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  • We Can Work It Out

    It was first issued as a double A-side single with "Day Tripper" in December 1965. It also appeared on the 1966 US release
    Yesterday and Today. The release marked the first time in Britain that both tracks on an artist's single were promoted as
    joint A-sides. The song was recorded during the sessions for the band's Rubber Soul album. The single was number 1 in
    Britain (where it won the Ivor Novello Award for the top-selling A-side of 1965), the United States, Australia, Canada and Ireland.
    In the UK, it was the seventh highest selling single of the 1960s.

    On 15 November, EMI announced that the A-side would be "We Can Work It Out", only for Lennon to publicly contradict this
    two days later. As a result, the single was marketed as the first-ever "double A-side".

    The single was released on EMI's Parlophone label in Britain (as Parlophone R 5389) on 3 December 1965, the same day
    as Rubber Soul.

    The two releases coincided with speculation in the UK press that the Beatles' supremacy in the pop world since 1963 might
    be coming to an end, given the customary two or three years that most acts could expect to remain at the peak of their popularity.

    "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" entered the UK Singles Chart (at the time, the Record Retailer chart) on 15 December,
    at number 2, before holding the top position for five consecutive weeks. The single also failed to top the national chart
    published by Melody Maker in its first week – marking the first occasion since December 1963 that a new Beatles single had
    not immediately entered at number 1.

    Although the single was an immediate number 1 on the NME's chart, the Daily Mirror and Daily Express newspapers both
    published articles highlighting the apparent decline. The record was the Beatles' ninth consecutive chart-topping single in the
    UK and the band's fastest-selling single there since "Can't Buy Me Love", their previous McCartney-led A-side. At the following
    year's Ivor Novello Awards, "We Can Work It Out" was acknowledged as the best-selling single of 1965, ahead of "Help!"
    By November 2012, it had sold 1.39 million copies in the UK, making it the group's fifth million-seller in that country.
    As of December 2018, the double A-side was the 54th best-selling single of all time in the UK – one of six Beatles songs
    included on the top sales rankings published by the Official Charts Company.

    In the United States, where the single was issued by Capitol Records on 6 December (as Capitol 5555), both songs entered
    the Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending 18 December. On 8 January 1966, "We Can Work It Out" hit number 1 on the chart,
    while "Day Tripper" entered the top ten at number 10. "We Can Work It Out" spent three non-consecutive weeks at number 1,
    while "Day Tripper" peaked at number 5. The song was the band's eleventh US number 1, accomplished in just under two years
    since their debut on the Hot 100. It was their sixth consecutive number 1 single on the American charts, a record at
    the time. The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, for sales of 1 million or over, on
    6 January 1966.

    Charts 1965-1966

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    Australian Kent Music Report 1
    Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 3
    Canada Top Singles (RPM) 1
    Finnish Suomen Virallinen Lista 1
    Irish Singles Chart 1
    Italian Musica e Dischi Chart 5
    Netherlands (Single Top 100) 1
    New Zealand Lever Hit Parade 1
    Rhodesian Lyons Maid Chart 1
    South African Springbok Radio 2
    Swedish Kvšllstoppen Chart 1
    Swedish Tio i Topp Chart 1
    UK Record Retailer Chart 1
    US Billboard Hot 100 1
    US Cash Box Top 100 1
    West German Musikmarkt Hit-Parade 2
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Can_Work_It_Out

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    Day Tripper

    "Day Tripper" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that was released as a double A-side
    single with "We Can Work It Out" in December 1965.

    The single topped charts in Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway. In the United States,
    "Day Tripper" peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and "We Can Work It Out"
    held the top position.

    In the UK, "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" was the seventh highest selling single of the 1960s.
    As of December 2018, it was the 54th best-selling single of all time in the UK – one of six Beatles
    singles included in the top sales rankings published by the Official Charts Company.

    Release

    The single was released on EMI's Parlophone label in Britain (as Parlophone R 5389) on
    3 December 1965, the same day as Rubber Soul. On the front page of its issue published
    the previous day, Melody Maker confirmed the release dates as well as the dates for the
    promos' airing on British TV and for the band's UK tour; the editors called the week ahead
    "National Beatles Week". In the United States, Capitol Records issued the single on
    6 December (as Capitol 5555).

    "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" entered the UK Singles Chart (at the time, the Record
    Retailer
    chart) on 15 December, at number 2, before holding the top position for five consecutive
    weeks. The single also failed to top the national chart published by Melody Maker in its first week –
    marking the first occasion since December 1963 that a new Beatles single had not immediately
    entered at number 1. Although it was an immediate number 1 on the NME's chart, the Daily
    Mirror
    and Daily Express newspapers both published articles highlighting the apparent
    decline.


    Cash Box's reviewer predicted that the Beatles would "quickly trip the [US] charts fantastic for the
    umpteenth time" with "We Can Work It Out" and described "Day Tripper" as a "hard-pounding,
    raunchy ode all about a gal who is somewhat of a tease".

    The record was the Beatles' ninth consecutive chart-topping single in Record Retailer and their
    tenth on the country's other charts, and for the third year in succession they had the Christmas
    number 1 hit
    as well as the top-selling album. "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" was
    also the band's fastest-selling single in the UK since "Can't Buy Me Love" in 1964.]

    Alan Smith, the reporter assigned to cover the Beatles' UK tour for the NME, commented:

    "Anyone who says they're finished – particularly with 'Day Tripper' / 'We Can Work It Out' at
    No. 1 in the NME Chart in its first week – must be out of his head!
    "

    In the US, both songs entered the Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending 18 December. In early
    1966, "We Can Work It Out" spent three non-consecutive weeks at number 1, while "Day Tripper"
    peaked at number 5. The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America,
    for sales of 1 million or over, on 6 January. The record topped charts in many other countries
    around the world, although "We Can Work It Out" was usually the favoured side.

    "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" was one of the "Treasure Island" singles listed in Greil Marcus's
    1979 book Stranded. It was also included in Marsh's 1989 book The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made,
    ranked at number 382, and in Paul Williams' 1993 book Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles of All Time.
    The NME ranked it at number 25 in the magazine's list of "The Top 100 Singles of All Time" in 1976,
    and Mojo ranked it 62nd in a similar list compiled in 1997.

    By November 2012, the single had sold 1.39 million copies in the UK, making it the group's fifth
    million-seller in that country. As of December 2018, the double A-side was the 54th best-selling
    single of all time in the UK – one of six Beatles entries in the top sales rankings published by the
    Official Charts Company.

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    Charts 1965-1966
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    Belgian Walloon Singles 12
    Dutch MegaChart Singles 1
    Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1
    Irish Singles Chart 1
    Italian M&D Singles Chart 7
    New Zealand Listener Chart 8
    Norwegian VG-lista Singles 1
    Swedish Kvšllstoppen Chart 1
    UK Record Retailer Chart 1
    US Billboard Hot 100 5
    US Cash Box Top 100 10
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    In West Germany, the song's airplay was restricted due to concerns that "tripper" sounded
    like the German word for gonorrhea.

    In the Netherlands it was a Double A Side No. 1 with We Can Work It Out

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_discography

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    In his appreciation of the Beatles for Melody Maker before the single's release, Mike Hennessey wrote:

    "Their success is so completely without parallel that it always amuses me to see such and
    such a group rated as 'second only to the Beatles'. It's like saying brass is second only to gold.
    Even more fanciful are the popular press references to the Beatles being 'knocked off the
    No. 1 spot'. Nobody has ever knocked the Beatles off the No. 1 spot – they're way out
    of reach."


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_Tripper

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    • Beatles for Sale (EP)

      Beatles for Sale is an EP released 6 April 1965 by the Beatles. It is the group's eighth official EP and
      contains four tracks from the parent LP of the same name. The EP is only available in mono. Its catalogue
      number is Parlophone GEP 8931. It was also released in Australia and India.

      Beatles for Sale' entered the UK EP chart on 10 April and reached the top spot on 24 April. It remained
      there for five weeks, and spent another week at number one from 12 June.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatles_for_Sale_(EP)

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      • Beatles for Sale No. 2

        Beatles for Sale No. 2 is an EP released by the Beatles on 4 June 1965. The EP was only released in mono. Its catalogue number
        is Parlophone GEP 8938. It was also released in Australia.

        In the UK it reached a peak of No. 5 on the UK EP Charts

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_discography

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatles_for_Sale_No._2

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        • The Beatles' Million Sellers

          The Beatles' Million Sellers is an EP by the Beatles, released on 6 December 1965. The EP was only issued
          in mono, with the catalogue number Parlophone GEP 8946. It was also released in New Zealand. The EP consists
          of songs that had sold over 1 million copies each as singles, the highest being She Loves You, which sold
          1.89 million copies.

          All four tracks had previously been number 1 hit singles in the UK chart. Apart from "Can't Buy Me Love", the songs
          had not appeared on any previous Beatles album. The EP effectively served as a catch-up for new listeners, as well
          as being the nearest thing to a greatest-hits album the group's homeland had seen up to this point.

          The Beatles' Million Sellers is the tenth EP released by the Beatles. The EP includes four songs, all released in 1963
          and 1964. As of 2007, the combined worldwide sales of all four singles stood at over 27 million copies. These songs
          all rank in the top 30 UK Million-Selling Singles. The EP itself was number 1 for 4 weeks in early 1966.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Be...illion_Sellers

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_discography

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          • The Early Beatles

            The Early Beatles is the Beatles' sixth album released on Capitol Records, and their eighth album overall for the American
            market. All of the tracks on this album had previously been issued on the early 1964 Vee-Jay Records release Introducing...
            The Beatles
            . The front cover photo for this album features the same back cover photo for the British LP Beatles for Sale.

            Although Vee-Jay had compiled four albums, ten singles and one EP in the space of just fifteen months from these Beatles
            tracks, when issued by Capitol, The Early Beatles sold well, but its highest chart position was only number 43, making it the
            only original Beatles album issued by Capitol or United Artists Records not to reach numbers 1 or 2 in America (with the
            exception of the Capitol documentary album, The Beatles' Story, which peaked at number 7). Capitol did little to promote
            The Early Beatles since the label merely viewed it as a replacement for Introducing...The Beatles, rather than a "new"
            Beatles album. The Early Beatles was certified Gold ($1 million in sales) on 8 January 1974 and Platinum (1 million copies
            sold) on 10 January 1997 by the RIAA.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Early_Beatles

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            • Beatles VI

              Beatles VI is the seventh Capitol Records studio album by the English rock band the Beatles in the United States and
              Canada (including The Beatles' Story). It was the ninth album released into that market in less than one and a half years
              (Vee-Jay Records and United Artists Records also released one album each during that period). The LP was released in
              both mono and stereo versions.

