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doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,148 ✭✭✭✭✭

I know how you guys love Taylor Swift, so I thought I would pass this along, Taylor Swift has just passed Elvis Presley at 68 weeks atop the Billboard list, she sets her sights on The Beatles next, have a nice weekend everybody!

Taylor Swift Surpasses Elvis Presley as Solo Artist with Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Swift has spent 68 weeks atop the Billboard 200, beating Presley, who notched 67 weeks at No. 1 between 1956 and 2002

Taylor Swift has notched a new record over the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

The “Anti-Hero” singer, 34, has now surpassed Elvis Presley as the soloist with the most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the release of her latest album 1989 (Taylor’s Version), Billboard announced on Sunday.

Swift has spent 68 weeks atop the Billboard 200, beating Presley, who recorded 67 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 across his 10 albums between 1956 and 2002.

She first made it to the top of the Billboard chart with the release of her Fearless album, which spent 11 weeks at No. 1 between 2008 and 2009, according to Billboard. She then followed it up with her albums Speak Now, Red, 1989, Reputation, Lover, Folklore, Evermore and Midnights, which added an additional 47 weeks at the top.

Taylor Swift Makes History Tying for the Most Billboard Music Awards of All Time: 'This Is Unreal'

Swift’s rerecorded albums have also helped her make history. Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Red (Taylor’s Version), Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) and 1989 (Taylor’s Version) added 10 more No. 1's for Swift atop the Billboard 200.

While Swift may have surpassed the “Hound Dog” singer, she has a ways to go before she can overtake The Beatles, who have spent 132 weeks in the No. 1 spot across their 19 albums between 1964 and 2001.

Last month, the Grammy winner made history by tying with Drake for the most Billboard Music Awards of all time after she took home 10 BBMAs during the Nov. 19 ceremony.

"Well, this is unreal," Swift said in a prerecorded speech while on the road for her Eras Tour. "The fact that you guys have given me 10 Billboard Awards — I’m talking to the fans, specifically. None of this happens without you."

She continued to thank her fans, saying, "The Billboards base everything off of what you are listening to and what you’re passionate about, and I’m so honored that this year you made the tour, The Eras Tour, so magical. You went and saw the movie, you cared about my re-recordings. I just, like, I love you so much."

The "Karma" singer has found huge success with her Eras Tour, which launched in Arizona in March before embarking on a 35-show run that concluded in Los Angeles in August. The "Lavender Haze" performer has since done a four-show stretch in Mexico City, which marked her first time headlining shows in the country, before wrapping up the 2023 tour in Argentina and Brazil in November.

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  • DarinDarin Posts: 6,247 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes but does she collect baseball cards? 🤔

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  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Darin said:
    Yes but does she collect baseball cards? 🤔

    Baseball season is around the corner. I suspect when football season is over, Taylor will dump Travis and find some baseball player to satisfy her needs. Then she gets to party at 81 home games a year. Plus potentially a lot more playoff games. She will be in a constant state of euphoria.

  • pdoidoipdoidoi Posts: 439 ✭✭✭

    This site should be a Taylor Swift FREE ZONE

  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,148 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @stevek said:

    @Darin said:
    Yes but does she collect baseball cards? 🤔

    Baseball season is around the corner. I suspect when football season is over, Taylor will dump Travis and find some baseball player to satisfy her needs. Then she gets to party at 81 home games a year. Plus potentially a lot more playoff games. She will be in a constant state of euphoria.

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  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,148 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have to give Taylor Swift credit, she did provide me with a lot of entertainment this season, but she'll never be able to replace him.

  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @doubledragon said:
    I have to give Taylor Swift credit, she did provide me with a lot of entertainment this season, but she'll never be able to replace him.

    you just wait till next season DD, it will be all ARod all the time!

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,383 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 12, 2024 6:48PM

    Well, I do that she is sexier, but then, I’m a guy.

    She’s been big for a while. She’s on the wall at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando from the beginning. She’s up there with Jim Morrison and John Lennon who are both dead. I had to ask who she was before she became really famous. I have not into rock music for 50 years.

