CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

The Beatles

Download Singles Sales – Part 4
Abbey Road (1969) – 731,000 equivalent albums

Come Together – 1,100,000
Something – 325,000
Here Comes the Sun – 1,700,000
Oh! Darling – 200,000
Golden Slumbers – 150,000
Remaining Tracks – 1,400,000

Let It Be (1970) – 510,000 equivalent albums

Let It Be – 2,000,000
The Long and Winding Road – 325,000
Get Back – 225,000
Across The Universe – 200,000
Remaining Tracks – 650,000

Orphan – 615,000 equivalent albums

I Want to Hold Your Hand – 400,000
From Me to You – 175,000
She Loves You – 275,000
I Feel Fine – 200,000
We Can Work It Out – 200,000
Day Tripper – 175,000
Paperback Writer – 150,000
Lady Madonna – 150,000
Hey Jude – 1,650,000
The Ballad of John and Yoko – 150,000
Don’t Let Me Down – 125,000
Remaining Tracks – 450,000

A mere 6 songs only from the Beatles crossed the million sales in downloads, a low number even if they shine by their consistency across their entire catalog. Two of them found place on Abbey Road album yet, the ever-growing Here Comes The Sun plus Come Together.

From the Orphan Album, I Want To Hold Your Hand and She Loves You were terrific seller back in the day thanks to their unavailability on one studio album but their popularity largely faded with years and that early days advantage isn’t relevant anymore. The only song that outsold them in physical format, Hey Jude, is still going strong though with a sizable 1,65 million downloads.

Of course, the main track from this page is Let It Be, which is the only hit from the iconic group up to 2 million units sold.

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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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