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Old Aug 15, 2002, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default Beatles still outperform Elvis

Recently Elvis fans and parts of the media are celebrating Presley`s 18th UK No. 1, leading them to comments like "Elvis is now officially bigger than the Beatles" etc.

These folks should look at the far more important album charts, here the Fabs piss all over Presley`s achievements:

#1 albums (Billboard)

Beatles 19
Elvis 9

#1 albums (UK)

Beatles 15
Elvis 6

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

Beatles 131
Elvis 64

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

Beatles 174
Elvis 49

Weeks spent in the Billboard Top 200 album chart:

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

Weeks spent in the UK album chart Top 75:

Beatles 1,285
Elvis 1,155

RIAA-certified album sales in America:

Beatles 164.5 million
Elvis 100 million

And remember, the Beatles get their impressive figures from an 8-year recording career (1962-70), while Elvis Presley`s career lasted some 23 years (1954-1977)...

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Old Aug 15, 2002, 01:35 PM   #2
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The Beatles achieved their aim of equalling Elvis and after that they just surged past him. It'll take a lot more than the novelty of a remix of an Elvis song to put the King above The Fabs.

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Old Aug 15, 2002, 01:41 PM   #3
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"The reason we were twice as better than anyone else because we worked twice as hard as anyone else" - Paul McCartney

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Colin: That will barely cover the hair gel for the cast of friends.

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Old Aug 15, 2002, 02:12 PM   #4
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"here the Fabs piss all over Presley`s achievements"

Sorry, but I found that highly amusing. I couldn't have put it better myself

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Old Aug 16, 2002, 07:25 AM   #5
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Besides the Beatles WROTE most of their own songs.While Elvis wrote*hmmm.*NOT ONE!

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Old Aug 16, 2002, 10:04 AM   #6
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"Listening to you, I get the music, gazing at you I get the heat, Following you I climb the mountain, I get excitement at your feet. Right behing you, I see the millions, On you, I see the glory, From you I get opinions, From you, I get the story."
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