Tuesday Chart (Prediction) Updates

Here are the first midweek UK Single Sales according to Music Week. Tony Christie and Peter Kaye’s "(Is This The Way To) Amarillo" continues to outperform the market, while Elvis Presley’s latest reissue "Crying In The Chapel" (RCA) makes a strong start, and looks set for to hold firm at number two until Sunday. (1) 'Is This The Way To Amarillo?' - Tony Christie Ft Peter Kay - 26,035 copies sold (2) 'Crying In The Chapel' - Elvis - 17,674 copies sold (3) 'Let Me Love You' - Mario - 4,124 copies sold (4) 'Why Do You Love Me?' - Garbage - 3,780 copies sold. On the Irish chart "She's Not You" is a new entry at #37 on the Single Top 50. On the Album Top 75 the compilation "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" drops from #59 to #49 in its 38th week.
Source: Various / Updated: Apr 5, 2005 

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Tina S (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 10, 2005report abuse
Crying In The Chapel is no 2 this week
MauriceColgan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 10, 2005report abuse
Elvis sang quite a selection of religious songs and I'm sure he would agree with the famous words of the poet John Donne, "...Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee..." The song "Crying in the Chapel" was played on Ireland's LM FM Radio as song of the week, as a tribute to Pope John Paul II. That little piece of news is now circulating on a number of Press Releases picked up by google. It should be, by all accounts, a number 2 hit on official BBC radio 1 chart show tomorrow evening.
analj (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 10, 2005report abuse
Peter, Im with you on this one, thanks for your comments.
ronnie mole (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2005report abuse
i really cant belive that elvis has just sold 17.000 he`s been selling 40.000+ so who lieing here is RCA up to there old tricks again.Honest i just cant belive this.Has most people got half empty boxes.DONT THINK SO.and why is radios not playing his single.
miked (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2005report abuse
Thanks scsa, missed the prog today...was however thinking more of the BBC top 40, good result tho', Hasn't there usually been a late week chart sales update?...maybe not.
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2005report abuse
Hi miked,CITC was NO.2 on the cduk chart today.TCB
miked (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2005report abuse
I echo the sentiments of quite a few folk re the bigotry appearing on this site. I have to admit to being one who has "reported abuse" re this subject and thankfully it resulted in removal. Others should follow this example and it will hopefully receive just as speedy result as mine. I dread to think what someone who "happened upon" this site would think of some of the comments and of those "supposed" Elvis fans' bigotry!!!! Getting back to the matter in hand, have I missed it or has there not been any update, late week, re the record sales of CITC???
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2005report abuse
DerryJoe,thank you very much for your apology.I`m pleased you `wrote` in again.TCB
DerryJoe (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2005report abuse
I have to offer my deepest and most sincere apologies to both scsa and ranger, in both cases it was the contributors next to them namely PaulFromFrance and SendToTodd not ranger or scsa that I was angered at. Of course I should have paid more attention and again please accept my full and unreserved apology for the hurt I in my haste caused you both. I still think that the site administrators should take action and remove all the postings with any relation to this issue, even my own, and most of the postings should not have seen the light of day in the first place. ranger and scsa have not posted anything that is in the least bit offensive and again I apologise.
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2005report abuse
Thank You emu! i will always stand by what i say,which people on this site are probably sick of reading! However i`ll also stand by what i haven`t said as well.TCB
emu (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2005report abuse
derryjoe, I think you should maybe read things a bit more closely before having a go at people, especially as both of the people who you said were anti-catholic in your post have made no anti-catholic statements whatsoever! scsa was saying that he was getting warnings for telling people to talk about Elvis whereas the people who were slagging off the pope were getting no warnings at all. Ranger was also saying a similar thing to people like Lex who were disparaging the work of the pope. To be honest, Derryjoe, I think you owe some apologies!
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2005report abuse
DerryJoe i demand an apology immediately! What comments do you think you have read where i have been anti-catholic?
i got a warning for saying people were out of order and their comments don`t belong on this site! Re-read all my comments below,regards my agreeing with ranger, that pertains to these people finding another site! Calling yourself DerryJoe makes you no more catholic, or otherwise, than anybody else. My commments are always Elvis related and nothing else-apologise now! TCB
Gerard (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2005report abuse
I would just like to convay my utter disgust at some of these postings on an ELVIS web page, these should be removed, and the people who have placed them, should think seriously at comments that have been made. How do you think Elvis would feel seeing anti- catholic postings on his website?? Remove these postings now!
