Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
Sure thing, but Elvis didn't have very strong competition for those spots. Not that The Beatles particularly did either, but it was a bit more by their time.
I'm also more inclined to give the edge to The Beatles, seeing as their music was a bit more artistically sincere, and as such, has remained very relevant even long after their career ended. The Beatles still influence tons of artists.
btw, are those American chart numbers or worldwide charts? I'd never heard that number before.
If no competition were the case, Franki Valli would have 100 plus Billboard chartings....so would Connie Francis. Brenda Lee.
And Elvis charted all through the 1960s and 1970s...
the charts I cite are US. Over 100 top 100 hits...it's impressive.
I think Elvis is the top selling artist of all time worldwide- over a billion sold.
Having said all that, most of the rock critics would agree with you. It's a parlor game and it's all about taste.