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Added by Coby on 18 May 2012 07:29
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Led Zeppelin, REM, and Depeche Mode never had a number one single, Rihanna has 10.
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Ke$ha's "Tik-Tok" sold more copies than any Beatles single.
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Flo Rida's "Low" has sold 8 million copies, the same as The Beatles' "Hey Jude".
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The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" is more popular than any Elvis or Simon & Garfunkel song.
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Shania Twain's "Come On Over" sold more copies than any Queen, Nirvana, or Bruce Springsteen record.
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Katy Perry holds the same record as Michael Jackson for most number one singles from an album.
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Barbra Streisand has sold more records (140 million) than Pearl Jam, Johnny Cash, and Tom Petty combined.
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The Glee Cast has more songs chart than The Beatles.
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Creed has sold more records in the US than Jimi Hendrix.

People actually bought Billy Ray Cyrus' album "Some Gave All…" 20 million people. More than any Bob Marley album.
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This guy exists.
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Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 18 20:50
Yes, but no one will remember them in 3O years. ;)
Being a Legend is thousand better than a Billboard number.
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 18 22:35
This saddens me.......SMH
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 19 13:54
It's sad how the opinion about music is "evolving" ... I wish people take more from for example Curt Cobain than Miley Cyrus (did I typed that right? IDK) but sadly they probably won't.
BTW that justin b. comment killed me XD
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 19 14:19
LOL at your Justin Bieber comment. But I agree. :)
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 19 14:22
Shat and Frank both hit the nail on the head. Pretty sad what passes for "music" these days, huh?
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 19 17:24
this list sickens me
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 19 17:27
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 19 22:31
Many of these "artists" will likely end up as flavour of the month anyway. The huge injustice to mankind is when talented musicians that actually elevate the musical vocabulary to its extreme are pushed aside by names that rely on hype, marketing and image to sell their mediocre fluff.

It sickens me that true musical prodigies like Lenny Breau and bands like Camel don't get anywhere near the recognition that they fully deserve and will likely remain as mere "footnotes" in relation to their contemporaries who are continually greeted with exorbitant praise (best this, best that, hall of fame material, blah blah blah), which reminds me how fucked up of a world we live in.
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 20 9:11
That's very sad, but we still love Queen, Led Zeppelin and REM and no one will remember about Kesha, Bieber or Rihanna in 10 years...
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 22 13:59
Popular music just keeps getting worse, kids don't have much chance of developing a musical taste, real shame. The ledgends always get remembered at least!
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 22 15:08
That is kind of sad, but it's not really that surprising..

1.6. and 8: Maybe they were "competing" against better artists (though I guess a lot of crappy musicians got number 1 singles back then too)

2: Kind of understandable considering there were about 3-3.7 billion people in the world when they were active, and there were nearly 7 billion when Tik Tok was released. (and music is spread more easily to all over the world because of the internet, and people are generally richer now then back then, so more people can afford to buy music)

Number 3,4 and 9 is basically the same as number 2, and number 10 is also kind of the same (though a closer time period)

5: I have no explanation :(
7. Maybe there are more bands similar to pearl jam, johnny cash and tom petty. so a lot of people who might want to buy their records, bought others instead, while Barbra Streisand is the only of her kind ( i can't really say though, since I've never listened to Barbra Streisand, and i'm really just grasping at straws at the moment)

11. Touche..

I hope this makes people a little less sad :)
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 22 19:23
where the hell did tht picture of Justin Bieber come from?!!!
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 23 2:56
ewww i cant stand billy ray cyrus!!!
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 23 3:51
I can't wait to see what iconic hairstyles Justin Bieber is able to procure when he actually grows some in other places than on his head.

I don't necessarily think music's worse nowadays; the filler stuff seems to get more media attention, though. Then again, I'm not much more than two decades old, so I can't say from personal experience.
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 23 4:28
Ahhhhhh this makes me sad for a while :( but the important is not those records, but that those great music artists will be always loved and remembered by the history of the music! =D

The sadness thing is that it's right, Justin Bieber exists while a lot of great musicians passed away. :/
Posted: 6 years ago at Jun 12 19:04
haha I just love the last one!
musicians like Hendrix, Cash or The Beatles worked so hard to be successfull, and their music got a message, background and personality. Today a bored child earns millions and doesn't even have to be able to sing, just has to look good - what a weird world...
Posted: 6 years ago at Jun 13 4:34
Everyone seems to forget that there was shitty music back in the sixties and seventies too. Its just that we never hear from them now because everyone has forgotten them. In thirty years do you think anyone will remember Justin Beiber?
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Jul 11 11:17
the last one saddens me the most.........
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Sep 14 20:28
But there are great new musicians. Saddest fact is, that they don't get enough recognition. While those artists from the past you mentioned, they were huge stars back in the days.
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Oct 28 7:40
How about the differences of music over the generations not be compared. Why compare the music of the 60's, 70's and 80's with the music of today? Its like comparing 60s, 70s, and 80s music with the 20s, 30s and 40s. People who grew up on Glenn Miller and Hank Williams thought the same thing about Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Queen, Elvis and every other from that time. Stop having nostalgia glasses for your childhood. If you don't like today's music don't listen to it. Same thing my father told my grandfather. And my grandfather probably told my great grandfather.
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Nov 26 20:14
Very interesting list!
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Nov 27 1:08
Good list!
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Nov 30 21:07
Edit: 5 years, 6 months ago
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Mar 25 7:46
Good list but depressing. On the plus side, in 30 years will anyone still remember Bieber et al?
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Apr 1 4:14
what a shame! especially last one!!
Posted: 5 years ago at Jun 15 12:27
nice list
Posted: 5 years ago at Jun 15 13:03
Maybe music has become more popular. And besides, people still love the Beatles and buy their stuff.
Posted: 5 years ago at Jun 16 17:39
The worst is Justin Gayber
Posted: 4 years, 12 months ago at Jun 25 22:00
I have no idea who Creed or Shania Twan are.
The list is...disturbing.
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Dec 25 12:28
Ahahaha.. the last one though.

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