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  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,148 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @craig44 said:

    @doubledragon said:
    I have to give Taylor Swift credit, she did provide me with a lot of entertainment this season, but she'll never be able to replace him.

    you just wait till next season DD, it will be all ARod all the time!

    That's what I like to hear! 👍

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Darin said:
    Yes but does she collect baseball cards? 🤔

    She may emerge on a football card with TK. Can see it now. A dual autograph/materials card on Topps chrome. What a way to push a product. Stranger things have happened.

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  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,148 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13, 2024 3:05AM

    You wouldn't believe the amount of merchandise that is available because of this relationship, it's mind boggling. There is actually a new catch phrase, Kelce + Swift = Swelce.

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  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,148 ✭✭✭✭✭

    People dressing their pets up as the couple. The pooch on the left is Taylor Swift and the pooch on the right is Travis Kelce.

  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,148 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This relationship makes Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick look like a joke!

  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,148 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Taylor Swift actually does have a rookie card, the 2011 Topps American Pie card that features her on stage during the famous Kanye West incident. The spotlight version of this card is the most sought after because it is numbered to 76 copies, and it can be quite pricey.

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:

    @Darin said:
    Yes but does she collect baseball cards? 🤔

    She may emerge on a football card with TK. Can see it now. A dual autograph/materials card on Topps chrome. What a way to push a product. Stranger things have happened.

    I would be 100%, no a 1000% sure that the executives of Topps have at least considered this possibility.

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @doubledragon said:
    Taylor Swift actually does have a rookie card, the 2011 Topps American Pie card that features her on stage during the famous Kanye West incident. The spotlight version of this card is the most sought after because it is numbered to 76 copies, and it can be quite pricey.

    I would have bought this card, but I thought the shipping charge was a bit too high.

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @doubledragon said:
    People dressing their pets up as the couple. The pooch on the left is Taylor Swift and the pooch on the right is Travis Kelce.

    A girl from my high school, we were friends and hung around with the same crowd, same parties, etc, has perhaps the largest pet clothing business in Hollywood. She custom designs and dresses up pets for a number of Hollywood stars, features them on her website, and likely makes a good buck off it.

    Frankly, i think it's distasteful to treat animals in this manner. A form of animal abuse in my opinion. There's no way a pet understands why their owner would make them wear a stupid object on their face that interferes with their sight. I was taught as a kid not to tease or abuse animals, and I still follow that guidance to this day.

  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,148 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @stevek said:

    @doubledragon said:
    People dressing their pets up as the couple. The pooch on the left is Taylor Swift and the pooch on the right is Travis Kelce.

    A girl from my high school, we were friends and hung around with the same crowd, same parties, etc, has perhaps the largest pet clothing business in Hollywood. She custom designs and dresses up pets for a number of Hollywood stars, features them on her website, and likely makes a good buck off it.

    Frankly, i think it's distasteful to treat animals in this manner. A form of animal abuse in my opinion. There's no way a pet understands why their owner would make them wear a stupid object on their face that interferes with their sight. I was taught as a kid not to tease or abuse animals, and I still follow that guidance to this day.

    You know, speaking of animal abuse, I used to think horse racing was ok, until I started hearing about all of these horses dying at the tracks, then I looked into it and was shocked to learn what these horses have to endure all because a bunch of degenerate gamblers have to have their fix. I have come to detest horse racing, and believe it should be outlawed. Heck, 12 horses lost their lives at the last Kentucky Derby.

    Love Playing the Ponies? This Animal Rights Expert Wants You to Know What Horse Racing Really Looks Like

    You might want to reconsider next year’s Kentucky Derby party.

    When many of us think of horse racing, we recall fond memories. During childhood visits to the track, we were dazzled by the sheer size of the powerful animals — and equally entranced by the hot dogs and soda sold at the concessions stand. As adults, many of us have taken a turn at betting, too — and some of us have even won big. But the bad news is that this carefree stadium atmosphere isn’t cultivated around a sport played by consenting, well-compensated human beings. Instead, says one expert, the “players” are animals who are easily — and often — abused.

    Patrick Battuello, founder and president of the nonprofit Horseracing Wrongs, penned the following essay about the systemic issues behind horse racing. Before you make your next trip to the race track, read this.

