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THE UK'S MOST SUCCESSFUL CHART ACTS
March 09, 2016  -  Brian Quinn  /  Elvis Express Radio
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Calculated by the amount of weeks on the chart for both Singles and Albums combined. One point is gained for each week an album/or single appears in the Top 75:

1. Elvis – 2665 weeks (1302 weeks for singles) (1363 weeks for albums)
2. Cliff Richard – 2047 weeks (1177 weeks for singles) (870 weeks for albums)
3. Michael Jackson – 1945 weeks (687 weeks for singles) (1258 weeks for albums)
4. Madonna – 1881 weeks (740 weeks for singles) (1141 weeks for albums)
5. Queen – 1856 weeks (440 weeks for singles) (1416 weeks for albums)
6. The Beatles – 1850 weeks (461 weeks for singles) (1389 weeks for albums)
7. Elton John – 1696 weeks (660 weeks for singles) (1036 weeks for albums)
8. Rod Stewart – 1619 weeks (480 weeks for singles) (1139 weeks for albums)
9. David Bowie – 1537 weeks (476 weeks for singles) (1061 weeks for albums)
10. U2 – 1445 weeks (363 weeks for singles) (1082 weeks for albums)

ELVIS’ CHART SINGLES
21 No.1’s
76 Top 10’s
139 Top 40’s
164 Top 75’s
80 weeks at No.1
386 weeks in Top 10
1062 weeks in Top 40
1302 weeks in Top 75

ELVIS’ CHART ALBUMS
12 No.1’s
50 Top 10’s
90 Top 40’s
115 Top 75’s
65 weeks at No.1
535 weeks in Top 10
1023 weeks in Top 40
1363 weeks in Top 75

NO.1 SINGLES ARTISTS
1. Elvis - 21
2. Beatles - 17
3. Cliff Richard and Westlife - both with 14
4. Madonna - 13
5. Take That - 12
6. Abba and Spice Girls - (both with 9)
7. Rolling Stones; Rihanna; Oasis and Eminem (all with 8)
8. Elton John; Kylie Minogue; McFly; Michael Jackson; Robbie Williams; U2; George Michael and Calvin Harris (all with 7)
9. Rod Stewart; Slade; Queen; Britney Spears; The Shadows; Sugababes; Boyzone; Blondie; David Guetta and Tinie Tempah (all with 6)
10. Beyoncé; Black Eyed Peas; Police; David Bowie; All Saints; Bee Gees; Will.I.Am; Dizzee Rascal; Flo Rida; Cheryl Cole; Bruno Mars; JLS; NE-YO;Jess Glynne and Sam Smith (all
with 5)

TOP 10 SINGLES ARTISTS
1. Elvis - 76
2. Cliff Richard - 68
3. Madonna - 63
4. Michael Jackson - 43
5. Kylie Minogue - 34
6. U2 - 33
7. Robbie Williams - 31
8. Elton John - 30
9. Beatles - 28
10. Eminem and Rihanna (both with 27)

NO.1 ALBUMS ARTISTS
1. Beatles - 15
2. Elvis and Madonna (both with 12)
3. Rolling Stones; Robbie Williams and David Bowie (all with 11)
4. Bruce Springsteen; U2 and Michael Jackson (all with 10)
5. Queen and Abba (both with 9)
6. Bob Dylan; Oasis; Rod Stewart; Led Zeppelin and R.E.M. (all with 8)
7. George Michael; Cliff Richard; Take That; Eminem; Elton John; Westlife and Coldplay (all with 7)
8. Boyzone; Pink Floyd; Phil Collins; Genesis; Prodigy; Blur; Police; Chemical Brothers and Stereophonics (all with 6)
9. Radiohead; Arctic Monkeys; Barbra Streisand; Celine Dion; Kylie Minogue; Bon Jovi; Simple Minds; Keane; Paul McCartney; Erasure; Muse; Prince; Simply Red and Iron Maiden
(all with 5)
10. Pavarotti; Kings Of Leon; The Killers; Roxy Music; Ronan Keating; Wet Wet Wet; Fleetwood Mac; Red Hot Chilli Peppers; Dire Straits; Kasabian; Frank Sinatra; Rihanna; The
Shadows; Jamiroquai; Moody Blues; Paul Weller; Paul Simon; Will Young; Status Quo and One Direction (all with 4)

TOP 10 ALBUMS ARTISTS
1. Elvis - 50
2. Cliff Richard - 43
3. Frank Sinatra - 40
4. Rolling Stones - 37
5. Bob Dylan - 36
6. Rod Stewart - 34
7. David Bowie - 32
8. Beatles and Elton John - 31
9. Queen - 25
10. Iron Maiden - 24

MOST NO.2 SINGLES
1. Elvis - 17 (8 of these were posthumous re-issues of tracks which had previously risen to No.1)
2. Madonna - 12
3. Cliff Richard and Kylie Minogue (both with 11)
4. Rihanna and Michael Jackson (both with 7)
5. Boyzone; Oasis; Queen; Robbie Williams and Justin Timberlake (all with 6)

