I know, second Glee posting of the day, but it must be noted that the TV program/singing troupe has just done the unthinkable: they topped The Beatles. As Billboard points out, Glee‘s six debuts in this week’s Billboard Hot 100 brings their total of charting songs to 75, four better than The Beatles’ 71 entries. Glee now has the third-most appearances among all acts since the Hot 100 launched in August 1958, with only Elvis (108) and James Brown (91) claiming more.
Incidentally, Glee owe some of its success to the band they just passed. Their cover of The Beatles’ “Hello Goodbye” charted last May, while a glee-tastic rendition of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was premiered during last night’s episode. Plus, as mentioned earlier today, former Beatle Paul McCartney has already expressed interest in an entire Glee episode dedicated to the legendary band.
In all, Glee has sold 2.8 million albums and 11.5 million digital download. And did I mention we’re only three episodes into season two?