              Beatles VI reached number one on the Billboard for six weeks, beginning on 10 July 1965.

              This LP was also released in New Zealand in stereo in time for Christmas 1966. The pressing plates were obtained from
              EMI (UK) and are identical to their export-release. The title on the record label erroneously reads Beatles IV, and the
              catalogue number is PCSM 6042.

              Charts and certifications

              In the U.S., the album sold 899,025 copies by 31 December 1965 and 1,094,707 copies by the end of the decade.

              Chart performance 1965

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              Beatles VI includes one track recorded specifically for the North American market:

              "Bad Boy" cover of Larry Williams songs, and recorded on Williams' birthday (10 May 1965), marking perhaps the only
              time that the Beatles recorded material especially for North America.

              "Bad Boy" was not released in the United Kingdom or anywhere else in the world until 1966, when it appeared on the
              compilation A Collection of Beatles Oldies.


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              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatles_VI

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              • Help! - Album / Soundtrack

                Help! is the fifth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles and the soundtrack to their film of the same name.
                The album was met with favourable critical reviews and topped the Australian, German, UK and US charts.

                It was released on 6 August 1965. Seven of the fourteen songs, including the singles "Help!" and "Ticket to Ride",
                appeared in the film and take up the first side of the vinyl album. The second side includes "Yesterday".

                The North American release is a true soundtrack album, combining the first seven songs with instrumental music
                from the film. The omitted tracks are instead spread across the Capitol Records LPs Beatles VI, Rubber Soul and
                Yesterday and Today.

                In the US, Help! marked the start of artistic recognition for the Beatles from mainstream critics, including comparisons
                to the European art music tradition. It was nominated in the category of Album of the Year at the 1966 Grammys Awards,
                marking the first time that a rock band had been recognised in this category.

                In 2000, it was voted 119th in the third edition of Colin Larkin's book All Time Top 1000 Albums. In 2020, it was ranked
                266th on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In September 2013, after the British
                Phonographic Industry
                changed its sales award rules, Help! was certified platinum for recorded sales since 1994.

                In 2000, Help! was voted 119th in the third edition of Colin Larkin's book All Time Top 1000 Albums. In 2006, it was
                recognised as one of the "Most Significant Rock Albums" in the Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History. Two years
                before then, Tor Milde, music critic for the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang, ranked it at number 20 on his list of
                "The 100 Best Pop and Rock Albums of All Time". In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked Help! number 332 on their list of
                the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time", raising the ranking to number 331 in the 2012 update and then number 266 in
                the 2020 list.

                North American Capitol release

                The North American version, the band's eighth Capitol Records album and tenth overall.

                The American version of Help! reached the number one spot on the Billboard Top LPs chart for nine weeks starting
                on 11 September 1965.

                Weekly chart performance for Help!

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                Charts
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                1965
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                Australian Kent Music Report


                1
                Finnish Albums Chart 1
                UK Record Retailer LPs Chart 1
                US Billboard Top LPs 1
                1987
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                Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)

                62
                UK Albums Chart 61
                US Billboard Top Compact Disks 4
                2009
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                Austrian Albums (÷3 Austria)


                62
                Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 48
                Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 62
                Dutch Albums (Album Top 100) 64
                Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) 26
                Italian Albums (FIMI) 50
                New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 35
                Portuguese Albums (AFP) 18
                Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 53
                Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 30
                Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 53
                UK Albums Chart 29
                2010
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                US Billboard 200


                160
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                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help!

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                • Rubber Soul

                  Rubber Soul is the sixth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 3 December 1965
                  in the United Kingdom, on EMI's Parlophone label.

                  The original North American release, issued by Capitol Records, contains ten of the fourteen songs and two tracks
                  withheld from the band's Help! album. Rubber Soul was met with a highly favourable critical response and topped
                  sales charts in Britain and the United States for several weeks.

                  Rubber Soul was highly influential on the Beatles' peers, leading to a widespread focus away from singles and onto
                  creating albums of consistently high-quality songs. It has been recognised by music critics as an album that opened
                  up the possibilities of pop music in terms of lyrical and musical scope, and as a key work in the creation of styles
                  such as psychedelia and progressive rock.

                  Among its many appearances on critics' best-album lists, Rolling Stone ranked it fifth on the magazine's 2012 list
                  "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2000, it was voted at number 34 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's book
                  All Time Top 1000 Albums. The album was certified 6◊ platinum by the RIAA in 1997, indicating shipments of at least
                  six million copies in the US. In 2013, Rubber Soul was certified platinum by the BPI for UK sales since 1994.

                  According to The Encyclopedia of Country Music, building on the Beatles' 1964 track "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party",
                  the album can be seen in retrospect as an early example of country rock, anticipating the Byrds' Sweetheart of the
                  Rodeo
                  album.

                  EMI's Parlophone label issued Rubber Soul on 3 December 1965. The "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" single
                  was also released that day and was the first example of a double A-side single in Britain. EMI announced that it had
                  pressed 750,000 copies of the LP to cater to local demand. Its advance orders of 500,000 almost equalled the total
                  sales for the new single and were described by the Daily Mirror's show business reporter as marking a new record
                  for pre-release orders for an LP.

                  Rubber Soul began its 42-week run on the Record Retailer LPs chart (subsequently adopted as the UK Albums Chart)
                  on 12 December 1965. The following week it replaced the Sound of Music soundtrack at the top of the chart, where it
                  remained for eight weeks in total. On the national chart compiled by Melody Maker, Rubber Soul entered at number 1
                  and held the position for thirteen weeks; it remained in the top ten until mid July 1966.

                  In the United States, Rubber Soul was their tenth album. Rubber Soul topped the Billboard Top LPs chart on 8 January
                  1966, having sold 1.2 million copies there within nine days of release. These initial sales were unprecedented for an LP
                  and were cited by Billboard magazine as evidence of a new market trend in the US in which pop albums started to match
                  the numbers of singles sold. The album was number 1 for six weeks in total; it remained in the top twenty until the start of
                  July, before leaving the chart in mid December. As the more popular of the joint A-sides, "We Can Work It Out" became
                  the Beatles' sixth consecutive number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, all of which were achieved over a twelve-month
                  period from January 1965.

                  In the UK, Rubber Soul was the third highest-selling album of 1965, behind The Sound of Music and Beatles for Sale,
                  and the third highest-selling album of 1966, behind The Sound of Music and Revolver.

                  The extent of its commercial success there surprised the music industry, which had sought to re-establish the LP market
                  as the domain of adult record-buyers. From early 1966, record companies in the UK ceased their policy of promoting
                  adult-oriented entertainers over rock acts, and embraced budget albums for their lower-selling artists to cater to the
                  increased demand for LPs.

                  In the US, Rubber Soul was the fourth highest-selling album of 1966, as reported in Billboard. According to figures
                  published in 2009 by former Capitol executive David Kronemyer, further to estimates he gave in MuseWire magazine,
                  Rubber Soul sold 1,800,376 copies in America by the end of 1965 and 2,766,862 by the close of the decade. As of 1997,
                  it had shipped over 6 million copies there. In 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry altered its sales award protocol,
                  the album was certified Platinum based on UK sales since 1994.

                  Rubber Soul was voted fifth in Paul Gambaccini's 1978 book Critic's Choice: Top 200 Albums, based on submissions from
                  a panel of 47 critics and broadcasters including Richard Williams, Christgau and Marcus. In the first edition of Colin Larkin's
                  book All Time Top 1000 Albums, in 1994, it was ranked at number 10, and in 1998 it was voted the 39th greatest album of
                  all time in the first "Music of the Millennium" poll, conducted by HMV and Channel 4. It was listed at number 34 in the third
                  edition of Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums, published in 2000.

                  Since 2001, Rubber Soul has appeared in critics' best-albums-of-all-time lists compiled by VH1 (at number 6), Mojo (number 27)
                  and Rolling Stone (number 5). It was among Time magazine's selection of the "All-Time 100 Albums" in 2006 and was favoured
                  over Revolver in Chris Smith's book 101 Albums That Changed Popular Music three years later. In 2012, Rolling Stone again
                  placed it at number 5 on the magazine's revised list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In September 2020, Rubber Soul
                  was ranked at number 35 on the same publication's new list.

                  Rubber Soul appeared in Rolling Stone's 2014 list of the "40 Most Groundbreaking Albums of All Time".

                  Pitchfork ranked it at number 46 on the website's "200 Best Albums of the 1960s". In his commentary with the entry, Ian Cohen
                  wrote: "Every Beatles album fundamentally shaped how pop music is understood, so Rubber Soul is one of the most important
                  records ever made, by default ... Even in 2017, whenever a pop singer makes a serious turn, or an anointed serious band says
                  they've learned to embrace pop, Rubber Soul can't help but enter the conversation."

                  In 2000, Rubber Soul was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, an award bestowed by the American Recording Academy
                  "to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old".

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                  Charts
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                  Weekly charts

                  Chart (1965–66)

                  Australian Kent Music Report..................... 1
                  Canadian CHUM's Album Index................. 1
                  Finnish Albums Chart................................. 1
                  Swedish Kvšllstoppen Chart...................... 20
                  UK Record Retailer LPs Chart................... 1
                  US Billboard Top LPs................................. 1
                  US Cash Box Top 100 Albums................... 1
                  US Record World 100 Top LP's.................. 1
                  West German Musikmarkt LP Hit-Parade...1

                  1987

                  Dutch MegaChart Albums.......................... 53
                  UK Albums Chart....................................... 60
                  US Billboard Top Compact Disks............... 2

                  2009

                  Australian ARIA Albums.................................. 41
                  Austrian ÷3 Top 40 Longplay (Albums).......... 53
                  Belgian Ultratop 200 Albums (Flanders)..........26
                  Belgian Ultratop 200 Albums (Walloonia).........49
                  Danish Tracklisten Album Top-40.................... 31
                  Dutch MegaChart Albums............................... 87
                  Finnish Official Albums Chart......................... 17
                  Italian FIMI Albums Chart............................... 36
                  Japanese Oricon Albums Chart..................... 24
                  New Zealand RIANZ Albums......................... 25
                  Portuguese AFP Top 50 Albums.................... 14
                  Spanish PROMUSICAE Top 100 Albums.......59
                  Swedish Sverigetopplistan Albums.................17
                  Swiss Hitparade Albums Top 100.................. 51
                  UK Albums Chart........................................... 10

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                  2020-2022
                  Greece Albums (Billboard) 2
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                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_Soul

                  Jackson cites this run of success as evidence that the Beatles "loomed over their era like possibly
                  no other artist has since", adding that the six hit singles captured the nation's "shifting mood"
                  throughout 1965.

