This week only a few salesfigures are available for the UK singles chart. Elvis sold a lot more copies of "Wooden Heart" than of any of his previous singles, but it only reached #2 due to strong competition. This week "Surrender" is up against Jennifer Lopez latets single "Get Right".
01 U2 30,359
02 Elvis Presley 28,377
04 Destiny's Child 17,314
Here is the chartcommend for "Wooden Heart":
Elvis Presley single of the week is 'Wooden Heart' and for the second week running he fails to land a Number One single. As far removed from his original rock and roll image as it is possible to get, 'Wooden Heart' is one single that is guaranteed to divide opinion even amongst hardcore Elvis fans. Originally taken from the soundtrack of his film 'GI Blues', the track is an English adaptation of an old German folk song 'Muss I Denn'. The track is so quaint and quirky that his US record company decided it would only appeal in Europe and declined to release it as a single in the States only to see unknown Joe Dowell take his own version to the top of the charts instead. No such problems in this country where the track shot to the top in March 1961, staying there for six weeks and making Elvis the first person ever to top the charts with three consecutive releases. Meanwhile on the rest of the Top 40 his previous five releases continue to stick around, settling at 21, 27, 31, 32 and 37. Thus the King sets a new record by becoming the first act ever to have six singles on the Top 40 simultaneously. The one domination record still to beat is that set by The Jam in 1982 when they had 14 singles on the Top 75 as a whole.