Weekly update: 12th – 18th May 2025

This week:
1960, on the day ABC broadcast Frank Sinatra’s Welcome Home Elvis, with a 41.5% share, Elvis Presley was at a karate demonstration in Los Angeles where he met his future instructor Ed Parker.
Love Me Tender lyric video
Are You Lonesome Tonight worksheet

1970, the film Let It Be was due to have its world premiere in New York City, but was held back until one week later for simultaneous screenings in London and Liverpool. None of The Beatles attended.
Lyric video
The Long And Winding Road worksheet

1984, President Ronald Reagan presented Michael Jackson with a Presidential Award for public service at a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Washington, DC.
Beat It lyric video
Thriller worksheet

International Day of Families
Worksheet: Ode To My Family – The Cranberries
Lyric video

1983, Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever was broadcast on NBC, recorded on March 25th, with an iconic performance of ‘Billie Jean’ featuring Michael Jackson’s first ever moonwalk.
Lyric video
The Michael Jackson Diary video presentation

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
Worksheet: Telephone – Lady Gaga (featuring Beyoncé)Lyric Video
Worksheet: Call Me – BlondieLyric Video

1976, Queen’s single ‘You’re My Best Friend’ was released in the UK.
Lyric video
Somebody To Love Worksheet

Number Ones, 12th May:
UK Perez Prado – Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
US Perez Prado – Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White

UK The Beatles-Ticket To Ride
US Herman’s Hermits – Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter

UK Mud – Oh Boy
US Tony Orlando and Dawn – He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)

UK Paul Hardcastle-19
US Madonna-Crazy For You

UK Tony Di Bart-The Real Thing
US Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It

UK Oxide & Neutrino Bound 4 Da Reload
US Gwen Stefani-Hollaback Girl

UK OMI-Cheerleader Worksheet
US Wiz Khalifa-See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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