'Glee' now bigger than Elvis, according to Billboard
With the latest chart -- which incidentally features the 1,000th different No. 1 song since the chart began in 1958 in Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" -- "Glee" has 113 entries on the list. That passes the previous mark of 108 held by the King of Rock 'n' Roll. (It's also more than James Brown's 91, Ray Charles' 74, Aretha Franklin's 73 and The Beatles' 71.)
There is a bit of a caveat to the bigger-than-Elvis story, however: The Hot 100 was born in 1958, and Presley had more than 20 songs on the Billboard airplay and sales charts in the two years before the Hot 100 (or Pop 100, as it was called prior to 1984) made its debut.
The "Glee" cover of Katy Perry's "Firework" is the cast's highest debut this week, coming in at No. 34.