We Did It Again!

We Elvis fans can be proud of ourselves, since 'we' brought Elvis again to #1 in the British Singles Top 40. "One Night" is the 1000st #1 in the UK Top 40 (it was originally the 80th British chart topper). "Jailhouse Rock" dropped to #10. At the BBC site you can vote for the greatest #1 hit ever... let's make that Elvis too! When the BBS DJ announced One Night was the new #1 single in England he added: "The Presley family were listening live on line". Coincidentally, the vinyl edition of this single is our 1000th shop-item too. Click on the link below for the link.
Source: Various / Updated: Jan 16, 2005 

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RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2005report abuse
emjel the singles were not delivered to belfast music stores this week so it is BMG.
job (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2005report abuse
Tod its all bull its just a rip off
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2005report abuse
I agree with Todd about the problem being put at the door of unscrupulous retailers, but I also sympathise with the fans and not being able to get the product within hours of it appearing in the shop. I cannot agree with Todd's comments on "the factors of collecting" however as it seems a little dismissive of the current problem.

However, the sales have got Elvis to No.1 which is what Todd has been aiming for, and extra copies will probably not maintain that momento. I understand Todd and the Fan Club did not want to purchase initial copies, but would it not be feasible for the Fan Club to now take in some of these extra pressings, so that true fans do have a pretty good chance of getting the missing copies. How do we know that when the extra copies hit the stores that the "under-the-counter selling" will not continue.
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2005report abuse
I have just recieved some news about one night.I have just got an email back from top of the pops saying they have been denied to show Elvis on the screen for the 1000 number one but they do have something special planned.
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2005report abuse
Hi Todd i am not complaining to the fan about the availibility of these singles cause i know its not your fault and i think alot of fans have been having a go at hmv because where i come from they are refusing to take pre orders now.The guy in hmv did not seem in a good mood he said you should be blaming the record company not me.And if fans are complaining it means they care.I went to look on the ebay and they had loads of these singles for sale and i have never bought anything from them either i am not going to pay hundreds of pounds for a 3.99 single besides i cant afford that type of money.All i want to do is get an Elvis single whats in the charts is that to much to ask ?
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2005report abuse
Anyone unable to buy any of the #1's should write and complain to;
Tim Bowen
Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Bedford House
69-79 Fulham High Street
UK .
Perhaps if enough write the powers that be may take notice. It's worth a try, keep it clean but forceful.
VanBeek (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2005report abuse
This is fantastic, 27 years after his death and still at number 1 with two briljant songs, this prove that Elvis is timeless
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2005report abuse
I think I am with Todd on this debate. What I would like to know is whether the copies sold "under the counter" count for chart placings. I doubt that so I believe Sony/BMG should do something about it. Why let the retailers do these (to me criminal) attrocities is beyond me. I am sure there is some way of stopping this.
Besides, who on earth pays £20-£50 for a single CD?! I for one have never bought anything from ebay, in fact I rarely visit this site, yet I have been collecting Vinyl & CDs since the mid 60's and own ALL Elvis Albums including every FTD release but only a few bootlegs.
Please somebody do something. Let's keep Elvis where he belongs - ON TOP!
SendToTodd (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2005report abuse
I cannot for the life of me understand the anger directed to Sony/BMG. BMG are making the product and delivering the product to the shops. The product is beautiful, and Elvis is number one!

It's the retailer who is blame here! He's the one allowing people to buy 10s 20s and 50 copies at a time. It's the retailer who is selling under the counter to eBayers. It's the retailer who has under-ordered.

And what are BMG doing about it? They are making more copies which are getting into the shops now, and more next week. What more can they do?
Spinout (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2005report abuse
Here Here Rob_Irish, well said.
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2005report abuse
ranger i really dont think thats wot todd meant. He was just giving us a tip.

This debate is getting out of hand. Its simple, all we want to do is enjoy this period of elvis back at the top but its being ruined by unavailability of cds/records... Sonny/Bmg just give us the cds and records like you advertised and we will pay the high street price, thankyou very much.
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2005report abuse
Sorry Todd,
I don't want to get at you, but the Elvis fan (worth his or her 'salt') would surely open their 'box set' and play it over and over again.

