The Beatles are a hit in first week on iTunes
November 24th, 2010
12:15 PM ET

The Beatles are a hit in first week on iTunes

The Fab Four have proven to be just as popular in the digital age. Rolling Stone reports that the Beatles have sold more than 450,000 albums and 2 million songs worldwide in the first week that their music became available for purchase on iTunes.

On November 16, the band's 13 original albums, two-volume "Past Masters" compilation and "1962-66" and "1967-70" collections were released on iTunes as both albums and individual songs.

As of Tuesday, "Abbey Road," the White Album and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" had landed on iTunes's top 20 albums chart, and 15 albums had made the top 100.

According to Rolling Stone, "Abbey Road" was the best-selling album in the U.S., while the best-selling song was "Here Comes the Sun." Seven of the Beatles's singles currently sit on the top 100 song chart, including "Let It Be," which is listed twice because it appears on two different albums.

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  1. Sarah

    Who are these humps?

    November 25, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mandy

    I absolutely LOVE the beatles! Anyone who is not a beatles fan does not know real music! They will never die down in my books and a lot of others I know who really enjoy their music! Their music will live on forever!

    November 25, 2010 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. portalpunk

    portalpunk thinks the beatles are good for itunes

    November 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Land Shark

    Land shark

    November 24, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dennis clemente

    i have noticed that people react by saying they cannot understand the sales surge of the Beatles songs when they have them already, not realizing that there may be other people that don't, especially the younger ones. Let other people discover their music, too.

    November 24, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BK

    I love how it shows Apple's home page on a Macbook Air, but it's displayed on Google Chrome instead of Safari. What? No love for Safari?

    November 24, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RyanL

    I don't necessarily understand this beatles surge – it must be pedestrian fans. Any fan of the band will already have them on their ipods – hell I had all their albums on my ipod in 2003.

    November 24, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. melisa

    I love the beatles

    November 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. cheefsfury

    MOST PPL WHO WANTED TO OWN THE BEATLES ALL READY OWN THEM

    November 24, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Vanilla Ice

    Who are these Beatles? Ice Ice baby...now thats music

    November 24, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |

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