UK #1 Sales Figures

So far in 2005, there have been 66 Top 10 entries in 11 weeks, an average of six a week, Elvis Presley alone is responsible for a sixth of them. The Presley reissue juggernaut rolls on as "She's Not You" - originally a number one hit in 1962 - debuts at number three providing the late singer with his 11th top three single in as many weeks. First week sales of 26,424 for the Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Doc Pomus song bring cumulative sales of Presley singles in 2005 to 383,268 - 8.64% of overall 2005 singles sales. The first reissue in the series - "Jailhouse Rock" - remains the biggest seller, with sales to date of 39,001. "Are You Lonesome Tonight" is next, with sales of 38,306. Taking the No.1 spot was "(Is This The Way To) Amarillo?" by Tony Christie with 266,844 copies sold. In second spot was the McFly single "All About You'/'You've Got A Friend" wich sold 73,770 copies.
Source: Brian Quinn / Updated: Mar 21, 2005 
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jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 23, 2005report abuse
Hello ! sales for the ASU included in the box should be added to the total units sold , should not they ?
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2005report abuse
To Glynalone - I think MarkR was after the take numbers for the alternate tracks, not the titles. I think His Latest Flame is Take 4 and Good Luck Charm is Take 1. Lonely Man (Solo is either Take 1 or 3. Hope this helps.
get real (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2005report abuse
Joemin, im sorry. I misread your post. Your saying that TOTAL sales will be over 1 million - singels and albums. Yup, you could very well be correct there. My mistake. I think 300,000 in album sales is not out of the question.
get real (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2005report abuse
joemin, i like your post but i dont hink there will be more than 1 million in sales in albums this year. Elvis does not have any big hit album this year which would warrent high album sales, even considering his back catalog. "Love, Elvis" has not even been certified Gold yet.
glynalone (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2005report abuse
Mark R, don't know if this helps but the extra tracks on the 18 singles as announced by Sony/BMG are
1. Heartbreak Hotel
2. Treat Me Nice (Movie Version)
3. One Night Of Sin
4. A Fool Such As I (Alt Version)
5. A Mess Of Blues
6. Are You Lonesome Tonight (Laughing Version)
7. Puppet On A String
8. Lonely Man (Solo Version)
9. His Latest Flame (Alt Version)
10. Can't Help Falling In Love (Movie Version)
11. Good Luck Charm (Alt Version)
12. She's Not You (Alt Version)
13. Girls!Girls!Girls!
14. Devil In Disguise (Alt Version)
15. Milky White Way
16. Let It Be Me
17. Way Down (Alt Version)
18. A Little Less Conversation (Long Version)
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2005report abuse
If all singles reach 40,000, which I believe they will, then the total for the 17 singles will be 680,000. I also believe that ALLC could sell significantly more if it get airplay, and there have been modest sales of That's All Right. So sales should top 700,000 for singles alone. Album sales will surely bring this total to over 1,000,000 this year in the UK.
Son Of Mark 64 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2005report abuse
Brian could you please tell me what these singles sold the first time around. And also why doesnt BMG tell us what the alternate tracks are we all dont know what they are
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2005report abuse
The King will surely top 500,000 this year and surely, charity aside,no-one will be topping that figure in end of year sales. I believe at Christmas time there is some sort of TOTP programme that countsdown the years top sellers, surely there`ll be a separate section dedicated to Elvis on that? Another good chance for EPE to put a collection of clips together, that would be great!
Joe.Lightcloud (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2005report abuse
I would guess each single will end up selling about 40k. The Love Elvis album doesn't appear to have gone Gold yet(100k) and its dropped to 60 this week. So far Elvis has spent 50 weeks on this years singles chart, including the r.e. for Thats All Right. The last 9 weeks there's never been less than 4 singles in the top 75!
shakyelvis (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2005report abuse
Our man never ceases to amaze but does anyone know what Elvis total sales including 'Love, Elvis' are to date? Long Live The King!

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