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Old Aug 06, 2002, 01:12 PM   #1
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Artists with the most weeks in the U.S. album charts

01 Frank Sinatra, 2,238 weeks
02 Johnny Mathis, 2,222
03 The Beatles, 1.955
04 Elvis Presley, 1,858
05 Barbra Streisand, 1,702
06 The Rolling Stones, 1,598
07 Mitch Miller, 1,347
08 Elton John, 1,337
09 Pink Floyd, 1,309
10 The Kingston Trio, 1,262

Artists with the most weeks in the U.K. album charts

01 The Beatles, 1,207 weeks
02 Queen, 1,152
03 Elvis Presley, 1,113
04 Dire Straits, 1,103
05 Simon & Garfunkel, 1,094
06 David Bowie, 916
07 U2, 907
08 Pink Floyd, 871
09 Michael Jackson, 853
10 Elton John, 851

Albums longest at No. 1 in the U.K.

01 South Pacific, Soundtrack, 115 weeks
02 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack, 70
03 Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon & Garfunkel, 41
04 Please Please Me, The Beatles, 30
05 Sgt. Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles, 27
06 G.I.Blues, Elvis Presley, 22
07 With The Beatles, The Beatles, 21
07 A Hard Day`s Night, The Beatles, 21
09 Blue Hawaii, Elvis Presley, 18
09 Saturday Night Fever, Soundtrack, 18

Best-selling albums of all-time in the U.K.

01 Sgt. Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles
02 (What`s The Story) Morning Glory, Oasis
03 Bad, Michael Jackson
04 Brothers In Arms, Dire Straits
05 Stars, Simply Red
06 Thriller, Michael Jackson
07 Greatest Hits, Queen
08 Spice, Spice Girls
09 The Immaculate Collection, Madonna
10 The Very Best Of Elton John, Elton John

The best-selling albums of the 1960s in the U.K.

01 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
02 With The Beatles, Beatles
03 Beatles For Sale, Beatles
04 Sgt. Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Beatles
05 Rubber Soul, Beatles
06 West Side Story, Soundtrack
07 The Beatles (White Double Album), Beatles
08 Revolver, Beatles
09 A Hard Day`s Night, Beatles
10 Abbey Road, Beatles

If this list gives the impression that only one act really sold any albums in Britain during the 1960s, it isn`t too far off the mark, at least in terms of really high volume sales. For most UK record buyers, singles were the staple diet, and an album by one of one`s favorite acts was an occasional luxury. Only the Beatles had a sufficiently huge and widely-ranging fan following to make each of their albums a premium buy.

The best-selling singles of the 1960s in the U.K.

01 She Loves You, Beatles
02 I Want To Hold Your Hand, Beatles
03 Tears, Ken Dodd
04 Can`t Buy Me Love, Beatles
05 I Feel Fine, Beatles
06 The Carnival Is Over, Seekers
07 We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper, Beatles
08 Release Me, Engelbert Humperdinck
09 It`s Now Or Never, Elvis Presley
10 Green Green Grass Of Home, Tom Jones
11 The Last Waltz, Engelbert Humperdinck
12 I Remember You, Frank Ifield
13 Stranger On The Shore, Mr Acker Bilk
14 The Young Ones, Cliff Richard
15 Sugar Sugar, Archies
16 The Next Time/Bachelor Boy, Cliff Richard
17 Telstar, Tornados
18 Help!, Beatles
19 Two Little Boys, Rolf Harris
20 Glad All Over, Dave Clark Five
21 Needles And Pins, Searchers
22 Anyone Who Had A Heart, Cilla Black
23 Lovesick Blues, Frank Ifield
24 Hey Jude, Beatles
25 I Love You Because, Jim Reeves
26 You`ll Never Walk Alone, Gerry & The Pacemakers
27 There Goes My Everything, Engelbert Humperdinck
28 I Won`t Forget You, Jim Reeves
29 A Hard Day`s Night, Beatles
30 The Last Time, Rolling Stones

The best-selling albums of the 1960s in the U.S.A.

01 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
02 Sgt. Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Beatles
03 The Beatles (White Double Album), Beatles
04 West Side Story, Soundtrack
05 Mary Poppins, Soundtrack
06 Meet The Beatles!, Beatles
07 The First Family, Vaughan Meader
08 Abbey Road, Beatles
09 Hair, Original Broadway Cast
10 Whipped Creams And Other Delights, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
11 The Monkees, Monkees
12 More Of The Monkees, Monkees
13 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, A Memorial Album
14 Rubber Soul, Beatles
15 Beatles 65, Beatles
16 Magical Mystery Tour, Beatles
17 Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin
18 In A Gadda Da Vida, Iron Butterfly
19 A Hard Day`s Night, Beatles
20 S.R.O., Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

The best-selling albums of the 1950s in the U.K.

01 South Pacific, Soundtrack
02 My Fair Lady, Original Broadway Cast
03 Oklahoma, Soundtrack
04 Songs For Swinging Lovers, Frank Sinatra
05 West Side Story, Original Broadway Cast
06 Lonnie Donegan Showcase, Lonnie Donegan
07 Come Dance With Me, Frank Sinatra
08 Elvis` Golden Records, Elvis Presley
09 My Fair Lady, London Cast
10 The King And I, Soundtrack
The best-selling albums of the 1950s in the U.S.A.
01 South Pacific, Soundtrack
02 My Fair Lady, Original Broadway Cast
03 Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Van Cliburn
04 Radio Bloopers, Kermit Schaeffer
05 Johnny`s Greatest Hits, Johnny Mathis
06 Sing We Now Of Christmas (Little Drummer Boy), Harry Simeone Chorale
07 Knockers Up, Rusty Warren
08 West Side Story, Original Broadway Cast
09 Hymns, Tennessee Ernie Ford
10 Oklahoma, Soundtrack

Source: "The Top Ten Of Everything" (1998) and "Rock Book Of Lists" (1982)
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Old Aug 06, 2002, 01:40 PM   #2
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The Beatles are the greatest. Thanks for the info. The songs and albums had real durability back then.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By Clark Kent:
The songs and albums had real durability back then.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

And they still do today. Tanks for the latest list, Wolf.

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Another typical (but brilliant ) Wolf topic!

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[quote]Originally Posted By bearkat77:
[b] And they still do today. Tanks for the latest list, Wolf.

Yes they do.The beatles will never die.


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Thanks for the interesting stats!!!

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