The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles
The Guiness book of British Hit Singles documents the artists who have spent the longest in the UK charts ever.
Australian pop star Kylie Minogue has established herself as one of the UK’s most popular chart acts of all time this year moving from 40th to 25th place in the Book, overtaking stars such as Whitney Houston and Prince.
The upper section, topped by Elvis Presley with 1,185 weeks in the charts, barely changes each year as it is dominated by artists with big-selling hits from earlier eras.
Madonna holds position #5 and is the top female artist in the list. Here’s the complete Top Ten
1. Elvis Presley
2. Sir Cliff Richard
3. The Shadows
4. Sir Elton John
6. Diana Ross
7. Michael Jackson
8. Rod Stewart
9. The Beatles
10. David Bowie
Source: The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles/BBC News