DerryJoe (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2005report abuse
I am disgusted and horrified that the site administrators have allowed what are downright bigoted comments to be posted by quite obviously anti catholic people such as ranger and scsa, these postings should be removed forthwith so that they do not offend anyone else who has yet to see them. We are all Elvis fans no matter what our religion or colour is, I am thankful that this is the case and welcome the fact that Elvis has through his music brought so many form different faiths together. I am deeply offended by the bigoted comments that have been made by these so called Christians and the cream on the cake is the comment from eagleone that suggests Elvis did not like Catholics? Total crap! Remove these postings and apologise for allowing them to soil what otherwise is a fantastic site.
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 8, 2005report abuse
I have not had much luck this week buying Crying In The Chapel.I hope it can stay at no 2 as I dont think it will get to number one
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2005report abuse
To MrCool - I think the reason BMG had to go with 10" vinyl and Cds, instead of 7" is that they might not have counted toward chart positions, as they would have been classed as pure re-entries. I know the Guiness Book of Hit Singles, although recording the fact that a record charts, does not usually acknowledge it if it has the same catalogue number. It classifies it as a re-entry. Maybe the other reason is that we have already had various incarnations of the Number 1 hits in 7" vinyl with pic sleeves.
Gerard (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2005report abuse
It makes me sick and very sad to see people talking about the catholic chuch on an ELVIS web site, please stop! Elvis is about music, I have seen lesser comments, on this web site removed so why are some of theys comments still on??? Everyone lets get back to the music.
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2005report abuse
Thanks eagleone, now you are painting Elvis as a Biggot. Can we just get off this subject.
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2005report abuse
yes elvis wast a mick but in the end he didnt know what he was a bit of a weak hipocrite if you ask me . crying in the chapel shouldnt be dedicated to the pope but for the aids , homosexual and contraception if you dont agree with catholic church change your religion . as i remember elvis didnt trust catholics . one of the mafia was a catholic but elvis didnt realy trust him .
Elvis girl (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2005report abuse
It wil be a great pity if this doesn't make number 1 this weekend...i managed to get hold of a copy yesterday from my local Virgin Megatsore, there were at least 20 on the shelf. It is a truly beautiful song Elvis's voice is amazing and the picture on the cover is gorgeous, but looking at the sales it doesn't look as if we will make it again to 1. All my hopes are pinned on TWOY next week.
truelies (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2005report abuse
ho dear!!! the singles every monday might be going up in price its just hearsay theres only 3 left they wont? it might not be for the cds?
Joe.Lightcloud (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2005report abuse
Mister Cool you're the voice of sanity!I will say this much in that there should not be any attempt to relate this single with current events.Some of us remember the disastrous 'Dont lie in ignorance ' campaign by the fan club in the 80's.Incidently Devil in Disguise was actually on a list of songs the US govt. deemed inappropriate for playing after 9/11!!
Mister Cool (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2005report abuse
I agree with Joe Lightclouds comments 'bout the sticker ruining the cover.Joe's also right in saying a 7" 45 vinyl version with picture sleeeve would have been better than the 10".I also think the download effect will be felt more at the bottom end of the charts than the top.Most of the rest of the comments here bare no relation to the article and don't belong on this site.
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005
Invisible because there was abuse of the keyboard
gerrard (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
This a music site bashing a dead pope has no place on this site.