Please don't encourage people to keep/preserve/sell yet more product by saying that they shouldn't open the box!
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
I cannot believe what i have just read from todd. I come on here to state my opinion and he calls me a dummy thrower. I am very pleased one night got to number one. I have been a fan since 1972 so i am not that young. I will be going out next monday to see if i can get Its now or never so i have not gave up yet.I just felt like i had a wasted journey when trying to get A fool such as i on monday and i am sure alot of the fans did on here did too. I am just worried that if the ebays bought so many copies A fool such as I might not get so high in the charts. I know that not all of them will get to no 1. But it would be great if they did. I feel that i am walking on air because the king got to no 1 with jailhouse rock and one night. So i am still feeling great guys it will take alot to wipe the smile of my face.And i know somebody who was over in the tsunami when it hit. So i know there is worse things in the world going on but Elvis takes your mind of things for a while.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Of course, Todd is right when we could be burying the dead elsewhere in the world, but really,thats got absolutely nothing to do with this debate and the fact that hardcore loyal fans cannot get the releases. I find it all very frustrating indeed like hundreds, possibly thousands of others.
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
How can be people possible 'collect' records which aren't on the shop-floor in the first place, without going to the sort of extreme lenghts that you allude to?
Collecting should surely be an issue long after the initial event, not at the point of the event.
Anyway, the idea that these records will be available at a cheap price (ie. £10 - 15?) in a years time is debatable, and even then they will not be priced £ 3.99.
roytcbintheuk (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
excellent to see our hero at#1 for the second week but the media seem to be making more of an issue of one night being the lowest sales to reach the top spot than an artist who left
this planet 27 years ago is still making an impact in todays charts if it was the manics who reached the top spot nothing would be said.i also keep hearing about downloads and mp3s blah blah but if there is an artist who as a fan base like elvis maddona,michael jackson and the beatles the fans prefer to own a cd or even limited edition vinyl for the artwork you cannot add a download to a collection and besides chart sales are relative because no one is selling great numbers so everyone as the chance to reach the #1 spot with little sales.
also what happened to the video on totp i thought epe would
have ceased the oppurtunity to reach a younger audience by showing some footage but no epe as let down the fans again and missed a great opportunity and lastly to all the fans who have missed out on the #1 box singles do not worry you will get them eventually because where there is money to be made sony/bmg will be there with the product i think that initially they underestimated how popular the releases were going to be
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Thats all very fine Todd but some of us may not be as young as you might think. All people are asking for is for BMG to provide what they said they would. Im not usually one to buy singles but this caught my imagination but I must say not bieng able to find this weeks single after traveling quite some distance in freezing weather early in the morning put an end to my imagination and made me feel like a sucker to tell you the truth.
I dont think people are asking for too much when they just want to buy the advertised product.
As for picking one of these singles up at a record fair in a few months or years, well im not going to pay £20 for one.
To keep it all in perspective Todd I know its not the most important thing in the world but no one likes dissapointment when theres already enough of it in every day life, BMG give us a little respect please after all it is our money.
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Having successfully purchased the box from my local HMV for both vinyl & CD, together with the 2 follow on releases, I calmly walked into the shop this morning only to be told that they could not fulfil my order despite a previous order in December. I was told that last week, they had been supplied with 24 copies, and this week, they only had 12, and this was against 18 pre-orders. I was also told that all pre-orders were being stopped from next week, partly because of the abuse the staff were getting. The only possible way of getting copies was to be on the doorstep at 8.30 in the morning - something which is not possible when you are supposed to be at work. Like others, I have a box, with 3 singles, and little hope of completing it, without staking out the record shop. Of course, add the parking costs and petrol to keep driving into the city centre, and the novelty soon starts to wear off.

In the local Woolworths, AFSAI was not available at all, so if the general public wanted to buy a copy, it was tough s..t. The other problem is that the staff are telling people that they cannot get any more copies, so for those that want to buy ON on the basis that it is the 1000th No.1, they're likely to be put off by not knowing if further copies will be available.
What a fiasco.
SendToTodd (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
I think most of the fans writing on this site are too young to realise the true meaning of the word "Collector". True collectors are happy to wait years to complete a collection, those missing bubble gum cards, issue 164 of Elvis Monthly, Elvis Special 1965 - it's an adventure.

