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Old Jul 28, 2001, 01:05 PM   #1
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This list covers most of the Beatles` UK and US chart records (but not all!) plus some other records...

Most UK #1 singles – 17

Most Billboard US #1 singles – 20

Most Cash Box US #1 singles – 22

Most Record World US #1 singles – 23

Most UK #1 Albums – 15

Most Billboard US #1 albums – 19

Most Cash Box US #1 albums – 15

Most Record World US #1 albums – 17

Most weeks spent in the UK album chart – 1,260 weeks

Most weeks spent in the Billboard US album chart by a Group – 1,985 weeks

Most weeks spent in the Billboard US Singles chart by a Group – 629 weeks

Most weeks spent in the UK singles chart by a Group – 456 weeks

Most weeks at #1 position in the UK album chart – 174 weeks

Most weeks at #1 position in the Billboard US album chart – 132 weeks

Highest jump to #1 in the Billboard US singles chart – 27 to 1 (Can`t Buy Me Love, April 4, 1964)

Most songs in the Billboard Top 100 singles chart – 14 (April 11, 1964)

Most songs in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart – 7 (April 11 & April 25, 1964)

Most songs in the Billboard Top 20 singles chart – 6 (April 11 & 18, 1964)

Most songs in the Billboard Top 10 singles chart – 5 (April 4 & 11, 1964)

Most songs in the US Top 5 singles chart – 5 (April 4, 1964)

Most chart entries in the Billboard US singles chart within a calendar year – 30 (1964)

Only act that replaced itself at the #1 position two times in the Billboard US singles chart (March 21 & April 4, 1964)

Most UK #1 EPs (Extended Play) – 8

Most weeks at #1 position in the UK EP chart – 63 weeks

Most complete ever domination of the three UK charts (singles, albums, EPs): the Beatles had the #1 UK single, the #2 UK single, the #1 UK album, the #2 UK album, the #1 UK EP, the #2 UK EP & the #3 UK EP for three weeks from December 12, 1963 to December 26, 1963

Most complete ever domination of the Billboard US Singles & Albums chart: the Beatles had the #1, the #2, the #3, the #4 & the #5 US singles as well as the #1 & the #2 US albums for one week (April 4, 1964)

Most complete ever domination of the UK and US singles chart: the Beatles had the UK #1 single, the UK #1 & UK #2 album, the #1 UK EP, the US #1 to US #5 singles & the US #1 and US #2 albums at once (April 4, 1964)

The Beatles held the #1 and #2 positions in the Billboard US albums chart for 9 consecutive weeks on two separate occasions (March 2 to April 27, 1964, as well as August 29 to October 24, 1964)

Most Billboard US #1 albums within a calendar year – 3 (1964, 1965, 1966)

Most Billboard US #1 singles within a calendar year – 6 (1964)

Most Billboard US #1 albums within a 12 month period – 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)

Largest one week singles sales in the UK – 970,000 (I Want To Hold Your Hand)

Largest one week singles sales in the US – 940,225 (Can`t Buy Me Love)

Largest advance sale in the UK for a single – 1,400,000 (Can`t Buy Me Love)

Largest international singles advance sale – 2,100,000 (Can`t Buy Me Love)

Largest advance order for a single in the US – 1,700,000 (Can`t Buy Me Love)

Best selling album in the UK ever – Sgt. Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band (approx. 4.5 million)

Act with the most RIAA diamond awards for album sales exceeding 10 million in the US (five)

Act with the highest RIAA certified album sales – 163.5 million

The RIAA certified album sales are equal to 328 Gold albums (a record)

The RIAA certified album sales are equal to 161 Platinum albums (a record)

Act with the highest RIAA combined album and singles sales – 192.5 million

Fastest selling album in history – Beatles 1 (20 million in 9 weeks)

