CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

Remaining Long Format Part 4 – EPs

Seeing the likes Please Please Me, With the Beatles and Beatles For Sale around 6 million copies sold to date in their original format make them look much weaker than their latter material. The reality is different through. Those albums have not only generated sales of various other similar local releases, they also contributed immensely into millions of EP sales.

As per CSPC rules, an EP is weighted as half of an album. The only exception is Magical Mystery Tour EP which was a double one, thus getting back a full one album equivalent weighting. This makes perfect sense as this EP was exactly released instead of the album in some countries back in the day, including in the UK.

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tom riise

Update would be nice 🙂


the RIAA certifications on red album and blue album also include download and streaming, seen how much higher are they ?


I’ve just realized that the physical single sales of Beatles For Sale and A Hard Day’s Night are swapped.


I think this should get an update. It’s been 3 years and a lot of things have happened like the anniversary editions of Abbey Road and the White Album. (Also pls do George and Ringo’s CSPC 🙂 )


I’m positive they’ll be well above 420 mill after the update.


Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan is included in the compilation section on page 46

Mark Lupi

Amazing work, congratulations! However you’ve missed one important EP release. The Beatles fifth Ep release, Long Tall Sally, which was released in Britain in June 1964 and is another reported global million seller.

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