The Beatles Vs The Rolling Stones: Internet erupts as fans of both bands clash in debate on who's better

After The Beatles legend Paul McCartney said that he preferred the band over The Rolling Stones, fans have had a lot to say.


                            The Beatles Vs The Rolling Stones: Internet erupts as fans of both bands clash in debate on who's better
The Beatles and The Rolling Stones (Getty Images)
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Both British rock bands, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones rose to fame in the 1960s. And both of them have staggeringly large fanbases where they know the songs by heart and both bands are in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The worldwide album sales top 600 million for The Beatles, while The Rolling Stones topped 240 million album sales, including making it to 10 UK No.1s. The Beatles had 17 UK No1 singles including She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, A Hard Day’s Night, Hello, Goodbye, Help and Hey Jude, which spent 19 weeks in the charts. 

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The burning debate of The Beatles Vs The Rolling Stones has been going for decades. And now Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, 77, has given his opinion, too saying: “I love the Stones but The Beatles were better.”

McCartney had called into The Howard Stern Show on April 14 from his home in England where he’s staying with family. When Stern told him The Beatles were better than The Rolling Stones, McCartney agreed. 

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However, warring fans have different opinions. One fan tweeted, "Rolling Stones is on #TogetherAtHome. The Giant turns around and says to me, 'They are so much better than The Beatles'. Thought of you and told him your stance: Beatles is for virgins. Rollings Stones is for adults. Or some variation. @juliemason."

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Another fan explained that The Rolling Stones had an edge over The Beatles. "Let’s settle it. Who is better? Rolling Stones or Beatles? I think Beatles at their peak are superior. But the Stones’ massive catalog and longevity give them the edge," wrote the fan. 

"People always ask did you like the Beatles or Elvis? I always answer Rolling Stones and CCR," another fan wrote.

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A fan wrote 'neither'. "I remember years ago being asked which band I would choose to watch 'in their pomp' -- The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. Despite liking both, my answer was neither, I'd take The Who any day of the week. Still would," tweeted a fan.

A fan wrote that they just preferred Elton John.  "So our family agrees: it doesn't matter if you prefer the Beatles or the Rolling Stones. Everyone loves Elton."

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So who do you prefer? Type your answer in the comment section below!