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Elvis scores 19th UK No 1 with 'Jailhouse Rock'

Elvis Presley is number one again in Britain 27 years after his death with his iconic hit "Jailhouse Rock", the Official UK Charts Company said on Sunday.
PTI | By Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2005 01:55 AM IST

Elvis Presley is number one again in Britain 27 years after his death with his iconic hit "Jailhouse Rock", the Official UK Charts Company said on Sunday.

The rock and roll standard, a UK chart-topper in 1958, was reissued to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Presley's birth and is his 19th UK number one.

The number was written by songwriting duo Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, who composed the Presley hit "Hound Dog" and many other pop classics.

It was the title song of Presley's third film "Jailhouse Rock" in which he played an ex-convict who becomes a teenage rock star.

Among the week's five other new entries, "The Number of the Beast" from British heavy metal band Iron Maiden hit the charts at number three.

Another anniversary reissue, the 1982 rock anthem was released to mark 25 years since Iron Maiden's formation.

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