'Glee' Unseats Elvis On Billboard Hot 100

Elvis has had 108 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It's a record he held for decades, but this week, the cast of the TV show Glee took it away. They had six new singles on the Hot 100. This means that Glee now has more hot 100 singles than Michael Jackson, Elvis and the Beatles, too — 113 of them, to be exact.

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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "RETURN TO SENDER")

ELVIS PRESLEY: (Singing) Return to sender...

MICHELE NORRIS, Host:

Elvis Presley is going to have to give back his place as the king of the Billboard Hot 100.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "RETURN TO SENDER")

PRESLEY: I gave a letter to the postman. He put it in his sack. But then early next morning, he brought my letter back.

NORRIS: Elvis has had 108 singles on the chart. It's a huge number, sure, and a record he held for decades.

MELISSA BLOCK, Host:

But this week, the cast of the TV show "Glee" took it away. They had six new singles on the Hot 100, including this version of Michael Jackson's "PYT."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "PYT")

PRESLEY: (Singing) (Unintelligible). I give you all that I got. I want to love you, pretty young thing. (Unintelligible).

NORRIS: Yes, this means that "Glee" has more hot singles than Michael Jackson and Elvis.

BLOCK: And the Beatles, too, 113 of them, to be exact. The "Glee" cast can add this record to the Emmy awards and Grammy nominations and Golden Globe statuettes they've won since the show debuted less than two years ago.

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