This article is from Music Week about midweek sales:
The much-coveted race for the 1000th UK number one single has taken an unexpected twist today, with retail reports suggesting that the single that was previously the 80th number one - Elvis Presley's One Night - looks set to return to the top 45 years after it was originally released. As part of a marketing push commemorating what would have been Presley's 70th birthday, the single has been reissued, which means The King is likely to dethrone himself from the number one position he currently holds with Jailhouse Rock. Elsewhere in the singles market, rock acts Manic Street Preachers (Columbia), The Killers (Lizard King), Rooster (Brightside) and Thirteen Senses (Vertigo) all look set to enter within the Top 10, as does Darius (Mercury) and Soul Central's reworking of Rhythim Is Rhythim's Strings Of Life (Defected).
1 NEW Elvis Presley - One Night
2 NEW Manic Street Preachers - Empty Souls
3 NEW Killers - Somebody Told Me
4 Steve Brookstein - Against All Odds
5 Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
6 NEW Rooster - Staring At The Sun
7 NEW Darius - Live Twice
8 NEW Soul Central ft. Kathy Brown - Strings of Life (Stronger On My Own)
9 Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
10 NEW Thirteen Senses - Thru The Glass
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Elvis Presley is on course to claim the 1,000th UK number one chart single, according to the latest sales figures. A reissue of the song 'One Night' is outstripping sales of the nearest rivals the Manic Street Preachers by as much as 9-1 in some music retailers.
Source: Various / Updated: Jan 12, 2005