CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

Streaming Part 7 – Not Orphan of Success

This melting pot of songs from various horizons includes some of the most notorious Beatles success. We saw within’ the physical singles sales that their top 6 selling singles were from the Orphan Album folder. Without the advantage of being available on only one format while others were part of albums too, those songs are not leading the pack anymore in Streaming.

Hey Jude is close to 45 million still, followed by I Want To Hold Your Hand at 34 million and She Loves You at 21 million. It’s interesting to notice that between themselves, sales ranking of Orphan songs is still respected – this is the same Top 3 in each physical, download and streaming sales. When comparing to studio album singles though, the Orphan songs are much higher in physical sales. This reveals in a very clear way the immediate and mutual cannibalization impact of physical singles vs albums releases.

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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.
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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