Apple Computer announced Friday that sales of the Beatles sold over 5 million songs and 1 million albums on iTunes since their debut in November. The Loop first revealed the numbers.
The Beatles sold 450,000 albums and 2 million songs in mid-November the week of their debut on the service, and not surprisingly, the pace has slowed a little.
In terms of top sellers, the most popular album has juggled back and forth a little since the first week. The current top-selling Beatles album is “The Beatles 1962-1966,” followed by “Abbey Road”, “The Beatles (White Album),” “The Beatles 1967-1970” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. “Abbey Road” has been in and out of that top spot.
The top selling song, though, has remained fairly consistent. It’s not a Lennon-McCartney song as one might expect, but George Harrison’s “Here Comes the Sun.” The current top five selling songs when we checked Saturday were “Here Comes the Sun,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together,” “Hey Jude” and “Yesterday.”
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