Queen have been confirmed as the most successful band in UK music history, by Guinness World Records.
The Freddie Mercury-fronted rock legends have now spent more time listed with their music than any other group or performer, including The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Queen, whose first self-titled album was released in 1973, have racked-up 1,322 weeks on the UK chart, which is compiled by the "Book of British Hit Singles and Albums".
David Roberts, editor of the publication, said: "Given that Queen's chart career has been much shorter than those of The Beatles and Elvis, this is an incredible achievement. "They've long been written about with reverence in the pages of our book, and this just serves to cement their legendary status."
The full Top 5 is as follows:
1. Queen (1,322 weeks on UK chart)
2. The Beatles (1,293 weeks)
3. Elvis Presley (1,280 weeks)
4. U2 (1,150 weeks)
5. Dire Straits (1,136 weeks)
Source: Google / Updated: Jul 4, 2005