Glee Beats Elvis’ Record of Most Charting Singles
The hit Fox TV phenomenon Glee has officially dethroned and crushed the King of Rock and Roll’s record for scoring the most charting singles on Billboard’s Hot 100 in just two seasons of the show.The show has ruled TV ratings and digital downloading charts with its catchy renditions of popular hits from artists ranging from [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Britney Spears[/lastfm] since first premiering.
There’s no doubt this popular show has taken over the world, and Gleeks everywhere tune in each week to watch the artist themed shows, but does this really mean they’re bigger than Elvis?
The Glee cast just released six more songs that charted within the Billboard’s Hot 100, which tallied their grand total to a whopping 113 charting singles over two seasons of the show. They’ve officially surpassed Elvis Presley’s former record of 108 charting singles throughout his career, and already beat out the Beatles’ 71 singles late last year.
The show began releasing their artist covers as singles a year and a half ago, but fewer than one-fourth of their poppy hits manage to remain on the charts longer than one week. Plus, the show is releasing every recording from Glee as singles, say if Elvis were to do that during his career, the numbers would be drastically different.
So can the Glee club really say their modernized covers are bigger than Elvis’ original releases over his career, or does Elvis still remain King? Tell us what you think about Glee beating Elvis’ record!
[Source: Music news]