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    Default 12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music

    1. Creed has sold more records in the US than Jimi Hendrix



    2. Led Zeppelin, REM, and Depeche Mode have never had a number one single, Rihanna has 10



    3. Ke$ha's “Tik-Tok” sold more copies than ANY Beatles single



    4. Flo Rida's “Low” has sold 8 million copies – the same as The Beatles' “Hey Jude”



    5. The Black Eyed Peas' “I Gotta Feeling” is more popular than any Elvis or Simon & Garfunkel song



    6. Celine Dion's “Falling Into You” sold more copies than any Queen, Nirvana, or Bruce Springsteen record



    7. Same with Shania Twain's “Come On Over”



    8. Katy Perry holds the same record as Michael Jackson for most number one singles from an album



    9. Barbra Streisand has sold more records (140 million) than Pearl Jam, Johnny Cash, and Tom Petty combined



    10. People actually bought Billy Ray Cyrus' album “Some Gave All…” 20 million people. More than any Bob Marley album



    11. The cast of “Glee” has had more songs chart than the Beatles



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    awesome this post is awesome

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    That shit sucks.

    But imagine if the Beatles or any other of "the good guys" were still kickin' today and had the backup of the industry in today's form. They would be selling truck loads, or so i would like to think.

    Also, today every one and their gran'ma is buying music, and the market as grown a lot, i don't know how many billion people were alive in the 50's, 60's and 70's, but today you have 7 billion potential customer for the music industry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneapemob View Post
    Also, today every one and their gran'ma is buying music, and the market as grown a lot, i don't know how many billion people were alive in the 50's, 60's and 70's, but today you have 7 billion potential customer for the music industry.
    Exactly. Music is cheaper and more accessible today, and people have more disposable income.

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    People are buying more music now that it is cheaper and readily available? No way!
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    The Beatles wouldn't have a chance in hell in today's music industry. Ironic eh?

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    How come sapce monkey?
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    They would probably be forced to endorse or not get the capital from record companies to tell everyone that they are the next best thing. I say this not so much that their sound would not be relevant or anything like that. Maybe i've just become too cynical from seeing good song writers and talented musicians get more or less ignored. But then again maybe it isn't fair to anyone by playing time machine games comparing past talent with modern pop culture.

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    Read this a while ago... its still mental.... on the same site it shows the ages of loads of movie stars.... babys in ads that people would know and there like 30+ these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by space monkey View Post
    The Beatles wouldn't have a chance in hell in today's music industry. Ironic eh?
    Saying they're more popular than Jesus probably wouldn't cause much of a stir though

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