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Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« on: September 23, 2009, 05:37:29 PM »

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/the-beatles/6214263/The-Beatles-bigger-than-Jesus-on-Google.html ???



More than forty years after John Lennon invoked the ire of Christians by claiming his band were bigger than Jesus, he has been proved right by an analysis of search terms on the Google search engine.

In the last four weeks more computer users have typed in the search word "Beatles" on the Google website than "Jesus". The popularity of The Beatles has increased substantially during September thanks to the re-release of all of their albums digitally-remastered.

The last month also saw the release of the video game The Beatles Rock Band, which allows players to pretend to be Paul, John, George or Ringo by playing along to their songs on plastic instruments, while watching cartoon versions of the band on a screen.

In March 1966 Lennon caused uproar when he told the Evening Standard: "I do not know what will go first, rock'n'roll or Christianity … we're more popular than Jesus now".

Across America, angry Beatlemaniacs burned their Fab Four vinyl in protest and Lennon was forced to issue a rambling apology: "I wasn't saying whatever they're saying I was saying. I'm sorry I said it really. I never meant it to be a lousy anti-religious thing. I apologise if that will make you happy. I still don't know quite what I've done. I've tried to tell you what I did do but if you want me to apologise, if that will make you happy, then OK, I'm sorry."

Computer users can find out which topics people are searching for on Google by using the Google trends website, which allows you to analyse in detail the words people are typing in from different countries and different time periods.

Though the graph clearly shows that The Beatles caught the imagination of more people during September than Jesus did, video games experts point out that The Beatles Rock Band has not fared as well in the shops as expected with rival music game Guitar Hero 5 outselling the Fab Four's version.
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009, 07:09:57 PM »

If the Google trends website was around in the 1960s, I'm sure the graphs would have been similar during The Beatles' tours and their motion picture and album releases.
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009, 08:28:42 PM »

I was reading an article on Billboard yesterday they sold 2.5 million albums world wide in the first 5 days of the remasters release and are set to become the best selling act of this decade with over 32 million albums sold .
I wonder how many Bibles they have sold this decade ?
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009, 08:31:33 PM »

excellent
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 08:40:30 PM »

Who Googles Jesus anyway, lol.
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009, 08:42:49 PM »

I don't know.  Different strokes for different folks.
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2009, 09:12:50 PM »

Who Googles Jesus anyway, lol.

Religious computer addicts? Lol I don't know. Great post though!
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009, 07:27:39 AM »

Who Googles Jesus anyway, lol.

People looking for Jesus probably.
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2009, 07:49:54 AM »

Jesus would get more Google hits if he had recorded Rubber Soul  ;)
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2009, 08:10:44 AM »

Jesus would get more Google hits if he had recorded Rubber Soul  ;)

:D

A quick Google revealed:

Jesus: 171,000,000 results
The Beatles: 54,200,000 results
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2009, 01:46:49 PM »

:D

A quick Google revealed:

Jesus: 171,000,000 results
The Beatles: 54,200,000 results

And God gets a whopping 386,000,000, they dont even beat the devil 93,400,000
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2009, 03:11:17 PM »

And God gets a whopping 386,000,000, they dont even beat the devil 93,400,000

The Devil: 44,100,000
The Rolling Stones: 19,500,000

Neither do the Stones!
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2009, 03:26:34 PM »

People looking for Jesus probably.

I don't think anyone has to go looking for Jesus. I think He finds you.
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2009, 03:41:18 PM »

I don't think anyone has to go looking for Jesus. I think He finds you.

I'm pretty well hidden.
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2009, 07:54:10 PM »

or so you think.
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2009, 09:05:31 PM »

Search results for The Jonas Brothers: 34,800,000   :(
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2009, 01:19:44 AM »

Search results for The Jonas Brothers: 34,800,000   :(

At least the Beatles have more :)
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« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2009, 12:03:00 AM »

Satan: 28,200,000
The Beatles: 57,500,000

This is fun!
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Re: Beatles are bigger than Jesus on Google
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2009, 12:15:42 AM »

this is!

Hannah Montana: 34,100,000
The Beatles:57,500,000

that makes me soooooo happy  ;D
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