    Through the force of brilliant marketing, we Americans are conditioned from birth to view horse racing as just another sport — “The Sport of Kings.” And there’s no clearer manifestation of this than the currently unfolding Triple Crown “season,” when racehorses are celebrated as “competitors” and the winners are dubbed “champions.” But beneath this well-crafted facade lurks a sinister core, where cruelty reigns, and death is a constant companion.

    That at least some racehorses die at the track is certainly not news. But prior to Horseracing Wrongs, no one knew how many. Through FOIA requests to state racing commissions, we have documented — with names, dates, locations, and details — almost 10,000 racehorse kills since 2014. Our research, however, indicates that more than 2,000 horses die at U.S. tracks every year — that’s about six every single day.

    And to be clear, death at the track is neither clean nor tranquil. Death at the track is cardiovascular collapse, or a failed heart — this happening, mind you, to animals who are mostly under the age of six. Death at the track is pulmonary hemorrhage, or bleeding out from the lungs. Death at the track is blunt-force head trauma from collisions with other horses or the track itself. Death at the track is broken necks, severed spines, ruptured ligaments, and shattered legs — occasionally shattered so severely that the limb remains attached to the rest of the body by skin or tendons only.

    Death at the track is also things like: Colic, a painful, terrifying abdominal affliction; laminitis, excruciating inflammation in the feet; respiratory infections; neurological disorders; parasitic infestations; and the proverbial “barn accidents.” Sometimes, FOIA documents simply read that horses are “found dead in the morning” — with no other explanation.

    Then, too, there’s slaughter: Two independent studies (as well as industry admissions) reveal that most — multiple thousands annually — “spent” or simply unwanted racehorses are mercilessly bled-out and butchered at their “career’s” end. From “athlete” to meat, in a matter of days.

    But death is only part of the horse racing story. There’s also the everyday abuse: Would-be racehorses are forever torn from their mothers and herds as mere babies. They’re sold, usually at the tender age of one, and then broken, an industry term meaning to be made pliant and submissive. Alone and terrified, their servitude begins.

    A horse doesn’t reach full musculoskeletal maturity till the age of six. But racehorses are typically thrust into intensive training at 18 months, and raced at two. (On the maturation chart, a 2-year-old horse is the rough equivalent of a 6-year-old child.) In the necropsies, we see time and again 4-, 3-, and even 2-year-old horses dying with chronic conditions like osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease — clear evidence of the incessant shocks these pubescent and adolescent bodies are forced to absorb.

    As a rule, racehorses are kept locked, alone, in tiny 12×12 stalls for over 23 hours a day, making a mockery of the industry claim that “horses are born to run, love to run,” and a cruelty all the worse for being inflicted on innately social animals like horses. Prominent equine veterinarian Dr. Kraig Kulikowski likens this practice to keeping a child locked in a 4×4 closet for over 23 hours a day. Relatedly, practically all the horse’s natural instincts and desires are thwarted, creating an emotional and mental suffering made clear by the stereotypies commonly displayed by confined racehorses: Cribbing, windsucking, bobbing, weaving, pacing, kicking, even self-mutilation.

    Those in the racing business effect control over the horses through force and intimidation: Pushing, shoving, whipping, pulling, yanking, yelling, screaming. And also through the tools of the trade: cribbing collars, nose chains, lip chains, tongue ties, eye blinders, and mouth “bits” — which, says Dr. Robert Cook, an expert on equine physiology, make the horses feel like they’re suffocating when being forced to run at breakneck speeds. As for the whip, consider this: The public flogging administered to racehorses would land a person in jail if done to his dog in the park. But at the track, it’s simply part of the tradition.

    By law, racehorses are chattel – pieces of property to be bought, sold, traded, and dumped whenever and however their people decide. In fact, the average racehorse will change hands multiple times over the course of his “career.” This near-constant shuffling among trainers, grooms, vets, barns, tracks, and states is a primary reason why some 90 percent of active racehorses suffer from chronic ulcers. To make matters worse, racehorses are not even afforded the protections of animal-cruelty statutes, meaning an owner or trainer can run his horse into the ground — yes, even to death — with virtual impunity.

