Have you ever heard of Al Martino? Not many people know his name ..., but back in 1952 he made history by becoming the first recording artist to have a number one record with his song "Here in my heart".
For more than fifty years, sales of singles have been ... on a weekly basis and ranked in a chart.
However, in 2005 Elvis Presley earned a posthumous number one when his 1957 hit "Jailhouse Rock" was ... .
Since then two more Elvis singles have gone to the ... of the charts bringing his total to 21 number ones!
Over the years many artists have ... incredible success in the charts.
Bryan Adams held the number one position for 16 weeks in 1991 with the ballad "Everything I Do, I Do It for You" whilst Elton John's tribute to Princess Diana, "Candle in the Wind", ... 4.86 million copies in the UK.
However, there are ... over the future of the music industry as sales have fallen in recent years.
This was illustrated in 2004 when Eric Prydz had a number one record ... having sold less than 24.000 copies.
One ... for the fall in CD sales could be the increase in music downloads.
Many computer ... illegally download MP3 files from one computer to another, with the help of file-sharing networks.
The music industry has responded to the new threat by offering the possibility to buy downloads from approved ... .
These digital downloads were integrated into the UK chart ... the first time in April, 2005. Ironically, the first number one of the digital age was a reissue of Tony Christie's "Amarillo", a song first released in 1971.
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