Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Extremely Disappointing Facts About Pop Music

There is a cool new post from with disappointing facts about pop music as compared to some classics. The article points out some facts like Led Zeppelin, REM, and Depeche Mode have never had a number one single and Rihanna has had 10. While the article is not that serious, it does make you long for the good old days.

Creed has sold more records in the US than Jimi Hendrix

Led Zeppelin, REM, and Depeche Mode have never had a number one single, Rihanna has 10

Ke$ha's “Tik-Tok” sold more copies than ANY Beatles single

Flo Rida's “Low” has sold 8 million copies – the same as The Beatles' “Hey Jude”

The Black Eyed Peas' “I Gotta Feeling” is more popular than any Elvis or Simon & Garfunkel song

Celine Dion's “Falling Into You” sold more copies than any Queen, Nirvana, or Bruce Springsteen record

Same with Shania Twain's “Come On Over”

Katy Perry holds the same record as Michael Jackson for most number one singles from an album

Barbra Streisand has sold more records (140 million) than Pearl Jam, Johnny Cash, and Tom Petty combined

People actually bought Billy Ray Cyrus' album “Some Gave All…” 20 million people. More than any Bob Marley

The cast of “Glee” has had more songs chart than the Beatles

This guy exists.

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Anonymous said...

This is not surprising seeing as we have double the amount of ways to listen and purchase music, not to mention almost instant access all over the world. I still don't like the rise of Pop music though. This should just be called "A comparison between good and bad artists/music"