Album artist 1 - The Beatles

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This page lists the album chart runs of The Beatles. A list of songs by The Beatles can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

Despite only being active for the period 1963-1970 The Beatles were the most successful chart act of all time, as well as having the most years on top of the song and album charts. They produced three of the top 10 highest placed albums of all time (including the number one album). John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all also went on to individual success as well. Related artist names include Tony Sheridan & The Beatles, Stu Sutcliffe, Pete Best, The Silver Beatles, The Quarrymen. They are also commonly referred to as The Fab Four.

The names of the early albums are difficult to sort out since they often released different albums in different markets with distinct (but overlapping) sets of songs.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 The Beatles Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 UK 1 - Jun 1967 (190 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 1967 (194 weeks) (15 weeks at number 1) (33 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 15 weeks - Jul 1967, US BB 1 of 1967, Library of Congress artifact added 2003 (1967), Germany 1 for 13 weeks - Jul 1967, Norway 1 - Jun 1967 (44 weeks), Australia num 1 for 30 weeks - Aug 1967, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1967 (peak 1), Italy 1 of 1967, Grammy in 1967, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1993 (1967), Rolling Stone 1, Brit best album 1977, Guiness 1, UK Radio2 1, NARM 1, WTMD 1, RS100 1, DMDB 1, BEA 1 of 1967, Defin200 1 (1967), US 11 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), US sales 11 M (according to RIAA), Radio Caroline 2 (1967), UK 2 of all time (4.8 M claimed) (1967), WXPN 2 (1967), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), PopVortex 3 (1967), UK all time album 3 (1967), Virgin 3, RS Reader's 3, D.Marsh 3 of 1967, Vinyl Surrender 3 of all time, US CashBox 5 of 1967, Fox101 5, Acclaimed 5 (1967), Channel4 7, Sweden 8 - Sep 2009 (4 weeks), Internet 9 - 32 M claimed (1967), Austria 14 - Sep 1978 (3 months), Belgium 14 of all time (1967), Global 19 - 24 M claimed, German RS100 23, Switzerland 29 - Sep 2009 (5 weeks), Worldwide 30 - 19 M, US Longest Running Album 46 1967 (184 weeks), Billboard200 54, France (InfoDisc) 89 of 1968 (peak 4, 52 weeks), RYM 3 of 1967, AVrev 2, WFUV 4, KEXP 19
2 The Beatles Abbey Road 1969 UK 1 - Oct 1969 (96 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 1969 (187 weeks) (11 weeks at number 1) (27 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 11 weeks - Nov 1969, US 70s 1 - Jan 1970 (4 months), Canada 1 for 11 weeks - 1969, Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Nov 1969, Norway 1 - Oct 1969 (37 weeks), Australia num 1 for 18 weeks - Oct 1969, Dutch 70s 1 - Dec 1969 (16 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995 (1969), WXPN 1 (1969), D.Marsh 1 of 1969, BEA 1 of 1969, US 12 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), Diamond in Canada (certified in Mar 1995), Argentina Diamond (1969), Italy 2 of 1970, US sales 12 M (according to RIAA), Grammy in 1969 (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), Australia (Kent) 3 of 1969 (peak 1), US 4 of 1970, US BB 4 of 1969, PopVortex 4 (1969), WTMD 4, US CashBox 5 of 1970, German RS100 5, Sweden 6 - Sep 2009 (4 weeks), RS Reader's 6, Radio Caroline 8 (1969), UK Radio2 8, Virgin 8, France (InfoDisc) 9 of 1969 (peak 1, 66 weeks), DMDB 10, Fox101 11, Australia Goset 12 - Jun 1970 (9 weeks), NARM 12, Defin200 12 (1969), Rolling Stone 14, Vinyl Surrender 14 of all time, Internet 16 - 29 M claimed (1969), RS100 17, Acclaimed 24 (1969), Switzerland 28 - Sep 2009 (5 weeks), Global 28 - 21 M claimed, Worldwide 41 - 17 M, Guiness 58, Belgium 68 of all time (1969), Billboard200 135, RYM 1 of 1969, WFUV 3, AVrev 11, KEXP 12