                  Jackson, Andrew Grant (2015). 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music

                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_Soul

                  That is 1965 out of the way

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                  • Michelle

                    Following its inclusion on Rubber Soul, the song was released as a single in some European countries and in New Zealand,
                    and on an EP in France, in early 1966. It was a number 1 hit for the Beatles in Belgium, France, Norway, the Netherlands
                    and New Zealand.

                    "Michelle" won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1967 and has since become one of the most widely recorded of
                    all Beatles songs.

                    EMI's Parlophone label released Rubber Soul on 3 December 1965 in Britain, with "Michelle" sequenced as the final track
                    on side one of the LP. The album was widely viewed as marking a significant progression within the Beatles' work and in
                    the scope of pop music generally. Recalling the album's release for Mojo magazine in 2002, Richard Williams said "Michelle"
                    represented "the biggest shock of all" to a contemporary pop audience, as McCartney conveyed "all his nostalgia for a safe
                    childhood in the 1950s, itself a decade suffused with nostalgia for the inter-war security of the '20s and '30s, the era to which
                    this song specifically refers."

                    Although no single from Rubber Soul was issued in Britain or America, "Michelle" was the most popular Rubber Soul track on
                    US radio. The song was released as a commercial single in several other countries. It topped charts in Italy (for eight weeks),
                    the Netherlands (seven weeks), Sweden (five weeks), Denmark (four weeks) and Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand and
                    Singapore. In May 1966, Billboard's Hits of the World listed the song at number 1 in Argentina and Norway, among other countries.
                    It was also number 1 in France (for five weeks) as the lead track on an EP release, since France continued to favour the
                    extended-play format over singles.

                    At the 1967 Ivor Novello Awards, "Michelle" won in the category of "the Most Performed Work" of 1966, ahead of "Yesterday".
                    "Michelle" won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1967,[23] against competition from "Born Free", "The Impossible Dream",
                    "Somewhere My Love" and "Strangers in the Night". In 1999, BMI named "Michelle" as the 42nd most performed song of the
                    20th century.

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                    Charts
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                    Austria (÷3 Austria Top 40) 3
                    Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1
                    Denmark (Salgshitlisterne Top 20) 6
                    Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1
                    French EP charts 1
                    Italy (Musica e Dischi) 1
                    Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1
                    Netherlands (Single Top 100) 1
                    New Zealand (Listener) 1
                    Norway (VG-lista) 1
                    Sweden (Kvšllstoppen) 1
                    Sweden (Tio i Topp) 1
                    West German Musikmarkt Hit-Parade 6
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                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_(song)

                    Girl

                    In early 1966, "Girl" was issued as the B-side of "Michelle" in several European countries,
                    reaching number one in Finland. It was also released as the A-side of a single in Italy,
                    backed by "Nowhere Man", which reached number seven on the nation's Musica e Dischi
                    singles chart.

                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_(Beatles_song)

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                    • Nowhere Man

                      It was released in December 1965 on their album Rubber Soul,[2] except in the United States and Canada, where it was
                      first issued as a single A-side in February 1966 before appearing on the album Yesterday and Today. The song was written
                      by John Lennon and credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. In the US, the single peaked at number 3 on the
                      Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the chart compiled by Record World magazine, as it did the RPM 100 chart in Canada
                      and in Australia. The song was also released as a single in some countries where it had been included on Rubber Soul,
                      including Australia, where it topped the singles chart.

                      Weekly charts

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                      Australia (Kent Music Report) 1
                      Austria (÷3 Austria Top 40) 8
                      Canada Top Singles (RPM) 1
                      Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 36
                      Rhodesia (Lyons Maid) 4
                      US Billboard Hot 100 3
                      US Cash Box Top 100 2
                      US Record World 100 Top Pops 1
                      West German Musikmarkt Hit-Parade 3
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                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowhere_Man_(song)

                      What Goes On

                      The song was later released as the B-side of the US single "Nowhere Man", and then as the tenth track on the
                      North America-only album Yesterday and Today. It is the only song by the band credited to Lennon–McCartneyStarkey
                      and the only song on Rubber Soul that features Ringo Starr on lead vocals. The song reached number 81
                      on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1966.

                      Despite being the B-side, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, reaching #81.

                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_G..._(Beatles_song)

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                      • Paperback Writer

                        The song was released as the A-side of their eleventh single in May 1966. It topped singles charts in the United Kingdom,
                        the United States, Ireland, West Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Norway. On the US Billboard Hot 100, the song
                        was at number one for two non-consecutive weeks, being interrupted by Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night".

                        "Paperback Writer" was issued as a single in the US by Capitol Records on 30 May 1966, with the catalogue number 5651
                        and "Rain" as the B-side. The UK release, on EMI's Parlophone label, took place on 10 June, with the catalogue number
                        R 5452.

                        Record World's reviewer wrote that with a new Beatles single, "the rush is on", and commented on the band's use of
                        "interesting electronic effects to good effect", while Cash Box predicted that the group would easily continue their run
                        of "blockbuster" singles and described the A-side as "a rhythmic, pulsating ode with an infectious repeating riff all about
                        the creative urge".

                        Such was the Beatles' status, they were scrutinised in the press when, like "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out", the
                        single failed to top all of the UK's sales charts straightaway. On the Record Retailer chart (subsequently adopted as the
                        UK Singles Chart), "Paperback Writer" entered at number 2, behind Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night", before
                        taking the top position the following week. On the national chart compiled by Melody Maker, the song debuted at number 1,
                        remaining there for a total of four weeks. Amid a climate of failing domestic economy, despite the country's strong exports
                        through music, the record's UK sales were the lowest for any Beatles single since "Love Me Do" in 1962.

                        In the US, "Paperback Writer" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two non-consecutive weeks. It replaced the Rolling Stones'
                        "Paint It Black" and was then deposed by Sinatra's single for a week before returning to number 1. It was certified as a gold
                        record by the Recording Industry Association of America on 14 July. The single also topped the charts in Australia, West Germany
                        and many other countries around the world.

                        Weekly charts

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                        Australia (Kent Music Report) 1
                        Austria (÷3 Austria Top 40) 4
                        Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 7
                        Canada Top Singles (RPM) 1
                        Denmark (Salgshitlisterne Top 20) 15
                        Ireland (IRMA) 1
                        Italy (Musica e Dischi) 6
                        Netherlands (Single Top 100) 1
                        Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 4
                        Norway (VG-lista) 1
                        South Africa (Springbok) 9
                        Sweden (Kvšllstoppen) 1
                        Sweden (Tio i Topp) 4
                        UK Singles (OCC) 1
                        US Billboard Hot 100 1
                        US Cash Box Top 100 1
                        West German Media Control Singles Chart 1
                        -
                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paperback_Writer

                        Rain

                        "Rain" was released as the B-side to "Paperback Writer" in the United States on 30 May 1966 (as Capitol 5651)
                        and in the UK on 10 June.

                        In the United States, the song peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 9 July 1966, and remained in
                        that position the following week. The "Paperback Writer" single reached number 1 in the UK and the US,
                        as well as Australia and West Germany.

                        Rolling Stone ranked "Rain" 469th in its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" in 2010 and 463rd in 2004.

                        "Rain" was ranked 20th in Mojo's list of "The 101 Greatest Beatles Songs", compiled in 2006 by a panel of critics
                        and musicians. The magazine's editors credited it with launching a "countercultural downpour".

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                        1966 weekly chart performance

                        Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia).........12
                        US Billboard Hot 100........................23
                        US Cash Box Top 100......................31

                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_(Beatles_song)


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                        • Yellow Submarine

                          It was also issued on a double A-side single, paired with "Eleanor Rigby".

                          The single went to number one on charts in the United Kingdom and several other European countries, and in Australia,
                          Canada and New Zealand. It won an Ivor Novello Award for the highest certified sales of any single written by a
                          British songwriter and issued in the UK in 1966. In the US, the song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

                          In the US, the release of "Yellow Submarine" coincided with the controversies surrounding Lennon's "More popular than Jesus"
                          remarks – which led some radio stations to impose a ban on the Beatles' music – and the band's public opposition to the
                          Vietnam War.

                          The single topped sales charts around the world. The double A-side was number 1 on Record Retailer's chart
                          (later adopted as the UK Singles Chart) for four weeks during a chart run of 13 weeks. On Melody Maker's singles chart,
                          it was number 1 for three weeks and then spent two weeks at number 2. It was the band's twelfth consecutive chart-topping
                          single in the UK. Despite the double A-side status there, "Yellow Submarine" was the song recognised with the
                          Ivor Novello Award for highest certified sales of any A-side in 1966.

                          The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 (behind "You Can't Hurry Love" by the Supremes) and number 1
                          on the charts compiled by Cash Box and Record World.

                          In Gould's description, it was "the first 'designated' Beatles single since 1963" not to top the Billboard Hot 100, a result he
                          attributes to Capitol's caution in initially overlooking "Eleanor Rigby".

                          Gould, Jonathan (2007). Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain and America

                          The single sold 1,200,000 copies in four weeks and, on 12 September, earned the Beatles their twenty-first US Gold Record
                          award, a total they had achieved in just over two-and-a-half years.

                          -

                          Charts 1966
                          -
                          Australian Go-Set National Top 40 1
                          Austrian Singles Chart 1
                          Belgian BRT Top 30 1
                          Denmark (Salgshitlisterne Top 20) 4
                          Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 6
                          Canadian RPM Top Singles 1
                          Irish Singles Chart 1
                          Italian Musica e Dischi Chart 3
                          Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1
                          Netherlands (Single Top 100) 1
                          New Zealand Listener Chart 1
                          Norwegian VG-lista Singles 1
                          Rhodesia (Lyons Maid) 2
                          Spain (AFE) 3
                          Swedish Kvšllstoppen Chart 1
                          Swedish Tio i Topp Chart 1
                          UK Record Retailer Chart 1
                          US Billboard Hot 100 2
                          US Cash Box Top 100 1
                          West German Musikmarkt Hit-Parade 1
                          1986
                          -

                          UK Singles Chart


                          63
                          2012
                          -

                          Belgium (Ultratop 50 Back Catalogue Singles Flanders)

                          16
                          2018
                          -

                          German GfK Entertainment Top 100 Singles


                          55

                          -
                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Submarine_(song)

                          Eleanor Rigby

                          On 5 August 1966, "Eleanor Rigby" was simultaneously released on a double A-side single, paired with "Yellow Submarine",
                          and on the album Revolver.

