OK.... today is the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. And while I wasn't really an Elvis fan during the 60's and 70's, it would be pretty hard to overstate his contributions to rock-and-roll. And he certainly has some great recordings. Just look at the numbers:
Most Charted Records?? Elvis is King, with 107 Top-40 hits (The Beatles are a distant second, with 48.
Most Top 10 Hits?? Elvis is King, with 38 (The beatles are a closer second, at 33).
Most weeks at #1?? Elvis is King, at 80 weeks (18 chart toppers). Again, the Beatles are second, at 59 weeks (but 20 chart toppers).
As Springsteen said: "That Elvis, man, he is all there is. There ain't no more. Everything starts and ends with him"