3 The Beatles The Beatles (The White Album) 1968 UK 1 - Dec 1968 (21 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1968 (157 weeks) (9 weeks at number 1) (15 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 1968, PopVortex 1 (1968), Canada 1 for 12 weeks - 1968, Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Feb 1969, Norway 1 - Dec 1968 (18 weeks), Australia num 1 for 16 weeks - Dec 1968, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1968), Vinyl Surrender 1 of all time, BEA 1 of 1968, US 19 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), Australia (Kent) 2 of 1969 (peak 1), US sales 19 M (according to RIAA), WTMD 2, US CashBox 4 of 1969, D.Marsh 4 of 1968, Italy 5 of 1969, Virgin 5, RS Reader's 5, WXPN 6 (1968), Fox101 8, RS100 9, US BB 10 of 1969, Rolling Stone 10, UK Radio2 10, Sweden 11 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), DMDB 11, Channel4 12, Guiness 15, Acclaimed 15 (1968), Radio Caroline 16 (1968), German RS100 18, Switzerland 27 - Sep 2009 (5 weeks), Austria 31 - Oct 2009 (1 month), Belgium 38 of all time (1968), NARM 39, Defin200 39 (1968), Global 51 - 17 M claimed, Internet 55 - 18 M claimed (1968), France (InfoDisc) 58 of 1968 (peak 1, 60 weeks), US Longest Running Album 70 1968 (168 weeks), Worldwide 93 - 10 M, RYM 1 of 1968, KEXP 7, WFUV 7
4 The Beatles Revolver 1966 UK 1 - Aug 1966 (46 weeks), Billboard 1 - Sep 1966 (85 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1966, Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Sep 1966, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1966, Vatican 1 of all time, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1966), Virgin 1, RS Reader's 1, BEA 1 of 1966, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2000), PopVortex 2 (1966), D.Marsh 2 of 1966, Vinyl Surrender 2 of all time, Acclaimed 2 (1966), Grammy in 1966 (Nominated), Rolling Stone 3, Italy 4 of 1966, Radio Caroline 4 (1966), Guiness 5, DMDB 5, Australia (Kent) 6 of 1966 (peak 1), UK Radio2 6, US BB 8 of 1966, German RS100 8, WXPN 9 (1966), Channel4 10, WTMD 10, Sweden 13 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), Norway 14 - Jan 1967 (6 weeks), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 41 of 1966, NARM 42, Defin200 42 (1966), Switzerland 44 - Sep 2009 (4 weeks), Fox101 50, Belgium 84 of all time (1966), RYM 1 of 1966, WFUV 8, KEXP 14, AVrev 34
5 The Beatles Rubber Soul 1965 UK 1 - Dec 1965 (49 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1965 (70 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1966, Germany 1 for 17 weeks - Mar 1966, Australia num 1 for 11 weeks - Feb 1966, Italy 1 of 1966, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1965), US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), D.Marsh 2 of 1965, BEA 2 of 1965, Australia (Kent) 3 of 1966 (peak 1), US 4 of 1966, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), Vinyl Surrender 4 of all time, Rolling Stone 5, PopVortex 8 (1965), US BB 9 of 1966, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Guiness 10, WXPN 10 (1965), UK Radio2 11, US CashBox 16 of 1966, WTMD 16, Sweden 17 - Sep 2009 (2 weeks), DMDB 21, RS Reader's 23, Acclaimed 27 (1965), Radio Caroline 28 (1965), Virgin 34, German RS100 35, Switzerland 51 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), Global 96 - 11 M claimed, Defin200 110 (1965), RYM 4 of 1965, WFUV 5, AVrev 15, KEXP 69
6 The Beatles 1 2000 UK 1 - Nov 2000 (53 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 2000 (233 weeks) (8 weeks at number 1) (20 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 2001, US num 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 2000, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 2000, Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 2000, Germany 1 - Nov 2000 (18 weeks), Europe num 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 2000, Austria 1 - Dec 2000 (9 months), Switzerland 1 - Nov 2000 (30 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 2000 (35 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 2000 (18 weeks), Australia num 1 for 9 weeks - Nov 2000, Australia (ARIA) 1 of 2000, New Zealand 1 for 8 - Nov 2000, Japan 1 for 1 week - Nov 2000, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2005), US (Sup) 11 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2010), UK 8 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 2003), Germany 5 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2001), Canada Diamond (certified by CRIA in Feb 2001), Europe 9 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2007), Italy 3 of 2000, Japan 5 of all time (international albums) (sales 1.96), US BB 6 of 2000, Billboard 8 of the 2000s, New Zealand 9 of all time (2000, 15 X Platinum), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Worldwide 10 - 25 M, Global 12 - 25 M claimed, Internet 20 - 27 M claimed (2000), UK all time album 24 (2000), UK 24 of all time (2.7 M claimed) (2000), France (InfoDisc) 56 of 2000 (peak 1, 25 weeks), Billboard200 131
