The Cast Of Glee Has Broken The Beatles’ Hot 100 Record

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cast of glee The Cast Of Glee Has Broken The Beatles Hot 100 Record

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Things are changing in the music business, for good or bad, that’s your call.
The cast of “Glee” has smashed The Beatles long-standing record for the most appearances on “Billboard’s” Hot 100 chart by a non-solo act. The Hot 100 began in 1958 so this dates back 52 years.

From 1964 through 1996, the Beatles amassed 71 entries on the Hot 100 but now, with six new entries on the most recent chart, the “Glee” cast has surpassed that mark, with 75. It took 33 years for the Beatles to get 71, which would seem unbeatable for a “legitimate” band.  But legitimacy aside, it took “Glee” just one year, four months and two weeks to crush it. Of course, the “Glee” songs don’t have the staying power of the Beatles’ classics.  Only 14 of “Glee’s” 75 Hot 100 songs have lasted more than one week on the chart.

And the Beatles’ had 34 different tracks crack the chart’s Top 10, while “Glee” has only had one track make it up that far.  That track was their cover of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'”.  It hit #4, and stayed on the Hot 100 for seven weeks.If you include solo acts, “Glee” is now third for most appearances on the Hot 100 behind Elvis Presley’s 108 . . . and James Brown’s 91.

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