                          The double A-side topped the Record Retailer chart (subsequently adopted as the UK Singles Chart) for four weeks,
                          becoming their eleventh number-one single on the chart, and Melody Maker's chart for three weeks. It was also number 1
                          in Australia. The single topped charts in many other countries around the world, although "Yellow Submarine" was usually
                          the listed side. In the US, disc jockeys began flipping the single midway through the tour as the radio boycotts were lifted.
                          With each song eligible to chart separately there, "Eleanor Rigby" entered the Billboard Hot 100 in late August and peaked
                          at number 11 for two weeks, and "Yellow Submarine" reached number 2.

                          The NME chose "Eleanor Rigby" as its "Single of the Year" for 1966. Melody Maker included the song among the year's
                          five "singles to remember", and Maureen Cleave of The Evening Standard recognised the single and Revolver as the year's
                          best records in her round-up of 1966. At the 9th Annual Grammy Awards in March 1967, "Eleanor Rigby" was nominated in
                          three categories, winning the award for Best Contemporary (R&R) Vocal Performance, Male or Female for McCartney.

                          --
                          Weekly charts 1966

                          -

                          Australian Go-Set National Top 40 1
                          Belgian Walloon Singles 1
                          Canadian RPM Top Singles 1
                          Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 6
                          New Zealand Listener Chart 1
                          UK Record Retailer Chart 1
                          US Billboard Hot 100 11
                          US Cash Box Top 100 12
                          1986
                          -

                          UK Singles Chart

                          63

                          -
                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Rigby

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                          • Yesterday (Beatles EP)

                            Yesterday is an EP by English rock band the Beatles, released on 4 March 1966 by Parlophone in the UK. The Beatles' 11th EP,
                            it was also released in Portugal, Spain and Brazil (with another cover photo).

                            Yesterday entered the UK EP chart on 12 March 1966, and from 26 March spent six weeks at number one. In all, it remained on
                            the hit parade for 13 weeks.

                            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yesterday_(Beatles_EP)

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                            • Nowhere Man (EP)

                              Nowhere Man is the 12th extended play (EP) by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 8 July 1966.
                              It includes four songs from their album Rubber Soul, which had been released in December 1965. The EP was only
                              issued in mono, with the Parlophone catalogue number GEP 8952.

                              In the UK, Nowhere Man peaked at number 4 on the national EP chart compiled by Record Retailer. In the United States,
                              the title track and "Drive My Car" had been omitted from Capitol Records' version of Rubber Soul and were instead included
                              on the US and Canada album Yesterday and Today. "Nowhere Man" was also issued as a single in the US in February 1966.
                              Another track from the EP, "Michelle", similarly became a hit in some European countries and in New Zealand.

                              Reviewing Nowhere Man in their book The Beatles: An Illustrated Record, music critics Roy Carr and Tony Tyler wrote:

                              "The issue of this EP reflects a cute tactic of the mid-'sixties record companies: find out which were the most popular tracks
                              from the artists' last LP – and presto! Another Extended-Player. An accountants' move."

                              In his review for AllMusic, Bruce Eder says:

                              It only got better than this if one bought the album ... The packaging and art were still cool, but the group's songs and albums
                              were now so substantial (and the latter also selling so well) that the EP was reduced to irrelevancy. Additionally, the Beatles
                              were soon going to start releasing records that were a lot harder to pair together and were also going to take a lot more control
                              over how their work was packaged and delivered.

                              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowhere_Man_(EP)

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                              • Yesterday and Today - (also rendered as "Yesterday" ... and Today in part of the original packaging)

                                Released in the United States and Canada in June 1966, it was their ninth album issued on Capitol Records and twelfth
                                American release overall. Typical of the Beatles' North American discography until 1967, the album contains songs that
                                Capitol had withheld from its configurations of the band's recent EMI albums, along with songs that the group had released
                                elsewhere on non-album singles. Among its 11 tracks are songs from the EMI albums Help! and Rubber Soul, and three
                                new 1966 recordings that would appear on Revolver in countries outside North America.

                                Yesterday and Today is remembered primarily for the controversy surrounding its original cover image.
                                Known as the "butcher cover", it was taken by photographer Robert Whitaker and shows the band dressed
                                in white coats and covered with decapitated baby dolls and pieces of raw meat. Although the photo was intended
                                to be part of a larger work critiquing the adulation afforded the Beatles, the band members insisted it was a
                                statement against the Vietnam War. Others interpreted it as the Beatles protesting the record company's policy
                                of "butchering" their albums for the North American market. In response to retailers' outrage at the gory subject
                                matter, Capitol immediately withdrew the LP and replaced the cover image with a shot of the band posed
                                around a "steamer" trunk.


                                In the United States, Capitol Records printed approximately 750,000 copies of Yesterday and Today with
                                the "butcher cover". The album was scheduled for a 15 June release. Around 60,000 copies were sent to US
                                radio and the print media and to Capitol branch offices for marketing purposes. Reaction was immediate;
                                disc jockeys were outraged by the cover image, and most retailers found it so distasteful they refused to
                                stock the LP. Livingston contacted Epstein, who conceded to having the cover replaced with the trunk
                                photo.

                                On 10 June, Capitol launched "Operation Retrieve", recalling all copies of the LP from distributors to replace
                                the offending image, as well as items such as promotional posters. The total cost to Capitol of replacing the
                                cover and promotional materials was $250,000 (equivalent to $2.09 million in 2021), wiping out the company's
                                initial profit. All copies were ordered shipped back to the record label, leading to its rarity and popularity among
                                collectors. On 14 June, Capitol sent a memo to reviewers asking them to disregard the artwork and quoting
                                Livingston's explanation that "The original cover, created in England, was intended as 'pop art' satire.
                                However, a sampling of public opinion in the United States indicates that the cover design is subject to
                                misinterpretation."

                                Despite Capitol's recall of the original LP, some distributors had already delivered stock to retailers,
                                and copies were sold to customers in line with the scheduled 15 June release date.

                                Capitol released Yesterday and Today with the amended cover on 20 June.

                                Record World's reviewer included the LP among the magazine's "albums of the week" and wrote:
                                "The new Beatle album contains a number of their recent hits ... Also some rousing new ones like
                                'Drive My Car.' Of course, it'll be a big package."

                                Billboard described it as a "Hot album release" and said that the five previously unissued songs
                                "all have singles potential", particularly "And Your Bird Can Sing" and "Drive My Car".

                                Cash Box rated the new tracks "top notch" and said "The Fab Four outdo themselves with this
                                stunning set ... Top of the charts is the place for this one."

                                The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Yesterday and Today as a gold record,
                                signifying it as a "million seller", on 8 July. The album topped the Billboard Top LPs chart in the US on
                                30 July, displacing Frank Sinatra's Strangers in the Night. It stayed at number 1 for five weeks and also
                                topped the sales charts in Cash Box and Record World.

                                According to figures published in 2009 by former Capitol executive David Kronemyer, further to
                                estimates he gave in MuseWire magazine, Yesterday and Today had sold 967,410 copies in the
                                US by 31 December 1966, and 1,230,558 copies by the end of the decade. As of 2014, the album
                                was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, indicating US sales of over 2 million.

                                In 2016, a mint condition "first state" stereo copy of Yesterday and Today in shrink-wrap was sold for $125,000.

                                -
                                Chart performance

                                -
                                Canadian CHUM's Album Index 1
                                US Billboard Top LPs 1
                                US Cash Box Top 100 Albums 1
                                US Record World 100 Top LPs 1
                                -
                                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yesterday_and_Today

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                                • Revolver

                                  Revolver is the seventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 5 August 1966, accompanied by
                                  the double A-side single "Eleanor Rigby" / "Yellow Submarine".

                                  It has since become regarded as one of the greatest and most innovative albums in the history of popular music, with recognition
                                  centred on its range of musical styles, diverse sounds and lyrical content.

                                  The album topped the Record Retailer chart in the UK for seven weeks and the US Billboard Top LPs list for six weeks. Critical
                                  reaction was highly favourable in the UK but less so in the US amid the press's unease at the band's outspokenness on
                                  contemporary issues.

                                  The album cover, designed by Klaus Voormann, combined Aubrey Beardsley-inspired line drawing with photo collage and won
                                  the 1967 Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts. Aided by the 1987 international CD release, which standardised
                                  its content to the original Parlophone version, Revolver has surpassed Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in many critics'
                                  estimation as the Beatles' best album. It was ranked first in the 1998 and 2000 editions of Colin Larkin's book All Time Top 1000
                                  Albums
                                  and third in the 2003 and 2012 editions of Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". It has
                                  been certified double platinum by the BPI and 5◊ platinum by the RIAA. A remixed and expanded edition of the album was
                                  released in 2022.

                                  On Record Retailer's LPs chart (later the UK Albums Chart), Revolver entered at number 1 and stayed there for seven weeks
                                  during its 34-week run in the top 40. On the national chart compiled by Melody Maker, the album was number 1 for nine weeks.
                                  By October, at least ten of the LP's songs had been covered by other artists and reviewed by Melody Maker. Among these,
                                  Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers' version of "Got to Get You into My Life", which McCartney co-produced, was a top ten hit.
                                  McCartney's ballads "Here, There and Everywhere" and "For No One" became highly popular among mainstream recording artists.
                                  In the UK, Revolver was the second highest-selling album of 1966, behind The Sound of Music. In the NME readers' poll for
                                  1966, Revolver and Pet Sounds were jointly recognised as the magazine's "Album of the Year".

                                  On the Billboard Top LPs chart, Revolver hit number 1 on 10 September, a week after the end of Yesterday and Today's
                                  five-week run at the top. The Beatles were presented with gold discs from the Recording Industry Association of America
                                  (RIAA), recognising the album as a "million seller", during their 24 August press conference at the Capitol Tower in Hollywood.
                                  Revolver was number 1 there for six weeks and remained on the chart until mid February 1968. In March 1967, Revolver
                                  was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Voormann's cover design won the Grammy for Best Album
                                  Cover, Graphic Arts
                                  .

