CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

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Physical Singles Sales – Part 1
Please Please Me (1963) – 2,535,000 equivalent albums

Misery – 125,000
Boys – 50,000
Please Please Me – 2,300,000
Love Me Do – 2,650,000
Baby It’s You – 375,000
Do You Want to Know a Secret? – 1,250,000
Twist and Shout – 1,700,000

With the Beatles (1963) – 255,000 equivalent albums

All My Loving – 550,000
Please Mister Postman – 100,000
Roll Over Beethoven – 200,000

Beatles for Sale (1964) – 840,000 equivalent albums

Rock and Roll Music – 650,000
Eight Days a Week – 2,150,000

Well, it’s difficult to make a definitive list of which single was part of an album or not. For example, in the US, where it sold the majority of its copies, Twist and Shout was part of Introducing… the Beatles, a Vee-Jay label local album. In fact, none of the albums from this page was released in the US before 1987. Anyway, in terms of created value, the song came out within’ Please Please Me LP.

Anyway, technicalities apart, after a string of big 1963 hits in the UK, the Beatles stormed into the US charts like no one else in 1964, destroying everything. At the end of their first year, they had amassed an unreal 30 Hot 100 hits including 6 chart toppers. Not all of them are there, many belong to the Orphan Album category. Still, those albums are responsible for singles moving 12 million physical copies combined, more than 8 million of which managed by Please Please Me hits.

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Carmen T

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No wonder they are not considered one of the best groups ever, BUT THE BEST:)
Three things in this world that is precious, and we are lucky to enjoy.
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Is it true that data from other markets such as USSR/Russia and Philippines are still needed to be added in The Beatles sales? And will you pls confirm if Long Tall Sally sales were already included in your analysis or is that part still missing?

Thank you!


MARTIN!!!!!!!! 😍😍

or MJD


No, data from those markets has been accounted for. When an update is performed, we will look to see if any additional information/knowledge has come to light, which certainly has with regards to the USSR and adjusted numbers accordingly.

Not sure what you mean, with regards to LTS.

Last edited 2 months ago by Martin

Martin, thank you 😍 🤗


What do you mean by it will probably downgrade their traditional albums? Can you please elaborate on this? Will it not increase their CSPS since sales were missing from these countries?

Thank you, MJD 😍


So the missing data would not increase their sales but to allocate them properly?

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