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ANOTHER RECORD BROKEN BY THE KING

Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:12 pm

As of 'Devil In Disguise' Elvis now becomes the artist to have the most consecutive chart singles ever in one year in the UK. This breaks the record held by The Wedding Present in 1992 who had twelve singles in twelve consecutive months. By the end of this campaign, Elvis will also break his own record of 14 chart singles in one year.

The current campaign has so far yielded 3 No.1's; 6 No.2's; 3 No.3's and one No.5.

Long live The King.


Brian :D

Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:22 pm

I believe this will also take him to the top of the most number 2 hits as well as the most number 1 hits.

Can't see any other artist ever holding this feat, even if only briefly.

But I might be wrong and someone else may have had more number 2 hits than Elvis.

Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:53 pm

Thanks Brian, great to see Elvis breaking records again:-)

If, "Crying in the Chapel", was requested by all and sundry, Elvis could make the headlines.


e-mail your local radio stations.

Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:51 am

That Presley boy's gonna be alright! Thanks for the post, Brian.

Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:20 am

These are the chart stats as of this week for the UK:

144 hits
of which 73 are top 10 - an all-time record
that's just over 1 in 2 over 49 years
and 50 are top 5 - an all-time record

Of those,

21 are number one - an all-time record
15 are number two - an all-time record
8 are number three - an all-time record

In 2005 alone, Elvis has so far had 13 top 5 hits, 3 number ones and 6 number two hits - an all-time record. By the end of April, he will have achieved 17 (we hope) in the space of 4 months. This lead is, I believe, unassailable. Already, in 2005 alone, Elvis has spent an incredible 57 weeks on the chart.

Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:22 am

Did we ever ascertain the postion of the policy regarding re-releases of songs previously being number one getting to number one upon the re-release as being accepted as an additional number one ?

Tue Apr 05, 2005 5:45 am

Steve_M wrote:Did we ever ascertain the postion of the policy regarding re-releases of songs previously being number one getting to number one upon the re-release as being accepted as an additional number one ?



YES !


8)

Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:11 am

Thanks stephen for those amazing chart stats and
the whole break down of each record!

It's jus incredible and I got a feelin Elvis' chart reign in the UK is not quite over! :lol:

Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:40 am

A concerted effort might see "Crying in the Chapel" by Elvis reach millions of listeners.

Please request the song by e-mail wogan@bbc.co.uk

And creedon@rte.ie

Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:54 am

These re-issued 18 No.1 singles have surpassed all expectations !

Congrats all round !

Now - what next ?

Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:16 pm

ColinB, writes, "WHAT NEXT?"

Make sure all the world knows.

Request Elvis again and again till they get the message:-)

"Crying in the Chapel" deserves some effort here wogan@bbc.co.uk might get it played to millions?

Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:36 pm

Brian/Steve/Stephen -

Thanks for the statistical info !

There is one 'record' I'd like our man to achieve.

It isn't really an official record, or even a really legitimate one, but there is a claim that Paul McCartney has 'appeared' on more No.1's [24] than anyone else.

To reach the 24 figure, things like his contribution to 'super groups' such as Ferry Aid, Band Aid & Band Aid 20 have had to be counted !

But Elvis is now within striking distance of this.

He could do it !

Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:49 pm

Once again HMV have mucked up trying to collect the 18`s, no vinyl for Crying in the Chapel, here in Newcastle, a very appropriate song for the week of the death of John Paul II, I wonder if there has been a connection :?: :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:49 pm

Steve_M wrote:Did we ever ascertain the postion of the policy regarding re-releases of songs previously being number one getting to number one upon the re-release as being accepted as an additional number one ?


The singles on the current campaign have a different catalogue number and additional tracks thus qualify as a new single. That is the official stance on it so all number ones count as new number ones. Same goes for top 5 hits etc.

