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Best Selling Collaborations Of The 21st Century

March 18, 2009 | Music

A Top 20 of the "Best Selling Collaborations of the 21st. Century" was published in the UK. Elvis Presley's posthumous "collaboration" with Junkie XL is listed at #7 with almost 700.000 sales in the UK. It could have sold more copies, but the single was pulled off the market in favour of another BMG single.

1 Tony Christie – Is this the way 1,195,000 (1,135,000)
2 Shaggy – It wasn’t me 1,190,000
3 Band Aid 20 – Do they know 1,1,45,000
4 X Factor – Hero 760k
5 Eminem Ft. Dido – Stan 750k
6 Nelly & Kelly – Dilemma 705k
7 Elvis vs JXL – A little less conversation 695k (635k)
8 Rihanna – Umbrella 625k
9 Shaggy – Angel 590k
10 Shakira – Hips don’t lie 585k

Source:For Elvis CD Collectors Forum

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John4126 wrote on March 18, 2009
If this is a collaboration then surely this means Elvis has one less UK number one as an individual. If this collaboration does count then using this criteria Macca would hold the record for most chart toppers.
Sean Ryan wrote on March 19, 2009
John , i understand what your saying but who collaborated with Tony Christie's No.1? As far as im aware it was the same as the original version.
burton wrote on March 20, 2009
Sean, Peter Kay the comedian collaberated with Tony Christie in the video, where he was seen in various situations miming to Tony's voice only to have Tony & Peter appear together near the end of the video. I think you're right about it being the same track as originally released though.