Elvis Has To Share Record?

As Madonna's "Hung Up" jumps seven places to No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, the pop icon matches Elvis Presley's tally for top-10 hits: 36, the most for any artist in the rock era. Madonna racked up that tally in about 21 and a half years, starting with "Borderline." Presley scored his 36 top 10 hits in 16 and a half years, from 1956 with "Heartbreak Hotel" until 1972 with "Burning Love." Depending the source, Elvis has 38 Top 10 hits. Elvis Presley has 38 Top 10 hits on the Billboard chart and that is officially listed in The Billboard Book of US Top 40 Hits, written by Joel Whitburn. Elvis has had 32 different singles in the Billboard Top 10, 6 of those singles were "Double A Sides" like "Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel" where both sides reached #1. On the Official Elvis Presley website the following list is featured: Top 20 Pop Singles (Song Title / Pop Chart / Year Released) Heartbreak Hotel 1 1956 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 1 1956 Don't Be Cruel 1 1956 Hound Dog 1 1956 Love Me Tender 1 1956 Love Me 2 1957 Too Much 1 1957 All Shook Up 1 1957 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 1 1957 Jailhouse Rock 1 1957 Don't 1 1957 I Beg of You 8 1957 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 2 1958 Hard Headed Woman 1 1958 One Night 4 1958 I Got Stung 8 1958 (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I 2 1959 I Need Your Love Tonight 4 1959 A Big Hunk O' Love 1 1959 Stuck On You 1 1960 It's Now or Never 1 1960 Are You Lonesome Tonight? 1 1960 Surrender 1 1961 I Feel So Bad 5 1961 Little Sister 5 1961 (Marie's the Name of) His Latest Flame 4 1961 Can't Help Falling in Love 2 1961 Good Luck Charm 1 1962 She's Not You 5 1962 Return to Sender 2 1962 (You're the) Devil in Disguise 3 1963 Boss Nova Baby 8 1963 Crying in the Chapel 3 1965 In the Ghetto 3 1969 Suspicious Minds 1 1969 Don't Cry, Daddy 6 1969 The Wonder of You 9 1970 Burning Love 2 1972
Source: Google / Updated: Nov 25, 2005 
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Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 2, 2005report abuse
Yes, there is the CD-single , but it's all but dead in the USA and frankly never took off. The changed the way they compute "number one hits" so its no longer even sales-based but instead it's based on air-play. And that is in most cases bought and paid for. Go into many U.S. stores and you may find some CD singles but, no, they barely sell. At a Tower Records I went to recently (and these have everything) there were zero singles. I'm not the first to say this: the singles era is over, so may Madonna, Mariah, etc. enjoy their phony "number one" accomplishments...!
see see rider (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2005report abuse
isn't there a thing called a cd single, much like the old 45 rpm vinyl single's that one can buy instead of the whole album? i wouldn't say the "single" is completely gone.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 27, 2005report abuse
What some of you here are forgetting is not that that there's something wrong with records being broken or even Madonna (I like some of her stuff), but that it's that the game is over. That is, the *Singles era* is over. The "top ten hit" is a fiction in today's splintered market where no one buys (or can buy) a top ten hit by and large. And it has been gone awhile too. The Billboard article calls it the "rock era" - better they refer to the now-dead "singles era." The industry succeeded in killing it years ago when the CD was introduced and they effectively made people buy the album, particularly in the USA. Madonna and Mariah Carey have some savvy handlers who will milk this "device" all they can. Billboard and others are clearly all to happy to keep the "top singles" charts going even when no one buys them anymore. Elvis, Sinatra, the Beatles...These are the legends to beat in sales. These gals are not in that league. Music historians down the road will not confuse Madonna with Elvis in terms of record sales.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 26, 2005report abuse
Records are made to be broken(even Elvis'). It was inevitable that one day this record would fall. Get over it! Better Madonna than some no talent rapper, crapper.
ElvisDayByDay (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 26, 2005report abuse
Why is everyone so in defense? So Madonna has the same amound of Top 10 hits as Elvis (if the counting is right) ... Elvis is bound to loose his #1 hits record in the US any moment to Mariah Carey. Elvis will loose more records, but at the same time he will set new ones.

If you look at the USA charts they are compiled in mysterious ways anyway. Most of it is based on airplay, Elvis only has that on the oldies stations. Look at the remixes of "A Little Less Conversation" and "Rubberneckin'", both were #1 on the sales list, but didn't reach the Top 10 Billboard singles chart. Should they count in the total list? Look at the "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation with one of the above mentioned mixes on it, it is listed in the Country chart and "Ultimate Gospel", listed on that same Country Chart too ...
Slava (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 26, 2005report abuse
Forgive me - but isn't the point that it takes so few records to get a top ten hit these days??? in Elvis' day didn't take far more??? El has sold 1.5 billion records - no let's see how many has Madge sold??? can't be even 1/4 billion
forelvis (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 26, 2005report abuse
Please comment about the resumé. But read carefuly. But Elvis Presley is the one and only.
forelvis (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 26, 2005report abuse
Elvis Presley had 38 Top 10 Hits on the Billboard charts. Then ...
1. Has Billboard magazine now eliminated 2 of Elvis Presley's Top 10 Hits
2. Well, Madonna isn't dead. So she'll continue to score some hits.
3. But Elvis Presley make a new era with his music. A new era that continue until now.
4. Why Elvis Presley is always the point of view in popular music?
5. For then hit of Madonna is just an industry device that artificially propels into the league of true sale champion like Elvis Presley
6. EPE should do something to keep Elvis achievements untouchable.
7. The Hits
1. Heartbreak Hotel (1)
2. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (1)
3./4. Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog (1/1)
5. Love Me Tender (1)
6. Love Me (2)
7. Too Much (1)
8. All Shook Up (1)
9. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (1)
10. Jailhouse Rock (1)
11. /12. Don't / I Beg of You (1/8)
13. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (2)
14. Hard Headed Woman (1)
15. /16. One Night / I Got Stung (4/8)
17. /18. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I / I Need Your Love Tonight (2/4)
19. A Big Hunk o' Love (1)
20. Stuck on You (1)
21. It's Now or Never (1)
22. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1)
23. Surrender (1)
24. I Feel So Bad (5)
25. /26. Little Sister / (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame (5/4)
27. Can't Help Falling in Love (2)
28. Good Luck Charm (1)
29. She's Not You (5)
30. Return to Sender (2)
31. (You're the) Devil in Disguise (3)
32. Bossa Nova Baby (8)
33. Crying in the Chapel (3)
34. In the Ghetto (3)
35. Suspicious Minds (1)
36. Don't Cry, Daddy / Rubberneckin' (6)
37. The Wonder of You / Mama Liked the Roses (9)
38. Burning Love (2)

8. Just to bring Madonna down to size, look at the following chart facts from the UK:
Elvis has 21 No.1 Singles - Madonna has 11
Elvis has 17 No. 2 Singles - Madonna has 12
Elvis has 54 Top 5 Singles - Madonna has 42
Elvis has 77 Top 10 Singles - Madonna has 57
Elvis has 100 Top 20 Singles - Madonna has 62
mikem (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2005report abuse
I thought elvis had 38 top ten hits????
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2005report abuse
The fact that Elvis hasn't had a top 10 hit on the "Hot 100" since 1972 says a lot about the amount of fans he has in his own country. That, and the fact that the Billboard charts are about as straight as Liberace in a dress.

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