7 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night 1964 UK 1 - Jul 1964 (42 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1964 (56 weeks) (14 weeks at number 1) (28 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 14 weeks - Jul 1964, US BB 1 of 1964, Germany 1 for 13 weeks - Sep 1964, Australia num 1 for 1 week - Jan 1965, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1964), BEA 1 of 1964, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 2000), Australia (Kent) 20 of 1965 (peak 1), D.Marsh 21 of 1964, Virgin 22, Sweden 29 - Sep 2009 (1 week), US CashBox 32 of 1964, UK Radio2 36, Radio Caroline 44 (1964), Vinyl Surrender 56 of all time, Switzerland 60 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), PopVortex 65 (1964), Billboard200 105, Acclaimed 180 (1964), WTMD 284, Rolling Stone 388, WXPN 390 (1964), RYM 11 of 1964, KEXP 721
8 The Beatles Help! 1965 UK 1 - Aug 1965 (42 weeks), Billboard 1 - Aug 1965 (44 weeks) (9 weeks at number 1) (15 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Sep 1965, Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Sep 1965, Australia num 1 for 11 weeks - Sep 1965, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), Grammy in 1965 (Nominated), Australia (Kent) 4 of 1965 (peak 2), BEA 5 of 1965, US BB 10 of 1965, Italy 12 of 1965, D.Marsh 15 of 1965, Sweden 30 - Sep 2009 (1 week), US CashBox 34 of 1966, UK Radio2 50, Switzerland 53 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 54 of all time, Radio Caroline 57 (1965), WTMD 278, WXPN 298 (1965), Rolling Stone 332, Acclaimed 665 (1965), RYM 21 of 1965
9 The Beatles The Beatles 1967-1970 1973 Billboard 1 - Apr 1973 (181 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (11 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - May 1973, Austria 1 - Jun 1973 (21 months), France (InfoDisc) 1 of 1973 (peak 1, 191 weeks), US 16 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), US (Sup) 17 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2010), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), Diamond in Canada (certified in Mar 1995), UK 2 - May 1973 (151 weeks), Norway 2 - May 1973 (30 weeks), US sales 16 M (according to RIAA), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1981), US 70s 3 - May 1973 (2 months), Switzerland 3 - Oct 1993 (16 weeks), Australia Goset 10 - Aug 1973 (16 weeks), US BB 13 of 1973, Sweden 23 - Sep 1993 (9 weeks), Italy 25 of 1973, US CashBox 28 of 1973, Internet 46 - 20 M claimed (1973), Global 47 - 18 M claimed, US Longest Running Album 69 1973 (169 weeks), Worldwide 71 - 13 M, Guiness 77
10 The Beatles The Beatles 1962-1966 1973 Austria 1 - Jul 1973 (22 months), Norway 1 - May 1973 (33 weeks), Japan 1 for 5 weeks - May 1973, US 15 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), Germany 4 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), Diamond in Canada (certified in Mar 1995), US sales 15 M (according to RIAA), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1981), UK 3 - May 1973 (190 weeks), Billboard 3 - Apr 1973 (173 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - May 1973 (2 months), Switzerland 4 - Oct 1993 (15 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 4 of 1973 (peak 1, 122 weeks), Germany 8 - Oct 1978 (91 weeks), Australia Goset 19 - Oct 1973 (3 weeks), Sweden 22 - Sep 1993 (3 weeks), US CashBox 30 of 1973, US BB 30 of 1973, Global 47 - 18 M claimed, Internet 52 - 19 M claimed (1973), Italy 65 of 1973, Worldwide 70 - 13 M, US Longest Running Album 78 1973 (164 weeks)
11 The Beatles Let It Be 1970 UK 1 - May 1970 (53 weeks), Billboard 1 - May 1970 (61 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (10 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1970, US 70s 1 - Jun 1970 (3 months), Canada 1 for 7 weeks - 1970, Norway 1 - Mar 1970 (35 weeks), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1970, Australia Goset 1 - Jun 1970 (31 weeks), US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2000), Italy 3 of 1970, Dutch 70s 3 - Jun 1970 (12 weeks), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1970 (peak 1), BEA 7 of 1970, US CashBox 14 of 1970, US BB 16 of 1970, D.Marsh 20 of 1970, Sweden 24 - Sep 2009 (1 week), Fox101 40, UK Radio2 46, Switzerland 48 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 64 of 1970 (peak 5, 10 weeks), Radio Caroline 67 (1970), Rolling Stone 86, WXPN 106 (1970), WTMD 162, Acclaimed 627 (1970), RYM 70 of 1970, AVrev 32, Xgau rating A- (1970)
