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Music in the News
Wednesday 19 June 2002
Vocabulary from the world of music. Listen to and read the story then find explanations of difficult words below.

  Elvis Presley
Elvis rocks in at number 1
Summary: Nearly 25 years after his death, Elvis Presley is again top of the charts. A Dutch disk jockey has remixed one of his songs.
   
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  The original King of Rock 'n Roll, Elvis Presley, has made music history by going straight in at number one. Elvis died 25 years ago but he's back at the top of the charts thanks to Dutch DJ JXL, who's remixed the track A Little Less Conversation. The King has now had 18 number one records - more than anyone else ever before! The Beatles used to hold this record. JXL's real name is Tom Holkenborg, and his tune's become so popular 'cos it was used on the Nike TV advert and in a recent movie. Elvis and JXL have even kept pop princess Kylie Minogue off the top spot - she went in at number two with her tune, Love at First Sight.
Fellow female popstrelSophie Ellis Bextor gets the number three spot with Get Over You and Move This Mountain. Other new entries came from Scooter with The Logical Song and Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott with Hero.


 
   
The Words Listen  
  made music history
if you make history, you do something that people think is really important

 
   
  thanks to...JXL
JXL made this happen

 
   
  remixed
if you remix a music track you change some of the way it sounds

 
   
  hold this record
here, have the most number one hits

 
   
  real
his proper, actual name

 
   
  'cos
because

 
   
  kept...off
stopped her from reaching

 
   
  top spot
the position of number one in the charts

 
   
  went in
entered the charts

 
   
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