hillbillycat (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
Lex and Todd i,m with you on this one
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
crying in the chaple deserve to be no.1..a heartfelt gospel song sung with real class from elvis,it wen to no.1 in '65 and should be again..but thanks to 'peter kay' he will only be no.2!..not bad though..15 top ten hits and 3 no.1 hits so far(IN ONE YEAR..more hit singles than anyone else}
Mac Saoirse (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
I thought this was an Elvis site. Why are you allowing anti-catholic propaganda on a site dedicated to the artistic merits of a a truly gifted individual-Elvis? Sent to todd's comments are typical of people who think they know the answers to the worlds problems, but just follow the misguided majority, who seem to only seek personal pleasure and gain. Aids spreads because people wont remain faithful to one life long partner. Encouraging promiscuity with the half truth of safe sex (condoms are not 100% protective-they rip and the aids virus is smaller than the minute holes that can be found in the condoms structure). Where condom use is encouraged, AIDS cases increase. Where faithfullness to one life long partner is encouraged and promoted as the way to stop the spread of AIDS, the AIDS cases drop. This is a proven fact from statistics from various African countries. Pope John Paul II upheld the teachings of the Church. They were not his invented beliefs, but the truth of preserved and protected by the church. By the way the Catholic church is the organisation that cares for the most AIDS victims and their families in the world. It does this with little or no help from the world's governments. Stop knocking Pope John Paul II, and get back to the real business of this site-ELVIS!!
SendToTodd (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
I would be horrified if there were any commercial attempt, or otherwise to link the passing of the Pope and the release of "Crying in the Chapel". Elvis wasn't a catholic, and whilst there is no doubt that JPII did some good works which resulted in part to the bringing down the iron curtain, I don't want Elvis to "sing" for him. His lack of will to even understand the suffering caused by the spread of HIV/Aids in Africa and South America, and his refusal to allow his people to take simple precautions has condemned MILLIONS to death. I certainly won't be dedicating this beautiful track to honour the death of this Pope.
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
Hi ranger,well said regarding your first point.Regarding the second,looking at it more positively,perhaps there were more copies of this one available rather than sales slipping?! TCB
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
PaulFrom France/Lex, This is hardly the time or place to discuss the merits, or otherwise, of the Pope. Put 'Roman Catholic Church', in your search engine, and you can rant away all you like there; you might not be too popular though. Back to Elvis... the HMV in Walthamstow still have a copy of CITC, two days after it's release. The only time I've known this in the whole campaign was for the All Shook Up box and Jailhouse Rock in the first week. Maybe sales are finally slipping?
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
Please, don't mix the Twin Towers tragedy with the Pope death. It's insulting for all the people who died in the WTC. Incidentally, it's insulting for all the people who dies everyday because of the Pope (and some others) beliefs. You'rrrrrrre the Devil in disguise.. oh yes you are...
sean lynch (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005
Invisible because there was a personal attack
caseyiodine (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
Thank_You EMU. That's exactly what I meant.
emu (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
obviously, Lex, what caseyiodine meant is that CITC is not the single that was actually out at the time (and as 99% of these singls sell on a monday, the sales of DID were more or less over at the time of the Pope's passing) but was the single to come out next. And as most singles get a lot of airplay the week before their release the week before they come out, CITC would have been the one to play and publicise at the time. we all know when each single is due to come out, so is there really any need to be so paedantic about it?
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
Hmmm... something strange going on here. caseyiodine, I am afraid I have to correct you (again). Crying In The Chapel was not the single when the pope died, but Devil In Disguise (which is more fitting in MY not so humble opinion).
caseyiodine (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
This is sad, because if it got a lot of air play you would see enormous numbers. Isn't it interesting that the Gospel re-release coincides at the time the Pope passes away. I think they should give it air-play, because this song would soothe the faithful in the same way that Enya's song did during the twin towers disaster. Nothing happens by chance with Elvis. If only the radio stations can use their brain, and some common sense.
Joe.Lightcloud (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Considering the zero airplay #2 would be a great acheivement. Downloads only count for 25% of charts. If you check out the Download Chart, its totally different to the top 75. I dont think it will stop the next releases easily going top 10. Anythings possible once Amarillo starts to fade, hopefully SOON! Shame once again they've put the sticker over Elvis's face, ruining the cover. Just wish all these singles had been put out on 7" 45 with picture cover, might have sold even better. Hopefully when(if?) they release Heartbreak Hotel next year it'll be in 3 formats maximising the chance to hit #1.
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Oh well,that was our last pre-download hope of maybe ever getting another NO.1 for The King-unless there are some young tories in the public who`ll rush out to by Conversation! Anyway,well done King,no.2 at least looks a very strong possibility.TCB

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