Remember when all of Elvis Presley’s Number 1 singles on UK’s Top Single’s Chart (18, to be exact) were reissued once a week every week from the start of 2005? Many artists struggled to compete with his chart power as they all landed in the Top 5.
BUT one artist who (just) managed to beat him to the top was Eminem with his Matika-sampling “Like Toy Soliders,” off Encore. Do you know the difference in sales? Eminem’s single sold 969 more copies than Elvis’ “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”. Two kings in their own genres clashed and that fact is too legendary… Bump “Like Toy Soldiers” below:
Via Official UK Charts Company.