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Old 10th November 2023, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Susan Foreman View Post
New Beatles - 'Now And Then'

#1 on the UK singles chart, and it has set a number of records:
  • The Beatles are now the act with the longest gap ever between Number 1 singles (54 years) as they last reached the chart summit with 'The Ballad of John and Yoko way back in 1969. The previous record holder was Kate Bush with 44 years between 1978ís 'Wuthering Heights' and 2022ís ĎRunning Up That Hillí
  • The Beatles boast the longest time span between an artistís first and last Number 1 singles Ė 60 years and six months since 'From Me to You' in May 1963. The Fab Four overtake Elvis Presley, who had 47 years and 6 months between 'All Shook Up' (1957) and a posthumous reissue of 'Itís Now or Never' (2005).
  • The Beatles are the British act with the most Number 1 singles ever with 18 chart-toppers. Only Elvis has more with 21 Number 1s.
  • The Beatles are the oldest band ever to score a UK Number 1 single with an average age of 82 between surviving members Paul McCartney (81) and Ringo Starr (83)
  • The Beatles 'Now And Then' is the fastest-selling single of 2023 to date with 48,600 physical and download sales based on the trackís first 7 days.
  • 'Now And Then' has the biggest one-week physical sales in nine years, and itís the fastest-selling vinyl single of the century so far with 19,400 copies in a week.

Commenting on The Beatlesí phenomenal success, Martin Talbot, Chief Executive Officer of the Official Charts Company said:
"Beatlemania has returned this week - and what an amazing few days it has been for The Fab Four.

"The return of John, Paul, George and Ringo with the last ever Beatles single, Now And Then, has cemented their legend by breaking a catalogue of records - and in doing so underlined the extraordinary scope of their enduring appeal, across all the generations, with huge numbers of streams, downloads and vinyl singles.

"If there were ever any doubts that The Beatles are the greatest band of all time, they have surely consigned them to history this week."
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