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Posted: 22 Feb 04, 19:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

50 The Hollies
49 Sinatra
48 Bryan Adams
47 U2
46 Englebert Humperdinck
45 Gary Glitter
44 Westlife
43 The Shadows
42 The Everley Brothers
41 Duran Duran
40 Wet Wet Wet
39 Phil Collins
38 Pet Shop Boys
37 Robbie Williams
36 Frankie Goes To Hollywood (5,000,000)
35 The Jam
34 Adam & The Ants
33 Wham
32 Diana Ross
31 Madness
30 The Police
29 Celine Dion
28 Tom Jones
27 UB40
26 Oasis
25 Boyzone
24 Blondie
23 Olivia Newton John
22 Slade
21 Boney M
20 Status Quo
19 George Michael
18 The Bee Gees
17 Whitney Houston
16 Shakin Stevens
15 Spice Girls
14 Stevie Wonder
13 Kylie Minogue
12 Rolling Stones
11 Rod Stewart
10 David Bowie
9 Wings
8 Abba (10,000,000)
7 Queen (10,334,713)
6 Michael Jackson
5 Elton John
4 Madonna
3 Elvis Presley
2 The Beatles
1 Cliff Richard (20,900,000)

Some good guesses below.....

My S.O. got Cliff - he keeps having hits, but we keep forgetting him. I wonder who'll take the hint first.

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Posted: 22 Feb 04, 19:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My guess is for sure that it's...

3. Cliff Richard
4. Elton John

5. I dunno but I'll take a shot (Mariah Carey?)


P.S. Do they have the same list for album sales?


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Posted: 22 Feb 04, 23:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

3. Elvis
2. Beatles
1. Cliff Richard???? HOLY SHIT.

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Posted: 23 Feb 04, 00:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My guess:
5 Elton John
4 Maddona
3 Cliff Richard
2 The Beatles
1 Elvis


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Posted: 23 Feb 04, 05:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He only releases songs at Xmas, but he has been around for about four hundred and fifty two thousand years!! Well Done Cliff :D *applauds*


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Posted: 23 Feb 04, 05:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, and did you notice that when they were doing the run down, Harry Enfield was wearing a WWRY musical Tshirt? How much did Brian pay him for that??? :-?


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Posted: 23 Feb 04, 07:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So, is it confirmed, that No 1 is Cliff???
That's not bad at all - good to hear Beatles/Elvis didnt top, besides Cliff was friend of Freddie. He deserves it.
I wonder what about album sales, I think Queen could took the lead.


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Posted: 23 Feb 04, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OMG... Can't stand Cliff Richard...

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Posted: 23 Feb 04, 08:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

er...I think if album sales were included you'd see The Beatles reclaim top spot and I'm not even sure if Queen would catch Cliff - he was 10 million sales ahead, and would have sold some albums himself.

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Posted: 24 Feb 04, 01:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

P_G, I meant only album sales. In that way, I think, Queen should be in TOP 3.


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Posted: 24 Feb 04, 05:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

God knows, mate. Quo & The Stones would also do a lot better in such circumstances.

Incidentally, thanks to whoever decided this was "news"

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Posted: 24 Feb 04, 09:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some facts: Queen had 9 No 1 albums, 1 less than Stones, but much much more then Quo. Besides Queen must have at least second longest chart running (more than 1200 weeks at UK album charts), maybe even the best with a huge help of Platinum collection (about 100 more weeks at charts after it was re-released in 2002 of May). Third of all, their Greatest Hits compilations alone are sold more than 6,3 million copies in UK (Greatest Hits - 11 times platinum, Greatest hist II - 6 platinum, Greatest Hits III - 1 platinum, Greatest Hits I, II, III - 3 platinum). And dont forget about other 20 well sold albums:)


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Posted: 24 Feb 04, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OMG Cliff Richard u must be joking LOL...


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Posted: 24 Feb 04, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think QUEEN should be in NO.3 or 4,there is a high distance between QUEEN and Cliff Richard!!!!and I wonder !!!!why?
20,900,000 till 10,334,713!!!!!
QUEEN should take NO.3!!!!!after ELVIS & THE BEATLES.

3.QUEEN
2.THE BEATLES
1.ELVIS


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Posted: 24 Feb 04, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because British people bought more Cliff Singles than Queen. Thought that was obvious. I was suprised to see Shakin' Stevens so high and after watching the programme so was he.


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Posted: 24 Feb 04, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

where's zeppelin????


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Posted: 24 Feb 04, 14:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not surprised that MJ sold more than Queen did. Was he more of a singles-oriented singer rather than an album-oriented singer?

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Posted: 24 Feb 04, 14:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Led Zeppelin never released a British single so its highly unlikely they would be in the UK top-selling singles artists isn't it?


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Posted: 24 Feb 04, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL Banquo


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Posted: 24 Feb 04, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually Banquo, they did have one single in 1997, and that was it. They are technically a one hit wonder because of the fact that it was their only single and that it was also a minor hit