If you get everything you want on demand, then you are not collecting, you're power-buying. A limited edition is something to crave for, be sort-after and to cherish, and in a year's time when you come across that missing copy of "A fool such as I" at a record fair, or in a second hand shop you'll be thrilled to bits.

All this "I'm going to boycot BMG" and "Im going to throw my collection away" is no different from throwing your dummy (pacifier) out of your pram (buggie). Get a life - enjoy collecting. I love Elvis, he's been a major part of my life all my adult life but if you asked me what is more important to me to complete my collection or see Elvis at number 1, then I'd choose number one every time.

Be calm, you'll get 'em all in the end, and do you know why? There'll be enough dummy-throwers who'll stop collecting and will give away what they've already purchased. You see, they are not true collectors.

Also if you see un-opened CD boxes, buy them and keep em sealed. They will be worth serious money in five years time.

Todd Slaughter
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
jesper Jailhouse Rock is number 10 in the uk charts this week not out of the top 20 as you said
TCBforever (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
I went in HMV in sOUTHAMPTON on thursday and was told they would noT be getting any more jAILHOUSE ROCKS IN ON saturday THEY HAD SOME ON THE SHELVES?
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
WAKE UP FOLKS!!! It´s a manipulated, fabricated chart position. Sad but true! I mean.. why do you think "jailhouse" fell out of the top 20 ??? (I´m a huge fan, but not easely fooled.. BMG acts like a former communist state.
2001 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
I would like to buy these singles. But at HMV it says unavailable, and at Amazon Limited availability. But I can always buy these singles in Sweden, where I live. But it won`t help Elvis in the UK charts.
rickyboy (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
I think it is fantastic news that a man who has been dead almost 30 years can still dominate the top 40 today as if he were still alive. when i first heard about the box set being released i knew i had to have one, imagine my delight when i purchased with the greatest of ease the first 3 singles (cd format). after showing these to members of my family they decided to go out and start collecting the vinyl format. however all was well until today when like countless others on here i could purchase A.F.S.A.I. anywhere in edinburgh. I tried every major record store in town and i was told the same thing 'they were only available on pre-order', i now have a incomplete box set that is of no use to me whatsoever, not only that but the rest of my family have the same problem in the vinyl department. this just cannot be right and a serious error has occured somewhere, ebay auction site is littered with copies on cd and vinyl but let's get real here......£25 to £30 for a cd single..........I DON'T THINK SO!!!!!!!!. some of the real die hard collectors (myself included) are being robbed of a genuine chance to own something very unique and special, all because someone wants to make a quick buck out of it, i agree that these singles should be re-released and give everyone a fair crack at owning a copy of them. i'm disgusted at the treatment that the likes of hmv/virgin etc are giving the public, i was told by a member of staff today in virgin that only 20 copies of the vinyl format A.F.S.A.I. were given to them, they said that it was b.m.g. that only gave them 20. this i find incredible to believe and h.m.v. said almost the same thing. I think i shall stop collecting these now as i and several hundred other people stand absolutely no chance of ever completing this particular release. all i wish to say is this 'please elvisnews.com should you hear of any of these singles being reissued please let us in bold lettering or block capitals and run the advertisment for at least a week to give us a chance to own and complete the set'. you're a brilliant website but now is the chance to really show us your mettle.
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Todd thats good news, we can just ignore my dramatic posting on this subject elsewhere in Elvis news. BUT!!!

it noe means for those unemployed or low in finances now they have to fork out for all those singles in one go. But as you say if it isnt BMGs fault then wot can we do ?
CEP (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Fair points and wise words Todd.As I have experienced HMV staff are ordering copies for themselves leaving a very small percentage per shop for general sale.
I've got my alarm set and trainers ready for the sprint to my local HMV next Moday morning though !
SendToTodd (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
At the fan club we are now taking up to 400 calls a day concerning the difficulty in obtaining these singles. Please bear in mind that what youf retailer is saying is not always the truth. Sufficient stocks have been distributed to the trade by BMG, but a large proportion are not making their way onto the shelves. These are being sold from under-the counter to eBay traders as previously stated. That said "A Fool Such As I" which is now "sold-out" will be back in the shops next week, as too will be the two previous releases.

