Elvis is back in the building - 27 years after he died

Last updated at 12:48 10 January 2005

Elvis Presley is back at the top of the UK singles chart with his 19th British number one, with the promise of more chart-toppers to come.

The King of Rock'n'Roll knocked Steve Brookstein off the number one spot with the re-release of Jailhouse Rock, which topped the US and UK charts for the first time in 1958.

It is the 999th number one since the singles chart was launched in 1952 and the chart entry came a day after what would have been the King's 70th birthday.

His record label SonyBMG are re-releasing each of his 18 number ones to mark the birthday

celebrations in what they describe as "the most ambitious singles release campaign in the history of the UK record industry".

Elvis is still in with a good chance of scoring the 1000th number one - next week sees the re-release of his single One Night, followed the week after by A Fool Such As I.

Elvis died on August 16 1977 but remains one of the world's best-selling artists.

He last topped the chart in June 2002 with A Little Less Conversation, which became a hit after it was featured in a Nike TV advert.

X-Factor winner Brookstein's debut single, Against All Odds, slipped to second place in its third week in the charts.

There were new entries for Iron Maiden, with The Number of The Beast in at number three, and Erasure who came straight in at number four with Breathe.

The Scissor Sisters also went straight into the top ten with Filthy/Gorgeous at number five.

Band Aid 20 slipped to six after seven weeks in the chart for the Christmas number one, Do They Know It's Christmas.

There were two more new entries for Dana Rayne with Object of My Desire in at seven and Kasabian whose single, Cut Off, came in at number eight.

Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day and Out of Touch by Uniting Nations both slipped three places, to ninth and tenth place respectively.

In the album charts, the Scissor Sisters climb up to the number one spot with the Scissor Sisters, the Killers' album Hot Fuss moves up from five to two and Green Day's American Idiot slips from number one to third place.

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