How The Beatles lost their record to Glee (and Churchill became a pop star)

October 13, 2010

By Sound Opinions

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Sound Opinions explores two chart curiosities. First, for over 50 years The Beatles have held the Billboard singles chart record for most appearances by a non-solo act. Now, they are dethroned by"¦Glee. The Fox cast recently paid homage to another chart-topper, Britney Spears, and those 5 covers, including "Toxic" sold over 400,000 downloads. In the U.K. another hot young star is climbing the charts: Winston Churchill. The wartime Prime Minister ousted The Killers' Brandon Flowers from the top five, and he's now neck and neck with Phil Collins and KT Tunstall. Two of Churchill's most famous speeches appear on the RAF's Central Band's new album Reach for the Skies, marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Listen here: [audio:/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/Sound-Ops-Chart-Review.mp3|titles=Sound Ops Chart Review] Songs played include: Glee cast, "Toxic" Toxic (Glee Cast Version), Columbia, 2010 Central Band Of RAF, "Never in the Field of Human Conflict", Reach For The Skies, Decca, 2010
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