CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

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Physical Singles Sales – Part 2
A Hard Day’s Night (1964) – 2,955,000 equivalent albums

A Hard Day’s Night – 3,750,000
Should Have Known Better – 400,000
And I Love Her – 900,000
Can’t Buy Me Love – 4,300,000
I’ll Cry Instead – 500,000

Help! (1965) – 3,345,000 equivalent albums

Help! – 4,400,000
Ticket to Ride – 3,350,000
Yesterday – 3,400,000

Those two soundtrack albums had the advantage to be issued almost everywhere with the same singles being available in many countries. The result is mind-blowing with 5 songs from those LPs moving past 3 million copies each, a figure hardly ever reached by other artists. The 8 singles listed on this page combine for a huge 21 million units sold.

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tom riise

Update would be nice 🙂

Walter

Hi MJD,
the RIAA certifications on red album and blue album also include download and streaming, seen how much higher are they ?

César

I’ve just realized that the physical single sales of Beatles For Sale and A Hard Day’s Night are swapped.

César

I think this should get an update. It’s been 3 years and a lot of things have happened like the anniversary editions of Abbey Road and the White Album. (Also pls do George and Ringo’s CSPC 🙂 )

Dan

I’m positive they’ll be well above 420 mill after the update.

Al

Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan is included in the compilation section on page 46

Mark Lupi

Amazing work, congratulations! However you’ve missed one important EP release. The Beatles fifth Ep release, Long Tall Sally, which was released in Britain in June 1964 and is another reported global million seller.

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