More disappointment this week for Beatles fans when it was revealed that one of the most enduring records in pop history was broken. Having held the top spot for a non-solo artist with the most records in the top 100 since 1964 (with 71) the juggernaut of a show that is Glee can now count on 75 singles having entered the American top 100.
What you may ask, does all of this mean? Well, if youâ€™re a Beatles fan like I am, then on the surface itâ€™s depressing. Surely the fab 4 were more musical, more talented and in hindsight, more loved than those 1 dimensional Disney-esque puppets the public canâ€™t seem to get enough of? Well, apparently not; at least in terms of top 100 records anyway! However, start to scratch the surface and some of the Glee shine (could be a furniture polish with that name) starts to fade.
Not only do the Beatles win a top 10 head to head (34 v 1) but even this one from Glee was a cover version of a song people only like in an â€œarenâ€™t the 80s coolâ€, ironic way, because ultimately Donâ€™t Stop Believinâ€™ is kinda crap. Jeez, the band was even called Journey FFS! Furthermore the Beatles didnâ€™t release 5 singles a week and werenâ€™t backed by multi-media marketing frenzy and more channels through which to buy music.
So bask in the artificial glory all you Glee lovers out thereâ€¦the Beatles will take you on mano e mano when the back catalog is out for legal download and if anyone even knows what Glee was in 45 years time Iâ€™ll be mightily surprised.
I rest my case.