Re: ANOTHER RECORD BROKEN BY THE KING

Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:06 pm

Brian Quinn wrote: By the end of this campaign, Elvis will also break his own record of 14 chart singles in one year.


He's gonna make it big in this business some day.

Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:32 pm

Del, this is a complete reversal of previously listed policy.

When was this policy revised ?

Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:27 pm

Steve -

They have changed their policy on 'new hits'.

A re-issue counts as a new hit but a re-entry doesn't.

Not sure exactly when.

But the only two previous records to make No.1 a second time [Queen in 1991 & George Harrison in 2002] were both re-issues.

The Beatles lose out in the 'number of hits' department, because when all of their singles were re-issued in the 80's, they had the same catalogue numbers, and were therefore classed as 're-entries' and not new hits !

I'm not sure if this is relevant, but it was in the 16th edition of the Guinness book [2003] that they stopped listing re-entries separately and only listed re-issues.

Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:44 pm

Thanks for the update on that.

When the first edition of Guiness' Hit Singles came out this was primarily the policy, which obviously then got changed and then has now changed back again.

Do they make it retrospective and if so did it change anything anyway ?

Queen for example and did Slade get to number 1 again with Merry Xmas Everybody ?

Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:56 pm

Steve -

Yes, it is retrospective.

The two examples I gave are the only ones [apart from our boy] to make No.1 on two quite separate occasions [some others have vacated & then recaptured the top slot in the same chart run].

As for Slade, their Merry Xmas Everybody has only been No.1 once.

The original No.1 from December, 1973, had 4 chart re-entries.

A re-recording made No.70 in December, 1980.

A re-issue made No.48 in December, 1985.

A re-mix made No.30 in December, 1998.

Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:07 am

Sharp-eyed readers of the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles will also note that prior to the 2003 edition mentioned by Colin, the 1983 re-issue of Jailhouse Rock was listed separately; now it is not, for the very same reason Colin cites regarding The Beatles - that it was given the same catalogue number as the original and counted as a re-entry. Therefore its tally of weeks on chart was added to the 1958 entry.

Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:42 am

Delboy wrote:
Steve_M wrote:Did we ever ascertain the postion of the policy regarding re-releases of songs previously being number one getting to number one upon the re-release as being accepted as an additional number one ?


The singles on the current campaign have a different catalogue number and additional tracks thus qualify as a new single. That is the official stance on it so all number ones count as new number ones. Same goes for top 5 hits etc.


Whatever some official policy might be.

If, say, Jailhouse Rock has two catalogue numbers dos not in any way shape or from make it TWO songs.

It is still ONE song no matter how many catalogue numbers it may have.

We must look like complete idiots to the rest of the musical world in claiming two seperate songs from the one recording.

Barmy!


Remeber this so called official policy stems from the chart owners - the record companies. Their self interest defies common sense.

Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:59 am

This is a confusing issue. Joel Whitburn has never figured out what exactly to do with songs that have re-entered here in the U.S. He lists and count them as two separate entries yet combines the weeks of both chart runs. For example, "The Twist" counts as two #1 singles but the two runs it had on the chart are counted as one run.

Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:12 am

Hey Kiwi alan,



You are saying that if another artist record Crying in the chapel and gets a number one hit, that would not count!!?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:57 am

"Crying in the Chapel", may make the news yet:-)

JYM, good point.

KiwiAlan, ?

http://www.free-press-release.com/news/ ... 19715.html

Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:44 pm

I don't think anyone is claiming it to be anything on the basis of being the same song.

Even an alternate take would be the same song - just a differnet recording of it.

We are talking about it being a different catalogued release, sometimes with a different B side or supporting tracks if CD, or the same as before.

Some artists have had the same song come out on a totally different label, never mind different catalogue number.

If a record has the same serial number when it enters the chart as it had before, then it would "appear" that it is a re-entry of a release.
So we aren't looking to claim it being a differrnt song getting to number one again but a new release getting to number one again.