At the end of the campaign we hope to fill in the gaps of collections with missing items. We have been asked why we as a fan club did not stock the singles. The first reason was to encourage sales through the major retailers giving Elvis a high placing in the charts. So on that count we were right because it worked beyond our wildest dreams, and I see no reason why Elvis won't enjoy future number ones out of this series at times when high profile contenders don't have major singles released, and if they all make top ten that will in itself be brilliant.

Secondly for the fan club to satisfy demands we would need an investment to purchase stocks approching half a million pounds, and that is outside of our league - we are not Virgin or HMV.

So please vent your anger on your high street retailer, because he is the guy who is letting you down, not the fan club and not BMG.

And at the end of the day, lets bring it all into context and take a minute of thought and be thankful that we are able to look for and buy Elvis singles and we are not burying our dead in South East Asia, or Iraq, or war-torn Africa

Todd Slaughter
Spinout (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
I had the same experience Spinout, I was at the shops at 10.00 am , no singles left. Dose anyone know where we can get copies? although im seriously thinking of boycoting the rest of the set. Your right Spinout it is a complete shambles.
Spinout (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
This is completely crazy!! Here in Belfast the A Fool Such as I single was sold out of everywhere before 11.00 am. I phoned "Now dig this" looking for a copy, no chance!

This is a complete sham!!! Sony/Bmg/Rca/Mafia or whatever theyr called are having a laugh at our expense litterally!
Theyr raking in the money but leaving most of us without the product. Is there anyone else out there that feels like "A Fool Such As I ?
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Eddie White
I guess you are right. I got the (wrong?) info from a chart commentary by James Masterton on Yahoo Music dated 16/1/05 who states the following, and I quote:
"First up were the Beatles in 1963 when 'She Loves You' returned to the top of the charts for a second time during its chart run in November of that year, keeping the slot warm for 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' to move into pole position on December 12th. 28 years later the assassination of John Lennon led to the chart being flooded both with his older recordings and brand new material. This led in January 1981 to 'Imagine' being replaced at the top of the charts by 'Woman'."
Checking other sources I found that only John Lennon held this record so I guess it all boils down to whatever source it originates from and I suppose one can't really say who's right and who's wrong.
Still, like I wished before, let's try and put Elvis back to #1 with "A Fool Such As I" next week. That way it will put all previous records, whether The Beatles or Lennon, redundant!
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
I wish i did not bother collecting these singles now what a waste of time. I dont care if there numbered or not i just would like to fill the boxes. I am not going on the ebay and buying them for hundreds of pounds. My boxes are All shook up and i am doing the jailhouse rock and there feeling lonely for one night and i am a FOOL such as I for starting to collect them
Dr john (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
It was the Elvis fans who were urged to buy the singles in the retail stores to get Elvis in the charts, now it's mostly fans like myself that can't get the singles. I have spent 2 hours in the big stores looking for " A fool such as I " and now feel like a complete fool. There is no way to get a complete set, unless you are at the store before 9.00. Some of us have a job to go to so can't. The stores won't take any orders, it just a shambles, why can't BMG set up an online service to meet the demand, I don't even want the limited edition number, just the CD's in the covers. I like most fans have the singles on vinyl, when they were released in 1977, but the collection looked quite interesting, so committed to it, now I wish I didn't bother. Come on BMG for once help the fans out, and not the scalpers, £40 for a £4 single !
Riozzi (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
fantastic news,but i went to my local virgin megastore in liverpool "for a fool such as i" and they have not got it,more to the point they have steve brookstein as number 1,is this to stop 3 number 1's in a row.It was the same in hmv,although they do have elvis as number 1.Has the bubble burst,we all know that once downloading music is added to record sales then elvis will probably not have another number 1.maybe i need your love tonight should have been pushed as the "A" side,as it is a lot more raunchier,this is the elvis that is selling.Once thebig ballads come in then apart from TWOY i can't see them selling in enough numbers to once again attain a number 1.i hope i am wrong.
CEP (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Apparently One Night sold less copies than Jailhouse Rock. Elvis is starting to pick up some serious criticism on sites like this is london and Sky for holding the record for the least amount of singles sold to get to NO1 and for effectively sounding the death knell for the charts. All a bit unfair but there is growing resentment about the prospect of all the singles getting high in the charts and a call to bring the internet download figures into consideration much sooner.

