Billboard Magazine recently released its list of the Greatest 125 Artists of All Time, with The Beatles taking the top spot.
Rounding out the top five are The Rolling Stones at two, Elton John at three, Mariah Carey at four, and Madonna at five.
Music journalist Eric Alper said the point of this list is really quite simple: to spark debate and controversy.
“It’s fun for people like you and I to sit here and complain or gloat or be gleeful that our favourite artists are making another chart.”
Let’s look at the band Chicago, best known for a string of hits like Hard To Say I’m Sorry, 25 Or 6 To 4 and Look Away. They took the number 10 slot, ahead of Elvis Presley.
“I remember them as kind of the AM radio staple in the 1980s and then they disappeared,” said Alper during his recent appearance on the 630 CHED Afternoon News. “But for 19-consecutive studio albums, they sold over a million copies in America.”
Another interesting case on this list is Taylor Swift.
Source: David Boles Global News/globalnews.ca