Elvis atop the British singles chart 3 weeks ina row

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  1. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    It's been such a depressing week.....John Entwistle and Rosemary Clooney passing away. At the same time, Elvis (Presley, that is) is atop the British singles chart for the third week in a row.
     
  2. Iain Lambert

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    Oh no, I'd forgotten just how depressing our charts really are. Full of remixed ancient tracks, covers of ancient tracks, and soap stars.

    Still, its reassuring that someone at Nike is a Soderburgh fan.
     
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    Pop some bennies for the king!
     
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    Which means you should only listen to this song while on the toilet.

    "A ding dang do!"
     
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    What's so depressing about it? Elvis Presley was one of the best damned performers of the last century. [​IMG]
     
  7. Iain Lambert

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    Brian - I didn't particularly mean the Elvis track in particular, though taking an old song that the advertising executive probably only noticed because David Holmes stuck it on his soundtrack for Ocean's 11 and getting a remixer-to-hire to clean it up for release is a fairly cheap way of getting a hit single. Its more the fact that the rest of the chart seems to consist of covers, songs by TV personalities and covers by TV personalities.
     
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    There was no Rock and and Roll before Elvis!

    I think it's great!

    Brent
     
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    I'm afraid I'm amongst those who think Elvis's truly great output ceased when he went into the army. The later movies, the ghastly kitsch shows, saccharin choice of songs - euurrrgh. I blame the Colonel for the demise.

    The Brit charts are a shambles and have been for years. Having said that, they never were quite as wonderful as we suppose. If you take a look at the Brit charts in the 1960s, you expect them to be crammed with stuff from the Beatles, Stones, Kinks, etc. The reality was that for a lot of the time they were dominated by pretty middle of the road acts.
     

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