initial view was correct and believe the single format should be left to die gracefully rather than being kept on a life support machine!! In my humble opinion, It is quite simply an outdated means of getting music to people. The cd single is as inconvenient a format to us now as the vinyl album is when offered the alternate choice of a cd album. No fiddling with needles, turning over sides, scratches, warps, cats jumping on player etc etc!! Remember the bad old days? We buy them mainly to support the King which in itself is a good reason but not a good enough reason to keep this format alive. The obvious down side with Elvis downloads is the songs are not new, there is no packaging, there will be no difference between them therefore. Once downloaded that Is It. Sony BMG no doubt have some strategic view on Elvis and electronic downloads...
bikepark (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 23, 2005report abuse
the problem with downlodes is that when played over along peiriod the recording stats to skip so despite them bieng cheep i think people will soon get fed up of them but i do agree that downloads should be kept sepatate so come on elvis fans keep buying as long as you can afoard to lets make our king no 1 lets get him played more on yhe radio
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 23, 2005report abuse
Singles are also no longer bought because: a) most of them are taken from albums, b) they appear so soon on compilations like That's What I Call Music; the Peter Kay single is currently on TWICM 60, and c) because 99.999% of them are rubbish!
Mister Cool (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 23, 2005report abuse
I believe downloads will only account for 25%.Pretty sure that any single with sales of 25K will easily hit top 10.Anyway who wants a download? I,d much rather have the real tangible item in my hand,not a bunch of 010's in an ipod.The reason singles sales have dropped is not downloads so much as the lower prices of albums and the stupid rule cutting tracks down from 4 to 3.
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2005report abuse
This is the year that buying music in shops will start to die out for good.

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