The Beatles have made UK Official Chart historical past with their newest monitor, “Now And Then.” The Liverpool legends have stormed to #1, vaulting 41 locations from their debut at Quantity 42 final week. This achievement relies on simply 10 hours’ value of gross sales following the monitor’s Thursday launch.
“Now And Then” makes use of WingNut Movies’ MAL audio know-how to ‘reunite’ the long-lasting group one final time. This groundbreaking know-how has propelled them to the highest of the Official Singles Chart, marking the longest-ever hole between an act’s first and final chart-topping hit – an entire 60 years after their first #1 single, “From Me to You.”
The Beatles now have 18 #1 hits, extending their document because the British act with essentially the most UK #1 singles in Official Charts historical past. Solely Elvis Presley, with 21 #1 hits, has extra.
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Listed here are some unimaginable achievements of “Now And Then”:
- Gross sales: #1 with 78,200 mixed UK chart items throughout gross sales and streaming. It’s the fastest-selling single of the 12 months so far, with 48,600 bodily and obtain gross sales in its first 7 days. The monitor additionally boasts the most important one-week bodily gross sales in nearly a decade (38k) and is the fastest-selling vinyl single of the century thus far (19.4k copies on vinyl).
- Streams: “Now And Then” is the most-streamed Beatles monitor in a single week ever, with 5.03 million streams. It surpasses the earlier document set by “Right here Comes the Solar” in 2021. The music video for “Now And Then” has additionally grow to be The Beatles’ most-watched music video in a single week ever, with 2.15 million streams.
- Official Chart feats: The Beatles now maintain the document for the longest hole ever between #1 singles (54 years). They overtake Kate Bush‘s 44-year hole between Wuthering Heights (1978) and Operating Up That Hill (2022). Moreover, they’ve the longest time span between an artist’s first and final #1 single, with 60 years and 6 months between their first #1 single, “From Me to You” (Could 1963), and “Now And Then.” The Beatles additionally grow to be the British act with essentially the most #1 singles ever.
Paul McCartney expressed his pleasure, stating: “It is mind-boggling. It is blown my socks off. It is also a really emotional second for me. I find it irresistible!” Ringo Starr added, “The beat goes on Peace & Love.”
The Chief Govt Officer of the Official Charts Firm, Martin Talbot, commented on The Beatles’ unimaginable success, saying, “If there have been ever any doubts that The Beatles are the best band of all time, they’ve absolutely consigned them to historical past this week.”