12 The Beatles Anthology 1 1995 Billboard 1 - Dec 1995 (29 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1995, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1995, Germany 1 for 1 week - Dec 1995, Germany 1 - Dec 1995 (6 weeks), Europe num 1 for 1 week - Dec 1995, Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1995, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Dec 1995, US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1996), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1995), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1998), UK 2 - Dec 1995 (10 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Dec 1995 (9 weeks), Sweden 2 - Dec 1995 (6 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1995), Austria 5 - Dec 1995 (3 months), Norway 5 - Dec 1995 (9 weeks), US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), Australia (ARIA) 18 of 1995, US BB 24 of 1995, Italy 35 of 1995, France (InfoDisc) 100 of 1995 (peak 1, 9 weeks)
13 The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour 1968 Billboard 1 - Dec 1967 (93 weeks) (8 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 8 weeks - Jan 1968, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2000), Grammy in 1968 (Nominated), US 4 of 1968, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1983), BEA 5 of 1967, US CashBox 9 of 1968, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), US BB 13 of 1968, Norway 13 - May 1968 (8 weeks), D.Marsh 29 of 1967, UK 31 - Jan 1968 (6 weeks), Sweden 32 - Sep 2009 (1 week), Vinyl Surrender 43 of all time, Switzerland 64 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 85 of 1968 (peak 2, 52 weeks), WXPN 181 (1967), Radio Caroline 190 (1967), WTMD 242, Acclaimed 990 (1967), RYM 13 of 1967, AVrev 21
14 The Beatles Meet The Beatles! 1964 Billboard 1 - Feb 1964 (74 weeks) (11 weeks at number 1) (21 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1964, US num 1 for 11 weeks - Feb 1964, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1964), US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1991), US BB 5 of 1964, D.Marsh 5 of 1964, BEA 9 of 1964, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Rolling Stone 59, PopVortex 95 (1964), WTMD 140, Billboard200 187, WXPN 205 (1964), Acclaimed 268 (1963), RYM 13 of 1964, WFUV 39
15 The Beatles With The Beatles 1963 UK 1 - Nov 1963 (53 weeks), Germany 1 for 26 weeks - Feb 1964, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), BEA 5 of 1963, Sweden 34 - Sep 2009 (1 week), Switzerland 73 - Sep 2009 (2 weeks), Radio Caroline 94 (1963), Guiness 99, Billboard 179 - Dec 2010 (1 week), Acclaimed 268 (1963), Rolling Stone 420, RYM 28 of 1963
16 The Beatles Beatles For Sale 1965 UK 1 - Dec 1964 (48 weeks), Germany 1 for 13 weeks - Feb 1965, Australia num 1 for 11 weeks - Feb 1965, Australia (Kent) 2 of 1965 (peak 1), Italy 2 of 1965, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), BEA 3 of 1964, Sweden 31 - Sep 2009 (1 week), Switzerland 65 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), Acclaimed 932 (1964), RYM 41 of 1964
17 The Beatles The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl 1977 UK 1 - May 1977 (17 weeks), Japan 1 for 3 weeks - May 1977, Billboard 2 - May 1977 (17 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1977), Austria 3 - Jun 1977 (4 months), US 70s 4 - Jun 1977 (1 month), Norway 4 - May 1977 (16 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1977), Sweden 17 - May 1977 (10 weeks), D.Marsh 17 of 1977, France (InfoDisc) 35 of 1977 (peak 2, 35 weeks), US BB 38 of 1977, US CashBox 52 of 1977, Italy 86 of 1977, Acclaimed 2436 (1977), RYM 124 of 1977, Xgau rating A (1977)
18 The Beatles Love 2006 Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 2006, Europe num 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 2006, US (Sup) 2 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2010), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 2006), Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Dec 2006), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2006), Germany 2 - Dec 2006 (9 weeks), Sweden 2 - Nov 2006 (12 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2006), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2007), UK 3 - Dec 2006 (15 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Dec 2006 (14 weeks), Billboard 4 - Dec 2006 (84 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), Austria 4 - Dec 2006 (3 months), Norway 8 - Nov 2006 (11 weeks), US BB 27 of 2006, Australia (ARIA) 33 of 2006, RYM 7 of 2006
