I agree completely with clevis 44. It is ridiculous to think of any other artist being higher ranked then the Beatles. Pop and Rock were never the same after the Beatles came along. They effectively started the British Invasion, so if you are a fan of The Rolling Stones, Moody Blues, The Kinks, Donovan, The Animals, or The Who, you should be extremely grateful for The Beatles opening the door to America. They changed everything about music, and covered many different types of music. Although they were influenced by older artists such as Elvis ( I personally love Elvis too), every artist who was contemporary or has followed after has had to cope with the influence The Beatles left behind.