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List: Top Ten Most Successful UK Chart Acts of all time

Date: up to beginning of 2006

Source: The Guiness Book of British Hit Singles and Albums

Base: Weeks spent in the UK singles and album charts (Top 40)

Notes: Elvis lives! But note too that Paul McCartney would come top if you combined his solo career with his time in The Beatles.

Rank / Act

Total Weeks

1 Elvis

2,463

2. Cliff Richard

1,972

3. The Beatles

1,749

4. Queen

1,725

5. Madonna

1653

6. Elton John

1,615

7. The Shadows

1,578

8. Michael Jackson

1,477

9. David Bowie

1,459

10. U2

1,402


   
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