10 Disappointing Facts About Pop Music

Lovers of pop music beware! Today’s pop music is overtaking the great pop standards of the past. You wouldn’t believe what songs have outsold The Beatles. Which classic acts have never had a #1 hit single and which artist from today has 10 #1s?

Here are some random facts about popular music from today and yesterday from Buzz Feed.

1. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Creed[/lastfm] has sold more records in the US than psychedelic rock legend, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm].

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2. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm] has had 10 number one singles; Led Zeppelin, REM, and Depeche Mode have none.

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3. Ke$ha has sold more copies of her single “Tik-Tok” than ANY Beatles single

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4. Both Flo Rida’s “Low” and The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” have sold 8 million copies.

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5. ”I Gotta Feeling” by The [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Black Eyed Peas[/lastfm] is more popular than any of Elvis’ or Simon & Garfunkel’s songs.

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6. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Celine Dion[/lastfm]’s “Falling Into You” has out-sold any Queen, Nirvana, or Bruce Springsteen record.

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7. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Katy Perry[/lastfm] is tied with Michael Jackson for the record of most number one singles from an album.

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8. At 140 million records sold, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Barbra Streisand[/lastfm] has sold more records than Pearl Jam, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Johnny Cash[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tom Petty[/lastfm] combined.

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9. 20 million people actually bought Billy Ray Cyrus’ album “Some Gave All…” That’s more than any Bob Marley album.

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10. The cast of “Glee” has had more singles top the charts than the Beatles.

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