The Beatles Abbey Road at #3 on Billboard album charts!!!

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  1. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind Thread Starter

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  2. tinnox

    tinnox Senior Member

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    Nice !
    50 years later
     
  3. writteninwater

    writteninwater Forum Resident

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    Pretty good. I think it is somewhat right that The Beatles are popular, even if I don't judge music by sales and popularity.
     
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  4. Izozeles

    Izozeles Rock’roll Stalker

    I think it’s already #1 in the UK
     
  5. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind Thread Starter

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    The Beatles 1 is at #48 and The White Album is at #165
     
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  6. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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  7. HarvG

    HarvG Forum Resident

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    #1 in the UK and #3 in the US; not too bad for an album first released 50 years ag0! :agree:
     
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  8. Diego Esparcia

    Diego Esparcia Forum Resident

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    #1 UK/Spain/Belgium/Holland/Scotland
    #2 Australia/Germany/Norway
    #3 USA/Canada/Ireland/Italy
    #4 Sweeden
    #5 Japan Billboard
    #6 New Zealand
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    Not bad for a 50-year-old great little band!
     
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  9. zphage

    zphage inappropriately touching the out of touch

    Wow, Less than a 100k units that would have gotten most bands dropped in the US even in the 90s.
     
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  10. Jester2019

    Jester2019 Active Member

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    Uhh, the number 1 album only sold 8,000 units. The times they have a-changed.
     
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  11. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    #3 with 8000 lps sold?

    Oh my.
     
  12. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

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    8000 Physical albums sold.

    But due to the make-believe numbers awarded to streaming and "album-equivalents", it ended up with more than 100,000.
     
  13. JFSebastion

    JFSebastion Forum Resident

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    50 yrs and top 5 all over the world. A ringing endorsement or the sad state of affairs that is the music industry, and what passes for top 40 today?
     
  14. wildstar

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    8,000 in physical sales is hardly cause for celebration, though is it? Kind of a pathetic number actually - and says far more about the dismal state of the industry as a whole than it does about The Beatles - except perhaps to illustrate that older fans with a lot of disposable income are the only ones buying these type of deluxe and super-deluxe catalog items. It also explains why several older artists are seeing their best chart positions in decades (and in some cases ever!). Lot of older artists (like McCartney) debut with new albums at #1, not because lots of people are buying the album, but because his fanbase is old enough that they still actually buy physical albums/CDs, as opposed to younger people who gravitate towards streaming/downloads.

    If the industry was healthy (like in the 90s) The Beatles would probably be lucky to even make the Top 50 (not based on 8,000 sales, mind you - they'd sell significantly more - but still nowhere near enough in that era to make #3)

    Yeah the Anthologies charted quite high in the 90s but those were reasonable priced double CDs consisting of all previously unreleased material, while this release is massively expensive in its full form, and even if you settle for the double CD to get just some of the outtakes, you're spending 2CD price for one CD of material you want - unless you specifically want the remix (I'd imagine most of the general public doesn't even know what "remix" even means - even on this very forum I see an alarming number of people using the words remix and remaster interchangeably).

    Not to mention the Anthologies were a massive multimedia presentation hyped to the heavens for months, AND the Beatles' original fanbase were all under 50 yo when the Anthologies came out, so now they'd be under what - 70-75 yo?

    So I stand by my statement that:
    If the industry was healthy (like in the 90s) The Beatles would probably be lucky to even make the Top 50 (not based on 8,000 sales, mind you - they'd sell significantly more - but still nowhere near enough in that era to make #3)
     
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  15. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    Both, a ringing endorsement of the timelessness of the album, but those sales figures are depressing.
     
  16. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident

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    I think its expected. Its not like they have any strong competition.
     
  17. John22

    John22 Forum Resident

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    The album is also #1 in the Billboard Top Album Sales (this week's top-selling albums across all genres, ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music):

    Top Album Sales : Page 1
     
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  18. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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  19. Well..it wasn't the 90s but The Beatles '1' album released late in 2000 has sold over 30 million copies.
     
  20. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

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    The White Album remix peaked at #6 last year on Billboard.
     
  21. drad dog

    drad dog Forum Resident

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    Damn! If it wasn't a double A side it would've got to #1.
     
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  22. MHP

    MHP Lover of Rock ‘n Roll

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    Boring, actually. And a little sad.
    8.000 units is next to nothing. The streaming is where it’s at these days and considering that only certain groups of people buys physical units, it’s not hard to get to #1. It’s not 1969 or 1989 or whatever anymore. And The Beatles can’t hold a candle to Drake, Ed Sheeran, Rhianna or Beyonce in terms of sales or popularity. It’s 2019. Wake up, please!
    Considering The Beatles can still sell records is impressive, but it also says a lot about their fanbase buying the same things over and over.
     
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  23. WolfSpear

    WolfSpear Music Enthusiast

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    Guys, it did roughly 70,000 in sales, closer to 80,000 with streams/track downloads.

    These aren’t terrible numbers... for a 50 year old album.
     
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  24. richierichie

    richierichie My glass is always full.

    You seem to base your argument on The Beatles selling '8,000' physical copies of Abbey Road Anniversary.

    Fact: It's the No1 album that only sold 8,000 physical copies.

    Fact: The Beatles sold 64,000 physical copies of Abbey Road Anniversary.
     
  25. MikeVielhaber

    MikeVielhaber Forum Resident

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    And was the highest selling album of the 2000s decade.
     

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