February 17 - Elvis Still #1 In The UK

Elvis Presley is still the "Most Successful Chart Act" in the United Kingdom in 2015. The Official Charts Company has published its "Most Successful UK Chart Acts" as of 19th February, 2015. The result is calculated by the amount of weeks on the chart for both Singles and Albums combined. One point is gained for each week an album/or single appears in the Top 75. The numbers are quite staggering knowing that Elvis has not recorded any new studio material since 1976!

The top 10: 
1. Elvis Presley – 2636 weeks (1302 weeks for singles) (1334 weeks for albums)
2. Cliff Richard – 2033 weeks (1177 weeks singles) (856 weeks for albums)
3. Michael Jackson–1906 weeks (686 weeks singles) (1220 weeks albums)
4. The Beatles – 1832 (461 weeks for singles) (1371 weeks for albums)
5. Queen – 1823 weeks (439 weeks singles) (1384 weeks for albums)
6. Madonna – 1822 (736 weeks for singles) (1086 weeks for albums)
7. Elton John – 1670 weeks (649 weeks singles) (1021 weeks albums)
8. Rod Stewart – 1590 weeks (476 weeks singles) (1114 weeks albums)
9. U2 – 1445 weeks (363 weeks for singles) (1082 weeks for albums)
10. David Bowie – 1419 weeks (459 weeks singles) (960 weeks albums)

Elvis Presley UK Chart Singles:

  • 21 No.1’s
  • 76 Top 10’s
  • 140 Top 40’s
  • 165 Top 75’s
  • 80 weeks at No.1
  • 386 weeks in Top 10
  • 1062 weeks in Top 40
  • 1302 weeks in Top 75

Elvis Presley UK Chart Albums:

  • 11 No.1’s
  • 49 Top 10’s
  • 92 Top 40’s
  • 118 Top 75’s
  • 63 weeks at No.1
  • 523 weeks in Top 10
  • 1004 weeks in Top 40
  • 1334 weeks in Top 75
(Source: Elvis Information Network / Official UK Chart Company)