CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

How a third of us would rather be living in the Swinging 60s

BIGGEST TRACKS – The Beatles

The list of most successful songs is compiled in album equivalent sales generated by each of them. It includes the song own physical singles sales with a 0,3 weighting, its download and streaming sales with appropriate weighting too plus its share among sales of all albums on which it is featured.

1 1963 – I Want to Hold Your Hand [Orphan] – 15,690,000
2 1970 – Let It Be [Let It Be] – 15,420,000
3 1965 – Yesterday [Help!] – 12,920,000
4 1969 – Come Together [Abbey Road] – 12,870,000
5 1968 – Hey Jude [Orphan] – 12,090,000
6 1969 – Here Comes the Sun [Abbey Road] – 11,460,000
7 1962 – Love Me Do [Please Please Me] – 11,040,000
8 1964 – A Hard Day’s Night [A Hard Day’s Night] – 9,820,000
9 1963 – Twist and Shout [Please Please Me] – 9,800,000
10 1964 – Can’t Buy Me Love [A Hard Day’s Night] – 9,230,000
11 1965 – Help! [Help!] – 9,030,000
12 1963 – She Loves You [Orphan] – 8,430,000
13 1969 – Get Back [Let It Be] – 8,140,000
14 1967 – All You Need Is Love [Magical Mystery Tour] – 7,900,000
15 1966 – Yellow Submarine [Revolver] – 7,890,000
16 1964 – Eight Days a Week [Beatles for Sale] – 6,820,000
17 1969 – Something [Abbey Road] – 6,440,000
18 1966 – Eleanor Rigby [Revolver] – 6,290,000
19 1965 – In My Life [Rubber Soul] – 6,200,000
20 1965 – Ticket to Ride [Help!] – 6,180,000
21 1967 – Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds [Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band] – 5,990,000
22 1967 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band] – 5,580,000
23 1967 – Penny Lane [Magical Mystery Tour] – 5,540,000
24 1967 – Hello, Goodbye [Magical Mystery Tour] – 5,440,000
25 1964 – I Feel Fine [Orphan] – 5,400,000
26 1967 – A Day in the Life [Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band] – 4,960,000
27 1965 – Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) [Rubber Soul] – 4,610,000
28 1967 – With a Little Help from My Friends [Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band] – 4,050,000
29 1963 – All My Loving [With the Beatles] – 4,010,000
30 1968 – While My Guitar Gently Weeps [The Beatles (White Album)] – 3,860,000
31 1968 – Blackbird [The Beatles (White Album)] – 3,850,000
32 1970 – The Long and Winding Road [Let It Be] – 3,680,000
33 1965 – Day Tripper [Orphan] – 3,560,000
34 1968 – Revolution [The Beatles (White Album)] – 3,350,000
35 1966 – Paperback Writer [Orphan] – 3,150,000
36 1965 – We Can Work It Out [Orphan] – 3,060,000
37 1964 – And I Love Her [A Hard Day’s Night] – 3,030,000
38 1963 – I Saw Her Standing There [Please Please Me] – 3,020,000
39 1968 – Lady Madonna [Orphan] – 2,880,000
40 1963 – From Me to You [Orphan] – 2,850,000
41 1967 – Strawberry Fields Forever [Magical Mystery Tour] – 2,810,000
42 1970 – Across the Universe [Let It Be] – 2,740,000
43 1967 – I Am the Walrus [Magical Mystery Tour] – 2,670,000
44 1968 – Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da [The Beatles (White Album)] – 2,660,000
45 1965 – Michelle [Rubber Soul] – 2,390,000
46 1969 – The Ballad of John and Yoko [Orphan] – 2,310,000
47 1965 – Nowhere Man [Rubber Soul] – 2,240,000
48 1967 – When I’m Sixty-Four [Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band] – 2,060,000
49 1965 – Drive My Car [Rubber Soul] – 2,010,000
50 1968 – Back in the U.S.S.R. [The Beatles (White Album)] – 2,000,000
51 1969 – Octopus’s Garden [Abbey Road] – 1,870,000
52 1963 – Please Please Me [Please Please Me] – 1,840,000
53 1967 – She’s Leaving Home [Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band] – 1,810,000
54 1963 – Till There Was You [With the Beatles] – 1,640,000
55 1965 – You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away [Help!] – 1,630,000
56 1963 – Roll Over Beethoven [With the Beatles] – 1,620,000
57 1966 – Got to Get You into My Life [Revolver] – 1,580,000
58 1965 – Girl [Rubber Soul] – 1,550,000
59 1967 – The Fool on the Hill [Magical Mystery Tour] – 1,470,000
60 1969 – Oh! Darling [Abbey Road] – 1,420,000
61 1967 – Getting Better [Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band] – 1,390,000
62 1968 – Helter Skelter [The Beatles (White Album)] – 1,250,000
63 1966 – Taxman [Revolver] – 1,240,000
63 1967 – Within You Without You [Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band] – 1,240,000
65 1969 – Because [Abbey Road] – 1,230,000
66 1969 – Hey Bulldog [Yellow Submarine] – 1,220,000
67 1967 – Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! [Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band] – 1,200,000
68 1967 – Lovely Rita [Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band] – 1,170,000
69 1967 – Fixing a Hole [Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band] – 1,150,000
70 1964 – Rock and Roll Music [Beatles for Sale] – 1,120,000
71 1969 – Don’t Let Me Down [Orphan] – 1,060,000
72 1969 – I Want You (She’s So Heavy) [Abbey Road] – 1,040,000
72 1963 – Do You Want to Know a Secret? [Please Please Me] – 1,040,000
72 1964 – I’ll Follow the Sun [Beatles for Sale] – 1,040,000
75 1961 – My Bonnie [Orphan] – 1,030,000

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tom riise

Update would be nice 🙂

Walter

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

César

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

César

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 🙂 )

Dan

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

Al

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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