Now That the Beatles are Streaming, What Are People Listening To?

In what was a pretty poorly-kept secret, the Beatles jumped on the streaming bandwagon Christmas Eve, allowing 13 albums, four compilations and two anthologies onto Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Tidal, Slacker, Rhapsody/Napster and the rest of them, thereby granting their endorsement and approval to the format. (By the way, here’s a list of Beatles material you still cannot stream–for now, anyway.)

So what have people been listening to? Spotify, always keen on releasing data, offers these lists.

First, the most-streamed songs in the US so far:

1. “Come Together”
2. “Hey Jude”
3. “Here Comes The Sun”
4. “Let It Be”
5. “Twist And Shout”
6. “Blackbird”
7. “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
8. “In My Life”
9. “She Loves You”
10. “Help!”

Now, the most-streamed songs globally:

1. “Come Together”
2. “Let It Be”
3. “Hey Jude”
4. “Love Me Do”
5. “Yesterday”
6. “Here Comes The Sun”
7. “Help!”
8. “All You Need Is Love”
9. “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
10. “Twist And Shout”

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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