MOST NO.2 ALBUMS
1. Rolling Stones - 10
2. Elvis; Elton John and Bon Jovi - (all with 7)
3. Madonna; Cliff Richard; Queen; Paul Weller; Smiths; Frank Sinatra and Rod Stewart - (all with 5)
4. David Bowie; Britney Spears; Iron Maiden; J.A.M.; Manic Street Preachers; Pet Shop Boys; Status Quo; The Who and Tom Jones (all with 4)
5. The Shadows; Kylie Minogue; U2; Pink Floyd; Stevie Wonder; Paul McCartney; Beach Boys; Depeche Mode; Elvis Costello; James; Kate Bush; M People; Portishead; Robert
Plant; Sheryl Crow; Simply Red; Tina Turner; Cat Stevens; Eric Clapton and Beautiful South (all with 3)

TOP 40 SINGLES ARTISTS
1. Elvis - 139
2. Cliff Richard - 124
3. Madonna - 71
4. Elton John - 66
5. David Bowie - 63
6. Diana Ross - 58
7. Status Quo - 57
8. Michael Jackson - 54
9. Queen - 53
10. Kylie Minogue - 49

TOP 40 ALBUMS ARTISTS
1. Elvis - 90
2. Frank Sinatra - 63
3. Cliff Richard - 61
4. Bob Dylan - 56
5. Rolling Stones and David Bowie (both with 46)
6. James Last - 45
7. Beatles and Rod Stewart (both with 43)
8. Elton John - 40
9. Status Quo and Diana Ross (both with 39)
10. Daniel O'Donnell - 33

TOP 75 SINGLES ARTISTS
1. Elvis - 164
2. Cliff Richard - 135
3. Glee Cast - 100
4. Elton John - 85
5. David Bowie - 79
6. Diana Ross - 78
7. Madonna - 75
8. Status Quo - 66
9. Rod Stewart - 65
10. Michael Jackson - 62

TOP 75 ALBUM ARTISTS
1. Elvis - 115
2. Frank Sinatra - 69
3. Cliff Richard - 66
4. James Last - 65
5. David Bowie - 63
6. Bob Dylan - 60
7. Beatles - 54
8. Diana Ross and Neil Young (both with 52)
9. Rolling Stones - 51
10.Elton John - 46

ALBUM ARTISTS - WEEKS AT NO.1
1. Beatles - 174
2. Elvis 65
3. Abba - 57
4. Rolling Stones - 45
5. Simon And Garfunkel - 40
6. Robbie Williams - 34
7. Adele - 33
7. Michael Jackson - 31
8. Cliff Richard and Madonna (both with 30)
9. Elton John; Carpenters and Take That (all with 29)
10. Rod Stewart - 28

SINGLES ARTISTS - WEEKS AT NO.1
1. Elvis - 80
2. Beatles - 65
3. Cliff Richard - 46
4. Frankie Laine - 32
5. Abba - 31
6. Madonna; Take That (Both with 29)
7. Rihanna - 24
8. Elton John and Wet Wet Wet (both with 23)
9. Spice Girls - 22
10. Queen; The Shadows (both with 21)

SINGLES ARTISTS - WEEKS IN TOP 10
1. Elvis - 386
2. Cliff Richard - 333
3. Madonna - 228
4. Rihanna - 218
5. Beatles - 188
6. Frankie Laine - 187
7. Michael Jackson - 154
8. The Shadows - 143
9. Elton John - 133
10. Eminem - 122

ALBUMS ARTISTS - WEEKS IN TOP 10
1. Elvis - 535
2. Beatles - 467
3. Cliff Richard - 339
4. Frank Sinatra - 316
5. Michael Jackson and Rolling Stones (both with 265)
6. Rod Stewart - 259
7. Simon And Garfunkel - 240
8. The Shadows - 229
9. Abba - 224
10. Madonna - 219

SINGLES ARTISTS - WEEKS IN TOP 40
1. Elvis 1062
2. Cliff Richard - 970
3. Rihanna - 596
4. Madonna - 516
5. Michael Jackson - 437
6. Elton John - 422
7. The Shadows and Diana Ross - (both with 378)
8. The Beatles - 365
9. David Bowie - 344
10. David Guetta - 339

ALBUMS ARTISTS - WEEKS IN TOP 40
1. Elvis - 1023
2. Beatles - 968
3. Simon And Garfunkel - 816
4. Frank Sinatra - 744
5. Rod Stewart - 732
6. Michael Jackson - 726
7. Cliff Richard - 688
8. Queen - 685
9. Madonna - 666
10. Elton John - 660

SINGLES ARTISTS - WEEKS IN TOP 75
1. Elvis - 1302
2. Cliff Richard - 1177
3. Rihanna - 957
4. Madonna - 740
5. Michael Jackson - 687
6. Elton John - 660
7. David Guetta - 570
8. Diana Ross - 569
9. Kanye West - 533
10. Ed Sheeran - 516

ALBUMS ARTISTS - WEEKS IN TOP 75
1. Queen - 1416
2. Beatles - 1389
3. Elvis - 1363
4. Michael Jackson - 1258
6. Madonna - 1141
5. Rod Stewart - 1139
7. Simon And Garfunkel - 1085
8. U2 - 1082
9. Abba - 1069
10. David Bowie - 1061