It’s been 60 years since the band topped the charts with 1963’s “From Me to You,” he wrote BBC. Thus, The Beatles have the longest stay between the top two positions of a band.
But the records of The Beatles’ last and final song, “Now and Then,” are much more than that:
- The Beatles are the oldest band to hold the number one spot on the official UK singles chart.
- The band has a total of 18 hit singles – the most by any British band.
- “Now and Then” is the fastest-selling vinyl single of the century.
The Official UK Singles Chart reflects the biggest UK singles of the week, based on audio and video streams, downloads, CD and vinyl.
Found on a forgotten tape
Their latest winning song “Now andthen” is primarily called a nostalgia trip by NRK’s music critic.
After John Lennon was shot and killed in an open street in 1980, two tapes were left in a drawer for his widow, Yoko Ono.
Sometime in the 1990s, she passed the cassette tapes to Paul McCartney. The surviving band members dusted off the songs “Free As A Bird” and “Real Love.”
The last song on the tapes was very downbeat. However, the band made an attempt. They eventually had to drop it because the recording was so bad. George Harrison, who died in 2001, also called the song “fucking rubbish.”
But many decades after the deaths of Harrison and Lennon, Lennon’s voice was revived with the help of a new technician.
– We can use John’s vote Amnesty International. “So we can mix the song like we normally do,” Paul McCartney said in a BBC Radio interview this summer.
– Paul called me and said he wanted to work on “Now and Then.” “He put on the bass and I put on the drums,” Ringo Starr says in the trailer for the song.
The first verses of the song were written by John Lennon in 1978 and were finally finished last year.
– It’s a shock. The storm took me. It’s also a very emotional moment for me. I like that! McCartney says.
– Constant appeal
The Beatles last topped the charts with “The Ballad of John and Yoko” in 1969, and they have now surpassed Kate Bush’s 44 years between “Wuthering Heights” (1978) and “Running Up That Hill” (2022).
– John, Paul, George and Ringo return with the Beatles’ final single that cemented their legend by breaking a number of records, says Martin Talbot.
He is the head of the UK’s official singles chart and continues:
– It highlights the extraordinary scope of their enduring appeal, across all generations, with huge numbers of streams, downloads and singles.
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