CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

Remaining Long Format Part 11 – Minor Compilations #2

Pursuing with minor compilations we get three ones that would be rated as major for most other acts – those sets sold more than 12 million units combined.

The pattern already identified is confirmed one more time with the Orphan Album, mostly boosted by the legendary Hey Jude, along with Help! creating most of the value. It gets more and more clear that this latter album is severely underrated among the band catalog.

If you are wondering how many units sold of compilations it generated, a little more patience, everything is combined together in final results and we are getting close!

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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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