Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The #1 Beatles Song on Spotify is Not “Hey Jude” or “Yesterday”– Surprise!


Since the Beatles went on Spotify on December 24th their songs have been added to more than 650,000 playlists.

But the most streamed Beatles song so far is not what we might have guessed was their most popular — either “Hey Jude” or “Yesterday.” It’s “Come Together,” John Lennon’s plea for peace and unity that opens the “Abbey Road” album and was a hit years later for Aerosmith. “Come Together” is number 1 both in the U.S. and around the world.

Meantime, Apple lost its exclusivity on the Beatles for iTunes after five years. You can buy digital downloads of  the albums on Amazon now. The “1” album is at number 25, The White Album is at 40, “Rubber Soul” is 50, the rest are scattered through Amazon’s top 100. This is all without fanfare since I broke the story. Amazon hasn’t advertised this at all. Don’t know why. Strange.


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!”

The top 10 Beatles tracks on Spotify 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”

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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