Originally Posted by RedTruck
His 10 minutes of fame were already up.
10 minutes? Seriously? Let me educate you...
108 Top 100 Hits
80 Top 40 hits
126 albums in the Billboard Top 200 album chart
80 Gold Albums (at least 500,000 sold) #2? Streisand with 40.
43 Platinum albums (at least 1,000,000 sold) #2? The Beatles with 33
19 Multi-Platinum albums
All Time Top Selling Artists (Albums)
1. The Beatles (177 million)
2. Elvis (134.5 million)
3. Garth Brooks (128 million)
4. Led Zeppelin (111.5 million)
5. The Eagles (100 million)
Springsteen and Madonna together
haven't sold as many as Elvis has.
And as far as his continuing popularity in the years before his death his songs on the pop charts were still making the Top 20 but his pop career was not what it once was. However, his career as a viable country singer was very strong. He had a #1 country hit the year before his death with "Moody Blue" and another that went to #6 that year. So the success was still there 22 years after he first appeared on the scene.
10 minutes of fame, my arse.