19 The Beatles Yellow Submarine 1969 Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1969, Norway 1 - Feb 1969 (15 weeks), Billboard 2 - Feb 1969 (25 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), UK 3 - Feb 1969 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1999), Germany 11 - Sep 1999 (1 week), Austria 12 - Oct 1999 (1 month), Italy 13 of 1969, Sweden 22 - Sep 1999 (4 weeks), Switzerland 23 - Sep 1999 (4 weeks), US BB 37 of 1969, France (InfoDisc) 48 of 1969 (peak 4, 37 weeks), US CashBox 50 of 1969
20 The Beatles Live At The BBC 1994 UK 1 - Dec 1994 (19 weeks), Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1994, Europe num 1 for 1 week - Jan 1995, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1995), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1995), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Jan 1995), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), Billboard 3 - Dec 1994 (26 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), Switzerland 4 - Dec 1994 (11 weeks), Sweden 4 - Dec 1994 (6 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1995), Germany 6 - Dec 1994 (7 weeks), Austria 6 - Dec 1994 (4 months), Australia (ARIA) 40 of 1994, US BB 50 of 1994, Italy 65 of 1994, France (InfoDisc) 66 of 1994 (peak 1, 12 weeks), RYM 116 of 1994
21 The Beatles Please Please Me 1963 UK 1 - Apr 1963 (72 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), BEA 3 of 1963, Sweden 27 - Sep 2009 (1 week), Rolling Stone 39, Switzerland 74 - Sep 2009 (2 weeks), UK Radio2 79, Radio Caroline 105 (1963), Billboard 155 - Dec 2010 (1 week), RYM 24 of 1963
22 The Beatles Anthology 2 1996 UK 1 - Mar 1996 (12 weeks), Billboard 1 - Apr 1996 (37 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (4 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Apr 1996, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1998), Sweden 2 - Mar 1996 (5 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1997), Germany 4 - Apr 1996 (3 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Mar 1996 (5 weeks), France Gold (certified by SNEP Mar 1996), Norway 5 - Apr 1996 (5 weeks), Austria 29 - Apr 1996 (2 months), US BB 37 of 1996
23 The Beatles Beatles '65 1965 Billboard 1 - Jan 1965 (71 weeks) (9 weeks at number 1) (16 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Jan 1965, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), US 2 of 1965, US BB 6 of 1965, US CashBox 8 of 1965, D.Marsh 9 of 1965, Acclaimed 932 (1964), RYM 26 of 1964
24 The Beatles 'Yesterday' ... & Today 1966 Billboard 1 - Jul 1966 (32 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (9 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1966, UK EP 1 - Mar 1966, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), US BB 18 of 1966, D.Marsh 19 of 1966, US CashBox 46 of 1966, RYM 20 of 1966
25 The Beatles Anthology 3 1996 Billboard 1 - Nov 1996 (16 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (2 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1996, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1997), UK 4 - Nov 1996 (11 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1997), Sweden 5 - Nov 1996 (3 weeks), Germany 9 - Nov 1996 (1 week), Norway 13 - Nov 1996 (2 weeks), Switzerland 23 - Nov 1996 (2 weeks), US BB 46 of 1996, Italy 86 of 1996
26 The Beatles Hey Jude 1970 Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - May 1970, Australia Goset 1 - May 1970 (12 weeks), US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1991), Billboard 2 - Mar 1970 (36 weeks) (11 weeks in top 10), US 70s 2 - Mar 1970 (3 months), Australia (Kent) 20 of 1970 (peak 1), US CashBox 22 of 1970, US BB 23 of 1970, D.Marsh 29 of 1970, Italy 30 of 1970, Xgau rating A (1970)
27 The Beatles The Beatles' Second Album 1964 Billboard 1 - Apr 1964 (55 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (15 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - May 1964, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), D.Marsh 2 of 1964, US BB 15 of 1964, US CashBox 23 of 1964, RYM 25 of 1964