                                  Based on retail sales up to early October 1966, Revolver was the eighth-highest-selling album of the year in the US. Although
                                  commercially successful, it ranked only equal tenth (with Help!) on the list of the Beatles' biggest-selling albums in the US,
                                  as supplied by Allen Klein in 1970. According to figures published in 2009 by former Capitol executive David Kronemyer,
                                  further to estimates he gave in MuseWire magazine, the album had sold 1,187,869 copies in the US by 31 December 1966
                                  and 1,725,276 copies by the end of the decade.

                                  The April 1987 CD release of Revolver standardised the track listing to the original UK version. Revolver returned to the
                                  UK Albums Chart the following month, peaking at number 55, while the 2009 remastered album reached number 9.
                                  In 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry altered its sales award protocol, the album was certified Platinum based on
                                  UK sales since 1994. In January 2014, the Capitol version of Revolver was issued on CD for the first time, both as part of
                                  the Beatles' U.S. Albums box set and as an individual release. As of that year, Revolver had been certified 5◊ Platinum
                                  by the RIAA.

                                  Revolver has appeared high up in many lists of the best albums ever made, often in the top position. It was voted the third
                                  best album of all time in the 1998 "Music of the Millennium" poll conducted by HMV and Channel 4, and in the following
                                  year's expanded survey, which polled 600,000 people across the UK. Also in 1998, it was ranked first in Colin Larkin's
                                  All Time Top 1000 Albums, directly ahead of Sgt. Pepper and The Beatles, and it was first again in the 2000 edition
                                  of the book. Q placed it at number 1 in its list of the "50 Greatest British Albums Ever" in 2000; four years later, the album
                                  topped the same magazine's list "The Music That Changed the World". In 2001, it topped VH1's "100 Greatest Albums",
                                  compiled from a poll of more than 500 journalists, music executives and artists. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked Revolver
                                  third on its list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time", a position it retained on the magazine's revised list nine years later.

                                  In 2004, Revolver appeared at number 2 in The Observer's list of "The 100 Greatest British Albums", compiled by a panel of
                                  100 contributors. In 2006, it was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best albums] and topped a similar list compiled
                                  by Hot Press. That same year, Guitar World readers chose it as the tenth best guitar album of all time. In 2010, Revolver
                                  was named the best pop album by the official newspaper of the Holy See, L'Osservatore Romano. In 2013, Entertainment
                                  Weekly
                                  placed the album at number 1 in its "All-Time Greatest" albums. In September 2020, Rolling Stone ranked Revolver
                                  at number 11 on its new list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

                                  -
                                  Charts 1966-1967

                                  -
                                  Australian Kent Music Report 1
                                  Canadian CHUM's Album Index 1
                                  Canadian RPM Top LPs 18
                                  Finnish Albums Chart 1
                                  Norwegian VG-lista Albums 14
                                  Swedish Kvšllstoppen Chart 1
                                  UK Record Retailer LPs Chart 1
                                  US Billboard Top LPs 1
                                  West German Musikmarkt LP Hit-Parade 1
                                  -
                                  1. RPM published its first Top LPs chart on 2 January 1967, almost five months after the release of Revolver.
                                  2. ^ The first VG-lista albums chart was published on 1 January 1967, almost five months after the release of Revolver

                                  -
                                  1987
                                  - -
                                  2009
                                  -
                                  Australian ARIA Albums 36
                                  Austrian ÷3 Top 40 Longplay (Albums) 48
                                  Belgian Ultratop 200 Albums (Flanders) 23
                                  Belgian Ultratop 200 Albums (Walloonia) 35
                                  Danish Tracklisten Album Top-40 32
                                  Dutch MegaChart Albums 81
                                  Finnish Official Albums Chart 15
                                  Italian FIMI Albums Chart 28
                                  Japanese Oricon Albums Chart 26
                                  New Zealand RIANZ Albums 20
                                  Norwegian VG-lista Top 40 Albums 36
                                  Portuguese AFP Top 50 Albums 21
                                  Spanish PROMUSICAE Top 100 Albums 37
                                  Swedish Sverigetopplistan Albums Top 60 13
                                  Swiss Hitparade Albums Top 100 44
                                  UK Albums Chart 9
                                  -
                                  2020–2021 weekly chart performance

                                  Greece Albums (Billboard) - 6

                                  -
                                  2022 weekly chart performance for Revolver

                                  Australian Albums (ARIA)..................................2
                                  Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)...........................34
                                  Japanese Hot Albums (Billboard Japan)...........4
                                  Polish Albums (ZPAV).......................................20
                                  Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE).....................5
                                  Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan).................4
                                  UK Albums Chart...............................................2

                                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolver_(Beatles_album)

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                                  • A Collection of Beatles Oldies

                                    A Collection of Beatles Oldies (subtitled But Goldies!) is a compilation album by the English rock band the Beatles.
                                    Released in the United Kingdom in December 1966, it features hit singles and other songs issued by the group between
                                    1963 and 1966. The compilation served as a stopgap release to satisfy EMI's demand for product during the Christmas
                                    period, since the Beatles had only begun recording Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the follow-up to their
                                    Revolver album, late the previous month. It was the band's first official greatest hits collection, although the Beatles
                                    had no involvement in the album.

                                    A Collection of Beatles Oldies offered the debut album release in Britain for many of the band's singles, although these
                                    songs had been available on compilation EPs since their initial release. It also provided the debut release in stereo for
                                    these recordings, since the Beatles favoured mono mixes for their singles until 1969. The compilation peaked at number 7
                                    on the UK Albums Chart, where all the band's previous albums had held the top spot. It was also released in some other
                                    European countries and, in 1968, in Australia.

                                    On Record Retailer's LPs chart (later the UK Albums Chart), where all of the group's previous albums had held the
                                    top position for a minimum of seven weeks, the compilation reached number 7. On the national chart published by
                                    Melody Maker, it peaked at number 4.

                                    According to Official Charts Company researcher Sharon Mawer, EMI had been expecting to achieve the "biggest album"
                                    of the year with the first compilation of the Beatles' greatest hits, but A Collection of Beatles Oldies proved to be "one of
                                    the biggest miscalculations of the pop charts". She concluded that fans were unwilling to pay for an LP that, aside from
                                    "Bad Boy", repackaged recordings they already owned and "The era of the successful Greatest Hits compilation was
                                    not yet with us." The album was released in Australia in 1968, after EMI's regional office had issued two greatest hits
                                    sets exclusive to the local market, in late 1966 and early 1967. There, the retrospectively compiled Kent Music Report
                                    recorded a chart peak for A Collection of Beatles Oldies of number 7. The album returned to the UK chart on several
                                    occasions in the early 1970s, including placing at number 32 in April 1970 and number 38 in July 1972.

                                    A Collection of Beatles Oldies was deleted from the Beatles' catalogue following the reissue of their albums on
                                    compact disc in 1987.

                                    -
                                    Charts
                                    -
                                    Australian Kent Music Report 7
                                    Norwegian VG-lista Albums 12
                                    UK Disc and Music Echo Top Ten LPs 4
                                    UK Melody Maker Top Ten LPs 4
                                    UK NME Top 15 LPs 6
                                    UK Record Retailer LPs Chart 7
                                    -
                                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Coll...Beatles_Oldies

                                    That is 1966 out of the way.

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                                    • Penny Lane

                                      "Penny Lane" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that was released in February 1967 as a double A-side single
                                      with "Strawberry Fields Forever".

                                      "Penny Lane" was a top-five hit across Europe and topped the US Billboard Hot 100. In Britain, due to chart protocol regarding
                                      double A-sides, it was the first Beatles single since "Please Please Me" in 1963 to fail to reach number 1 on the Record Retailer
                                      chart. In November 1967, "Penny Lane" was included on the US Magical Mystery Tour album. In 2021, Rolling Stone ranked
                                      the track at number 280 on its list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time". In 2006, Mojo ranked the song at number 9 of "The
                                      101 Greatest Beatles Songs".

                                      "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" were released as a double A-side single, in a fashion identical to that of the
                                      Beatles' previous single, "Eleanor Rigby" / "Yellow Submarine". The release took place in the United States on 13 February
                                      1967 and in the United Kingdom on 17 February. It was the first single by the Beatles to be sold with a picture sleeve in the UK,
                                      a practice rarely used there at that time.

                                      "Strawberry Fields Forever" / "Penny Lane" was the first Beatles single since "Please Please Me" in 1963 to fail to reach number 1
                                      on Record Retailer's chart (later the UK Singles Chart). With "Penny Lane" as the side favoured by the chart, the single was held
                                      at number 2 behind Engelbert Humperdinck's "Release Me", even though the Beatles' record sold considerably more. This was
                                      due to chart protocol whereby only the sales of the better-selling side of a double A-side were eligible, and the record's overall
                                      sales were effectively halved. On the national chart compiled by Melody Maker, the combination was number 1 for three weeks.
                                      Its failure to top the Record Retailer chart provoked comments in the UK press that the Beatles' position of eminence was at an
                                      end, with headlines such as "Has the Bubble Burst?"

                                      In the United States, the song became the band's 13th single to reach number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, doing so for a week
                                      before being knocked off by the Turtles' "Happy Together". With "Penny Lane" as the favoured side, the single was certified gold
                                      by the Recording Industry Association of America on 20 March 1967.

                                      The single was also number 1 in Australia (for five weeks), West Germany (four weeks), the Netherlands and New Zealand
                                      (each for three weeks), Canada, Denmark and Malaysia. In France, it peaked at number 4.

                                      Some commentators have described the pairing as pop music's best double A-side.[ In 2011, Rolling Stone ranked "Penny Lane"
                                      at number 456 on its list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time". On the magazine's 2021 revised list, the song appears at
                                      number 280. In Mojo's list of "The 101 Greatest Beatles Songs", published in 2006, the song appeared at number 9.

                                      --
                                      Weekly charts 1967
                                      -

                                      Australian Go-Set National Top 40 1
                                      Austria (÷3 Austria Top 40) 5
                                      Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 4
                                      Canada Top Singles (RPM) 1
                                      Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 4
                                      Ireland (IRMA) 2
                                      Italy (Musica e Dischi) 3
                                      Netherlands (Single Top 100) 1
                                      New Zealand Listener Chart 1
                                      Sweden (Kvšllstoppen) 1
                                      Sweden (Tio i Topp) 1
                                      UK Singles (OCC) 2
                                      US Billboard Hot 100 1
                                      US Cash Box Top 100 1
                                      West German Musikmarkt Hit-Parade 1
                                      -

                                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Lane


                                      Strawberry Fields Forever

                                      It was released on 13 February 1967 as a double A-side single with "Penny Lane".

