The Beatles Trade Two Of Their Biggest Albums For '1'

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The Beatles have spent much of 2024 trading one album for another on the charts. In several countries, the band usually manages to place at least one of their projects on the ranking of the most-consumed full-lengths, but which one stands out as the most popular changes fairly regularly.

This week, The Beatles’ 1 is back on the U.K. albums chart. The compilation reappears at No. 74 on the 100-spot list.

Last time around, The Beatles filled twice as many spaces on the same tally. Two related projects from the group were present last time around, but now, they’ve fallen away as 1 returns.

Last week, The Beatles sat on the U.K. albums chart with both 1962-1966 and 1967-1970. The aptly-named compilations are filled with the biggest hits from the rock band released during the years included in their titles.

1967-1970 was the bigger of the two compilations, as it was found at No. 59 last time around. 1962-1966 ranked lower, appearing at No. 86.

1 remains The Beatles’ longest-running hit album in the U.K. It has thus far spent 446 weeks on the chart, which is more than 100 frames longer than any other release from the band. Their second-longest-charting effort is Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which has earned 277 stays on the list.

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