It’s no surprise, but the Beatles are now the only classic rock group or artist to have a song with 1 billion streams on Spotify.
The song is “Here Comes the Sun” by George Harrison, and it hit the market yesterday.
No other classic era artist can boast this. Not Pink Floyd, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, or even Elvis Presley.
Many contemporary artists have 1 billion, but their careers from the Spotify era. Older purchasers of music bought their records a long time ago. If they’re refreshing their collections, it’s on CD or vinyl, and in box sets.
It’s a little ironic that of the four Beatles, George is the winner. Lennon and McCartney wrote most of the songs. They didn’t really take Harrison’s songs until the second half of their time together. When the Beatles disbanded, George then became a force in his own right with a lot of hits starting with “My Sweet Lord.”
“Here Comes the Sun” comes from the Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” the band’s best selling album.