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Mairi

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Guess who are topping the charts again?
« on: September 11, 2009, 07:12:09 PM »

It's 1964 all over again – Beatlemania 2.0 is making its effects felt at cash registers over the world. From Liverpool to Tokyo, buyers are snatching up the Beatles' remastered albums – and even the £170 box sets.

In the UK, the Beatles will dominate this week's album charts based on only one day of sales (plus pre-orders). According to the Official Charts Company, Liverpool's finest will have five albums in the top 20 – and 15 in the top 75 – led by Abbey Road and Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In their first day on the market, retailers sold more than 6,000 copies of the Beatles stereo box set – helping the expensive package into the UK top 20.

"[The Beatles] are likely to dominate the album charts over the next few weeks and set a new record ... for the most albums in the charts by the same artist at any one time," a HMV spokesperson told Billboard.

In Germany the box set is the top seller for both Amazon.de and internet retailer JPC. German shops are unable to keep up with demand – and EMI is reportedly back-ordered for weeks. "I suspect that EMI did not expect such a boom in Germany and is now having trouble keeping up with demand," a spokesperson for Hamburg's Hanse-CD told Billboard.

It's a similar story in France, where the stereo box set is at No 1 on Amazon, in Canada, where the Beatles occupy the top 15 spots on HMV's charts, and in Japan, where the imported stereo set is HMV Shibuya's biggest seller. "Japan has been hit hard by Beatlemania," said a spokesperson for HMV Japan.

The only sign of weakness is in the much-hyped The Beatles: Rock Band video game, which has not even broken into the top 10 on Amazon.co.uk. Rock Band and other deluxe video games have suffered over the last year due to their high price.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/sep/11/the-beatles-remasters-top-charts
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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2009, 07:16:30 PM »

whoops, I meant to put this in the remasters section! sorry mods.
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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009, 07:42:39 PM »

It's 1964 all over again – Beatlemania 2.0 is making its effects felt at cash registers over the world.

I call it Beatlemania 4.0
The first in 1964, 2.0 in 1987 with the first CD release, 3.0 in 1995 with the start of the Anthology trilogy.
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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2009, 07:46:26 PM »

whoops, I meant to put this in the remasters section! sorry mods.

No worries, all fixed. I thought 'News' suited better.
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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2009, 08:50:29 PM »

I'm glad it's The Beatles and not Michael Jackson.
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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009, 09:32:52 PM »

Does it mean a new Beatlemania?
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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 10:00:41 PM »

I would still term it "Beatlemania" but in a different form.  We will never see the Beatlemania of the early-to-mid 1960s again as we can no longer enjoy their live tours.  Those of us who remember that will always remember the hysteria that accompanied The Beatles wherever they went.  Photos and films you've seen do not fully picture what went on.  It was some sight to see and we've never seen anything like it since.

But let's enjoy this new Beatlemania and consider it part of the mania that has existed for over 45 years.
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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2009, 10:34:21 AM »

I called into Leeds HMV store yesterday afternoon and i watched well over a dozen people pick up Sgt. Pepper's and Abbey Road remastered CD's , looking at the rack these two albums seemed to be doing the best business , Revolver and Rubber Soul also seemed to be selling well their racks were also quite depleted of these albums  :)
I suspect both Pepper and Abbey Road will have the best showing on the UK chart this sunday ?
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2009, 02:40:04 PM »

Please, contemporaries, tell me, how long Beatlemania lasted. From the late 1962 to 1964? Am I right? It couldn`t have lasted longer, cause the very term "mania" means that it shouldn`t be long.
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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2009, 01:09:59 AM »

Does it mean a new Beatlemania?

looks like it Jane! :D Beatlemania sweeps the world once again! 40 years after the band broke up! Amazing
really isn't it!
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2009, 06:22:22 PM »

In this weeks UK album chart The Beatles have 11 albums in the top 40  :)
They have 4 albums in the top 10  ;D

Sgt. Pepper's # 5
Abbey Road # 6
Revolver # 9
Rubber Soul # 10

The Stereo Boxset is # 24

It's a chart for the oldies 92 year old Vera Lynn is up from #2 to # 1 making her the oldest living artist to hit the top spot  :o
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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2009, 07:01:25 PM »

This is great! I'm so excited about that. :D

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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2009, 08:07:55 PM »

Beatlemanis never ended!
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2009, 11:09:52 AM »

The record breaking Beatles , on the UK album chart 13/9/2009 The Beatles placed 16 albums inside the top 60 beating Elvis Presleys 14 album placement in 1977 after his death .
They become the first group to have 4 top ten albums on the chart in the same week , and only the 2nd act after Michael Jackson did the same following his recent death .
The Beatles full chart placements :

1.The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's # 5
2. The Beatles - Abbey Road # 6
3. The Beatles - Revolver # 9
4. The Beatles - Rubber Soul # 10
5. The Beatles - White Album # 21
6. The Beatles - Stereo Boxset # 24
7. The Beatles - Help # 29
8. The Beatles - Past Masters # 31
9. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour # 33
10.The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night # 37
11.The Beatles - Please Please  Me # 38
12. The Beatles - Let It Be # 49
13. The Beatles - With The Beatles # 51
14. The Beatles - The Beatles 1 # 54
15. The Beatles - The Beatles For Sale # 56
16. The Beatles - Mono Boxset # 57
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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2009, 11:23:47 AM »

Forgot to mention Yellow Submarine is # 89 on the UK album chart  :)
Think it's interesting that Help as charted higher than A Hard Day's Night , in 1987 AHDN got to # 30 while Help got to # 61 .
Wonder if this as anything to do with Help's recent release on DVD ?
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2009, 11:58:49 AM »

The Beatles 1987 UK album chart placements .

1. Please Please Me # 32
2. With The Beatles # 40
3. AHDN # 30
4. Beatles For Sale # 45
5. Help # 61
6. Rubber Soul # 60
7. Revolver # 55
8. Sgt. Pepper's # 3
9. The White Album # 18
10. Yellow Submarine # 60
11. Magical Mystery Tour # 52
12. Abbey Road # 30
13. Let It Be # 50

A much better showing in 2009 overall ?  although Sgt. Pepper's thus far as not beaten the # 3 position of 1987  :)
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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2009, 12:48:21 PM »

The Beatles sales were 126, 479 in the UK for the first five days of the 2009 remasters release.
Seems a bit low but the boxsets sold 7,671 (stereo) and 3,305 (mono) which i  think counts for low overall sales as you get most of what you want with he boxsets ?
It will be interesting to see if the individual abums sell better in the coming weeks  ;)
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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2009, 06:47:30 PM »

Woot Woot! Go Sgt. Pepper!!! Prolly my favorite Beatles album.... Maybe....
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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2009, 11:48:21 PM »

In the words of my bestie: What now!
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Re: Guess who are topping the charts again?
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2009, 07:22:04 AM »

The Beatles remasters enjoy their second week on the UK chart week ending 20/9/2009 they have 12 albums inside the top 70 six of which are inside the top 40.
The top 40 albums are :

1. Sgt. Pepper's # 13
2. Abbey Road # 14
3. Revolver # 17
4. Rubber Soul # 19
5. The White Album # 32
6. Help # 39

The boxsets have fallen out of the top 75 after one week  :)
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