Forget Mariah: Beatles in a class of their own

the Beatles
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 years.
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 bigger accomplishment?

Tuesday 8 April 2008
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Re: "Do you know this song?" by LC from USA (46,573) by MimiLamb from Germany

Can you name me an artist or band that doesn't say something like that during their concerts? I have been to so many different concerts from different kind off artists and bands, I have heard it a million times. I don't think it has anything to do with Mariah being insecure when she asks that.
(Tuesday 2 September 2014; 10:33)
Tina from Finland about Mariah (46,572) by Dionne005 from USA

Ok there is nothing wrong about a woman not wanting to be upfront about her age. I'm only 25 but I don't folks know that. Am I in denial? No. This has nothing about Mariah being delusional and Mariah has talked about her change growing up and such many times. Even in her music. You don't even sound like a fan. Her song Butterfly, and that one song ... read more
(Tuesday 2 September 2014; 4:23)
RockyRoc (46,571) by Shelly from United States

I just reread your post and I'm not sure you were talking about what I thought you were talking about so now I'm embarrassed.
(Tuesday 2 September 2014; 3:11)
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