Glee cast break Elvis' chart record
2011-01-24 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 98 Comments
Barely three months after smashing the Beatles' record of 71 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100, the cast of Glee have toppled the King of Rock N' Roll, Elvis Presley, from his similarly enormous pedestal.

The Glee cast broke Presley's 50-year record of 20 top 40 hits in the shortest period of time. The cast reached the milestone in the space of just 57 weeks, over half a year sooner than Elvis' 88 weeks. The ensemble have achieved three top 10 singles in that period, selling over two million records.
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crowing51
January 24th 2011
3453 Comments


I don't get it, they are singing other peoples song, how is that amazing?

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InFiction
January 24th 2011
3660 Comments


It's not.

ohfoxxxycole
January 24th 2011
4353 Comments


hell yes

wyankeif1337
January 24th 2011
6739 Comments


god damn it

Departures
January 24th 2011
879 Comments


this is bullshit, they need to stop making treaties to disarm nuclear warheads and focus on obliterating this scourge

Waior
January 24th 2011
11451 Comments


huh.

deathofasalesman
January 24th 2011
5842 Comments


Music these days, amirite?

Departures
January 24th 2011
879 Comments


whats music? I thought this was just bigbusiness

psykonaut
January 24th 2011
3913 Comments


meh

krig9412
January 24th 2011
794 Comments


And yet their show is still a load of bullshit teen drama wrapped up in a cutesy version of Americana high school with the only interesting parts being the segements when the gay character gets to do his own thing.

Seriously I've hated this show and yet all my friends in choir seem to think it's the greatest god damned thing ever. The only possibly worse show would have to be one based on marching band. *cringe*

deathofasalesman
January 24th 2011
5842 Comments


Has anyone paid attention to the script of this show? It's disgusting.

Static
January 24th 2011
2024 Comments


why get mad about this? the songs are catchy and fun, and the show isn't half bad.

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Departures
January 24th 2011
879 Comments


Seriously I've hated this show and yet all my friends in choir seem to think it's the greatest god damned thing ever

if you're in choir isn't this like a possible job opportunity for you?

JWT155
January 24th 2011
9245 Comments


Shame that this is where our society is at.

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Waior
January 24th 2011
11451 Comments


Show and/or its music is not bad enough to explain the floodgates of bad commenting about to burst open on this thread. Preliminary salutation to those coming here to gripe*: worst things have happened to the world than Glee doing well. So hush.

*aka "inb4"



acorncheese
January 24th 2011
7119 Comments


LOL

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2011
15035 Comments


on one note its like who cares

but i would be lying if i said this didnt annoy me in the slightest

HallucinogeNick
January 24th 2011
755 Comments


Jaymez umad bro? no one brought up politics. and no legitimate and coherent minded republican that is taken seriously believes obama is muslim, not that it even matters. now go scurry along and watch the daily show so you can have something to spew back.

TheGreatFedora
January 24th 2011
116 Comments


Someone send out a hit on moms and pre-teens.

foreverendeared
January 24th 2011
14678 Comments


fuck you, glee.

ragin' hard up in here

eternium
January 24th 2011
16338 Comments


Glee does well, sure, but beating fucking Elvis? What the hell? That's just insanity.

SwayzeFaced
January 24th 2011
349 Comments


lawl


whats in a record? all it does is show the avg taste of society then.... to now. we are still obsessed with image its just today they don't even have to have talent.



WARisalliknow91
January 25th 2011
493 Comments


Well hes still the King so they can fuck off.

FearThyEvil
January 25th 2011
12545 Comments


Wow People these days are unbelievably fucking stupid.

fr33convict
January 25th 2011
11689 Comments


Somewhere Atavan is celebrating.

ZippaThaRippa
January 25th 2011
2418 Comments


maybe they'll save the music industry

Defeaterr
January 25th 2011
139 Comments


why get mad about this? the songs are catchy and fun


some of us like our buttholes unaltered

Scoot
January 25th 2011
17752 Comments


tired of stupid fucking bitches yammering about this shit

WhiteNoise
January 25th 2011
3148 Comments


2012 guys, 2012...

Defeaterr
January 25th 2011
139 Comments


and when that gay kid won the golden globe he starts preaching about bullying and shit I lul'd

drasticaction74
January 25th 2011
1736 Comments


i missed the part where the cast of a retarded show breaking records on a retarded music chart means the end of the world is near.

some real shit is goin down in other places FOR REAL

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Jacaranda
January 25th 2011
684 Comments


fuck artie.