28 The Beatles Rock 'N' Roll Music 1976 Billboard 2 - Jun 1976 (29 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1976), US 70s 4 - Jul 1976 (2 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1976), Austria 6 - Jul 1976 (3 months), Norway 8 - Jul 1976 (14 weeks), UK 11 - Jun 1976 (15 weeks), Sweden 18 - Jun 1976 (13 weeks), Australia (Kent) 22 of 1976 (peak 4), US BB 24 of 1976, France (InfoDisc) 39 of 1976 (peak 3, 31 weeks), US CashBox 43 of 1976, Italy 43 of 1976
29 The Beatles Beatles Vi 1965 Billboard 1 - Jun 1965 (41 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (13 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1965, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), D.Marsh 5 of 1965, US BB 19 of 1965, US CashBox 24 of 1965, RYM 48 of 1965
30 The Beatles Let It Be ... Naked 2003 Sweden 2 - Nov 2003 (10 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2003), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 2003), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2003), Billboard 5 - Dec 2003 (16 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Norway 6 - Dec 2003 (5 weeks), UK 7 - Nov 2003 (7 weeks), Germany 13 - Dec 2003 (2 weeks), Austria 17 - Dec 2003 (1 month), Switzerland 21 - Nov 2003 (2 weeks), Italy 76 of 2003, US BB 100 of 2003
31 The Beatles Something New 1964 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), Billboard 2 - Aug 1964 (41 weeks) (18 weeks in top 10), D.Marsh 9 of 1964, US BB 10 of 1964, US CashBox 50 of 1964, RYM 33 of 1964
32 The Beatles Introducing...the Beatles 1964 Billboard 2 - Feb 1964 (49 weeks) (15 weeks in top 10), US BB 13 of 1964, US CashBox 16 of 1964, D.Marsh 16 of 1964, Acclaimed 465 (1963), WTMD 725
33 The Beatles The Beatles In Stereo 2009 US (Sup) 3 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2010), Germany 3 - Sep 2009 (4 weeks), Norway 3 - Sep 2009 (7 weeks), Sweden 15 - Sep 2009 (4 weeks), UK 24 - Sep 2009 (1 week), Billboard 34 - Oct 2009 (17 weeks), Switzerland 52 - Sep 2009 (8 weeks)
34 The Beatles Love Songs 1977 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2000), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1983), UK 7 - Dec 1977 (16 weeks), Norway 20 - Jan 1978 (2 weeks), Billboard 24 - Nov 1977 (31 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 44 of 1977 (peak 11, 32 weeks)
35 The Beatles The Beatles In Mono 2009 US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2010), Sweden 15 - Sep 2009 (2 weeks), Billboard 45 - Oct 2009 (4 weeks), UK 57 - Sep 2009 (1 week)
36 The Beatles 20 Greatest Hits 1982 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1983), UK 10 - Oct 1982 (30 weeks), Billboard 50 - Nov 1982 (28 weeks)
37 The Beatles Rarities 1980 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), Billboard 21 - Apr 1980 (15 weeks), UK 71 - Nov 1979 (1 week), US CashBox 96 of 1980, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1984), Xgau rating C+ (1980)
38 The Beatles The Early Beatles 1965 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), D.Marsh 14 of 1965, Billboard 43 - Apr 1965 (35 weeks)
39 The Beatles The Beatles' Story 1964 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1964), Billboard 7 - Dec 1964 (17 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US BB 37 of 1965
40 The Beatles Long Tall Sally 1964 UK EP 1 - Jul 1964, Billboard 196 - Dec 2014 (1 week)
41 The Beatles Twist & Shout 1963 UK EP 1 - Jul 1963, RYM 51 of 1964
42 The Beatles Beatles Ballads 1980 Australia num 1 for 7 weeks - May 1981, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1981), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1982), Australia (Kent) 16 of 1981 (peak 1), UK 17 - Nov 1980 (16 weeks)
43 The Beatles Past Masters, Volume 2 1988 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), UK 46 - Mar 1988 (1 week), Billboard 121 - Apr 1988 (7 weeks)
44 The Beatles Past Masters, Volume 1 1988 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), UK 49 - Mar 1988 (1 week), Billboard 149 - Apr 1988 (6 weeks)
45 The Beatles Past Masters 2009 UK 31 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), Sweden 36 - Sep 2009 (1 week), Switzerland 47 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), Billboard 154 - Jan 2010 (2 weeks)
46 The Beatles The Beatles' Hits 1963 UK EP 1 - Sep 1963
47 The Beatles Reel Music 1982 US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1982), Billboard 19 - Apr 1982 (12 weeks), US CashBox 90 of 1982
