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Old Aug 16, 2002, 10:20 AM   #7
Wolf
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Default Re: Beatles still outperform Elvis


Folks, if you`re interested in a more thorough listing, check out this here:


Billboard US No. 1 singles:

Beatles 20
Elvis 17


Cash Box US No. 1 singles:

Beatles 22
Elvis 17


Record World US No. 1 singles:

Beatles 23
Elvis 15


UK No. 1 Albums:

Beatles 15
Elvis 6


Billboard No. 1 albums:

Beatles 19
Elvis 9


Cash Box No. 1 albums:

Beatles 15
Elvis 7


Weeks spent in the UK album chart:

Beatles 1,285
Elvis 1,155


Weeks spent in the Billboard album chart:

Beatles 1,955 (up to 1998)
Elvis 1,858 (up to 1998)


Weeks spent at No. 1 position in the UK album chart:

Beatles 174
Elvis 49


Weeks spent at No. 1 position in the Billboard album chart:

Beatles 132
Elvis 64


Highest jump to No. 1 in the Billboard singles chart:

Beatles 27 to 1 (Can`t Buy Me Love, 1964)
Elvis 9 to 1 (All Shook Up, 1957)


Number of songs simultaneously in the Billboard Top 100 singles chart:

Beatles 14 (April 11, 1964)
Elvis 9 (December 9, 1956)


Number of songs simultaneously in the Billboard Top 10 singles chart:

Beatles 5
Elvis 2


Number of songs simultaneously in the Billboard Top 5 singles chart:

Beatles 5
Elvis 2


Number of chart entries in the Billboard singles chart within a calendar year:

Beatles 30 (1964)
Elvis 16 (1956)


UK No. 1 EPs (Extended Play):

Beatles 8
Elvis 4


Weeks spent at No. 1 position in the UK EP chart:

Beatles 63
Elvis 46


Number of Billboard No. 1 albums within a calendar year:

Beatles 3 (1964, 1965, 1966)
Elvis 2 (1956, 1957, 1961)


Number of Billboard No. 1 singles within a calendar year:

Beatles 6 (1964)
Elvis 4 (1956, 1957)


Number of Billboard No. 1 albums within a 12 month period:

Beatles 4 (February 15, 1964 to February 15, 1965 as well as January 9, 1965 to January 9, 1966 as well as September 11, 1965 to September 11, 1966)
Elvis 3 (December 5, 1960 to December 5, 1961)


Largest advance order for a single in the US:

Beatles 1,700,000 (Can`t Buy Me Love)
Elvis 1,277,000 (Stuck On You)


Number of RIAA diamond awards for album sales exceeding 10 million in the US:

Beatles 5
Elvis 0


Number of RIAA certified album sales:

Beatles 164.5 million
Elvis 100 million


Number of Gold albums the RIAA certified sales are equal to:

Beatles 328
Elvis 200


Number of Platinum albums the RIAA certified sales are equal to:

Beatles 164
Elvis 100


Number of combined RIAA certified album and singles sales:

Beatles 193.5 million
Elvis 149 million


Number of consecutive top ten hits in the UK singles chart:

Beatles 24
Elvis 23


Number of consecutive No. 1 hits in the UK singles chart:

Beatles 11 (from “From Me To You” in 1963 to “Yellow Sumbarine” in 1966)
Elvis 5 (from “It`s Now Or Never” in 1960 to “Surrender” in 1961)


Number of consecutive No. 1 hits in the Billboard singles chart:

Beatles 6 (from “I Feel Fine” to “We Can Work It Out”)
Elvis 5 (from “A Big Hunk O`Love” to “Surrender”)


Number of consecutive No. 1 hit albums in the Billboard albums chart:

Beatles 8 (from “Beatles VI” in 1965 to “The Beatles” in 1968)
Elvis 2


Number of albums to debut at No. 1 in the UK album chart:

Beatles 8
Elvis 0


Number of consecutive weeks spent at the No. 1 position in the UK album chart:

Beatles 51 (May 11, 1963 to May 2, 1964)
Elvis 17 (February 24 to June 23, 1962)


Number of weeks spent at No. 1 in the UK album chart within a calendar year:

Beatles 40 (1964)
Elvis 24 (1962)


Number of No. 1 albums in the UK album chart within a calendar year:

Beatles 3 (1965)
Elvis 2 (1960)


Number of transatlantic number No. 1 hits singles:

Beatles 13
Elvis 6


Number of self-replacements at the No. 1 position in the Billboard singles chart:

Beatles 2 times (March 21 & April 4, 1964)
Elvis 1 (November 3, 1956)


Number of self-replacements at the No. 1 position in the UK singles chart:

Beatles 1 time (December 12, 1963)
Elvis 0


Number of self-replacements at the No. 1 position in the Billboard albums chart:

Beatles 1 time (May 2, 1964)
Elvis 0


Number of self-replacements at the No. 1 position in the UK albums chart:

Beatles 2 times (December 7, 1963 & December 19, 1964)
Elvis 0


Number of weeks biggest album spent at No. 1 in the UK album chart:

Beatles 30 weeks (Please Please Me, 1963)
Elvis 22 weeks (G.I.Blues, 1960/61)


Number of consecutive weeks biggest album spent at No. 1 in the UK album chart:

Beatles 30 weeks (Please Please Me, 1963)
Elvis 17 weeks (Blue Hawaii, 1962)


Number of copies biggest selling single sold in the UK:

Beatles 1,900,000 (She Loves You)
Elvis 1,000,000 (It`s Now Or Never)


Number of copies biggest selling single sold worldwide:

Beatles 12,000,000 (I Want To Hold Your Hand)
Elvis 9,000,000 (It`s Now Or Never)


Number of copies biggest selling album sold worldwide:

Beatles 32,000,000 (Sgt. Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
Elvis 12,000,000 (Moody Blue?)


Number of copies biggest selling album sold in the U.S.:

Beatles 19,000,000 (The White Album)
Elvis 7,000,000 (Elvis` Christmas Album)


Number of No. 1 hit singles in Germany:

Beatles 12
Elvis 1


Number of No. 1 hit albums in Germany:

Beatles 11
Elvis 0


Number of No. 1 hit singles in Australia:

Beatles 23
Elvis 12


Number of No. 1 hit singles in Canada:

Beatles 22
Elvis 20


Number of No. 1 hit singles in Holland:

Beatles 23
Elvis 2


Number of weeks at No. 1 position in the German album chart:

Beatles 113
Elvis 0


Number of million selling singles in the UK:

Beatles 5
Elvis 1


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