    Heartrending separation. Spirit-crushing confinement and isolation. The grinding of unformed bodies. Subjugation. Suffering. Death. A “sport”? If it weren’t for the gravity involved, it’d be absurd. Horse racing is nothing but exploitation of a weaker species for among the most shameful of reasons: $2 bets and frivolous entertainment. We live in 21st-Century America; we can, we should — we must — be better than this. End the cruelty. End the killing. End horse racing.

  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @doubledragon I agree with you on the horse racing. I dont think it is right to push animals that hard. Up my way, they do have some horse racing, but another big "activity" are horse pulls. they take teams of these big giant humongous horses and hook them up to these even bigger weighted plows and see who's team can pull the weight the furthest. I have watched it before and it is awful. they whip those big beautiful animals to make them pull harder. it looks like their eyes are going to pop out with the strain. I have talked to guys before who are experienced in this and it is not uncommon for horses to die from the strain. it is abuse and terrible in my view.

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  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Taylor Swift can do this because the way everything works today is more sophisticated than during the earlier days of rock-n-roll and the overall music industry. With Elvis, we were buying 45's and listening on transistor radios. With Taylor Swift everything is downloaded, etc. which makes it easier to track and the market is Worldwide. With Elvis it was Nationwide.

    The Beatles won't be caught no matter what the metric or who the artist might be. There was a time when they had three songs in the top five on BillBoard.

  • BrickBrick Posts: 4,913 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There was a time The Beatles had #1 through #5.

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  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @doubledragon said:

    @stevek said:

    @doubledragon said:
    People dressing their pets up as the couple. The pooch on the left is Taylor Swift and the pooch on the right is Travis Kelce.

    A girl from my high school, we were friends and hung around with the same crowd, same parties, etc, has perhaps the largest pet clothing business in Hollywood. She custom designs and dresses up pets for a number of Hollywood stars, features them on her website, and likely makes a good buck off it.

    Frankly, i think it's distasteful to treat animals in this manner. A form of animal abuse in my opinion. There's no way a pet understands why their owner would make them wear a stupid object on their face that interferes with their sight. I was taught as a kid not to tease or abuse animals, and I still follow that guidance to this day.

    You know, speaking of animal abuse, I used to think horse racing was ok, until I started hearing about all of these horses dying at the tracks, then I looked into it and was shocked to learn what these horses have to endure all because a bunch of degenerate gamblers have to have their fix. I have come to detest horse racing, and believe it should be outlawed. Heck, 12 horses lost their lives at the last Kentucky Derby.

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    You make many valid points.

    One thing I've learned over the years from watching Youtube videos, is the amazing intelligence that animals have, including those that many might think aren't very intelligence. It's amazing to see some animals perhaps considered very low on the intelligence scale, actually recognize certain humans who have displayed kindness to them.

    There's one video about a woman professional diver who has had a friendship with a shark, I think it's a tiger shark, for over twenty years. The swimmer can dive with a group, yet this particular shark always comes over to that particular diver to display affection, and enjoys it when the diver touches it.

  • spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,427 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Elvis never dated a football player so.................


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  • TabeTabe Posts: 5,907 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Brick said:
    There was a time The Beatles had #1 through #5.

    The Bee Gees had a 6-month streak where they wrote every song that went to #1.

  • I have a really gorgeous 1989 penny I just sent to PCGS — I totally thought of Taylor Swift when I saw it 😍❤️

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TeddyTalks said:
    I have a really gorgeous 1989 penny I just sent to PCGS — I totally thought of Taylor Swift when I saw it 😍❤️

    I didn't realize that Taylor Swift grew a beard. 😉

  • DarinDarin Posts: 6,247 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Beatles were so popular that we sang Penny Lane in grade school music around 1970 or so. I remember thinking the lyrics were so weird and didn’t know until years later it was a Beatles song. Elinor Rigby was another one we sang.
    In 1970 I was 6 years old and knew who Hank Aaron, Clemente, Mantle etc were but never heard of the Beatles but we were singing their songs. 🥳

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  • Alfonz24Alfonz24 Posts: 3,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @spacehayduke said:
    Elvis never dated a football player so.................

    But he was made an uncover agent by the President.

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