There has been a lot of talk recently in entertainment circles, including in The Windsor
Star on April 3, ballyhooing how Mariah Carey's 18th chart-topper song, Touch My Body,
puts her ahead of Elvis Presley's 17 No. 1 hits and brings her ever so close to matching
or surpassing the Beatles' record tally of 20 No. 1 songs.
While this is an incredible feat for any artist to accomplish, let's put everything into
proper perspective. From her first No. 1 hit in 1990, it has taken Mariah 18 years to get
to her position today. With his untimely death in 1977, Elvis accomplished his feat in 21
On the other hand, beginning in February of 1964, the Beatles hit the top of the charts
20 times in a mere six years. Not too shabby, indeed, considering Capitol and Apple records
only released 30 Beatle 45 rpm records during that same period of time.
After the Beatles' breakup, from 1970 until 1987, there were an additional 16 No. 1 hits
released by Paul McCartney (nine), George Harrison (three), John Lennon (two) and Ringo
Starr (two). However you add it up, if there was ever any artist or act to be put up on an
unreachable pedestal, the Beatles are in a class all by themselves.
Let's see if there are any others out there to go for, or surpass, 36 No. 1 hits. Any
takers? Mariah is halfway there.
(The Windsor Star - Mariah Connection)
Food for thought: It took all four Beatles to score a total of 36 No. 1 hits. This means
an average of 9 No. 1's per Beatle. Mariah alone had a total of 18 No. 1 hits. So what is a
Tuesday 8 April 2008
Recent news and Vegas shows (54,975)
by Amber C from USA
I don't for one bit believe any lamb who says they don't care about Mariah's personal life atm. If you really didn't care then you wouldn't have cared a couple months ago or five years ago when you obviously did, because you never ceized to. Not to mention, you're a lamb so have several seats. However I'm annoyed by these "spiritual advisor" rumors... read more (Tuesday 30 June 2015; 6:53)
B / BET Awards (54,974)
by Marissa from USA
As a black woman, I'm offended that the BET Awards in particular is seen as "not important". This is a particularly hot button issue for me because the "ethnic" awards are always the first to be written off as irrelevant. Those awards are sometimes the only validation that black artists can get for their work. If they are lucky enough to get to the... read more (Tuesday 30 June 2015; 5:59)
Hey Mimi (54,973)
by MIAM from United Kingdom
I'm not too keen on Mariah's antics lately so I won't comment on them, but I do have to say she is looking damn amazing, and I'm loving the current look she is going with. She looks stunning, really looking forward to her return to Vegas. Hey Mimi. (Tuesday 30 June 2015; 3:07)
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