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The Beatles Trade One Album For Another Again And Again In Their Home Country

Thursday, July 04, 2024

The Beatles can almost always be found on at least one chart in the U.K. The band remains the most successful of all time pretty much everywhere in the world, but especially in the country where they got their start.

The rockers regularly fill at least one spot on the U.K. albums chart, though they don’t have just one title that sticks around. Instead, the band trades one studio effort for another almost every frame, as streaming activity and the tastes of fans mean that there’s some pretty consistent switch-ups when it comes to the Fab Four.

This week, The Beatles’ 1962-1966 compilation is back on the U.K. albums chart. The project, which includes their biggest hits from the years mentioned in its title, reappears at No. 83.

1962-1966 has now spent 64 weeks on the ranking of the most-consumed albums in the U.K. The compilation peaked at No. 3 decades ago, and recently, it’s managed to return more frequently than in many years.

The Beatles’ 1962-1966 is the band’s third title to hit the U.K. albums chart in just the past month. The group almost always appears on the list with a gathering of hit singles, as those are the releases that sell well and rack up the most streams. But due to what fans prefer, and a number of other factors, the rockers keep swapping one title for another.

Source: Hugh McIntyre/forbes.com

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