Mariah Carey Tied With Elvis For Most Solo #1's

E Online reported that Mariah Carey is now tied with Elvis for most number ones by a solo artist. Her new hit, "Don't Forget About Us," ruled this week's Hot 100, giving her the 17th number one single of her career. She has now tied Elvis Presley for the most number ones by a solo artist and ranks behind only the Beatles, who notched 20 chart-toppers, on the all-time list. This of course, is what Billboard feels Elvis had, as far as mnumber one records (17, instead of 18).
Source: Elvis 2nd To None / Updated: Dec 22, 2005 
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hillbillycatlover (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2006report abuse
Hear, hear...Elvis could sing anything, from lullabies to gospel and in his own style of rock, rhythm and blues, country, pop ballads, even opera.
Pautherem (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2006report abuse
Elvis was, is and will always be the premier artist in all categories and a flibberty gibbet like Mariah 'wobble voice' Carey will never be in the same class
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 23, 2005report abuse
Elvis had 18 number 1 hits in the U.S. not counting the remixes they go in order:

1. heartbreak hotel (1956) 2. i want you i need you i love you (1956) 3. hound dog (1956) 4. dont be cruel (1956) 5. love me tender (1956) 6. too much (1957) 7. all shook up (1957) 8. teddy bear (1957) 9. jailhouse rock (1957) 10. dont (1958) 11. hard headed woman (1958) 12. a big hunk o' love (1959) 13. stuck on you (1960) 14. its now or never (1960) 15. are you lonesome tonight (1960) 16. surrender (1961) 17. good luck charm (1962) 18. suspicious minds (1969)
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2005report abuse
The recording industry's figures are so distorted these days that it's impossible to compare. As Kees said, number ones in the US are defined by air play rather than just sales. A Little Less Conversation was the biggest selling single at the time, but because of the stupid air-play rule, it didn't make number 1. In the UK, the reason Elvis made all those top ten hits recently was that what constitutes a number 1 now is far less than when the singles were originally released. Elvis' record is set in stone, Mariah Carey may get another 17 number 1's, but are all worthless.
Sylvain (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2005report abuse
Available for pre-order is the "USA #1 Singles Box". The "Elvis #1 USA Singles" Box Set contains all 21 #1 US hits. This (above) is from another news article on your board, they talk abouth 21 N° 1 hits ???
ijustcanhelpbelievin (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2005report abuse
to even compare mariah carey to elvis is like comparing the easter bunny to santa claus!!! there will never ever be anyone who could come close to comparing elvis in this lifetime period...
Renan Augusto (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2005report abuse
That doesn´t matter to me. Elvis is much better than Mariah Carey. That´s one thing I know for sure.
ElvisDayByDay (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2005report abuse
The last two remixes went #1 on the sales list (selling around 11.000 copies I believe) and not on the Bilboard Hot 100 chart that is mainly based on airplay. For some reason the chartcompilers in the US think airplay is more important than actual sales ...
see see rider (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2005report abuse
i hope your right sttos. also, what about the rubberneckin' remix?
sttos (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2005report abuse
Billboard didn't coun't "A Little Less Conversation" did they? Because the remix of that song went to number one, giving elvis his 18th.
see see rider (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2005report abuse
umm boy, here we go again.

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