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.
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.
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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