Elvis Presley: How The King matched and then TOPPED The Beatles' UK singles chart record

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Before his death on August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley had 16 UK number singles. From his fifth to his fifteenth he had been the record holder. That was until The Beatles caught up and then overtook The King with 1969’s Get Back and The Ballad of John and Yoko.

Then in 1970, Elvis matched The Beatles’ 16 UK No 1s with The Wonder of You.

But it wasn’t until after his death that The King overtook The Fab Four and, to this day, remains the record holder for the most UK No 1s.

In fact, it was 43 years ago today that marked Elvis’ incredible posthumous success.

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