48 The Beatles A Collection Of Beatles' Oldies 1967 UK 7 - Dec 1966 (34 weeks), Norway 12 - Jan 1967 (3 weeks), Italy 44 of 1984
49 The Beatles The Beatles Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962 1977 Austria 12 - May 1977 (2 months), Norway 16 - Jul 1977 (3 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 43 of 1977 (peak 8, 35 weeks), Billboard 111 - Jul 1977 (7 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1977)
50 The Beatles The Beatles' Million Sellers 1965 UK EP 1 - Dec 1965
51 The Beatles All My Loving 1964 UK EP 1 - Feb 1964
52 The Beatles The Capitol Albums, Vol. I 2004 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2004), Billboard 35 - Dec 2004 (6 weeks)
53 The Beatles The Beatles (No 1) 1963 UK EP 2 - Nov 1963
54 The Beatles Yellow Submarine (1987) 1987 UK 8 - Sep 1987 (4 weeks), Billboard 15 - Oct 1999 (16 weeks)
55 The Beatles The Beatles 2009 UK 21 - Sep 2009 (4 weeks), Billboard 61 - Dec 2009 (26 weeks)
56 The Beatles Help! (1987) 1987 UK 61 - May 1987 (2 weeks), Billboard 83 - Dec 2010 (2 weeks)
57 The Beatles The Beatles First 1964 France (InfoDisc) 86 of 1975 (peak 7, 16 weeks), RYM 165 of 1964
58 The Beatles The Beatles in Italy 1965 Italy 3 of 1965
59 The Beatles Songs, Pictures & Stories of the Fabulous Beatles 1964 Billboard 63 - Oct 1964 (11 weeks), RYM 96 of 1964
60 The Beatles Number Ones 1983 Australia num 1 for 1 week - Jun 1983
61 The Beatles The Beatles Tapes 1976 UK 45 - Aug 1976 (1 week), France (InfoDisc) 57 of 1976 (peak 1, 19 weeks)
62 The Beatles 20 Golden Hits 1979 Germany 4 - Apr 1979 (6 weeks), Austria 7 - May 1979 (2 months)
63 The Beatles Nowhere Man 1966 UK EP 4 - Jul 1966
64 The Beatles The American Tour With Ed Rudy 1964 Billboard 20 - Jun 1964 (13 weeks)
65 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night Volume II 1965 UK EP 8 - Jan 1965
66 The Beatles On Air: Live At The BBC Volume 2 2013 Billboard 7 - Nov 2013 (11 weeks) (1 week in top 10)
67 The Beatles The Beatles In Stereo: The Original Studio Recordings 2009 Billboard 15 - Sep 2009 (1 week)
68 The Beatles Jolly What! The Beatles & Frank Ifield 1964 Billboard 104 - Apr 1964 (6 weeks)
69 The Beatles The Beatles vs. The Four Seasons 1964 Billboard 142 - Oct 1964 (3 weeks)
70 The Beatles The Beatles In Mono: The Complete Mono Recordings 2009 Billboard 40 - Sep 2009 (1 week)
71 The Beatles Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1987) 1987 UK 3 - Jun 1987 (16 weeks)
72 The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows 2012 Billboard 24 - Aug 2012 (2 weeks)
73 The Beatles The Capitol Albums Vol. 2 2006 Billboard 46 - Apr 2006 (2 weeks)
74 The Beatles The U.S. Albums 2014 Billboard 48 - Feb 2014 (1 week)
75 The Beatles The Essential Beatles 1972 Australia Goset 6 - Apr 1972 (9 weeks)
76 The Beatles The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 2014 Billboard 172 - Jan 2014 (1 week)
77 The Beatles Beatles Again 1970 France (InfoDisc) 58 of 1970 (peak 11, 16 weeks)
78 The Beatles The Beatles 10th Australian Anniversary 1973 Australia Goset 9 - Mar 1973 (3 weeks)
79 The Beatles 1962-1966 / 1967-1970 2010 UK 59 - Dec 2010 (5 weeks)
80 The Beatles The Beatles (The White Album) (1987) 1987 UK 18 - Sep 1987 (2 weeks)
81 The Beatles Abbey Road (1987) 1987 UK 30 - Oct 1987 (2 weeks)
82 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night (1987) 1987 UK 30 - Mar 1987 (4 weeks)
83 The Beatles Please Please Me (1987) 1987 UK 32 - Mar 1987 (4 weeks)
84 The Beatles With The Beatles (1987) 1987 UK 40 - Mar 1987 (2 weeks)
85 The Beatles Beatles For Sale (1987) 1987 UK 45 - Mar 1987 (2 weeks)
86 The Beatles Let It Be (1987) 1987 UK 50 - Oct 1987 (1 week)
87 The Beatles Revolver (1987) 1987 UK 55 - May 1987 (5 weeks)
88 The Beatles Rubber Soul (1987) 1987 UK 60 - May 1987 (3 weeks)
89 The Beatles Help! - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1965 RYM 43 of 1965
90 The Beatles The Beatles (White Album) - 30th Anniversary 1999 Norway 31 - Jan 1999 (1 week)
91 The Beatles Rock 'n Roll Music, Volume 1 unknown US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997)
92 The Beatles Rock 'n Roll Music, Volume 2 unknown US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997)
93 The Beatles Boxed Set - Multiselection unknown US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001)
94 The Beatles The Ballad Album Vol. 2 unknown US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 2006)

