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Elvis scores a Top 10 debut - Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 Debuts at No. 9

By Elvis Australia
Source: ARIA
January 17, 2010 - 7:26:50 PM

Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 has this week debuted within the Top Ten on the Australian albums chart - at No.9. Thus making the Top Ten Hits album a Top Ten Hit! Elvis' last Top 10 debut album was '2nd to None' which debuted and peaked at No.4 on October 13, 2003, although his last Top Ten album was 'The King' which peaked at No.4 on August 20, 2007 after a debut at No.22 the previous week.

Elvis scores a Top 10 debut - Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 Debuts at No. 9

Elvis Presley dominated the Australian Album and DVD Charts in August 2007, the 30th Anniversary of his death with six albums in the top 100 on the ARIA albums chart (Maximum of five at any one time). Elvis The King reached No.4 with 16 weeks on the chart (Weekly chart positions : 22, 4, 4, 6, 8, 20, 28, 41, 48, 59, 66, 74, 77, 80, 95, 87), Viva Las Vegas No.57, the 2002 No.1 smash album, ELV1S 30 #1 Hits re-charted to a high of No.74, Early Elvis No.74, Elvis Live No.77 and Elvis At The Movies No.95. On the Music DVD Charts both the Elvis '68 Comeback Special and Aloha From Hawaii DVDs (Single disc versions) made it to No.1.

On the ARIA Music DVD Chart the Elvis The King Of Rock 'N' Roll is No.18 this week with a total of 88 weeks on the chart and a peak of No.4 and is 2 x Platinum. The single disc version of the '68 Comeback Special is No.35 this week with 74 weeks on the chart and a peak of No.1 and is 5x Platinum.

History: Elvis on the Australian Charts - http://charts.elvis.com.au

Album Charts - ARIA End Of Year Album Charts

Link to shop Elvis The King was ranked No.62 on for 2007

Elvis Presley dominated the Australian Album and DVD Charts in August 2007, the 30th Anniversary of his death with six albums in the top 100 on the ARIA albums chart (Maximum of five at any one time). Elvis The King reached No.4 with 16 weeks on the chart (Weekly chart positions : 22, 4, 4, 6, 8, 20, 28, 41, 48, 59, 66, 74, 77, 80, 95, 87), Viva Las Vegas No.57, the 2002 No.1 smash album, ELV1S 30 #1 Hits re-charted to a high of No.74, Early Elvis No.74, Elvis Live No.77 and Elvis At The Movies No.95. On the Music DVD Charts both the Elvis '68 Comeback Special and Aloha From Hawaii DVDs (Single disc versions) made it to No.1.

Link to shop ELV1S 30 #1 Hits was ranked No.26 for 2003
Link to shop 2nd to None was ranked No.91 for 2003
Link to shop ELV1S 30 #1 Hits was ranked No.9 for 2002
Link to shop Presley: All Time Greatest Hits was ranked No.79 for 1997

Elvis previously had five albums in the Australian top 100 in August - Sept 1997, when he had the five on the chart for three weeks in a row. Previous to this he had more than five albums on the chart, 11, in 1977.

Link to shop Presley: All Time Greatest Hits was ranked No.39 for 1996

On the tenth anniversary (1987), the album Words & Music reached the top 10 peaking at No.8.

Within weeks of his death on August 16, there were as many as eleven Elvis Presley albums simultaneously in the Australian top 100 Albums chart. On the week of September 5 there were the 11 Elvis albums in the top 100. The new release, Moody Blue was No.8, Rock 'N' On No.43, Rock 'N' On Vol. 2 No.47, Elvis In The 70's No.54, Welcome To My World No.58, Blue Hawaii No.68, G.I. Blues No.72, The Elvis Tapes No.80, Elvis' Golden Records Vol.1 No.82, A Legendary performer Vol.2 No.87 and Elvis In Demand No.89. (On that week, the 1973 album Aloha From Hawaii actually dropped back out of the top 100 after spending just one week back in the list.) The Moody Blue album was on the chart the day Elvis died, peaking at No.3.

Singles Charts- ARIA End Of Year Singles Charts

Link to shop Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix) was ranked No.75 for 2003
Link to shop A Little Less Conversation Elvis Vs JXL was ranked No.3 for 2002

Music DVD Charts - ARIA End Of Year DVD Music Charts

Link to shop Elvis The King Of Rock 'N' Roll was ranked No.17 for 2009 <P> 2
Link to shop The '68 Comeback Special was ranked No.46 for 2009 <P> 5
Link to shop Elvis The King Of Rock 'N' Roll was ranked No.22 for 2008 <P> 5
Link to shop The '68 Comeback Special was ranked No.34 for 2007
Link to shop Aloha From Hawaii was ranked No.35 for 2007
Link to shop Elvis The King Of Rock 'N' Roll was ranked No.41 for 2007
Link to shop The '68 Comeback Special was ranked No.36 for 2006
Link to shop Aloha From Hawaii was ranked No.39 for 2006
Link to shop Elvis By The Presleys was ranked No.38 for 2005
Link to shop The Definitive Elvis was ranked No.1 for 2002

The new double CD set Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 is the first ever compilation of Elvis Presley's Australian hits. The set provides a unique insight into Elvis Presley's popularity in Australia, a country where he managed an incredible twenty-year streak of placing hits on the singles chart. While disc one includes many of the familiar hits, disc two features not only the well known hit songs, but also many that are unique to Australia. The set contains informative liner notes written by chart historian Gavin Ryan with input from Wayne Hawthorne and David Troedson. The 18 page booklet also contains images of original RCA single releases, and CD label art inspired by his first album release in Australia, Elvis Presley LPM-1254.

