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Chart news: Beatles albums still have strong hold in March 8 Billboard rankings

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The latest Billboard chart listings for the week ending March 8, which were made public Feb. 27, still show a strong Beatles presence despite the fact the boom of the Feb. 9 anniversary appears to have passed.

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The strongest showing was in the update of the Billboard Catalog Albums chart. Even though the albums all dropped in the listings, Beatles albums still had a strong 16 entries out of 200 entries in the full list, a spokesman for Capitol Records/Universal Music Group confirmed to Beatles Examiner.

The Beatles “1” is now at #2 in the March 8 list, down from the top spot as #1 last week. “Abbey Road,” which was #10 last week, is now #12.

In order, the rest of the Beatles entries on the new week's Catalog Album chart reads like this: “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” at #20 (last week #14), “The Beatles (White Album)” at #26 (last week #17), “Rubber Soul” at #35, “1962 - 1966” at #51 (last week #28), “1967 – 1970” at #58 (last week #21), “Revolver” at #66 (last week #29), “A Hard Day's Night” at #77 (last week #26), “Love” at #86 (last week #6), “Hey Jude” at #91 (last week #43), “Meet the Beatles!” at #121 (last week #35), “Help!” at #132, “Magical Mystery Tour” at #151, “Yesterday & Today” at #175 and “Let It Be” at #200.

Last week, the Beatles had 13 entries on the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, led by “1” at #20. “1” is still the highest ranking album on the chart, but now at #44. Other albums still on the Hot 200 for the week ending March 8 are “Abbey Road” at #103 (last week #82), “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” at #132 (from #98), “The Beatles (The White Album)” at #155 (from #119) and “Rubber Soul” at #172 (from #103).

Also, in the Vinyl Albums chart for the week ending March 8, the Beatles' “Abbey Road” sits at #11. And in the Soundtrack albums list, “A Hard Day's Night” ranked #9, while “Help!” ranked #14, “Magical Mystery Tour” was #19 and “Let It Be” sat at #24.

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