Most UK singles chart top ten hits by a Group – 28

Most Billboard US singles chart top ten hits by a Group – 34

Most consecutive UK singles chart top ten hits by a Group – 24

Most weeks spent at #1 position in the UK singles chart by a Group – 69

Most weeks spent at #1 position in the UK singles chart within a calendar year by a Group – 16

Most consecutive #1 hits in the UK singles chart – 11 (from “From Me To You” in 1963 to “Yellow Sumbarine” in 1966)

Most consecutive #1 hits in the Billboard US singles chart by a Group – 6 (from “I Feel Fine” to “We Can Work It Out” – record held together with the Bee Gees)

Most consecutive #1 hit albums in the Billboard US albums chart – 8 (from “Beatles VI” to “The Beatles” – this run was interrupted by “Yellow Submarine”, which stalled at #2, behind the Beatles` own “White Album” in February 1969)

Most #1 hits in the UK singles chart within a calendar year by a Group – 3 (1963, 1964, 1965)

First act to debut at #1 in the UK album chart (August 14, 1965)

Most weeks spent on the UK singles chart during the 1960s by a Group – 333 weeks

Most weeks spent on the UK album chart during the 1960s by a Group – 435 weeks

Most consecutive weeks at the #1 position in the UK album chart – 51 weeks (May 11, 1963 to May 2, 1964)

Most weeks at #1 in the UK album chart within a calendar year – 40 weeks (1964)

Most #1 albums in the UK album chart within a calendar year – 3 (1965)

First act to replace itself at #1 position in the UK singles chart (December 12, 1963)

First act to replace itself at the #1 position in the UK album chart (December 7, 1963 as well as December 19, 1964)

Album that spent the most weeks at #1 in the UK album chart by a Group – Please Please Me (30 weeks)

Non-Soundtrack Album that spent the most consecutive weeks at #1 in the UK album chart – Please Please Me (30 weeks)

Act with the most #1 debuts in the history of the UK album chart – 8 (record held together with David Bowie)

First Group to debut at #1 in the UK singles chart (April 23, 1969)

Group that spent the most consecutive weeks in the UK singles chart – 105 weeks (from October 11, 1962 to October 15, 1964)

George Martin is the most successful producer in the UK & US Singles chart with 28 UK #1 hit singles and 24 Billboard US #1 hit singles

Group with the most #2 hits in the UK singles chart – 5 (record held together with Queen and Sweet)

Top selling single in the UK of the 1960s (“She Loves You” – “I Want to Hold Your Hand” holds seconds place)

Top selling single in the US of the 1960s (“I Want To Hold Your Hand” – “Hey Jude” holds second place)

Top selling album in the UK of the 1960s (“Sgt. Pepper`s Lonely Heart Club Band”)

Top selling album in the US of the 1960s (“Sgt. Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band” – “A Hard Day`s Night” holds the second place)

Worldwide top selling single of the 1960s (“I Want To Hold Your Hand”)

Worldwide top selling album of the 1960s (“Sgt. Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band”)

Most #1 hit singles in Germany – 12

Most #1 hit albums in Germany by a non-German act – 11

Most #1 hit singles in Australia – 23

Most #1 hit singles in Sweden – 18

Most #1 hit singles in Canada – 22

Most #1 hit singles in Holland – 23

Most top ten hit singles in Germany by a non-German act – 30

Most weeks at #1 position in the German album chart – 113 weeks

Most million selling singles in the UK – 5

Most million selling singles in the US – 29 (record held together with Elvis Presley)

Highest sales within a calendar year in the US – approx. 35 million (1964)

Highest sales within a calendar year worldwide – approx. 75 million (1964)

Only Group whose members all had solo Billboard US #1 singles

Most covered song in history – Yesterday (over 2,500 cover versions)

Beatles songs have been played on US radio more often than anybody else`s songs (according to BMI, the top 20 of Beatles songs accumulate more than 60 million radio performances)

Paul McCartney is the artist who wrote the most #1 hit singles in the Billboard US singles chart – 32 (second place John Lennon – 26)

