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Old Dec 16, 2002, 10:47 AM   #1
Wolf
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Default Beatles vs. Stones: a chart comparison

The Beatles and the Stones are considered to be the prototype "rivals" of rock history. Here`s how both acts did on the charts. The Beatles` stats start with "Love Me do" and end with "Let It Be", the Stones` stats start with "Come On" and end with "Sticky Fingers".

The three biggest musical markets of the 1960s are taken into consideration (US, UK, West Germany):

Number One Hits

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 17
STONES: 8

United States

BEATLES: 20
STONES: 6

West Germany

BEATLES: 11
STONES: 6

Number One Albums

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 11
STONES: 6

United States

BEATLES: 14
STONES: 2

West Germany

BEATLES: 9
STONES: 4

Top 10 Hits

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 23
STONES: 14

United States

BEATLES: 32*
STONES: 13

West Germany

BEATLES: 29
STONES: 15

Top 10 Albums

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 13
STONES: 13

United States

BEATLES: 19
STONES: 15

West Germany

BEATLES: 15
STONES: 14

Weeks at Number One (Singles)

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 69
STONES: 18

United States

BEATLES: 59
STONES: 15

West Germany

BEATLES: 40
STONES: 22

Weeks at Number One (Albums)

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 162
STONES: 38

United States

BEATLES: 118
STONES: 7

West Germany

BEATLES: 108
STONES: 20

Weeks On Chart (Singles)

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 347
STONES: 202

United States

BEATLES: 557**
STONES: 240***

West Germany

BEATLES: 557
STONES: 248

Weeks On Chart (Albums)

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 674
STONES: 348

United States

BEATLES: 1,363
STONES: 438

West Germany

BEATLES: 484
STONES: 366

Hit Singles

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 25
STONES: 16

United States

BEATLES: 61****
STONES: 24*****

West Germany

BEATLES: 39
STONES: 20

Hit Albums

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 14
STONES: 14

United States

BEATLES: 26
STONES: 16

West Germany

BEATLES: 20
STONES: 16

Number Two Hits

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 4
STONES: 2

United States

BEATLES: 3
STONES: 1

West Germany

BEATLES: 6
STONES: 3

Number Two Albums

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 0
STONES: 2

United States

BEATLES: 4
STONES: 4

West Germany

BEATLES: 0
STONES: 4

Weeks at Number Two (Singles)

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 9
STONES: 6

United States

BEATLES: 6
STONES: 3

West Germany

BEATLES: 17
STONES: 8

Weeks at Number Two (Albums)

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 0
STONES: 4

United States

BEATLES: 24
STONES: 14

Highest Number of Hits in a Calendar Year

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 7 (1964 & 1976)
STONES: 3 (1964-1966)

United States

BEATLES: 30 (1964)
STONES: 6 (1965 & 1966)

West Germany

BEATLES: 16 (1964)
STONES: 6 (1965)

Highest Number of Album Hits in a Calendar Year

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 2 (1963-1966 & 1968-1969)
STONES: 3 (1971)

United States

BEATLES: 11 (1964)
STONES: 3 (1965-1967)

West Germany

BEATLES: 6 (1964)
STONES: 3 81965 & 1967)

Consecutive Number One Hits

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 11
STONES: 5

United States

BEATLES: 6
STONES: 2

West Germany

BEATLES: 6
STONES: 4

Consecutive Top 10 Hits

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 17
STONES: 14

United States

BEATLES: 19
STONES: 9

West Germany

BEATLES: 17
STONES: 14

Consecutive Number One Albums

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 7
STONES: 2

United States

BEATLES: 8
STONES: 0

West Germany

BEATLES: 2
STONES: 2

Consecutive Top 10 Albums

United Kingdom

BEATLES: 13
STONES: 13

United States

BEATLES: 11
STONES: 15

West Germany

BEATLES: 7
STONES: 11

* = 27 Top 10 hits if b-sides are excluded
** = 412 weeks if b-sides are excluded
*** = 218 weeks if b-sides are excluded
**** = 37 hits if b-sides are excluded
***** = 21 hits if b-sides are excluded
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