CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

Remaining Long Format Part 7 – Double Compilations #3

Both Past Masters volumes are full of iconic songs. The irony is that they contain only what one would flag as rarities, e.g. songs that weren’t part of the original UK studio albums or that were released long before them as stand-alone singles. Its aim was to fill the holes of the hugely hyped initial CD releases of UK studio albums in 1987.

Considering this theme, it is quite normal to see that most sales got generated by orphan songs. Hits like Love Me Do, Revolution, Get Back and Let It Be were first released as singles before getting included into Please Please Me, the While Album and Let It Be, which provides all those albums a true role in the best of appeal.

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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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