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Re: The Toppermost of the Poppermost - UK Number Ones : part 1 - The 50s
« Reply #690 on: August 22, 2019, 05:12:21 AM »
Cool how Elvis does not at any point in this song sing anything that even really resembles the phrase "a mess of blues". Sometimes he gets as far as "air midsummer blue" but that's not relevant. Fair enough! More power to you Elvis. Keep on being alive!

Re: The Toppermost of the Poppermost - UK Number Ones : part 1 - The 50s
« Reply #691 on: September 10, 2019, 02:37:52 PM »
Million sellers as at November 2017:

Rock Around The Clock 1,452,693
Diana 1,261,842
Mary's Boy Child 1,193,180

https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-uks-official-chart-millionaires-revealed__20459/

Elvis Presley's only million seller is 'It's Now Or Never', 1960, on 1,300,629, meaning it is second only to Rock Around The Clock out of singles released before 'She Loves You'.

Re: The Toppermost of the Poppermost - UK Number Ones : part 1 - The 50s
« Reply #692 on: January 14, 2020, 05:30:50 PM »
There are four additional Record Mirror-only Number 1s from the 1950s: see here for 2. Dean Martin; 6. Al Hibbler; 9. Frankie Laine 13. Lou Busch (later covered by The Piranhas)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Record_Mirror_number-one_singles

And their place in the master list:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_charts_and_number-one_singles_(1952%E2%80%931969)

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