On her website Lisa Marie Presley mentions that the "In the Ghetto" duet with her father has now reached the #1 spot on iTunes in Canada, UK. Australia, Ireland, Germany and New Zealand. "Thank you all for helping it get there and for helping the people of New Orleans! We love you!!!"
All proceeds from sale of the song and video are going to the newly established The Presley Charitable Foundation. This is specifically for LMP and her kids to do special projects. It is not the same as the "The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation" which has been up and running for a very long time and has it's own successful projects.
In order to stem the tide of the public (illegally) watching the "In the Ghetto" video on YouTube and other video sites, they have made a movie that will hopefully persuade the viewers to go to iTunes and purchase it, and thereby.... help end homelessness!
You can help tremendously by downloading the movie, then uploading it to YouTube and any other video site you can think of. Go nuts. Flood the world. End suffering.
In The Ghetto Hit #1 Five TimesOctober 14, 2007 | Other Source:Lisa Marie Presley Website
FLASHBOY wrote on October 14, 2007
The generosity of Elvis is well known and it continue with Lisa Marie God Bless them!
Perl wrote on October 14, 2007
I am sad that in the USA, it has not reached #1. Not knowing how to use ITunes, I ended up buying it 5 times so that will probably make up for the freeloaders. Would love to know what the profit for this venture is now.
get real wrote on October 14, 2007
in glade i watched it on Youtube before i went out to buy it. It is TERRIBLE. I love Elvis singing this song on his own, but i hate it a a duet. Ill do something else for chatity besides buying that song. Thank gawd for Youtube!
Mofoca22 wrote on October 15, 2007
ahh get real grow up you have a right to voice your opinion but your statement is shallow and stupid and id be ashamed of yourself if i was you.
joemin wrote on October 15, 2007
should that be SIX times? Canada, UK. Australia, Ireland, Germany and New Zealand. Great video, delighted it has done so well. Hope the original single can do well in November.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on October 15, 2007
I dunno what itunes is all about but, well done all concerned.
Jumpin Jehosaphat wrote on October 15, 2007
Yesterday i saw a book of Billboards top selling records, record companies etc etc. so i looked up RCA victor and i assumed that either Hound or or Dont be cruel was their Number one seller of all time. WRONG i almost fell out of the chair is was the MACARANA, i was shocked...
ext_mnx wrote on October 15, 2007
yes Jumpin Jehosaphat is so great the hate, hatred and envy toward Elvis Presley, so great the hate, hatred and envy.
Dixieland Rock wrote on October 15, 2007
I'm proud to say I don't own one copy of the "Macarana". It's great to see "In The Ghetto" reaching number 1.