CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

Full Length related records Sales – Summary

Here is the most underestimated indicator of an album success – the amount of compilation sales of all kinds it generated. Due to the dependency of the own studio album sales on those releases, they are a key piece of the jigsaw.

The first five UK albums sold less by themselves because of studio albums look a like issued on other markets, EP sales hitting them too as well as live sets from that era. All that added value gets retrieved to them as it appears inside the table.

Albums like Please Please Me, Help!, Abbey Road and Let It Be were the primary drivers of major compilation sales. In the other side, ongoing catalog sales of Sgt Pepper’s remained strong due to its little help in other packages results. Rubber Soul, the White Album and Revolver only brought relatively low support to the band catalog strength outside of their own sales too.

Once putting all those units together, Please Please Me ends up as the most recycled album of the band. The worth it created concluded on a terrific 21 million of compilation sales.

Thanks to their double discography – albums and stand-alone singles – the Orphan Album has an unreal power, totalling 53 million sales generated.

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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.
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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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