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Old 02-23-2004, 11:27 AM   #1
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(02-23-2004) Sir Cliff Is The UK's Ultimate Pop Star - Sky News.com *

Sir Cliff Is The UK's Ultimate Pop Star.
Monday February 23, 11:04 AM.

Sir Cliff Richard has been crowned as the UK's Ultimate pop star.He came out ahead of The Beatles and Elvis Presley for selling more singles in the UK than any other artist in the past 50 years.Madonna was crowned the top female artist in Sunday night's Channel 4 show, The Ultimate Pop Star.

At number four in the list, the Material Girl was the only female in the top ten.

She was followed by Kylie Minogue at number 13 and The Spice Girls at 15.

Despite his phenomenal success, Robbie Williams only came in at number 37 on the list.

The Beatles came second, Elvis Presley third, Elton John fifth, and Michael Jackson sixth.

The Ultimate Pop Stars show was presented by Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse and featured interviews with Rod Stewart, Sir Cliff Richard, Duran Duran and Westlife.

The final 50 in order are:

1.Cliff Richard (20,969,006 singles sold)

2.The Beatles (20,799,632)

3.Elvis Presley (19,293,118)

4.Madonna (14,562,856)

5.Elton John (13,475,063)

6.Michael Jackson (11,310,958)

7.Queen (10,334,713)

8.ABBA (10,004,039)

9.Paul McCartney (9,781,603)

10.David Bowie (9,392,410)

11.Rod Stewart (9,046,492)

12.Rolling Stones (8,348,470)

13.Kylie Minogue (7,994,130)

14.Stevie Wonder (7,614,227)

15.Spice Girls (7,507,213)

16.Shakin Stevens (7,108,330)

17.Whitney Houston (6,993,105)

18.Bee Gees (6,943,851)

19.George Michael (6,819,419)

20.Status Quo (6,727,822)

21.Boney M (6,587,018)

22.Slade (6,520,171)

23.Olivia Newton John (6,493,006)

24.Blondie (6,456,881)

25.Boyzone (6,435,711)

26.Oasis (6,225,785)

27.UB40 (5,997,222)

28.Tom Jones (5,892,220)

29.Celine Dion (5,683,264)

30.The Police (5,617,175)

31.Madness (5,564,459)

32.Diana Ross (5,326,780)

33.Wham! (5,298,431)

34.Adam Ant (5,296,965)

35.The Jam (5,094,055)

36.Frankie Goes To Hollywood (5,008,067)

37.Robbie Williams (4,973,227)

38.Pet Shop Boys (4,913,655)

39.Phil Collins (4,889,059)

40.Wet Wet Wet (4,877,328)

41. Duran Duran (4,846,531)

42.The Everly Brothers (4,827,957)

43.The Shadows (4,793,537)

44.Westlife (4,726,116)

45.Gary Glitter (4,717,834)

46.Engelbert Humperdinck (4,710,328)

47.U2 (4,663,427)

48.Bryan Adams (4,614,135)

49.Frank Sinatra (4,597,630)

50.The Hollies (4,597,450)


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quick!! everybody go BUY MORE U2 SINGLES!!!!
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I just can't believe that U2 are SO low in that chart after all they have done!!!! Just not fair is it?
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who is Sir Cliff?
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I'm thinking...

Many of these artists have sold lots of singles but not as many albums...
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ive seen some bad lists, but this one is up there...what the?? but anyway, if u2 are represented so badly on a "ultimate rock n' roll band" list, than a petition is getting passed around. but if its for ultimate POP star, I'll get over it. I dont know a lot of these people....it seems u2 have achieved more than Kylie Monogue in their career, or am I just bias? anyway, every list has its shortcomings.

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