January 05 - Searching For The Charts (Updated)

The "Christmas by Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic orchestra" drops from #17 to #95 on the Official UK Album chart for the week ending January 5, 2018. In fact, it is the only Christmas album left in the Top 100.
  • The 6 DVD set "The Elvis Collection" dropped from #13 to #23 on the Official UK Music DVD chart. 
Charts Down Under
  • The "Elvis Christmas With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" is listed at #9 on the New Zealand Album chart. 
  • The "Elvis Christmas With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" is listed at #12 on the Australian Album chart. 
  • The DVD "Elvis – The King Of Rock’n’Roll – 30 Hit Performances And More" climbed from #27 to #24 on the Australian Music DVD chart. 
Billboard Charts
  • The "It’s Christmas Time" climbed from #53 to #52 on the Billboard Album Top 200 chart.
  • The "Elvis Christmas With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" climbed from #144 to #116 on the Billboard Album Top 200 chart. 
  • The "Classic Christmas Album" dropped from #126 to #192 on the Billboard Album Top 200 chart. 
  • The "It’s Christmas Time" is listed at #71 on the Billboard Album Sales chart.
  • The "Elvis Christmas With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" is listed at #58 on the Billboard Album Sales chart. 
  • The "Classic Christmas Album" is listed at #81 on the Billboard Album Sales chart. 
  • The "Classic Christmas Album" is listed at #37 on the Billboard Rock Album chart. 
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" is listed at #49 on the Billboard Rock Album chart. 
  • The "It’s Christmas Time" is listed at #8 on the Billboard Country Album Sales chart.
  • The "The Classic Christmas Album" is listed at #29 on the Billboard Country Album Sales chart.
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" is listed at #41 on the Billboard Country Album Sales chart.
  • The "Ultimate Gospel" climbed from #20 to #27 on the Billboard Christian Album Sales chart.
  • The "Playlist: The Very Best Gospel Of Elvis Presley" is a new entry at #44 on the Billboard Christian Album Sales chart.
  • The "Elvis Christmas With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" climbed from #5 to #4 on the Billboard Classical Album chart. 
  • The "The Wonder Of You" climbed from #16 to #13 on the Billboard Classical Album chart. 
On the US Billboard Holiday Album chart "It’s Christmas Time" is listed at #12, "Elvis Christmas With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" is listed at #23 and the "The Classic Christmas Album" is listed at #34.

European Charts
  • The "Christmas by Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic orchestra" dropped from #72 to #192 on the Belgian Album chart. 
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation climbed from #49 to #47 on the Belgian Mid-price Album chart.
  • The "Christmas by Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic orchestra" dropped from #25 to #30 on the Austrian Album chart. 
  • The "Christmas by Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic orchestra" dropped from #78 to #85 on the Swiss Album chart. 
  • The "Elvis – El Disco De Oro" is listed at #22 on the Spanih Album chart.

Priscilla on "The Searcher" Documentary

Priscilla Presley was interviewed by Billboard on the upcoming HBO documentary "The Searcher" which is due early this year.

In the film, you share a great deal about Elvis that you never have before.
​People know about his generosity, about his love of his mother, but he didn't have the peers he should have had. It would have been great to sit around with the guys and talk about, “My gosh, do you ever get nervous onstage? Do you miss your wife? Do you ever forget your lines?” He didn't have that.

You were so young when you met Elvis. Were your parents concerned?

Our relationship was too big for my parents; they didn't understand it. He courted me for two years before he asked me to join him in Graceland. It was two years begging my dad, until finally I told my parents, “You’re ruining my life; you have to let me go.”
Colonel Parker hangs over the film like an avenging angel.
Elvis was so grateful Colonel Parker took him where he wanted to go. The hardest thing was realizing that Parker was a great promoter but didn't know anything about music, or about his subject, Elvis Presley.

The film ends with Bobby Kennedy’s death and Elvis’ extraordinary rendition of “If I Can Dream” from his comeback special in 1968. What were Elvis’ politics? 

Elvis was for peace. He didn't understand this whole thing with Vietnam. But he didn't get involved in politics. It was the one thing you didn't do: an entertainer was to entertain.

Elvis didn't live long enough to see your acting career. Were you sad that he didn't get to watch your films? 

To be honest, Elvis wouldn't have wanted me to be in them. I don’t think he would have wanted to share [me] with anyone.

Being separated and watching him basically work himself to death -- was that painful to see again?

No. Even though we were divorced, we remained very close. We had long conversations at night. He wanted to perform, to get out. He had nervous energy. In fact, he wanted to go all over the world. He wanted to explore.

(Source: Brian Quinn on FECC / Billboard / FECC)


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