Elvis pretty much started what we have today in the music world, he was the original Rock and Pop King and he re-wrote the American Charts, became the All American Hero and paved the way for all to follow.
Instead of being hailed by the official music charts of his own country, Elvis Presley is having his historic achievements removed from the official stats. The Billboard Hot 100 was first launched on August 4th 1958, but Elvis has always had his hits counted due to them reaching #1 on the main charts of the period....Until now!
E.E.R listener Randell Simpson has sent in this information about how Billboard charts have wiped 11 of Elvis' American #1s.
With the ascension of "Love," Rihanna becomes just the seventh artist to notch at least 11 Hot 100 No. 1s, joining the following acts 01. The Beatles (20) 02. Mariah Carey (18) 04. Michael Jackson (13) 05. Madonna (12) 06. The Supremes (12) 07. Whitney Houston and Rihanna both with (11)
Elvis should be sitting in the second place but he is no longer even in the top 10. Elvis has dropped from a total of 18 U.S. #1s to just SEVEN in his home country.
01. A Big Hunk O' Love
02. Stuck On You
03. It's Now Or Never
04. Are You Lonesome Tonight
06. Good Luck Charm
07. Suspicious Minds
The following are no longer officially U.S. Billboard chart toppers:
1. Heartbreak Hotel
2. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
3. Don't Be Cruel
4. Hound Dog
5. Love Me Tender
6. Too Much
7. All Shook Up
8. Teddy Bear
9. Jailhouse Rock
11. Hard Headed Woman
What next? Will we see Elvis' chart topping albums removed as Billboard decide to change the rules again? Or will they just decide to that anyone with the initials EAP no longer has any U.S. Chart Toppers?????
The above news story is courtesy of www.elvis-express.com
I have e-mailed EPE to see if they can rectify this injustice.
Source; Brian Quinn - elvis-express.com / EpGold