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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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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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BOO-YA, ELVIS!!!! IN YOUR FACE!!

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Old Aug 16, 2002, 11:20 AM   #7
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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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the beatles are still kings

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The facts speak for themselves. The Beatles RULE!!!

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By bearkat77:
The facts speak for themselves. The Beatles RULE!!!

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I knew it all the time!!!!!

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beatles are still the greatest

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Old Aug 18, 2002, 09:47 AM   #14
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And Wolf - you don't get the arguments from RDC and Buddha here!
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The beatles the beatles the beatles the beatles the beatles the beatles the beatles #1

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Old Aug 20, 2002, 02:27 PM   #16
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Roly, it`s like holiday posting here...
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Old Aug 21, 2002, 11:40 AM   #17
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What do you mean, "they wrote most of their songs"? Didn't they write them all?

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By jelly:
What do you mean, "they wrote most of their songs"? Didn't they write them all?

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No,they didn't write Twist & Shout,Words of Love,Roll Over Beethoven,Rock & Roll Music.Any more..

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Elvis was in my opinion a good opener, just a crowd warmer up-er, for the BEATLES!!! Then everyone went CRAZY!!!

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By Wolf:

Roly, it`s like holiday posting here...
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Haha!! So true. It also works so you can actually post here, unlike another forum I could mention...


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