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article imageBeatles are now streaming to the top of the charts: Billboard

By Marcus Hondro     Jan 8, 2016 in Music
The music of The Beatles was at last made available for streaming just two weeks ago, on Christmas Eve, and the results are already in. Billboard reports the songs and albums of the Fab Four are doing well.
Streaming the Beatles
On Dec. 23 it was announced on the band's website that the 13 remastered studio albums and four compilation albums would be available for streaming on nine sites including Apple Music, Google Play, Rhapsody and Spotify.
Beatles music is moving steadily up a number of charts. Billboard's Hot Rocks Chart has four Beatles songs in the Top 25 thus far, and are likely to move up from where they are now.
"Come Together" is the top streamed Beatles song and it's in 14th place on the chart, with "Hey Jude" at 19, "Here Comes the Sun" at 20 and the Paul McCartney ballad "Yesterday" at 25. The Hot Rocks chart tabulates three categories to rank songs: sales, streaming and radio play.
Beatles on Billboard
Meanwhile, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart the lads from Liverpool aren't exactly challenging Adele and Justin Bieber (she is in the top spot with 25 and he's number 2 with Purpose) but are nonetheless making their way upwards. Their greatest hits compilation 1 is in 16th spot and four other Beatles albums are moving up the chart.
There are plenty of other Billboard charts showing plenty of other Beatles songs and albums ranked on them, all thanks to fans taking advantage of finally being able to stream their music. More information can be found at Billboard.
The band is represented by Apple Corp. and for legal purposes is the two surviving members, Paul McCartney, 73, and Ringo Starr, 75, and the wives of deceased members John Lennon and George Harrison, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.
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