                                      The double A-side peaked at number 2 on the Record Retailer chart, thereby breaking the band's four-year run
                                      of chart-topping singles in the UK. In the United States, "Strawberry Fields Forever" peaked at number 8 on the
                                      Billboard Hot 100. To the band's displeasure, the song was later included on the US Magical Mystery Tour LP.

                                      The double A-side single was issued by Capitol Records in the US on 13 February 1967 (as Capitol 5810),
                                      and by EMI's Parlophone label in the United Kingdom on 17 February (as Parlophone R 5570).

                                      In the US, "Penny Lane" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for one week, while "Strawberry Fields Forever" peaked at
                                      number 8. As in Britain's Record Retailer, "Penny Lane" was the side favoured by chart compilers in Australia,
                                      where the single was number 1 for five weeks. The single was also number 1 in Canada and Norway, and
                                      peaked at number 4 in France.

                                      In the June 1997 issue of Mojo magazine, Jon Savage included "Strawberry Fields Forever" in his list "Psychedelia:
                                      The 100 Greatest Classics" and wrote: "When this first came on radio in early 1967, it sounded like nothing else,
                                      with its wracked vocal, out-of-tune brass section and queasy strings." In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the track at
                                      number 76 on its list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time", a placing the song retained in the magazine's 2011 list,
                                      then was re-ranked at number 7 on its 2021 list. On a similar list compiled by Q in 2006, it appeared at number 31.
                                      In 2010, Rolling Stone placed "Strawberry Fields Forever" at number 3 on its list of the "100 Greatest Beatles Songs".
                                      It was ranked as the second-best Beatles song by Mojo in 2006, after "A Day in the Life". The song was estimated to
                                      be the 23rd most celebrated song of all time by Acclaimed Music.

                                      Richie Unterberger of AllMusic describes "Strawberry Fields Forever" as "one of The Beatles' peak achievements and
                                      one of the finest Lennon–McCartney songs".

                                      In his commentary on the track in The Beatles' Diary, Peter Doggett describes the song as "the greatest pop record ever
                                      made" and "a record that never dates, because it lives outside time". He rues the single's failure to top the now-official
                                      UK chart as "arguably the most disgraceful statistic in chart history".

                                      Mark Lindsay of the US band Paul Revere & the Raiders recalled first listening to the single at home with his producer,
                                      Terry Melcher. In Lindsay's recollection: "When the song ended we both just looked at each other. I said, 'Now what the
                                      **** are we gonna do?' With that single, the Beatles raised the ante as to what a pop record should be." Lindsay said
                                      he then ensured that the clips for both songs were broadcast on the Raiders' television show, Where the Action Is.

                                      Brian Wilson, who had been struggling to complete the Beach Boys' Smile album, first heard "Strawberry Fields Forever"
                                      on his car radio while under the influence of barbiturates. In the recollection of his passenger at the time, Michael Vosse,
                                      "[Wilson] just shook his head and said, 'They did it already – what I wanted to do with Smile. Maybe it's too late.'"
                                      According to author Steven Gaines, the "wondrous and different-sounding" quality of the Beatles' single was one of several
                                      factors that accelerated Wilson's emotional descent and led to him abandoning Smile.

                                      "Strawberry Fields Forever" is one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll" and in 1999
                                      was inducted into the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' Grammy Hall of Fame.

                                      "Strawberry Fields Forever" was sequenced as the opening track of the 1973 compilation album The Beatles 1967–1970,
                                      and the single charted again in Britain, peaking at number 32, when EMI reissued all 22 of the Beatles' UK singles in
                                      March 1976.

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                                      Charts
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                                      Australian Go-Set National Top 40 1
                                      Austrian Singles Chart 13
                                      Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia) 1
                                      Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 4
                                      Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1
                                      Netherlands (Single Top 100) 1
                                      New Zealand Listener Chart 5
                                      Norwegian VG-lista Singles 1
                                      Swedish Kvšllstoppen Chart 1
                                      UK Record Retailer Chart 2
                                      US Billboard Hot 100 8
                                      US Cash Box Top 100 10
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                                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawberry_Fields_Forever



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                                      • All You Need Is Love

                                        "All You Need Is Love" was issued in the UK on 7 July 1967, on EMI's Parlophone label, with
                                        "Baby, You're a Rich Man" as the B-side. The US release, on Capitol Records, took place on
                                        17 July.

                                        The song was Britain's contribution to Our World, the first live global television link, for which the
                                        band were filmed performing it at EMI Studios in London on 25 June. The programme was broadcast
                                        via satellite and seen by an audience of over 400 million in 25 countries.

                                        The single entered the Record Retailer chart (subsequently the UK Singles Chart) at number 2 before
                                        topping the listings for three weeks. In the US, it topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a week. The song
                                        was a number 1 hit in many other countries.

                                        On 11 September, "All You Need Is Love" was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

                                        Rolling Stone ranks "All You Need Is Love" 370th on its list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"

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                                        Weekly charts 1967
                                        Australian Go-Set National Top 40 1
                                        Australian Kent Music Report 1
                                        Austria (÷3 Austria Top 40) 1
                                        Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 4
                                        Canadian RPM 100 1
                                        Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 3
                                        Irish Singles Chart 1
                                        Italy (Musica e Dischi) 10
                                        Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1
                                        Netherlands (Single Top 100) 1
                                        New Zealand Listener Chart 1
                                        Norway (VG-lista) 1
                                        Swedish Kvšllstoppen Chart 1
                                        Swedish Tio i Topp Chart 1
                                        UK Record Retailer Chart 1
                                        US Billboard Hot 100 1
                                        US Cash Box Top 100 1
                                        West German Musikmarkt Hit-Parade 1
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                                        1987
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                                        Charts 2015
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                                        Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan) 1
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                                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_You_Need_Is_Love

                                        Baby, You're a Rich Man

                                        "Baby, You're a Rich Man" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that was released as the
                                        B-side of their "All You Need Is Love" single in July 1967.

                                        In the United States, the B-side also charted in its own right, peaking at number 34 on the Billboard
                                        Hot 100
                                        and number 60 on the Cash Box Top 100. In Australia, it was listed with "All You Need Is Love",
                                        as a double A-side, when the single topped the Go-Set national chart.

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                                        Charts 1967
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                                        Australian Go-Set National Top 40 1
                                        US Billboard Hot 100 34
                                        US Cash Box Top 100 60
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                                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby,_...​​

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                                        • Hello, Goodbye

                                          In Britain, Parlophone issued "Hello, Goodbye" backed by "I Am the Walrus" on 24 November 1967, with the
                                          catalogue number R 5655. Within a day of its release, the record had sold over 300,000 copies there. It went
                                          on to top the national chart compiled by Record Retailer (later the UK Singles Chart) for seven weeks, through
                                          to 23 January 1968, giving the Beatles their longest run at number 1 on that chart since "She Loves You" in 1963.
                                          In the process, the song became the group's fourth Christmas number 1 single in five years. For three weeks from
                                          27 December 1967, the band held the top two positions in the UK, with the Magical Mystery Tour soundtrack EP
                                          trailing "Hello, Goodbye".

                                          The single was released on 27 November in the United States, as Capitol 2056, and in the issue dated 30 December
                                          replaced the Monkees' "Daydream Believer" at number one on Billboard's Hot 100, where it remained for three weeks,
                                          becoming the band's fifteenth American chart-topper. The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association
                                          of America
                                          on 15 December 1967. It was later listed by Billboard magazine as the band's seventh biggest US chart hit.
                                          The single was successful in many other countries, topping charts in Australia, Canada, West Germany, Holland and
                                          Norway. It also peaked at number 2 in Ireland, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland.

                                          As part of EMI's policy of celebrating the 20th anniversary of each Beatles single, "Hello, Goodbye" was reissued in
                                          the UK in November 1987 and peaked at number 63 on the UK Singles Chart.

                                          In 2006, the track appeared at number 36 in a similar list compiled by Mojo, accompanied by commentary from Alan McGee,
                                          who described it as "the greatest-ever pop song, bar none".

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                                          Weekly charts 1967-1968
                                          Australian Go-Set National Top 40 1
                                          Austrian Singles Chart 2
                                          Belgian Singles Chart 2
                                          Canadian RPM 100 1
                                          Danish Singles Chart (Danmarks Radio) 1
                                          Dutch Singles Chart 1
                                          Finnish Suomen virallinen lista 11
                                          French SNICOP Singles 1
                                          Irish Singles Chart 2
                                          Italian Musica e Dischi Chart 15
                                          New Zealand Listener Chart 1
                                          Norwegian VG-lista Singles 1
                                          Rhodesian Lyons Maid Chart 2
                                          Spanish El Gran Musical Chart 3
                                          Swedish Kvšllstoppen Chart 1
                                          Swedish Tio i Topp Chart 1
                                          Swiss Hitparade 2
                                          UK Record Retailer Chart 1
                                          US Billboard Hot 100 1
                                          US Cash Box Top 100 1
                                          West German Musikmarkt Hit-Parade 1
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                                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello,_Goodbye

                                          I Am the Walrus

                                          "I Am the Walrus" was released as the B-side to the single "Hello, Goodbye" and on the Magical Mystery Tour EP and album.

                                          Chart history 1967-1968
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                                          New Zealand (Listener) 17
                                          US Billboard Hot 100 56
                                          US Cash Box Top 100 46
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                                          The single achieved sales of over 50,000 copies in Australia, being eligible for the award of a Gold Disc.

                                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_the_Walrus

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                                          • Magical Mystery Tour - double EP

                                            Magical Mystery Tour is a record by the English rock band the Beatles that was released as a double EP in the United Kingdom.

                                            The EP was issued in the UK on 8 December 1967 on the Parlophone label.

                                            Further to the Beatles' desire to experiment with record formats and packaging, the EP included a 24-page booklet containing song
                                            lyrics, colour photos from film production, and colour story illustrations by cartoonist Bob Gibson.

                                            Despite widespread media criticism of the Magical Mystery Tour film, the soundtrack was a critical and commercial success.
                                            In the UK, it topped the EPs chart compiled by Record Retailer and peaked at number 2 on the magazine's singles chart
                                            (later the UK Singles Chart) behind "Hello, Goodbye".

