CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

Penny Lane

Physical Singles Sales – Part 4
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) – 75,000 equivalent albums

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – 250,000

Magical Mystery Tour (1967) – 3,345,000 equivalent albums

Hello, Goodbye – 4,300,000
Penny Lane – 3,200,000
All You Need Is Love – 3,650,000

The Beatles (White Album) (1968) – 450,000 equivalent albums

Back in the U.S.S.R. – 100,000
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – 1,400,000

More albums, same pattern of singles getting rarer and rarer. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band single came out in 1978 only, Back in the U.S.S.R. in 1976 while Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da is the new Michelle selling exclusively in continental Europe.

As a Soundtrack and a record that wasn’t released everywhere upon release in LP format – it was a successful EP that we will met later, Magical Mystery Tour got three proper singles with once again massive results as each topped the 3 million mark.

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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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