domingo, 15 de junio de 2014

Elvis’s Billboard

Elvis's first new single release for RCA first appeared on a Billboard chart on March 3, 1956, when it entered the Top 100 list at #68. Just two weeks later, it reached #1 on the C&W "Best Sellers" chart, displacing Presley's own recording of "I Forgot to Remember to Forget." By April 28, it was #1 on all three C&W charts. Then on May 5, "Heartbreak Hotel" reached #1 on the Top 100 pop chart, where it remained for seven consecutive weeks. On May 12, "Heartbreak Hotel" established a Billboard record. That week it was #1 on eight charts at the same time—the Top 100, "Honor Roll of Hits," and both the pop and C&W "Sellers," "Juke Boxes," and "Jockeys" charts. By mid-April "Heartbreak Hotel" had sold a million copies, making it Elvis's first gold record.

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