                                            Magical Mystery Tour included six tracks, a number that posed a challenge for the Beatles and their UK record company, EMI,
                                            as there were too few for an LP album but too many for an EP. One idea considered was to issue an EP that played at 33 rpm,
                                            but this would have caused a loss of audio fidelity that was deemed unacceptable. The solution chosen was to issue the music in
                                            the innovative format of a double EP. It was the first example of a double EP in Britain.

                                            Magical Mystery Tour was issued in the UK on 8 December, the day after the opening of their Apple Boutique in central London,
                                            and just over two weeks before the film was broadcast by BBC Television. It retailed at the sub-£1 price of 19s 6d (equivalent to
                                            £19 today). It was their thirteenth British EP and only their second, after 1964's Long Tall Sally, to consist of entirely new recordings.
                                            In Britain only, the film was then screened on Boxing Day to an audience estimated at 15 million.

                                            In Britain, the EP peaked at number 2 on the national singles chart, behind "Hello, Goodbye", and became the Beatles' ninth
                                            release to top the national EPs chart compiled by Record Retailer. In the UK singles listings compiled by Melody Maker magazine,
                                            it replaced "Hello, Goodbye" at number 1 for a week. The EP sold over 500,000 copies there. Walter Everett highlights its UK chart
                                            performance as a significant achievement, given that the EP's retail price far exceeded that of the singles with which it was competing
                                            at the time.

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                                            Original release

                                            EP

                                            Chart 1967-1968
                                            Australian Go-Set National Top 40 3
                                            Dutch MegaChart Singles 2
                                            Irish Singles Chart 17
                                            New Zealand NZ Listener Chart 3
                                            Norwegian VG-lista Singles 5
                                            Swedish Kvšllstoppen Chart 3
                                            Swiss Hitparade 6
                                            Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 17
                                            UK Record Retailer EPs Chart 1
                                            UK Record Retailer Singles Chart 2
                                            West German Musikmarkt LP Hit-Parade 8
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                                            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_Mystery_Tour

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                                            • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

                                              Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. Released
                                              on 26 May 1967.

                                              The first Beatles album to be released with the same track listing in both the UK and the US, it spent 27 weeks at number one
                                              on the Record Retailer chart in the United Kingdom and 15 weeks at number one on the Billboard Top LPs chart in the United
                                              States. In 1968, it won four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, the first rock LP to receive this honour; in 2003, it
                                              was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress. It has topped several critics' and listeners' polls
                                              for the best album of all time, including those published by Rolling Stone magazine and in the book All Time Top 1000 Albums,
                                              and the UK's "Music of the Millennium" poll. More than 32 million copies had been sold worldwide as of 2011. It remains one of
                                              the best-selling albums of all time and was still, in 2018, the UK's best-selling studio album.

                                              On 26 May, Sgt. Pepper was given a rush-release in the UK, ahead of the scheduled date of 1 June. The band's eighth LP, it
                                              was the first Beatles album where the track listings were exactly the same for the UK and US versions. The US release took
                                              place on 2 June. Capitol Records' advertising for the album emphasised that the Beatles and Sgt. Pepper's band were one
                                              and the same.

                                              Sgt. Pepper topped the Record Retailer albums chart (now the UK Albums Chart) for 23 consecutive weeks from 10 June,
                                              with a further four weeks at number one in the period through to February 1968. The record sold 250,000 copies in the UK
                                              during its first seven days on sale there. The album held the number one position on the Billboard Top LPs chart in the US
                                              for 15 weeks, from 1 July to 13 October 1967, and remained in the top 200 for 113 consecutive weeks. It also topped charts
                                              in many other countries.

                                              With 2.5 million copies sold within three months of its release, Sgt. Pepper's initial commercial success exceeded that of all
                                              previous Beatles albums. In the UK, it was the best-selling album of 1967 and of the decade. According to figures published
                                              in 2009 by former Capitol executive David Kronemyer, further to estimates he gave in MuseWire magazine, the album had
                                              sold 2,360,423 copies in the US by 31 December 1967 and 3,372,581 copies by the end of the decade.

                                              Sgt. Pepper sustained its immense popularity into the 21st century while breaking numerous sales records. With certified sales
                                              of 5.1 million copies in the UK, as of April 2019, Sgt. Pepper is the third-best-selling album in UK chart history and the
                                              best-selling studio album there. It is one of the most commercially successful albums in the US, where the RIAA certified sales
                                              of 11 million copies in 1997. By 2000, Sgt. Pepper was among the top 20 best-selling albums of all time worldwide. As of 2011,
                                              it had sold more than 32 million copies worldwide, making it one of the highest-selling albums of all time.

                                              Sgt. Pepper has topped many "best album" lists. It was voted in first place in Paul Gambaccini's 1978 book Critic's Choice:
                                              Top 200 Albums
                                              , based on submissions from around 50 British and American critics and broadcasters including Christgau
                                              and Marcus, and again in the 1987 edition. In the latter year, it also topped Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Best Albums
                                              of the Last Twenty Years". In 1994, it was ranked first in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums. It was voted best album
                                              of all time in the 1998 "Music of the Millennium" poll conducted by HMV and Channel 4, and in the following year's expanded
                                              survey
                                              , which polled 600,000 people across the UK. Among its appearances in other critics' polls, the album was third in
                                              Q's 2004 list "The Music That Changed the World".

                                              In 1993, Sgt. Pepper was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and ten years later it was one of 50 recordings chosen
                                              by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry, honouring the work as "culturally, historically,
                                              or aesthetically significant".

                                              In 2003, Rolling Stone placed it at number one in the magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time", a ranking
                                              it retained in the revised list of 2012, and described the album as "the pinnacle of the Beatles' eight years as recording artists".

                                              The editors also said that Sgt. Pepper was "the most important rock 'n' roll album ever made", a point to which June Skinner
                                              Sawyers adds, in her 2006 collection of essays Read the Beatles: "It has been called the most famous album in the history
                                              of popular music. It is certainly among the most written about. It is still being written about." On Rolling Stone's third such list,
                                              published in September 2020, Sgt. Pepper appears at number 24.

                                              In 2006, Sgt. Pepper was chosen by Time as one of the 100 best albums of all time. Writing that year, Kevin Dettmar described
                                              it as "quite simply, the most important and influential rock-and-roll album ever recorded". It is featured in Chris Smith's 2009 book
                                              101 Albums That Changed Popular Music, where Smith highlights the album among the most "obvious" choices for inclusion due
                                              to its continued commercial success, the wealth of imitative works it inspired, and its ongoing recognition as "a defining moment
                                              in the history of music". In the NME's 2014 article "25 Albums With the Most Incredible Production", Emily Barker described
                                              Sgt. Pepper as "kaleidoscopic" and an "orchestral baroque pop masterpiece the likes of which has rarely been matched since".

                                              Although there was no official campaign for the 30th anniversary, BBC Radio 2 broadcast Pepper Forever in the UK and some
                                              12,000 schools across the US listened to a radio special dedicated to the album on 2 June 1997.

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                                              Weekly charts 1967
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                                              Weekly charts 1967
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                                              Weekly charts 2009
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                                              2017
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                                              Australian Albums (ARIA) 5
                                              Austrian Albums (÷3 Austria) 3
                                              Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 2
                                              Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 1
                                              Canadian Albums (Billboard) 7
                                              Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI) 6
                                              Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 3
                                              Dutch Albums (Album Top 100) 2
                                              Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) 23
                                              German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 5
                                              Irish Albums (IRMA) 2
                                              Italian Albums (FIMI) 6
                                              Japanese Albums (Oricon) 5
                                              Mexican Albums (AMPROFON) 18
                                              New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 4
                                              Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) 9
                                              Polish Albums (ZPAV) 28
                                              Portuguese Albums Chart 3
                                              Scottish Albums (OCC) 1
                                              Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 3
                                              Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 2
                                              Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 2
                                              UK Albums (OCC) 1
                                              US Billboard 200 3
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                                              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt._P...arts_Club_Band

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                                              • Magical Mystery Tour - LP

                                                Capitol Records LP release in the US and Canada occurred on 27 November and features an additional
                                                five songs that were originally released as singles that year. In 1976, Parlophone released the eleven-track
                                                LP in the UK.

                                                The album topped Billboard's Top LPs listings for eight weeks and was nominated for the Grammy Award
                                                for Album of the Year
                                                in 1969. With the international standardisation of the Beatles' catalogue in 1987,
                                                Magical Mystery Tour became the only Capitol-generated LP to supersede the band's intended format
                                                and form part of their core catalogue.

                                                Because EPs were not popular in the US at the time, Capitol Records released the soundtrack as an
                                                LP by adding tracks from that year's non-album singles.The first side contained the film soundtrack songs,
                                                although in a different order from the EP.

                                                In its first three weeks on sale in the US, Magical Mystery Tour set a record for the highest initial sales
                                                of any Capitol LP. It was number 1 on Billboard's Top LPs listings for eight weeks at the start of 1968
                                                and remained in the top 200 until 8 February 1969.

                                                In the UK as an American import, the Capitol album release peaked on the Record Retailer LPs chart
                                                at number 31 in January 1968.

                                                In the US, the album sold 1,936,063 copies by 31 December 1967 and 2,373,987 copies by the
                                                end of the decade.

                                                Magical Mystery Tour was ranked at number 138 in Paul Gambaccini's 1978 book Critic's Choice:
                                                Top 200 Albums
                                                , based on submissions from a panel of 47 critics and broadcasters. In 2000, it was
                                                voted 334th in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums. In his book The Ambient Century, Mark
                                                Prendergast describes it as "the most psychedelic album The Beatles ever released" and, along
                                                with Revolver, an "essential purchase". He ranks the album at number 27 in his list of "Twentieth-century
                                                Ambience – the Essential 100 Recordings". In 2007, the album was included in Robert Christgau and
                                                David Fricke's "40 Essential Albums of 1967" for Rolling Stone.

                                                The 2012 remastered Magical Mystery Tour DVD entered the Billboard Top Music Video chart at
                                                number 1. The CD album climbed to number 1 on the Billboard Catalog Albums chart, number 2
                                                on the Billboard Soundtrack albums chart, and re-entered at number 57 on the Billboard 200 albums
                                                chart for the week ending 27 October 2012.

