At rushIMPRINT, we’ve made a name for ourselves by providing top-quality branded merchandise at great prices. We got to thinking about our name, where it ranks in the world of Rush, and what else we can do to live up to it. We present the result below, the 100% Scientific* and Definitive** Rush Power Rankings!
Since 1968, Canadian prog-rock powerhouses Rush have been rocking faces all over the world with their unique blend of pop-friendly sound and virtuoso musicianship. As inductees into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rush have cemented their status as one of the most legendary acts in rock music history. With 24 gold records and 14 platinum records, they rate as the third-highest-selling rock and roll band of all time. Their artistic triumphs, record-breaking album sales, and decades-long staying power have Canada’s favorite sons holding down the #5 spot on our power rankings.
4. Benjamin Rush
Being in two different Halls of Fame is pretty amazing, but you know what beats it? Signing the Declaration of Independence! Benjamin Rush never had a gold album, but he was a physician, a member of the Continental Congress, a professor, and the founder of a college that remains open to this day! Think of the number of lives Benjamin Rush impacted. All of the students who have been educated at his institution. All of the generations who have grown up expecting the freedoms he fought to win. He may not have recorded “Tom Sawyer,” but he did more than enough to snag our #4 ranking.
3. Mt. Rushmore
What Benjamin Rush did not do is become President of the United States. He also, tragically, failed to have his face engraved on the side of a mountain in South Dakota. Signing the Declaration of Independence is a big deal, but it’s pretty hard to compete with four of the greatest Presidents in American history. Washington was instrumental in winning freedom for the Colonies. That declaration that Benjamin Rush signed? Yeah, Thomas Jefferson wrote that. What did Abraham Lincoln accomplish? Oh, right, he ended a Civil War and freed the slaves. As for Teddy Roosevelt, he was a soldier, a police chief, a boxer, a big game hunter, a wildlife conservationist, and a President. That’s why these men had their faces carved into a mountain on a monument that attracts more than 2 million visitors every year. More than enough to capture the #3 spot on the Rush Power Rankings. Mt. Rushmore might have been ranked higher, except for…
2. The California Gold Rush
Without the California Gold Rush, Mt. Rushmore might not even be in the United States today. Maybe the concept of Manifest Destiny made westward expansion inevitable, but there’s no question that when James W. Marshall found gold at Sutter’s Mill in 1848, he started a landslide that lead to America’s current sea-to-shining-sea shape. Within one year, California was already a state, and the other Western territories were quickly headed in that direction. A little glint in a streambed may have been the catalyst that helped create modern America. That’s why the California Gold Rush earns our #2 spot.
1. Custom Rush Apparel from rushIMPRINT
Everyone on this list accomplished a lot, but none of them did it in just 24 hours. Thanks to our new custom rush apparel program, you can order high-end branded apparel that ships in as little as 24 hours! No waiting around for your shipment, no worries that your shipment is late, and no need to plan weeks or months in advance. Just log in, place your order, and boom! It’s out the door the next business day. It’s a whole new paradigm in custom branded apparel. This is the same high-quality branded merchandise you’ve come to expect from us delivered in record-setting time!
* Not Actually Scientific
** In No Way Definitive