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Status Quo hold UK singles record
Parfitt and Rossi with Coronation Street actor Sam Aston
Parfitt and Rossi with Coronation Street actor Sam Aston in August
Veteran rock group Status Quo have had more hit singles than any other band in UK chart history, according to research published by Guinness World Records.

The band has scored 61 chart successes, dating from Pictures of Matchstick Men in 1968 to You'll Come Around in 2004.

The group, who make a guest appearance in Coronation Street this week, release their 33rd album on Monday.

Queen came second with 52 hits, with the Rolling Stones and UB40 just behind them with 51 hits each.

Irish rockers U2 and electro-pop band Depeche Mode follow with 40 hits apiece.

UK HIT SINGLES
1. Status Quo - 61
2. Queen - 52
3. Rolling Stones - 51
4. UB40 - 51
5. U2 - 40
6. Depeche Mode - 40
7. Bee Gees - 38
8. Pet Shop Boys - 38
9. REM - 38
10. Manic Street Preachers - 37
Source: Guinness World Records

Status Quo, who appeared on ITV1's Avenue of the Stars show on Sunday, were presented with an award to mark their achievement while filming their Coronation Street cameo in August.

"We are delighted and honoured to receive this impressive accolade," Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi said at the time.

"Forty years have flown by and we intend to keep rocking all over the world for many years to come."

The figures are contained in the latest edition of the Book of British Hit Singles and Albums.


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