Beatles on iTunes

The Beatles. Now on iTunes.

The Beatles through the years. Washington coliseum 1964

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010: “Starting today, the band’s 13 legendary remastered studio albums with iTunes LPs, the two-volume “Past Masters” compilation and the classic “Red” and “Blue” collections are available for purchase and download on iTunes worldwide as either albums or individual songs. Fans can also get a special digital “Beatles Box Set” featuring the “Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964” concert film, a worldwide iTunes exclusive which captures the Beatles’ very first US concert.

Beatles fans can stream and view the “Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964” concert film from iTunes for free for the remainder of this calendar year.

Visit The Beatles iTunes homepage.”

The Beatles. Now on iTunes.

NPR: “let’s be clear: This is a business story. It isn’t a music story.”

Pitchfork: “Apple and the Beatles have always had a contentious legal relationship; they began suing each other in 1978 over the rights to the name Apple. So this long-awaited burying of the hatchet is big, big news, especially to the legions who have had to swallow the urge to (legally) download “Paperback Writer” at 3 a.m. on any given night.”

LA Times Blog: “Individual tracks are being sold for $1.29, the single albums for $12.99, double sets for $19.99, and the box set is priced at $149. The digital box set also includes an exclusive-to-iTunes concert film, “Live at Washington Coliseum, 1964,” never previously released officially.

“We’re really excited to bring the Beatles’ music to iTunes,” Paul McCartney said in a statement issued Tuesday. “It’s fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around.”
“I am particularly glad to no longer be asked when the Beatles are coming to iTunes,” Ringo Starr added in the same statement. “At last, if you want it — you can get it now.” November 17, 2010: “the results of the band’s first day of sales on iTunes. As of 4:00 p.m. Eastern time today, “Abbey Road” holds the No. 7 spot on iTunes’ best-selling albums chart, followed by the White album (No. 8), “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (No. 9), “The Beatles Box Set” (No. 11) and the Blue album anthology (No. 12).

Other Beatles albums hold the following ranks:

14. The Red album anthology
16. “Rubber Soul”
19. “Revolver”
20. “Magical Mystery Tour”
22. “Let It Be”
26. “A Hard Day’s Night”
27. “Please Please Me”
28. “Help!”
32. “With The Beatles”
33. “Past Masters, Vol. 1 & 2”
36. “Beatles For Sale”
49. “Yellow Submarine”

It also has 52 of the top 200 singles of the day. The highest ranking single is “Here Comes the Sun” at No. 16, followed by “Let It Be” (No. 20). Other rankings include:

22. “In My Life”
32. “Blackbird”
35. “Come Together”
44. “Hey Jude”
49. “With A Little Help From My Friends”
56. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
58. “Twist and Shout”
61. “Eleanor Rigby”
63. “A Day In the Life”
64. “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”
68. “I Saw Her Standing There”
69. “Yesterday”
80. “Something”
81. “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”
83. “Help”
88. “Can’t Buy Me Love”
89. “A Hard Day’s Night”
99. “Dear Prudence”
103. “Strawberry Fields Forever”
106. “When I’m Sixty-Four”
108. “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”
110. “I Am the Walrus”
113. “Revolution”
115. “All My Loving”
119. “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)”
121. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
122. “Penny Lane”
125. “I Should Have Known Better”
129. “The Long and Winding Road”
135. “Back In the U.S.S.R.”
137. “Hello, Goodbye”
139. “I’ll Follow the Sun”
141. “Across the Universe”
143. “Do You Want to Know a Secret”
144. “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
146. “All You Need Is Love”
147. “If I Fell”
150. “Rocky Raccoon”
155. “Get Back”
156. “Ticket to Ride”
158. “Yellow Submarine”
165. “And I Love Her”
168. “Nowhere Man”
174. “Love Me Do”
179. “Hey Bulldog”
182. “Drive My Car”
184. “Got to Get You Into My Life”
188. “Eight Days a Week”
192. “Magical Mystery Tour”
197. “Michelle”

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