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Wednesday April 2, 2008 3:57 pm

Mariah Carey Edges Past Elvis

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music,

Put-Description-HereAlthough I knew this day would eventually come, I still have a hard time believing it’s finally happened.  has just now surpassed The King.

Mariah’s latest single, Touch My Body, just became the Number One song on Billboard’s Hot 100.  This achievement gives the 38-year-old singer a total of eighteen #1 hits on those charts, edging her right past Elvis Presley.  (He was holding reign at 17.)  With a few more years under her belt, she may one day pass as well.  (The Fab Four clock in at 20 toppers.)

While I will fully admit that I like many of Carey’s songs, I find it strange to even think of her musical library being in the same realm as those two legends.  Will her songs eventually stand the test of time?  Which one of her singles could possibly compare to something like Let It Be or Can’t Help Falling in Love?

Carey’s next album, E=MC2, will be released on April 16.

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