Move Over Beatles, Beach Boys Claim Billboard 200 Record
As has always been the case, the music industry is saturated with a million artists who might have one or two moderate hits but will fail to leave any real legacy. Once in a while, we are reminded that there are real artists with real talent in the world and now, fifty years into their career, the Beach Boys are doing just that.
That’s Why God Made the Radio, their first all-new album since 1992, hit that charts in the #3 slot, helping them make history by breaking the record (previously held by The Beatles) for the longest span of time a group has been appearing among the Billboard 200 Top 10s. Incredibly, it has been 49 years and one week since Surfin’ U.S.A. appeared in the Top 10 list back during the week of June 15, 1963. The Beatles’ record spanned 47 years, seven months and three weeks from their original Meet the Beatles on February 8, 1964 to their most recent effort, 1, which appeared in the Top 10 during the week of October 1, 2011.
The third place spot goes to the Rolling Stones with a span of 45 years, six months.
The Beach Boys, who say they aren’t planning to use any holograms “yet” on their reunion tour, have a lot to celebrate. That’s Why God Made Music is their highest-charting album since their 1965 release, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!).
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