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Brian Quinn
post Nov 28 2011, 03:32 PM
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Apparently, the Official UK Fan Club want to try and get one of Elvis' Christmas songs into the top ten for Christmas. The song they would like for this is of course 'Blue Christmas' and what they are asking is from the 1st of December for every fan to download 'Blue Christmas' from i-tunes or other download sites ( where the download counts "chartwise" ) and at least try to get Elvis into the top ten.

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post Nov 29 2011, 07:17 AM
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It's a cracking idea....hope the fans support it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/undecided.gif)

Why not a less known track though....would be cool to have something unheard by non-fans enter the charts...a perfect opportunity..


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post Nov 29 2011, 09:38 AM
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I agree Chris, there are some cracking lesser heard xmas tunes, if not then how about the BLUE XMAS 68 duet , a great chance to use promo footage too .....


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post Nov 29 2011, 03:42 PM
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In order to get a Top 10 Hit at this time of year we are looking at around 30,000 downloads.

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post Nov 30 2011, 06:29 PM
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In order to get a high chart entry we will all need to download during the same week. Please do not download until the exact dates are given. I will update the site as soon as I get the information.

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post Nov 30 2011, 10:35 PM
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QUOTE (Brian Quinn @ Nov 30 2011, 06:29 PM) *
In order to get a high chart entry we will all need to download during the same week. Please do not download until the exact dates are given. I will update the site as soon as I get the information.

Brian


I'm up for it Brian...hopefully there will be others here 'lurking' who will do the same (IMG:style_emoticons/default/undecided.gif)


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post Dec 3 2011, 09:35 PM
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'Blue Christmas' UK Single Campaign 2011

UK Fan Clubs are mounting a campaign to get 'Blue Christmas' in the UK Single Charts in time for Christmas Day 2011. Hopefully fans from around the World can help us achieve our objective.

It is imperative that you do not download the single before 10th December. Any date after that is fine in the run up to Christmas Day. Please use downloading sites that count for the UK Charts e.g.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/blue-chri...38?i=4024423740

http://www.hmvdigital.com/artist/elvis-pre...-original-sound

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Christmas/dp/...;sr=1-1-catcorr

Let's all try and get 'Blue Christmas' in the charts. So far nearly every artist you can think of is in the download charts with a Christmas single from Brenda Lee to Paul McCartney but NO Elvis.

Hopefully we can change that.

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post Dec 10 2011, 04:42 PM
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Campaign starts today.

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post Dec 12 2011, 06:47 AM
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post Dec 12 2011, 11:31 PM
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QUOTE (dj_ethan @ Dec 12 2011, 07:47 AM) *


That was excellent. Well synced.

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post Dec 17 2011, 06:42 PM
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I think we'll hire these people for the next Campaign:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/...rt-success.html

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post Dec 18 2011, 03:08 PM
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Unless a miracle happens it would appear that 'Blue Christmas' will not appear in the UK Top 200 Single Charts later today.

On a week by week basis it takes an average of around 1,200 sales to achieve the No.200 position (perhaps a few more at Christmas time) - so looks like fan apathy is the major cause of the failure. However, as we all know there was no Project Management for this campaign which was too late in starting. To get a Top 30 hit we really need the backing of SONY and they will only get involved if the song is featured in a popular TV Advertisement or major motion picture.

After perusing many music websites it appears that we all have a lot to
learn about today's music charts. For a start, many of the Xmas Singles were already on the i-
Tunes Chart in October/November. Further, the week the 'Blue Christmas' Campaign was launched
was the peak purchasing week for Christmas singles which were all on sale for around 59p.
Of course we only had one day before the charts were compiled for that week. After that,
prices were raised by the retailers to just under a pound for most. Next time around, the
campaign will have to be Project Managed. Of course, there were no hard copies on sale in
the Supermarkets/Record Shops.

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post Dec 18 2011, 08:43 PM
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tried to purchase via uk from canada - kept kicking me back to the us or canada - but sounds like one more purchase would not have made a dent (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)


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post Dec 18 2011, 09:48 PM
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Its a sad state of affairs, but when its only web related, i guess its to be expected. How many fans didn't bother though ? For the sake of 99p...i'd be interested to know. I wonder how many thousand fans actually knew about it...but couldn't be bothered.

I agree...it should have had support from Sony. But we all know what they are like. I can't believe...even to this day...that they don't push and promote Elvis' releases.

Maybe next year (IMG:style_emoticons/default/bye1.gif)


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post Dec 23 2011, 12:29 AM
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Despite the failure of the UK 'Blue Christmas' single campaign, every cloud has a silver lining:

Elvis duet tops UK Christmas Music Video chart: The music video website, MUZU.TV, has unveiled the UKís Top 10 most watched Christmas music videos:

1 Elvis Presley & Martina McBride - Blue Christmas
2 Coldplay - Christmas Lights
3 The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale Of New York
4 Justin Bieber - Mistletoe
5 WHAM! - Last Christmas
6 Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa
7 The Darkness Ė Christmas Time (Donít Let The Bells End)
8 Band Aid 20 - Do They Know Itís Christmas?
9 Peter Kay (Geraldine McQueen) - Once Upon A Christmas Song
10 Band Aid - Do They Know Itís Christmas?

(News, Source: Record Collector)

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post Dec 23 2011, 07:29 AM
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that is very sad that Elvis didnt win this time llike you said maybe next year,


now has for that Justin Bieber he sucks..


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post Dec 23 2011, 10:50 PM
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Nice to know....thanks Brian (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumbup.gif)


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post Dec 24 2011, 03:21 PM
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Who says it never got to No.1 - even with the 'wrong Elvis' on the cover!!!!

http://www.music-chart.info/Greece/archive...wn/2011/12/14#1

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