CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

The Beatles single disc

Physical Singles Sales – Part 6
Orphan – 15,683,000 equivalent albums

Hey Jude – 8,200,000
I Want to Hold Your Hand – 7,800,000
She Loves You – 5,400,000
We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper – 5,300,000
Get Back – 5,300,000
I Feel Fine – 4,900,000
Paperback Writer – 3,350,000
Lady Madonna – 2,750,000
The Ballad of John and Yoko – 2,700,000
From Me to You – 1,700,000
Free as a Bird – 1,000,000
The Beatles’ Movie Medley – 750,000
Real Love – 700,000
Matchbox – 500,000
My Bonnie – 450,000
Ain’t She Sweet – 400,000
Long Tall Sally – 350,000
Why – 125,000
Oh Darling – 100,000
Remaining Singles – 500,000

During their career, the Beatles released 9 non-album singles at a global scale. Each sold 2,7 million or better and 6 of them are quite simply the band top 6 selling hits of their career.

This situation perfectly illustrates the relevance of the CSPC approach. We can’t barely look at one format results and bring in conclusions. Figures suggest Hey Jude and I Want to Hold Your Hand are by far the biggest hits of their career. This is absolutely wrong. Both songs immensely enjoyed the fact they weren’t sold as part of albums too. If all their songs had been issued with the same background, they would no doubt be among the top performers, but they may very well have been topped by songs like Let It Be or Something / Come Together.

Nevermind, those songs amass the outstanding total of 52 million units, almost 46 million of which come from the 9 released in all markets.

Career-wise, all those tracks add for a superb 115,6 million physical singles sold.

If you have been surprised by some figures in the high or low side, you won’t stay doubting long as the next few pages explain in details the most debatable figures from studio albums and physical singles lists!

4.4 22 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

84 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Carmen T

B est
E xciting
A mazing
T alented
L ads
E ver
S een

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.
The Environment, Animals, Beatles

Sonique

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!

Sonique

MARTIN!!!!!!!! 😍😍

or MJD

Martin

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
Sonique

Martin, thank you 😍 🤗

Sonique

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 😍

Sonique

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

1 3 4 5
84
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x