UK Single Sales Figures

With first week sales of 27,600, Rock-A-Hula Baby scored the third best tally yet among Elvis Presley's 70th birthday re-issues but still has to settle for a number three debut. This week's sales: 1 Stereophonics 40,378 2 Nelly 33,778 3 Elvis 27,600 4 Cabin Crew 24,878 5 Britney 17,486 The other singles in order of release, and their first week sales: Jailhouse Rock 21,262 One Night 20,463 A Fool Such As I 20,002 It's Now Or Never 21,887 Are You Lonesome Tonight 28,500 Wooden Heart 28,377 Surrender 24,439 (Marie's The Name)His Latest Flame 27,441 So far, Presley has had three number ones, four number two's and two number three hits in 2005.
Source: Email / Updated: Mar 7, 2005 
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xeletahi (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2005report abuse
I would be really happy and satisfied if DEVIL IN DISGUISE got to number one..whats the chances ?do you think ?
johnlennon (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2005report abuse
The singles chart doesn't really mean dick anymore. It's just a shambles these days, sales figures are generally very low. Ocean Colour Scene have a new single out this week. They won't challenge the top 3 though, but I bought their single cos they're ace! Mcfly will get #1 even though they are crap, they just appeal to little teenage girls, who I saw buying it yesterday. Phonics may drop to #2, but most fans will have bought it now so it may drop down more as the new album is out next week.
CEP (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2005report abuse
Certainly Elvis might struggle for a few weeks to stay in the top 5. McFly should go straight to number 1 this week with their comic relief single and Stereophonics will probably stay at 2. The week after looks really difficult for Elvis and She's not you. G4,(pop idol type thing)will probably get to number 1 with Bohemian Rhapsody again
Natasha Bedingfield, Oasis, Green Day, Gwen Stefani all relase singles. This might have a knock on effect for Return to sender with continuing good sales probably for most of the above and the new 50cent single coming out.
When Devil in disguise comes out Avril Lavigne and Kylie will be releasing new singles. It is going to be tough to get anywhere near a number 1 during March and maybe hard to stay in the top 5.
19woody77 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2005report abuse
I do hope i'm wrong but elvis could only get fourth spot this week! I predict, 1.McFly (because it's a charity single) 2.Stereophonics (continuing the recent trend of no1's) 3.Tyler James with Foolish, which i quite like.
4.Elvis with Good Luck Charm. Sounds negative, but if the product isn't out there to buy. what can we do?
Joe.Lightcloud (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2005report abuse
Even if you add the second weeks total to the first the last few releases wouldn't hit #1. You can get to top 30 now with sales of only 4/5 thousand.I guess each single does sell about 40k. Only way to increase this would be to make available in yet another format, I agree that 7" vinyl in picture sleeves would be more likely to sell. I personally havn't bothered with the 10" versions.On a totally unrelated point:anyone else going to Rockabilly Rave, Billy Lee Riley, Eddie Bond AND Barbera Pittman all on .3 great Sun artists,gonna be good.....
Mal (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2005report abuse
bmg are not producing enough cds for elvis to get #1, the extra cds are being held back till the following week as in bmg press release about extra cds. why they are not releasing all stock at the same time just does not make sense, is so we can have a limited edition for 1 week. but i think it was there plan all the time, get elvis to #1 use that as cheap promotion, and then only produce enough cds for top 10 so not to hurt current artists.
Tina S (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 7, 2005report abuse
If they got playd on reado they would sell more
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 7, 2005report abuse
The fact that BMG have pressed more singles, thus reducing the "limited edition" fact has nothing to do with Elvis not getting to Number 1. It is because current popular artists are releasing singles that are more attractive to the youngsters of today. January and early February are normally regarded as low sales figures for charts. The BIG problem is that I think the record stores are deliberately not ordering the Elvis product, to keep them from even getting to Number 2, let alone number 1. The numbered CDs appear to go up to 35000, and I think BMG have pressed 5000 additional copies. But you simply cannot find them on the shelves. And apparently, CD copies of Good Luck Charm have been restricted today, as some HMV shops never got their orders. McFly will definitely get to number 1 this week, as their single is part of the Comic Relief appeal. And I guess Stereophonics will go down to number 2, leaving Elvis with another number 3.
GeorgeM (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 7, 2005report abuse
Also, I have read some fans comments that making the singles non limited editions has affected the number of Elvis's singles reaching Number 1. Quite how does that happen, perhaps some of those making the comments can explain how this is so after looking at the sales figures?

The limited editions were meant to be around 20000 (weren't they?) and the current number 1's are selling 40000+??? It looks obvious to me from these figures that Elvis is now selling more singles per week (now that more are released), as are all the number 1's selling more as we get further into the year.
I would think that releasing these 18 Elvis singles is possibly encouraging more fans of the other artists who hit Number 1 to buy more copies, possibly the original intention of some record company executives??
GeorgeM (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 7, 2005report abuse
Am I wrong or are there no new big artist single releases this week to compete with Elvis and Stereophonics? How big are Mcfly (whoever they are)? If so It may be our chance for the next number 1, assuming Good Luck Charm can outsell Stereophonics Dakota which is easier said than done considering that J Lo sold a lot on her second week after release of her last single..

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