Why can't anything ever be straight forward and positive with anything to do with Elvis?
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Sorry, you are mistaken ''She Loves You' was No.1 on Sept 7 1963 for 4 weeks. After that 'Do you Love Me' (Brian Poole and the Tremooloes). Next, 'You'll Never Walk Alone' (Gerry and the Pacemakers). Then on Dec 7 1963 was 'I want to Hold your Hand'.
CEP (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
I'm bored now. I preordered A Fool Such As I in 2 HMV stores in London. Both of them received less copies of AFSAI than One Night and so they can't fill what they thought were guaranteed preorders.I really don't have the time to play hunt the single every Monday morning.
I can also confirm that HMV are not taking any more preorders for any of the forthcoming singles.Apart from those who have preordered so far,(who will get their copies as long as the order is filled properly by BMG), everyone else will be on a first come first served basis.
The guy who spoke to me at hmv in South London,(i'll protect his identity), told me that of the 8 copies they get every week, 6 have been preordered by HMV staff who want the collectible.
I hope that BMG does release extra copies at the end of the 18 otherwise I'll sell them back my box and first 2 singles!
Very disgruntled.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
On Page 8 in todays Sun Newspaper (UK), there is 20 Things You Didnt Know About Elvis. Seems a pretty accurate article at first glance, tho they couldn't have picked a much worse photo of Elvis sadly (poor shot of 1977). Still excellent publicity.
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
I feel fantastic that One Night has got to number one. But i went to get A fool such as I this morning and i could only get the vinyl which i did not really want because i wanted to get the cd more.I tried to order the other singles from hmv and virgin and they said they would not be taking any more orders for them. So i wont be trying to get the other singles cause its just a waste of time. whats the point of collecting these singles if you cant fill the box ! I have got the other three but whats the point in keeping them i might as well sell them. Sorry everyone but i am not in a very good mood
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Glad to hear you got your 'A Fool Such As I' Cockney Bill.
My copy was the ONLY one in the store and, sorry Elvis fans, but there's no way I'm going to tell you where that was.

If memory serves me correctly, I think that Lennon would have had four consecutive No. 1s (in very sad circumstances)but was thwarted by the rock 'n' roll of the St. Winifred's School Choir.

U2's single is from their new album, and so will not generate the same amount of sales as a 'new' single. Indeed, I think they've only had No. 1s with their first single from an album (Desire, The Fly, Discotheque etc).

Further good news is that South Africa have just lost another wicket in the Test Match!
Sirbalkan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
I really can not believe this... It's amazing... At the age of 23 and to see my idol at the top of the charts again says that Elvis will always be timeless...And in my country he still can achieve number ones. So I'd like to give my tribute( an international sentence...) to Elvis in Turkish if elvisnews gives the permission: ELVIS... SENI COK SEVIYORUZ...
cockney_bill (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Absolutely brilliant news. As I said in an earlier post, whilst I of course hope that all these singles go to Number One, I'd have traded the 1,000th one for no others given the choice because of the huge publicity it has caused.

However I can see future releases failing to hit that top spot because of the ridiculous situation re availability.
I went in to Romford today where I have copies reserved at HMV.
Whilst I had no trouble picking up my copy, they had no spare copies (I was buying for my dad) and they said they wouldn't be getting any.
I went to Virgin who said they had 20 spare and get this...there was a queue when they opened and all 20 had gone by 9.15am!
Last try Woolworths. None in, and they doubted they could get any.
Us die-hards will do anything to complete our collection, but the casual fan or 'potential new fan' is not going to move heaven and earth and harass the shops daily.
I can see a possible couple of thousand people who have been collecting the box sets cutting their losses if they couldn't get 'One Night' or a 'Fool such as I' and stopping buying.
Why continue to buy future releases if your box set wont be complete?