In addition to the above listed albums The Beatles also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 The Beatles & Tony Sheridan The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan 1964 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1979), Billboard 68 - Feb 1964 (14 weeks)
2 The Beatles & Tony Sheridan The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan - In The Beginning (Circa 1960) 1970 Billboard 117 - May 1970 (7 weeks)

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28 Sep 2016

Double Listing - At the Hollywood Bowl

#23 & #43 are the same (per Wikipedia & time frame of May, 1977).

Data fixed, thanks


2 Aug 2015

Double Listing-Please Please Me/Introducing the Beatles

Per both Acclaimed Music & Wikipedia, #18 (Please Please Me) & #32(Introducing... The Beatles) are the same. They are identical except Please Please Me has (2) additional tracks. The first was released in the UK & the second in the US. I feel they should be combined with the title 'Please Please Me/Introducing... the Beatles'. Your thoughts?

In the past we did try and sort out the first Beatles albums (up to "Help!"), all of which were released somewhere else (usually the UK/ US) with different names and overlapping sets of songs . Our decision then was to *not* try and sort this out, but rather to let the reader. This one is fairly simple but consider "Beatles '65", "Beatles for Sale", "Beatles VI" and "A Hard Day's Night". Finding a strategy that consistently dealt with that set was beyond us.

We felt that adjusting names in this case and not fixing the harder ones would be inconsistent. Our inclination is to leave it


25 Jun 2015

Double Listing - A Hard Days Night

#6 & #40 (Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!) are the same per several websites (including discogs.com).

That looks right, data fixed, thanks


15 Jun 2015

#33 - The Beatles (The White Album)

The following Chart Entry should be removed from here and transferred to #4 -The Beatles (The White Album). 1. Canada - 1 for 12 weeks 1968.

Data fixed, thanks


9 Jun 2015

Double Listing-The Beatles (The White Album)

#4 & #33 are the same. The UK Chart Entry is a recharting of the original 1968 entry.

Where there is a clear gap of more than 10 years between chart runs we generally try to differentiate. The CD was released on 24 Aug 1987, so naming it differently seems right to us.


27 Feb 2015

Triple Listing-Live At the Star Club Hamburg

#65 & #67 & #69 are all the same.

Data fixed, thanks


12 Apr 2014

The Beatles with The Beatles (White Album) was nr.1 in over 34 countries?

If you look at the listing for the album it tells you which countries we have data for: UK, US, West Germany, Norway, Australia, France and Italy for example. It is almost certainly true that it was the number one album in more than 34 countries, but we lack data to show that. For example countries such as Poland, Russia and East Germany (that were behind the Iron Curtain at the time), it was illegal to have a copy so reliable charts are somewhat sparse.

We don't have the data for 34 country's album charts from the 1960s. We can tell you that "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was number one in 16 charts


12 May 2012

Yellow Submarine Songtrack

Hi,

Thanks for your response. Yellow Submarine Songtrack was released in 1999 and charted in both the USA, UK and other charts around the world. It is different to the original Yellow Submarine Album in that it omits the George Martin film score and includes other songs that were featured in the film.

Regards.

Thanks for the info. I (Steve) have a copy of the original soundtrack on 12" vinyl, I must admit I don't played the "George Martin" side.


23 Apr 2012

Beatles Yellow Submarine Song Track

I think this site is brilliant: full of interesting facts and far more beleivable than a lot of other information out there.

Going through this section I noticed there is no mention of the Yellow Submarine Song Track Album. Is there a particular reason for this?

Regards

We're not sure we understand the question. The album "Yellow Submarine" is listed here (it was the sountrack for the movie). There was also a "Yellow Submarine" EP, that is listed on the songs page (it reached number 1 in many countries despite being an EP).

In the UK for the late 1960s there was a seperate EP chart, however it was so short lived that most sites (us included) merge those entries into the songs chart. This is the approach that was adopted by Guinness.