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Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:43 pm

ColinB wrote:Thanks, Sam !

Yes, I knew I could rely on you !

Those Re-issued Singles in full:

Michael Jackson - 2006

1] Peaked at No.17 Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
2] No.15 Rock With You
3] No.11 Billie Jean
4] No.15 Beat It
5] No.16 Bad
6] No. 17 The Way You Make Me Feel
7] No. 17 Dirty Diana
8] No. 19 Smooth Criminal
9] No. 15 Leave Me Alone
10] No.18 Black or White
11] No.22 Remember the Time
12] No.20 In The Closet
13] No.22 Jam
14] No.27 Heal the World
15] No.30 You Are Not Alone
16] No. 34 Earth Song
17] No.26 They Don’t Care About Us
18] No.22 Stranger in Moscow
19] No.19 Blood on the Dance Floor

NB: Thriller Michael’s 1st re-issued single in the set was disallowed for the chart because of the box with it.
These re-issues appear to be random UK hits, not in any special order.

Elvis - 2005

1] Peaked at No.1 Jailhouse Rock
2] No.1 One Night/I Got Stung
3] No.3 A Fool Such As I
4] No.1 It’s Now or Never
5] No.2 Are You Lonesome Tonight
6] No.2 Wooden Heart
7] No.2 Surrender
8] No.3 His Latest Flame/Little Sister
9] No.3 Rock-A-Hula Baby/Can’t Help Falling In Love
10] No.2 Good Luck Charm
11] No.3 She’s Not You
12] No.5 Return To Sender
13] No.2 Devil in Disguise
14] No.2 Crying In the Chapel
15] No. 4 The Wonder of You
16] No.2 Way Down
17] No.3 A Little Less Conversation

NB: All Shook Up Elvis’ 1st re-issued single in the set was disallowed for the chart because of the box with it.
These releases represented all his UK No.1’s.

The Beatles – 1982/90

1] Peaked at No.5 Love Me Do
2] No.29 Please Please Me
3] No.40 From Me To You
4] No.45 She Loves You
5] No.62 I Want To Hold Your Hand
6] No.53 Can’t Buy Me Love
7] No.52 A Hard Day’s Night
8] No.65 I Feel Fine
9] No.70 Ticket to Ride
10] No.86 Help
11] No.79 Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out
12] No.78 Paperback Writer
13] No.63 Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby
14] No.65 Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever
15] No.47 All You Need Is Love
16] No.63 Hello Goodbye
17] No.67 Lady Madonna
18] No.52 Hey Jude
19] No.74 Get Back
20] No.84 The Ballad of John & Yoko
21] No.84 Something/Come together
22] No.78 Let It Be

NB: The Beatles re-issues represented their first UK singles on Parlophone/Apple, each one re-issued exactly 20 years after the original release date.
Because they used the original Catalogue No’s, the Guinness book treats them as ‘re-entries’ [details only listed in older editions].
The Guinness book also only lists the top 75; the info on the 6 which peaked lower than that is from a chart website.


NB: As Mr Statistic has pointed out, Elvis & Michael had the advantage of needing much lower sales figures to achieve their relative chart positions than The Beatles did for theirs.


That being said, there was a limit put on the pressing of EP's singles. Still no matter how you break it down, our guy's weekly rankings look pretty impressive next to the mopheads and M.J.

Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:47 am

Joe Car wrote:.....there was a limit put on the pressing of EP's singles. Still no matter how you break it down, our guy's weekly rankings look pretty impressive next to the mopheads and M.J.


There was a limit on Michael's singles, too !

Comparing Elvis' results with Michael's is a pretty fair thing to do.

The Beatles re-issues were a different kettle-of-fish altogether, but make an interesting comparison [albeit a less relevant one].

Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:14 am

ColinB wrote:Comparing Elvis' results with Michael's is a pretty fair thing to do.


Didn't Jackson have the advantage of having the Video's on the Singles too?

Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:45 am

Dan_T wrote:
ColinB wrote:Comparing Elvis' results with Michael's is a pretty fair thing to do.


Didn't Jackson have the advantage of having the Video's on the Singles too?


Well, yes he did, each single had the original, a remix and a video.

But all the marketing was identical with the Elvis releases so the comparison with Michael is more valid than with the other group.