Buy Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977
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Tracklisting

We have included the liner note text from eight of the tracks as a sneak preview ...

Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 Disc 1

Tk1: Heartbreak Hotel (#3 - 1956)

Tk2: Love Me Tender (#6 - 1957)

Tk3: All Shook Up (#5 - 1957)

Tk4: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (#8 - 1957)

Tk5: Jailhouse Rock (#3 - 1957)

Tk6: Don't (#9 - 1958)

Tk7: Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (#4 - 1958)

Tk8: Hard Headed Woman (#2 - 1958)

Tk9: I Got Stung (#10 - 1959)

Tk10: (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I (#1 - 1959)
Single number twenty-five, 'A Fool Such As I', became Elvis' first No.1 national single, spending six weeks during May and June at the top of the Australian charts and taking only five weeks to get there.

Tk11: A Big Hunk O' Love (#2 - 1959)

Tk12: Stuck On You (#1 - 1960)

Tk13: It's Now Or Never (#1 - 1960)
At seven weeks at No.1, 'It's Now Or Never' is Elvis' longest running number one in Australia.

This was the first of four back-to-back No.1's for Elvis in Australia.

Tk14: Are You Lonesome Tonight? (#1 - 1960)

Tk15: Wooden Heart (#1 - 1961)

Tk16: Surrender (#1 - 1961)

Tk17: (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame (#2 - 1961)

Tk18: Little Sister (#2 - 1961)

Tk19: Can't Help Falling In Love (#1 - 1961)

Tk20: Good Luck Charm (#1 - 1962)

Tk21: She's Not You (#5 - 1962)

Tk22: Return To Sender (#1 - 1962)

Tk23: One Broken Heart For Sale (#9 - 1963)

Tk24: (You're The) Devil In Disguise (#2 - 1963)

Tk25: Bossa Nova Baby (#4 - 1963)

 


Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 Disc 2

Tk26: Viva Las Vegas (#4 - 1964)

Tk27: Such A Night (#3 - 1964)

Tk28: Kissin' Cousins (#7 - 1964)

Tk29: It Hurts Me (#7 - 1964)

Tk30: Ain't That Lovin' You Baby (#1 - 1964)
'Ain't That Lovin' You Baby' was released as a double A-side single with the ballad 'Ask Me' and was Elvis' tenth No.1 hit in Australia, for three weeks from mid-November 1964. This song was originally recorded in June 1958, and while RCA pushed radio stations to play 'Ask Me' most ignored this and played the up-tempo 1958 recording and it was the older song that fans purchased the single for.

Tk31: Do The Clam (#4 - 1965)
'Do The Clam' has never featured on an Elvis greatest hits compilation before, so here it is. Hitting No.1 in Brisbane, and No.4 nationally for two weeks in late May 1965, it didn't do so well overseas.

Tk32: Crying In The Chapel (#1 - 1965)

Tk33: (Such An) Easy Question (#6 - 1965)

Tk34: I'm Yours (#9 - 1965)

Tk35: Judy (#5 - 1967)
Originally recorded by Elvis for his 1961 album 'Something For Everybody', the song 'Judy' eventually climbed to No.5 in mid-December of 1967 and was his first Top 10 entry in Australia in almost two years.

Tk36: If I Can Dream (#2 - 1969)

Tk37: Edge Of Reality (#2 - 1969)

Tk38: In The Ghetto (#1 - 1969)

Tk39: Suspicious Minds (#1 - 1969)
This song would become Elvis' last No.1 single in Australia whilst he was still alive, and was also the last No.1 single of the 1960's, and held the top spot to also become the first No.1 of the 1970's.

Tk40: Don't Cry Daddy (#3 - 1970)

Tk41: Rubberneckin' (#3 - 1970)
Elvis' last movie was the dramatic film 'Change Of Habit', where he played a Doctor at an inner city hospital who falls in love with a nun played by Mary Tyler-Moore. One of only three songs in the film was the track 'Rubberneckin', which was remixed in 2003 and hit No.3. It was originally released as a double A side single with the Mac Davis penned song 'Don't Cry Daddy' in 1970 and reached No.3 for two weeks in March.

Tk42: Kentucky Rain (#9 - 1970)
Not since 1961 had Elvis scored six Top 10 singles in a year, and after his comeback special in 1968, he was back on the top of his musical game. The third of six top tens for him during 1970 was the No.9 single 'Kentucky Rain', which hit its peak in mid-May, and is another melancholy track which shows off his deep baritone voice.

Tk43: The Wonder Of You (#3 - 1970)

Tk44: I've Lost You (#6 - 1970)

Tk45: You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (#7 - 1970)

Tk46: Burning Love (#3 - 1972)

Tk47: Separate Ways (#8 - 1973)

Tk48: My Boy (#10 - 1975)

Tk49: Pledging My Love (#6 - 1977)

Tk50: Way Down (#6 - 1977)

For more information on the Australian Charts go to http://charts.elvis.com.au

Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977

Buy Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977
Buy Elvis 75: Good Rockin Tonight 100 Track 4 CD - Career Retrospective Box Set

Elvis Presley Review CD Review: Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 : Courier Mail Brisbane
Elvis Presley Review CD Review: Elvis Presley 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 : Daily Telegraph Sydney
Elvis Presley Article Elvis a Hit with the Herald Sun Melbourne
Elvis Presley Review
 A Mini (Pre Release Review) Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977
Elvis Presley Video 2010 : The Year of Elvis New page link

General Points Elvis Presley: Australian Singles Chart 1956-2006
General Points Elvis Presley's Australian Chart Album's 1965-2010

Elvis Presley Article Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 No.17 ARIA Albums Charts

Elvis Presley Video Video: TV Ad for Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 Pop Up Window (00:30) Direct link

 

 

 


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