Paul McCartney is the artist who wrote the most #1 hit singles in the UK singles chart – 26 (second place John Lennon – 25)

Paul McCartney spent 1797 weeks in the UK album chart (Beatles + Wings + Paul Solo – second place John Lennon 1592 weeks)

Most simultaneous weeks at the top of the UK singles and album chart – 45 weeks



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Old Jul 28, 2001, 05:49 PM   #2
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Old Jul 28, 2001, 06:43 PM   #3
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A very impressive list there, Wolf. But I think this would fit better in the And Your Bird Can Sing forum rather than What Goes On, which is mainly for current events.

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Old Jul 28, 2001, 09:44 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By bearkat77:
A very impressive list there, Wolf. But I think this would fit better in the And Your Bird Can Sing forum rather than What Goes On, which is mainly for current events.

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Old Jul 28, 2001, 09:53 PM   #5
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Thank you, Stefanie.

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Old Aug 03, 2001, 09:01 PM   #6
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To me still of interest is this fact

#1 LPs

1. The Beatles 19
2. Elvis 9
3. Rolling Stones 9

Therefore the beatles have more #1 LPs than the next 2 acts combined!!


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Old Aug 04, 2001, 08:46 AM   #7
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And deservedly so.

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This week, the Beatles' greatest hits album, 1, is at number eighty-six on the USA album charts.
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Old Aug 04, 2001, 01:28 PM   #8
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Beatles-19 #1
Stones,Elvis-18 #1

probably over 100 albums between the two!

quality not quantity...

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Old Aug 04, 2001, 03:01 PM   #9
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In the UK, it looks like this:

1) Beatles - 15
2) Stones - 10
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11) Elvis - 6


In Germany, it looks like this:

1) James Last - 13
2) Beatles - 11
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7) Stones - 6
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Elvis - 0
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That speaks volumes!

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Old Aug 04, 2001, 09:17 PM   #11
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Who's James Last?


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Old Aug 05, 2001, 12:12 PM   #12
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No doubt a loser.

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He was a classical composer. Bet he didn't get many number 1's.

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hThank you,Harbidge

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Old Aug 07, 2001, 10:36 PM   #15
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Do the Beatles still hold the #1 spot for most albums sold? I know Garth Brooks was gaining on them a few years ago, but still had a lot to go.

And didn't Mariah Carey beat the Beatles for most #1's?

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Old Aug 10, 2001, 03:23 PM   #16
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Well, there`s no danger anymore that Mr. Brooks will reach the Beatles` US certified album sales. The Beatles` sales have been reassessed by Capitol Records during the last year, which brough them additional 59 million in sales! Now the Beatles stand at 163.5 million, while Garth Brooks is at 100.5 million...

The Beatles have 20 Billboard #1 Singles, Mariah Carey has 15 until now. Her latest "Loverboy" is still at #2 behind Destiny`s Child.

James Last is a German Big Band orchestra boss who was very successful from the 1960s - 1980s with re-recordings pop music melodies as well as classical melodies.
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Old Aug 10, 2001, 03:29 PM   #17
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Mariah Carey has spent more weeks at the #1 position in the Billboard singles chart. I think she spent 62 weeks at #1, while the Beatles "only" spent 59 weeks at #1.

The reason for this is that during the 1960s, songs usually only spent 1 or 2 weeks at #1, and then made way for the next classic, because in the 60s, a lot more singles were released than during the 1990s. In the 90s, it was common that once a song reached the #1 position, it stayed there for months, regardless of how crappy that particular song was (best example: "One Sweet Day" by M. Carey and Boyz II Men, which spent a record 16 weeks at #1 in 1995/95, despite being one of the least memorable #1 one hits of all time). Reason for this is, among others, that few singles are being released these days, allowing a longer stay in the charts for those singles that do chart, as well as a longer stay at #1, as there are so few records to compete with.
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