CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

Streaming Part 4 – All You Need is Sgt. Pepper’s

The aforementioned transition into more album-oriented eras gets truly visible here. Almost all songs from Sgt Pepper’s album are at 4 million and more, yet no hit reaches 16 million, meaning the full track list minus one song fall into a 4 to 1 ballpark. As a comparison, the ballpark was 25 to 1 on Please Please Me.

Surprisingly, while its consistency should be highlighted, the overall total of the 1967 classic remains fairly weak. At 95,000 equivalent album sales, it is even topped by Magical Mystery Tour, among others. 1966 Rolling Stones album Aftermath, arguably nowhere near as iconic as Sgt Pepper’s, destroys its streaming results with 261,000 equivalent album sales as of December 3 2016. Of course one may argue the Beatles arrived late in Streaming World, but considering how much it has been booming month after month even if they had been available since the beginning this album would still be well under its Stones challenger.

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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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