Comments please.

Finally (Eddie!) I didn't say that Elvis was the only artist to replace himself at No 1, I said "Elvis is the only artist to debut at No.1 on consecutive weeks", which is a completely different thing.
Yea - I know I'm being pedantic!!
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Sorry Eddie White, but John Lennon was not the first one to oust himself from the #1 spot. It was The Beatles in 1963 when "I Want To Hold Your Hand" replaced their own "She Love You"!
But if "A Fool Such As I" takes the #1 spot next week it will be the first time an artist has ousted himself twice in a row.
So come on all you lovely people - LET'S DO IT!! Rush to the record shops and buy it! Have a nice day.
Katelouise (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Well done! Everyone who bought the single helped him get there. Heres to more in the future!
jessy (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Elvis and the fans are FOREVER!
glennd (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Elvis and his fans, old and new ones, are unbeatable again !!! Very good news !!! Elvis rocks on and on !!! TCB.
Elvis girl (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Well done Elvis! and all his fans too, brilliant to see him where he should be.....at the top!...The King forever!
vegaselvisfan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Greetings from 'across the pond!'. This is such thrilling news. My email alert news service is constantly filling my mailbox about this! I wish I could hear your radio stations playing Elvis hits like 'the days of old'. :D
Well done, elvis fans!
I also get a kick out of the oddsmakers...considering I m in Las Vegas. hmm, I wonder if anything is specifically on the board here??? I know what I'd BET!
Elvis STILL rocks. Well, we always knew that! ;)
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
a personal favourite of elvis and mainly bought on the popularity of jailhouse rock reaching the charts in england . lets face it how many times do we play it . but congradulaions on the english for buying this cd . keep up the good work . albert hand was right when after the failure of one broken heart for sale , he wrote that 3 months after this release it was still selling . he was right and only a few thousand cd's and it is on top of the charts . who cares about the charts now
Carl (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Elvis has also broken the record for the longest span between no. 1s.

Elvis first went no. 1 in the US in 1955 on the country singles chart. He went no. 1 again in 2004 with "That's All Right Mama" on the Billboard Singles Sales chart. That is a span of about 49 years, almost 50 years!

In the UK, Elvis first went no. 1 in 1957 with "All Shook Up". He went no. 1 again this week with "One Night". That is a span of about 48 years.

The closest person is I believe Bob Crewe who wrote and produced with The Four Seasons. He went no.1 in 1962 as a songwriter with "Big Girls Don't Cry". He then went no. 1 in 2001 with "Lady Marmalade" as a songwriter when Christina Aguilera et al., went no. 1 with that record in the US and UK. That is a span of 38 and a half years.

Elvis is way ahead of the pack now. I don't think anything like this has ever occurred before. It is definitely a historic moment in rock and roll.

They were right when they said rock and roll is here to stay. And Elvis was always leading the charge!
Miss Clawdy (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse

There is just one Elvis Presley and we German fans congratulate and thank all UK fans sincerely from deep in our hearts. You made Elvis a headline again!!! The papers are packed with the news about his success. And this time it's no lies and crazy stories. It is the news, that Elvis is still KING!!!This is your achivement and you should know, that the world of Elvis fans is very grateful for that!!!


