Forget Mariah: Beatles in a class of their own
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
||Bill from UK (46,452)
by Gilbert from USA|
Bill thank you for your response. This is why I enjoy this message board because we get to share feelings and thoughts and I was actually thinking of posting this a few days back but I've been busy with work that I wanted to share. I always loved the way she sang Close My Eyes on Rosie. Why can't that be redone in the format. Lol. I also love how s... read more
(Wednesday 27 August 2014; 22:35)
by Bill from UK|
I love anything Mariah sings live, especially when she changes it up. For me though, the Unplugged album just trumps all their studio counterparts (except maybe Vision Of Love). This is why it is my most beloved and favourite and cherished record she has ever put out. Her voice, and the acoustic instruments make it seem as if she is right there in ... read more
(Wednesday 27 August 2014; 21:51)
||You are not alone (46,450)
by Abraham from USA|
I'd also want Mariah to cover the song. "You are not alone" is one of my favorite songs from MJ. I like the lyrics and music. Mariah would definitely do a good job. If she were to cover it, I think it should be the last song on the album. Beause I think it would end the album nicely.
(Wednesday 27 August 2014; 20:43)
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