Wooden Heart Sales Figures

This week only a few salesfigures are available for the UK singles chart. Elvis sold a lot more copies of "Wooden Heart" than of any of his previous singles, but it only reached #2 due to strong competition. This week "Surrender" is up against Jennifer Lopez latets single "Get Right". 01 U2 30,359 02 Elvis Presley 28,377 04 Destiny's Child 17,314 Here is the chartcommend for "Wooden Heart": Elvis Presley single of the week is 'Wooden Heart' and for the second week running he fails to land a Number One single. As far removed from his original rock and roll image as it is possible to get, 'Wooden Heart' is one single that is guaranteed to divide opinion even amongst hardcore Elvis fans. Originally taken from the soundtrack of his film 'GI Blues', the track is an English adaptation of an old German folk song 'Muss I Denn'. The track is so quaint and quirky that his US record company decided it would only appeal in Europe and declined to release it as a single in the States only to see unknown Joe Dowell take his own version to the top of the charts instead. No such problems in this country where the track shot to the top in March 1961, staying there for six weeks and making Elvis the first person ever to top the charts with three consecutive releases. Meanwhile on the rest of the Top 40 his previous five releases continue to stick around, settling at 21, 27, 31, 32 and 37. Thus the King sets a new record by becoming the first act ever to have six singles on the Top 40 simultaneously. The one domination record still to beat is that set by The Jam in 1982 when they had 14 singles on the Top 75 as a whole.
Source: Cool Clarity / Updated: Feb 15, 2005 

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get real (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
Ill have to look this up but, doesnt Jim Reeves have the record for the most singles charts? Or was that the album charts ? I know it happened after he died. Does anyone know this off the top of their head ? Wow 14 singles from the Jam (an AMAZING band) in the top 75. Still 6 in the top 40 is till great great.
RobIrish (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
Kilburn that does explain it, thankyou
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
Elvis still needs to beat his own record set in 1957 when he had 7 discs in the TOP 30. On Nov 2nd there were the following titles: Party; Teddy Bear; All Shook Up; Trying To Get To You; Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do; Loving You and Paralysed. Elvis had 7 the next week, with Lawdy Miss Clawdy replacing Paralysed. Mike
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
Regarding the issue of comparing the numbering to the sales can be explained two ways. Firstly, a large number of these were on sale on ebay before the release date. These discs will not be counted on the chart figure because they were not sold in the way they should.
Secondly, many copies of the CD version of "Wooden Heart" were on the shelves of many record shops in London last week, and are still to be found easily. Despite the demand for this release, it did not actually sell out.
RobIrish (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
Well i think u2 deserve the number one spot this week but ranger with what you have said , how can the number on the disc be more than the number sold?? now that is a mystery!
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
Surrender, the unlimited version, is available on hmv dot co dot uk. If people outside the UK were to order this single it would greatly help the efforts of the UK fans, who have done a marvelous job over the last 6 weeks. However, they cannot do it on their own. With help from across the world a #1 might still be possible.
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
Yeah, shuffle the discs as much as you like, but please don't wear your Elvis-glasses and fake sideburns!
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
mtm1a. A truely devoted Elvis fan. Keep up the good work. Surrender is a very strong tune in the style of It's Now or Never and I think that, despite Jennifer Lopez single, it has every chance of reaching N0.1 so long as BMG have supplied enough stock. But, hey mtma1 keep shuffling the discs.
ranger (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
U2 sell 30,359 copies of a heavily formatted single; my copy of Wooden Heart is numbered 30,722 yet he sells under 29,000; we are also told that un-numbered copies exist?
Erm, why isn't Elvis No.1? Am I being stupid here? Good idea mtm1a, I'm going to Sainsbury's this evening and I'll hide the Frosties behind the Rice Krispies in your honour!
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
6singles in the top40 officially stated as a record-i can live with that! 2ooo behind u2,not as close as other weeks, but on a level promotional field. anyway, let`s hope that lopez woman doesn`t top 28000.do what i do, hide the main rival`s singles behind other random singles!

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