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The King is back on the charts
The late Elvis Presley set up a new record this week when his single debuted at the top of the UK Chart.

'A Little Less Conversation', released last Monday swept into the prime spot truly living up to expectations. Elvis reached the No. 1 position after a break of almost 25 years. His last No. 1 'Way Down', was notched on the wave of sympathy following the king of rock 'n' roll's death on August 16, 1977.

Until 'A Little Less Conversation', came along, both Elvis and the Beatles tied for the most number of No. 1 songs in the UK with 17 each. Thus, Presley has gone a step further taking his grand total of No. 1 songs in the UK to 18. Die hard Elvis fans will probably know the titles of all the late singer's No. 1 songs in the UK. But for the much younger music lover, Presley's chart topping hits were 'All Shook Up' -1957', 'Jail House Rock'-1958', 'One Night/I Got Stung', 'A Fool Such As I/I Need your love Tonight'-1959', 'It's Now or Never' 1960', 'Are you Lonesome Tonight', 'Wooden Heart', 'Surrender', 'His Latest Flame/Little Sister'-1961, 'Rock A Hula Baby/Can't Help Falling In Love', 'Good Luck Charm', 'She's Not You', 'Return to Sender'- 1962, 'Devil In Disguise' -1963, 'Crying In The Chapel'-1965, 'The Wonder of You'-1970 and 'Way Down' in 1977.

''A Little Less Conversation' was written by MacDavies. It appeared as the B side of the US single 'Almost In Love' in 1968 but the song did not get into the top 40. Last year the song appeared on the movie soundtrack to 'Ocean's II'. It was then selected as a part of the global TV campaign for Nike to coincide with the World Cup Soccer tournament. As a result, the demand for the song grew and so came the remix by Dutch DJ - Tom Holkenborg who was compelled to use the abbreviation JXL.

Elvis Presley is the third artiste to record a posthumous No: 1 hit in the UK. He follows George Harrison and Aaliyah. Six artistes have scored posthumous No:1 songs in the UK. In addition to those mentioned, John Lennon, Freddie Mercury and Jackie Wilson too come in the list. Presley is the only one to reach the position twice after death.

Kylie Minogue's 'Love At First Sight' came into the Chart at No: 2. The singer was stopped in the tracks by Elvis Presley. Sales figures indicate a fair distance between the two songs. This is the third single to be lifted from her very successful 'Fever' album. There's no difference between Kylie's current whopper and her previous hits. They just keep chugging along.

The Spiderman movie has opened in the UK. Now the movie soundtrack has spawned the hit song 'Hero' performed by rockers Chad Kroeger with guest star Josey Scott. The drums on the track are played by Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam. Kroeger is a member of Nickelback while Scott is a member of Saliva.

Exponents of hard-core dance music Scooter notched up their 1st top 20 entry with 'Logical Song' at No: 7. The Anglo-German act tried hard for three years to attract the numbers for the high end of success.

They dropped out of the UK scene in 1997 but continued to pulsate Europe, with new versions of known hits.

Their speeded up vocal Scooter seems to have hit the right note with the old Supertramp hit 'The Logical Song!"

Marion 'Suge' Knight, the rap/hip hop and Death Row label giant wants the public to know the truth about the happenings at the label. He is said to be offering his book to publishers in New York. The label was once the home to Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, TuPac and a couple of other stars. But it was riddled with stories of rivalry, LA street gangs and of course the deaths of the Notorious BIG and TuPac Shakur. Knight was recently released from jail having completed a four year sentence for assaulting rappers at a studio.

Former East 17 singer Brian Harvey was imprisoned on Friday, June 14 after breaking the terms of an injunction taken out by his estranged wife Natasha.

Harvey was arrested after voluntarily reporting to Loughton Police station the day before for breaking the injunction. Harvey was imprisoned for 56 days by the Royal Courts of Justice.

His career has taken a dive since the disbanding of East 17. He was also attacked outside a Nottingham nightclub in December.

Tw Lw
1 - A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley Vs JXL
2 - Love At First Sight - Kylie Minogue
3 - Get Over You/Move This Mountain - Sophie Ellis Bextor
4 - Hero - Chad Kroeger Feat: Josey Scott
5 2 Without Me - Eminem
6 1 Light My Fire - Will Young
7 - The Logical Song - Scooter
8 3 Just A Little - Liberty X
9 4 We're On The Ball - Ant And Dec
10 5 If Tomorrow Never Comes - Ronan Keating
11 6 It's Ok - Atomic Kitten
12 7 Be Cool - Paffendorf
13 8 Blurry - Puddle of Mudd
14 - She Loves Me Not - Papa Roach
15 10 Kiss Kiss - Holly Valance
16 - Southern Sun/Ready Steady Go - Paul Oakenfold
17 11 Escape - Enrique Iglesias
18 9 Dove (I'll Be Loving You) - Moony
19 16 3 Lions - Baddiel/Skinner/Lightning Seed
20 - Rollout (My Business) - Ludacris

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