How about releasing a follow up hit that enters and leaves the top 40 before its predecessor…!
Well that happened in 1991 for Bryan Adams. His long, long, LONG reigning chart topper, “Everything I Do (I Do For You)”, had been around for so long that the next single was brought out, while “Everything” was still in the chart!
“Can’t Stop This Thing We Started” entered the chart on 8th September at No.25, while Bryan was still at number one! The song peaked at No.12 and left the top 40 week commencing 13th October, while “Everything” was STILL at number one!