                                                US RIAA sales 6,000,000


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                                                Album Chart -1967-1987
                                                -
                                                New Zealand Albums Chart (1975) 12
                                                Norwegian VG-lista Albums 13
                                                UK Albums Chart (1987 CD) 52
                                                UK Record Retailer LPs Chart (1968 US import) 31
                                                Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 6
                                                US Billboard Top LPs 1
                                                US Cash Box Top 100 Albums 1
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                                                2009
                                                -
                                                Austrian ÷3 Top 40 Longplay (Albums) 59
                                                Belgian Ultratop 200 Albums (Flanders) 43
                                                Belgian Ultratop 200 Albums (Walloonia) 61
                                                Dutch MegaChart Albums 89
                                                Finnish Official Albums Chart 37
                                                Italian FIMI Albums Chart 44
                                                Japanese Oricon Albums Chart 34
                                                New Zealand RIANZ Albums 37
                                                Portuguese AFP Top 50 Albums 24
                                                Spanish PROMUSICAE Top 100 Albums 86
                                                Swedish Sverigetopplistan Albums Top 60 29
                                                Swiss Hitparade Albums Top 100 64
                                                UK Albums Chart 33
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                                                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_Mystery_Tour

                                                Magical Mystery Tour as an album was created by Capitol for US release; it originally peaked
                                                at number 31 in the United Kingdom as an import of the United States issue. Parlophone
                                                instead issued a double EP. Parlophone eventually issued the album in the UK on
                                                19 November 1976. It did not chart in Australia until October 1974.

                                                That is 1967 out of the way.

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                                                • Lady Madonna

                                                  This single was the last release by the band on Parlophone in the United Kingdom, where it reached number 1
                                                  for the two weeks beginning 27 March, and Capitol Records in the United States, where it debuted at number 23
                                                  on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending 23 March and reached number 4 from the week ending 20 April
                                                  through the week ending 4 May.

                                                  In Britain, Parlophone issued "Lady Madonna" backed by "The Inner Light" on 15 March 1968, with the
                                                  catalogue number R 5675. The single was released three days later in the United States, as Capitol 2138.

                                                  "Lady Madonna" topped the Record Retailer chart (subsequently adopted as the UK Singles Chart) for two weeks,
                                                  although on the national chart compiled by Melody Maker it peaked at number 2. It was the first single by the
                                                  Beatles not to make number 1 on Melody Maker's chart since the band's 1962 debut, "Love Me Do". In America,
                                                  "Lady Madonna" peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the first Beatles single not to top that
                                                  chart since "Eleanor Rigby" in 1966, and number 2 on the Cash Box Top 100.

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                                                  Weekly charts 1968

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                                                  Australian Go-Set National Top 40 1
                                                  Austrian Singles Chart 1
                                                  Belgian Singles Chart 3
                                                  Canadian CHUM Hit Parade 1
                                                  Canadian RPM 100 2
                                                  Dutch Singles Chart 1
                                                  Irish Singles Chart 3
                                                  Italy M&D Singles Chart 9
                                                  New Zealand Listener Chart 1
                                                  Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 7
                                                  Norwegian VG-lista Singles 2
                                                  Rhodesia Lyons Maid Chart 6
                                                  Swedish Kvšllstoppen Chart 1
                                                  Swedish Tio i Topp Chart 1
                                                  Swiss Hitparade 1
                                                  UK Record Retailer Chart 1
                                                  US Billboard Hot 100 4
                                                  US Cash Box Top 100 2
                                                  US Record World 100 Top Pops 2
                                                  West German Musikmarkt Hit-Parade 2
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                                                  The song topped the NME's Top 30 on 27 March, its second week on that chart.

                                                  -

                                                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Madonna

                                                  The Inner Light

                                                  The song was issued as the B-side of "Lady Madonna" on 15 March 1968 in the UK, with the US
                                                  release following three days later.

                                                  In America, the song charted independently on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week, placing at number 96.
                                                  In Australia, it was listed with "Lady Madonna", as a double A-side, when the single topped
                                                  the Go-Set national chart.

                                                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Inner_Light_(song)

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                                                  • Hey Jude

                                                    "Hey Jude" was released on a 7-inch single on 26 August 1968 in the United States and 30 August in
                                                    the United Kingdom, backed with "Revolution" on the B-side.

                                                    "Hey Jude" was a number-one hit in many countries around the world and became the year's top-selling
                                                    single in the UK, the US, Australia and Canada. Its nine-week run at number one on the Billboard Hot 100
                                                    tied the all-time record in 1968 for the longest run at the top of the US charts, a record it held for nine years.
                                                    It has sold approximately eight million copies and is frequently included on music critics' lists of the greatest
                                                    songs of all time.

                                                    At over seven minutes in length, "Hey Jude" was the longest single to top the British charts up to
                                                    that time.

                                                    In 2013, Billboard magazine named it the 10th "biggest" song of all time in terms of chart success.

                                                    The single was a highly successful debut for Apple Records.

                                                    In the US, the single similarly brought an end to speculation that the Beatles' popularity might be diminishing,
                                                    after "Lady Madonna" had peaked at number 4.

                                                    "Hey Jude" reached the top of Britain's Record Retailer chart (subsequently adopted as the UK Singles Chart)
                                                    in September 1968. It lasted two weeks on top before being replaced by Hopkin's "Those Were the Days",
                                                    which McCartney helped promote. "Hey Jude" was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of
                                                    America
                                                    (RIAA) on 13 September; that same week, NME reported that two million copies of the single
                                                    had been sold.

                                                    The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 in the US on 14 September, beginning a nineteen-week chart run there.
                                                    It reached number one on 28 September and held that position for nine weeks, for three of which "Those Were
                                                    the Days" held the number-two spot. This was the longest run at number one for a single in the US until 1977.
                                                    The song was the 16th number-one hit there for the Beatles. Billboard ranked it as the number-one song for 1968.

                                                    In Australia, "Hey Jude" was number one for 13 weeks, which remained a record there until ABBA's "Fernando" in
                                                    1976. It also topped the charts in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Malaysia, the Netherlands,
                                                    New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and West Germany.

                                                    On 30 November 1968, NME reported that sales had reached nearly six million copies worldwide. By 1999,
                                                    "Hey Jude" had sold an estimated eight million copies worldwide. That year, it was certified 4◊ platinum by
                                                    the RIAA, representing four million units shipped in the US. As of December 2018, "Hey Jude" was the
                                                    54th-best-selling single of all time in the UK – one of six Beatles songs included on the top sales rankings
                                                    published by the Official Charts Company.

                                                    "Hey Jude" was nominated for the Grammy Awards of 1969 in the categories of Record of the Year, Song
                                                    of the Year
                                                    and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, but failed to win any of them. In the
                                                    1968 NME Readers' Poll, "Hey Jude" was named the best single of the year, and the song also won the
                                                    1968 Ivor Novello Award for "A-Side With the Highest Sales". "Hey Jude" was inducted into the National
                                                    Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
                                                    Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 and it is one of the Rock and
                                                    Roll Hall of Fame
                                                    's "500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll".

                                                    In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked "Hey Jude" at number eight on the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time",
                                                    making it the highest-placed Beatles song on the list; it dropped to number 89 in the 2021 revised list.
                                                    Among its many appearances in other best-song-of-all-time lists, VH1 placed it ninth in 2000 and Mojo
                                                    ranked it at number 29 in the same year, having placed the song seventh in a 1997 list of "The 100
                                                    Greatest Singles of All Time". In 1976, the NME ranked it 38th on the magazine's "Top 100 Singles
                                                    of All Time", and the track appeared at number 77 on the same publication's "The 500 Greatest Songs
                                                    of All Time" in 2014. In January 2001, "Hey Jude" came in third on Channel 4's list of the "100 Greatest
                                                    Singles". The Amusement & Music Operators Association ranks "Hey Jude" as the 11th-best jukebox
                                                    single of all time. In 2008, the song appeared in eighth place on Billboard's "All Time Hot 100 Songs".

                                                    In April 2020, the handwritten lyrics used during the original recording sold for $910,000 at auction via
                                                    Julien's Auctions (equivalent to $950,000 in 2021).

                                                    Charts

                                                    Chart (1968–1969)

                                                    Australia (Go-Set National Top 40)........1
                                                    Australia (Kent Music Report)................1
                                                    Austria (÷3 Austria Top 40)...................1
                                                    Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders).............1
                                                    Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia).............1
                                                    Canada Top Singles (RPM)..................1
                                                    Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)...........5
                                                    France (SNICOP Hit Parade Officiel)....2
                                                    Indonesia (Aktuil)..................................5
                                                    Ireland (IRMA)......................................1
                                                    Italy (Musica e Dischi)..........................4
                                                    Japan (Oricon International Chart).......1
                                                    Japan (Oricon Singles Chart)...............5
                                                    Netherlands (Dutch Top 40).................1
                                                    Netherlands (Single Top 100)..............1
                                                    New Zealand (RIANZ).........................1
                                                    Norway (VG-lista)................................1
                                                    Rhodesia (Lyons Maid).......................1
                                                    Spain (AFE)........................................1
                                                    Sweden (Kvšllstoppen)......................1
                                                    Sweden (Tio i Topp)...........................1
                                                    Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)....1
                                                    UK Singles (OCC)..............................1
                                                    US Billboard Hot 100.........................1
                                                    US Cash Box Top 100........................1
                                                    US Record World 100 Top Pops............1
                                                    West Germany (Official German Charts)...1
                                                    Yugoslavia (Džuboks)........................1

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                                                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey_Jude

                                                    Revolution

                                                    The "Hey Jude" / "Revolution" single was issued on 26 August 1968 in the US, with the UK release
                                                    taking place on 30 August.

                                                    "Hey Jude" topped sales charts around the world, while "Revolution" was a highly popular B-side.
                                                    In the US, where each side of a single continued to be listed individually, it peaked at number 12
                                                    on the Billboard Hot 100, number 11 on the Cash Box Top 100, and number 2 on Record World's
                                                    chart. The latter peak was achieved while "Hey Jude" was at number 1. The single was listed
                                                    as a double-sided number 1 in Australia, while "Revolution" topped New Zealand's singles chart
                                                    for one week, following "Hey Jude"'s five-week run at number 1 there.

                                                    -

                                                    Charts

                                                    -
                                                    Australian Go-Set National Top 40 1
                                                    New Zealand Listener Chart 1
                                                    US Billboard Hot 100 12
                                                    US Cash Box Top 100 11
                                                    US Record World 100 Top Pops 2
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                                                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution_(Beatles_song)

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