Rubberneckin' In The U.K.

The Rubberneckin' remixed entered the U.K. Singles chart at #5 as expected. making this his 59th Top 10 hit in Britain. Here is the chart comment from Dotmusic: Just to show you cannot keep a good rockstar down. The surprise really is not that another Elvis remix has appeared, just that it has taken over a year since A Little Less Conversation topped the charts for this second example of club Elvis to appear. Rubberneckin' is the brainchild of Paul Oakenfold who has once again taken the sensible route of avoiding treading on an established classic but instead going for one of the lesser starred parts of the King's musical canon. Rubberneckin' has the honour of featuring on the soundtrack of Elvis' last ever feature film, Change Of Habit and was hitherto the b-side of his 1970 single Don't Cry Daddy. The single was a Number 8 hit over here and was Number 6 in America where it was a fully fledged double a-side. For whatever reason this Oakenfold remix doesn't quite have the same magic as JXL's work on A Little Less Conversation so a 19th Number One hit was never really on the cards. Nonetheless it extends Elvis' legend still further as he can now boast a 47 year span of hit singles. Somewhere in the deepest south, an old shelf stacker is permitting himself a smile.
Source: / Updated: Sep 28, 2003 

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TonyP (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 30, 2003report abuse
This is a great achievement, but it would be nice if it can stay in the top 5 for a couple of weeks and maybe even climb a couple of places. I agree that those fans who can afford it should buy more than one copy. They can always be sold on ebay later as I'm sure there will be a market in other countries for the UK version of the single.
It is fantastic that we now have such high expectations for Elvis singles. Prior to ALLC, the last top five hit in the UK was It's Only Love in the early 80s. Now we've had two top five in a little over 12 months. Great stuff. Love live the King.
Abu (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 29, 2003report abuse
Hey!! Great news. Rubberneckin in the UK top 10.It's like old times. Hearing the King on Radio 1's chart countdown on Sunday made me remember when Elvis was still alive and dominating the charts. It's a tremendous achievement for Elvis to get another top 10 hit so soon after ALLC. He is achieving the same chart success as contemporary artists, even though has been dead for 26 years.
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 29, 2003report abuse
Come on everybody A little less conversation a little more action!! Dig deep and buy as many copies of this record as you can and help it go to No1 this week. Available on cool Vinyl as well as the norm CD format. You Know it makes sense!
Tracy (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 29, 2003report abuse
Congratulations Elvis, You've done it again! Back where you belong.
tangerinebull (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 29, 2003report abuse
Congratulations to everyone connected with the single, a few years ago any chart position was a bonus now its like the old days where were dissapointed when the king does not come in at no 1, heres to the next release.
patrikw (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 29, 2003report abuse
I dont think Rubberneckin was ever a contender for no.1 but a no.5 hit is still a great achievement given that there was no Nike sponsorship this time around and the fact that it wasnt included on the bbc radio1 playlist. This track has created a lot of debate amongst fans here about its suitability for release but I think we should all be glad with the end result. Congrats to BMG, EPE and anyone else involved in putting the King back on top.

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