ZippaThaRippa
January 25th 2011
2418 Comments


fucking buzz kill

Defeaterr
January 25th 2011
139 Comments


and did you guys hear about the use of the word faggot in a 25 year old song

music industry is ending tonight

ZippaThaRippa
January 25th 2011
2418 Comments


Let's party like it's 1999

Defeaterr
January 25th 2011
139 Comments


I really gotta take a dump but I don't wanna turn off my headphones guess I'll be holding it

Waior
January 25th 2011
11451 Comments


some of us like our buttholes unaltered


you're doing something wrong if tv programme soundtracks are sexually abusing you without consent



DJD
January 25th 2011
39 Comments


This is my nightmare

Maize
January 25th 2011
154 Comments


jesus christ the glee cast is so ethnically diverse the only thing they are missing is an asian lesbian in an iron lung

SloppyMilkshake
January 25th 2011
981 Comments


Show is horrific. I can't believe I paid money for the first season (to be fair, I bought it for my ex...still...shit was like 35 bucks).

And this really isn't an achievement...really, they cracked the record with their covers of some of pop's most well known songs? Sorta silly to even make any sort of deal out of it.

JWT155
January 25th 2011
9245 Comments


If anything this shows how commercial the US is and how people latch on and suck things dry.

gabethepiratesquid
January 25th 2011
4521 Comments


Why do people care so much?

Elvis sucks.

Edwin
January 25th 2011
1399 Comments


Not usually huge on bashing pop culture when stuff like this happens, but this is just kinda depressing. In 50 years time people will be like 'wtf was Glee and why is it number 1 omg'.

BlueW
January 25th 2011
2095 Comments


fuck this shit

rollnchew
January 25th 2011
85 Comments


I think the show is pretty funny. Yes some of the songs are cringy and it hurts to see what is essentially a covers band beat legends (Although I don't like Elvis) but hopefully some of these kids are going to hear the Beatles and other great bands songs on the show and have the world of decent music opened up to them.

Most of them will just listen to whatever TV shoves down their throats but you're always going to have them.

farglesnuff
January 25th 2011
241 Comments


Blasphemy!

Satellite
January 25th 2011
20816 Comments


fuck elvis

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Satellite
January 25th 2011
20816 Comments


holy fuck, reading this thread made me feel markedly dumber.

eyedea420
January 25th 2011
160 Comments


Fuck satellite, every time I see your username the song sattellites by p.o.d. always enters my conciousness, I have no control over this. Its like go to sputnikmusic, check lists, see your username then in my head its nothing but. SSSSSAAAAAAAATTTTTTEEEELLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIITTTEEEEEE!!!


Fuck glee btw

Satellite
January 25th 2011
20816 Comments


i'm sorry?

JWT155
January 25th 2011
9245 Comments


Think he has a hard on for you bro.

Emim
January 25th 2011
26621 Comments


The day, the muuuuusic, died.
So bye bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levy, but the levy was dry
And good 'ol boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singing "this will be the day that I die"

Defeaterr
January 25th 2011
139 Comments


america sucks



later

eyedea420
January 25th 2011
160 Comments


O nothing to be sorry about sat, just an anomally that I've discovered about myself, I haven't listened to a p.o.d. song in years yet it always happens. Anyway I could give a fuck about elvis cuz he was a member of the COS (initated by sammy davis jrs penis)

Emim
January 25th 2011
26621 Comments


It's because P.O.D. is the muhfuckin shiznit.


Don't fight it.

eyedea420
January 25th 2011
160 Comments


JWT, quieres que te encuentren con tu cabeza rompieda en 2?


JWT155
January 25th 2011
9245 Comments


You want to give satellite head while speaking in espanol in 2 mins? How romantic.

eyedea420
January 25th 2011
160 Comments


Yeah back when they first came out with the video for alive I thought they were margionally better than the crap mtv was spewing out at the time, I was a youngster then, not fully understanding the neverending spectrum of music. Thankfully those days are behind me brraahh

JWT you are a persisten prick aren't you? Nevertheless I have no sympathy for slimebuckets like you

JWT155
January 25th 2011
9245 Comments


Good eyedea.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
January 25th 2011
20857 Comments


This is indeed news so we are sort of obiged to post it... Unfortunately.

Tyrael
January 25th 2011
20876 Comments


It's commercialism... who cares?

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omnipanzer
January 25th 2011
21451 Comments


I'm no fan of Elvis but that is just unfortunate...
I hate when true legends like Elvis and the Beatles get toppled by a gimmick.

RevengeSoldier
January 25th 2011
296 Comments


the dudes who write for Glee must only have "$"s in their eyes

omnipanzer
January 25th 2011
21451 Comments


I doubt it started that way but once the money comes rolling in it is human nature to kill the golden goose. I though it was a good show for the first season because the humor had some bite to it but that went away after it became popular.

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2011
7338 Comments


how utterly depressing

Gmork89
January 25th 2011
5510 Comments


Disgusting news.

DiceMan
January 25th 2011
7068 Comments


So many bad users in this thread. But,

"on one note its like who cares

but i would be lying if i said this didnt annoy me in the slightest"

robertsona is correct.


LTDA
January 25th 2011
281 Comments


sad day

nash1311
January 25th 2011
1754 Comments


I don't think the hate, for all those bitching about it, is attributed to the songs sucking. I actually think they do some of them pretty well. It is the fact that they cover already existing songs and get recognized for this. Like will go down in history. Codswallop imo.

