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Last.fm's Beatles Charts: Agree?
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Jackson Tan
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19 September 2009 - 10.41pm

Out of curiosity, I hunted down the Beatles's charts on Last.fm, to see which are the tracks that are most played today by the general public. The chart is here:

http://www.last.fm/music/The+B.....ype=tracks

Come Together took the top spot with Let It Be coming second and Yesterday as third. Other songs, such as Strawberry Fields Forever, which seems to be a favourite here, ranks at 18.

Personally, I didn't quite like Come Together. And one of my favourites (which is seldom a favourite of other people), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, is down at 35. But other songs roughly fit into its place according to my opinion.

How about you? Are the charts representative of your preferences, or is your favourite song sitting at the bottoms of the charts?

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Joe
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20 September 2009 - 11.22am

It's funny. A while ago I read that The Beatles were the most-deleted artist on last.fm - people didn't want them appearing on their personal charts, as (I guess) they were considered uncool. Maybe that's all changed now.

I can't find the artists link, but deleted songs are here: http://playground.last.fm/unwanted - at the moment The Beatles aren't in sight, but Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson seem to be a bit embarrassing for some.

The top Beatles tracks chart seems about right, I guess. I suppose it'd be dominated by songs on the 1 compilation (ie the singles). As for Come Together being top - I wonder if it was helped by being the first song on Abbey Road (and it's a very good song, of course!).

I'm surprised Yellow Submarine is higher than I Want To Hold Your Hand or Penny Lane, though.

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Jackson Tan
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20 September 2009 - 6.29pm

Lol! If the Beatles are considered uncool, I'd better delete my Elvis Presley plays!

But if that's true, then there is surely a change (and some parts may have to do with the release of Rock Band). The last time I checked, the Beatles are the most played artists in Last.fm, seizing the top place from Radiohead. On the current weekly charts (which carries the 090909 remastered release), the Beatles have 10% more listeners than Muse in the second place and nearly 30% more plays.

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Lewis346
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22 February 2010 - 6.40pm

Hmmmm Funny. I hav been on last fm on my xbox 360 many times now and I have never cam across 1 Beatles song. Not even on The Beatles Station!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe I should complain!

 

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Lewis346
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22 February 2010 - 6.43pm

I have just been on the beatles station on the website and its doing the same. Man sorry. Things like this get on my nerves!!!!

>:(

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PeterWeatherby
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23 February 2010 - 5.21pm

This is what the list looked like as of Feb. 23:

1. Come Together

2. Let It Be

3. Yesterday

4. Here Comes The Sun

5. Eleanor Rigby

6. Something

7. All You Need Is Love

8. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

9. Help!

10 .Yellow Submarine

I'm not surprised by "Let it Be" or "Yesterday" because those have been popular since Noah got off the boat.  How many times have those two songs been covered and re-covered by other artists?

Nice to see "Here Comes The Sun" getting some recognition, too, although I wonder if that has anything to do with its inclusion on the Bee Movie soundtrack?

Honestly, "Come Together" is a bit of a surprise.  I love the song, but then again, I'm a die-hard fan, and I'm looking at this from the viewpoint of the general public who wouldn't have a lot of exposure to The Beatles.  I would have to concur with the suggestion above: maybe it's just because it's the first song on Abbey Road.

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skye
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24 February 2010 - 12.03am

Come Together has been used in tv commercials, and for their Rock Band game in particular, so it has some main stream appeal. I bet you could find an ad for each of those songs.

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MadiYasha
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24 February 2010 - 3.09am

My favourite song's at 22, haha.

Meh.  From what I've found, all the public cares about is the comercialized Beatles songs.  It's only real fans that end up getting into others.

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Sunii
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24 February 2010 - 3.14am

MadiYasha said:

Meh.  From what I've found, all the public cares about is the comercialized Beatles songs. 


Such as "Hello, Goodbye" being used as the Target song...and the song "Revolution" being used for some weight loss commercial:P

 

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24 February 2010 - 3.57am

John would have been thrilled that Come Together was ahead of Yesterday!

Honestly, to me, no surprises... the only song in the Top 10 I don't like is Yellow Submarine, but I can understand why it's high on the list...

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sgtpepperbowman
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6 March 2010 - 3.09am

Pretty good chart lists, Think its amazing how The Beatles are the top artist. And no offense to the fans, but I cannont stand Lady Gaga, I listened to the song 20 seconds, and had to turn it off.

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11 July 2014 - 11.21am

I think the chart is about right. Come Together has grown in popularity since Brit Pop in the mid-late 90s when it was seen as something of an anthem. Yesterday doesn't surprise me at all. It is the most covered song in history, and remains very popular today. 

 

My person favourites would be:

Please Please Me

All You Need Is Love

For No One

Something

I Feel Fine

Revolution (single version)

Hey Jude 

Across The Universe

Hey Bulldog

This Boy

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Starr Shine?
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11 July 2014 - 1.02pm

I wish Piggies and Ob-La-Di,Ob-La-Da were higher

 

Though I am happy that Ob-La-Di,Ob-La-Da is 31

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Mr. Kite
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11 July 2014 - 1.14pm

Kites 113... Not too bad.

The list makes sense, the top's filled with some of the best songs... It's interesting how high Rev 9 is though.

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11 July 2014 - 1.23pm

I'm not one to usually think in these tems, but would some one who has time today take the first 25 songs on the list and tell us what percent each Beatle sang lead on?

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Bulldog
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11 July 2014 - 1.28pm

! Wild Honey Pie, It's Only Love, and A Taste Of Honey beat Hey Bulldog?a-hard-days-night-john-2paul-mccartneya-hard-days-night-george-2a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

Well, that's probably just because it's on Yellow Submarine, which is only half of a Beatles album...

 

Revolution 9 IS HIGHER THAN Old Brown Shoe?!?!?!?!?paul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartney

I can't even explain this... (yes I can, Rev 9 is actually on an album...) it's also higher than Yes It Is, I'm Down, This Boy, The Inner Light, and It's All Too Much. I know most of them are B-sides, but they're still all way better than Rev 9.

Come Together is alright, but I think The Beatles had better songs.

The end (*starts listening to Hey Bulldog repeatedly to move it up the charts*)

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11 July 2014 - 1.29pm

Revolution 9 is seen as a comical piece I guess- you know even these musical geniuses (as they are thought of by a lot of people) made crap and Rev. 9 is just such a weird track anyways.

 

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11 July 2014 - 1.40pm

AppleScruffJunior said
Revolution 9 is seen as a comical piece I guess- you know even these musical geniuses (as they are thought of by a lot of people) made crap and Rev. 9 is just such a weird track anyways.

Actually, parts of it do make me laugh now, but it's so inaccessible compared to... almost any other Beatles song. It used to terrify me.

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11 July 2014 - 1.42pm

@Ahhh Girl said

I'm not one to usually think in these tems, but would some one who has time today take the first 25 songs on the list and tell us what percent each Beatle sang lead on?

Counting counting A Day In The Life as John and Paul, so it doesn't add up to 100 but is accurate for each Beatle.

Paul 44%
John 40%
George 12%
Ringo 8%

Crediting it just to John

Paul 40%
John 40%
George 12%
Ringo 8%

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12 July 2014 - 5.50pm

I don't really think that it's a matter of agreement.  It's a matter of popularity.

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