Here are the first predictions for this week's UK singles chart according to Music Week.
Elvis Presley’s reissue campaign could end on a high note this weekend, with early retail reports suggesting his final RCA-released reissue, A Little Less Conversation, is in the running for a number one placing, with a 40% sales advantage over Tony Christie & Peter Kay’s (Is This The Way To) Amarillo. The Comic Relief charity track has, however, reclaimed the number one spot from early leaders on more than one occasion in recent weeks, so the battle for number one is likely to be a close-run fight at the week’s end.
Elsewhere in the Top 10, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson & Justin Timberlake’s Signs (Geffen) looks set to give the rapper his biggest solo hit to date, while Brett Anderson & Bernard Butler’s Tears project enjoys a similarly strong start, with Refugees (Independiente) vying for a top five position. Destiny’s Child (Columbia) also look certain to enter within the Top 10, while a cluster of guitar acts - Bloc Party (Wichita), Rooster (Brightside), Paddingtons (Poptones) and Athlete (Parlophone) compete with each other to secure a Top 20 placing.
01 (NE) Elvis Vs. JXL - A Little Less Converstion
02 (01) Tony Christie ft. Peter Kay - (Is This The Way To) Amarillo
03 (NE) Snoop Dogg ft. Justin Timberlake