Saturday, November 10, 2007

Elvis is number 1 in Sweden

Once more Elvis is topping the charts in Sweden. This time it's the DVD-release The King Of Rock 'n' Roll that is number 1 on the DVD Top 20, followed by Bob Dylans The Other Side Of The Mirror - Live and Plug Me In from AC/DC.

Considering it was only a few months ago that The Essential Elvis Presley was leading the CD chart, I find Elvis success in Sweden this year pretty impressive. Especially since neither product has attracted any attention in the media, at least I haven't spotted a review anywhere. Come to think about it, can't say I've noticed any advertisements for these releases, either.

I remember when the remixed version of "A Little Less Conversation" went on to become a number 1 hit record in Sweden (as well as in many other countries) in 2002. Before that I had given up hope a long time ago that an Elvis single would ever be a hit again, but man was I wrong.

It was a great feeling hearing the song being played on the radio day after day, and realising people suddenly thought Elvis was kind of cool. That's something I'd known for about 25 years, but still I felt damn good.

Finally Elvis had the attention he deserved among the public and at last my friends (at least some of them) understood why I had stuck to Elvis for so long.

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