CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

Streaming Part 5 – The Revolution Continues

Up to this page, the Beatles strongest album in streaming format remains Help! at 125,000 equivalent album sales. This high is now topped by their eponymous 1968 album which registers 178,000 sales.

If album tracks fail to make the difference against hits, an extensive 30-songs list undoubtedly helps. It must be said too that Beatles songs are fairly short, running around 3 minutes on average. If you press play at the same time on Wish You Were Here album by Pink Floyd and on this Beatles White Album, by the end of the latter – some 93 minutes later – you will have added 30 streams to the Beatles, but only 11 to Pink Floyd. While the length of a hit often playlisted is irrelevant while comparing huge smashes, when we refer to album tracks reached only from the artist page this criteria makes a notable difference and is highly favorable to the Beatles.

Just like it was their weakest release during their hey-days, Yellow Submarine is by far their worst performer in streaming too. Its biggest song is on 3 million plays only while half of its tracks fail to break the million mark, a milestone managed by every album track from the remaining 12 studio albums. Of course, the most well-known songs on it, Yellow Submarine and All You Need Is Love do not appear because they were already considered into their original studio albums.

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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.
The Environment, Animals, Beatles


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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