TLC 4 Elvis
TonyM (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
"We Did It Again!"....er....Of Course!!!
Spinout (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Jim Semple asks if there is any stiff competition in the comming weeks. Well on the week Wooden Heart is released 7 /2/05 Elvis is up against the mighty U2 and next week A Fool Such As I is up against Ciera (i think its spelt like that) and Feeder, two songs bieng givin alot of airplay and the Feeder and U2 tracks are very good too.
krister (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
The highest postion in the UK singles chart for TAM was no 3.
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Thanks Krister. Can anyone tell me the highest postion in the UK singles chartfor TAM last year. Sorry this is unrelated to these postings.
krister (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Thats All Right has re-entered the UK singles chart at No54.
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
cockney bill
Sorry, but Elvis isnt the first to oust himself of the top of the singles chart. I wish it was, but John Lennon was the first to do this. Anyway great news for us all.
Richard Hopkin (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2005report abuse
Excellent news, but an utter disgrace about TOTP! When will EPE start to do things right?They have sacrificed a great chance to show the fantastic movie scene, and at the same time create a huge new fan following.
Times don't change, remember how poorly Elvis was served by RCA and the Colonel in promoting his 70's singles, and yet the King still managed to have top 10 hits, despite minimal publicity.
Anyway great to see the king where he belongs, and I look forward to seeing ALLC number 36!!
Keep rockin
get real (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Gone AWOL posted that Elvis had the unofficial 1000th #1 last week, but no one commented on it.
I believe he is talking about the 1977 fiasco with the SexPistols. They were #1 but were not given the #1 spot becasue of the Queens Jubile. Every few years it comes up and there is talk about revising the chart and given them the #1 the truly deserve.
The great news is that even if they do this now ( which they should) Elvis will still have the 1000th #1 no matter what !
great news.
i really hope that they show the 68 special clip on TOTPs.
Other wise, what a missed oppertunity.
SendToTodd (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Let us not forget that Elvis has topped the UK singles charts twice already this year without any radio airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Virgin, and the 200 top 40 commercial radio stations. Now that's FAN POWER!

Congratulations to you all, and thank you 1,000 times and more.

Todd Slaughter
Rita (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Some interesting news just been put on our teletext service on ITV.
"Elvis shakes up the Bookies"
Elvis fans are rocking ronight as the legend's One Night track took the 1,000th-ever number one Pop Chart spot and left bookmakers all shook up.
The single wasn't lonesome tonight as last week's Chart-topper 'Jailhouse Rock' filled the No.10 slot.
Bookies William Hill were offering odds of 5/2 on it happening in December but were forced to close betting last week as fans backed the price to 14/1.

Ricsta (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Fantastic to see Elvis at No1 again !
I was so disappointed to see TOTP on Friday night and hear them say that they had been 'refused permission to show an Elvis video by Elvis' estate'.
What on earth is going on EPE?
EPE/BMG whoever is responsible, sort yourselves out, and QUICK!
Elvis deserves to be shown on TV, we buy the records and the cd's, the least you could do is try to promote him to the mainstream audience!
That's my rant for now...
stampy (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
well done everybody,,stampy from durham
Rusty (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
I am afraid I cannot take credit and very few Elvis fans can thank the black market sellers and ebay as they seem to have all the stock, the only Elvis fans who have copies are the rich ones who are paying £40 for a copy.
Charles (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Absoutely Fabulous, news to hear Elvis is No1 again, well done to everyone out there for buying the CDs and keeping Elvis at the top.
To be the 1000th No 1 as well in the UK charts.
Keep up the good work boys and girls keep THE KING AT THE TOP. ELVIS RULES.
shakyelvis (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
I take it that no-one to date has knocked themselves off the Top Spot with 3 consecutive singles, so when 'A Fool Such As I' is #1, that will be a record won't it?
FJE (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Congratulalions British Fans! Isn't it great being an Elvis Fan?!
I know, I have been one for 45 years! This is so exciting I could scream! And I still have to own one of these single re-releases. Isn't that frustrating? But here in Malta where I live it's very difficult to get them early so I guess I just have to wait till they all come out and then hopefully get the whole lot through the Internet.
Now PLEASE don't let it stop here. Do go and buy "A Fool Such As I" like there is no tomorrow. Let's show the world who really is The KING! Thank you Elvis. Thank you Fans.
Emiel Maier (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
I hope they don't screw up this coming friday. EPE better make sure to allow the BBC to show the One Night With You video from the "68 Comeback Special....
cockney_bill (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Elvis is the only artist to debut at No.1 on consecutive weeks.
Vince_e (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Great to listen to the chart rundown and hear the excellent news - but then I had to go and WATCH Elvis sing One Night!!! There are so many brilliant versions to choose from but my favourite has to be the 2nd sit-down show (or is it TTWII??).