@HallucinogeNick
Dude..... He's muslim, bro.

Swingfinger
January 25th 2011
100 Comments


The show has some really funny writing but the music is a terrible auto-tuned mess. If they cooled it on the production the songs might actually be enjoyable. Some of these kids can really sing but they end up sounding like T-Pain.

Defeaterr
January 25th 2011
139 Comments


glee news and canadians censorship blogs in the same day

didn't know this was the meeting place for homosexuals now, even if bitchfork has been here for awhile

Nagrarok
January 25th 2011
8245 Comments


This is why I'm glad not to be American.

painthethane
January 25th 2011
76 Comments


Wow, a bunch of trolls in here.

Fuck you haters, glee is what it is. Good TV, "guilty pleasure" or not. It resonates with a lot of people.

Sorry they haven't covered our favorite DGD or arcade fire tune.



Defeaterr
January 25th 2011
139 Comments


hey look an idiot

Satellite
January 25th 2011
20816 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdiz0k0Rudw

eyedea420
January 25th 2011
160 Comments


Where are the playa haters from chappelles show when you need them


HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE!!

Yo momma got one big titty and one lil titty and thel call that bitch biggy smalls

pizzamachine
January 25th 2011
12571 Comments


I can't believe it.

gabethepiratesquid
January 25th 2011
4521 Comments


People continue to forget:
Elvis sucks.

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
January 25th 2011
3768 Comments


lol so much butthurt itt

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Waior
January 25th 2011
11451 Comments


finally!

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
January 25th 2011
15980 Comments


this is stupid.

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atavisticguilt
January 25th 2011
139 Comments


yeah fuck glee. I dont even know the last time I cared about the billboard charts anyway. But glee really does suck balls. big ones.

IanBandeau
January 26th 2011
45 Comments


love Glee.

Haters gonna hate.

Parallels
January 26th 2011
6641 Comments


i have to fucking listen to this shit 35 hours a week at Borders. Good thing im the cashier so the till noises keep my mind in check.

"LAAAAST CHRISTMAS I GAVE YOU MY HEART,
THE VERY NEXT DAY YOU GAVE IT AWAYYYY
THIIIIS YEAR, SAVE IT FOR TEARS
ILL GIVE IT TO SOMEONE SPECIALLLL
last chhhhristmasssssssssssss.........."


mezz85
January 26th 2011
12 Comments


Hearing this has made me sad

sexpoi
January 26th 2011
599 Comments


I feel like people love this show for no damn reason. they butcher every song they sing by over-vocalizing them, they are horrid actors, the writers are extremely stereotypical in how they pick the characters. it's almost as if they felt that this was a good representation of what america is: a highschool with a token black chick, token gay guy that everyone has learned to accept, the "badass" with another side to him, the hispanic person, the preppy, spoiled, white kid, etc. and they all get along just "fine". it's embarrassing to think that people enjoy this and even more embarrassing to know grownups enjoy this show that is directed towards teens and even that teens enjoy this show. it just goes to show how fucking dumb people have gotten, that they actually went out and paid money for something that should never have been on tv, dvd, or cd

Satellite
January 26th 2011
20816 Comments


tl;dr

sexpoi
January 26th 2011
599 Comments


who gives a shit^

Satellite
January 26th 2011
20816 Comments


my point exactly

Swingfinger
January 26th 2011
100 Comments


yes they butcher songs but they definitely aren't horrid actors. Jane Lynch alone almost makes the show worth watching. I'm guessing most of you haven't even seen the show but just enjoy jumping on hate bandwagon. If they made the song production more tasteful the show would be pure quality.

sexpoi
January 26th 2011
599 Comments


i've watched it but i don't feel as if the writing for the show is all that spectacular. i feel like it's just a modern day soap opera with singing

and satellite, i meant who gives a shit if u read anything

DAVECATAZ
January 26th 2011
101 Comments


This post gave me cancer.

North0House
January 26th 2011
1764 Comments


This post made me angry enough to finally shoot that freaking squirrel outside.

Is America this dumb? Really?
I'm moving to Newfoundland.

Gmork89
January 26th 2011
5510 Comments


"This is why I'm glad not to be American."

"Is America this dumb? Really?"


We gave you Elvis in the first place.

Defeaterr
January 26th 2011
139 Comments


tv is social control guys

North0House
January 26th 2011
1764 Comments


"We gave you Elvis in the first place."

Well, I'm from America... So yup. I don't have much country pride, to be honest lol.

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
January 26th 2011
3768 Comments


idk if you people are too stupid to get it or what but Glee makes fun of itself and that's why it's so good. Of fucking course the characters are shallow and the songs are over vocalized and so on. That's the point.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2011
20857 Comments


I still can't tell if you're drunk or sober Alex. Grammar & spelling suggests sober, but liking Glee suggests you're still drunk. ;-)



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