HELP! Glee beats the Beatles!
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.