Saturday, January 15, 2005

BBC 1 TOP OF THE POPS

On Sunday night Elvis - The King - will he enter the Building? - MAYBE!

After 53 years and 999 chart-toppers, the 1000th No 1 is due to be revealed on Sunday - and sales figures suggest the honour will belong to Elvis' re-released classic "One Night".
If Presley triumphs, it would be fitting, as he currently holds the record for the most No 1 singles in the UK chart (19 so far) - and has been hitting the top spot since the early days of the hit parade.
But of course, the No 1 single has come a long way in the past six decades. The first No 1, in November 1952, was Al Martino's "Here In My Heart", which held the top spot for nine weeks.
The same decade also saw Bill Haley become the first artist to sell over a million with a number one single, when "Rock Around The Clock" reached the top in 1955.
It was also the decade in which Elvis topped the charts for the first time, with "All Shook Up" in July 1957.

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