So come on EPE/BMG/TOTP/whoever - get it sorted!! Surely Top Of The Pops HAS to show a video for the 1000th number 1!!!!
ElvisFanatic316 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Once again this is fantastic news having ELVIS back on top where he belongs and with the UKs 1000th No1 too.I really do hope that more pressings will be made available of all upcoming single releases.I also hope that now EPE are aware of how popular these releases are proving to be that they allow/provide some footage to be aired on TOTP this coming week.Let's stick together fellow fans and get A Fool Such As I into the top spot for next week.This makes me so damned proud to be an Elvis fan.

Congratulations to everyone out there who was able to buy the single and do there bit for Elvis.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Congratulations to all. Question for you - I don't follow the charts at all (except when Elvis is on there), but does anyone know if he faces any stiff competiton in the next few weeks ??. Because as it stands now, we can guarantee 20,000 Elvis sales, which is going straight to Number 1. Cheers !
Andreas (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Fantastic achievement by all. It's made my weekend. Not only is it the UK's 1000th No.1, it's Elvis' 20th. Here's to Elvis being No.1 artist of the 21st Century!!
yorkshirejase (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
re,is elvis the only artist to replace himself at number 1. Sean Ryan is partly right. John Lennon ALSO knocked himself from number 1 on 7th Feb 1981 when WOMAN replaced IMAGINE at the top of the charts. Just thought we ought to get our facts right!.


Has anyone seen the prices the current singles are going for on eBay?. £20 each!!!. AT LEAST!!!.

Elvis is the song, the music is forever.

Best wishes

Yorkshire jase
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis is back in the building. Not only in the building, but it looks like he's staying there for 17 weeks.
No arguments, we have been right all along, he reigns supreme.
Great news, a truly amazing achievement- but what did you expect? this is ELVIS we're talking about!
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse

The general public will now know that Elvis is number one & it is of vital importance that they can actually buy the record in the shops.
There were certainly no stocks of "One Night" in the shops this weekend.

As for us Elvis fans, well, it's up to us to do it again with "A Fool Such As I". So it is even more vital that we too have stocks to buy – I just hope Sony/BMG/RCA are now learning from the experience of the past two weeks & that come Monday morning everyone who wants to can buy the 4th single!
volvo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
I'm really pleased that Elvis has the 1000th No.1, I just wish I could have got hold of a copy myself.
data (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
I had BBC radio 1 on the internet and it was great.
I can only say one thing, Elvis has the greatest fans in the world. Now let us hope EPE and SonyBMG or whoever owns whatever give us on friday Elvis at his best on TV Top of the pops.
Gone Awol (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Not only is it great that Elvis has the official 1000th UK single, after last weeks #1 he is also the holder of the 1000th unofficial #1 record. There can be no arguments in pubs up and down the country now. Whichever chart you prefer to look at Elvis has that coverted 1000th spot. The only downside, of course, is that the new box set that was released a couple of weeks ago is now out of date. There are at least two singles missing ; )
Julian Grant (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Sean Ryan wrote:
Does this also make Elvis the first act to knock themselves off number one??

Unfortunatley not, I Wanna' Hold Your Hand knocked off She Loves You but fear not, what's the bet E will do it again next week?

For the second week in a row had a group of Elvis friends all together listening to Wes announce the UK's no 1.

Isn't it great to be an Elvis fan?
Rita (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Well, we've done it again!! 'One Night' at No.1 and 'Jailhouse Rock' at No.10 - two in the Top Ten! Now to get 'A Fool Such As I' at No.1. I will be waiting for the shops to open tomorrow morning to get my copy!! HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!!

pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
I am on top of world. It was great listening to radio one and hearing One Night is number one.
Spinout (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Scarlet what a feeling that wa listening to the radio, It was the most exciting feeling iv had listening to the radio, must have been like that for the teenagers in the fifties.
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
Yep. Superb news.
Does this also make Elvis the first act to knock themselves off number one??
scarlet o hara (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2005report abuse
All I can say is "Absolutely Fantastic". This is an historical event. It will never ever happen again. I'm just so glad that I was able to play a part in it. Well done Elvis now you definately will never be forgotten.

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