What Was the Highest Selling Beatles Single of All Time

Posted on June 6, 2010

So what was the highest selling Beatles single of all time? Surprisingly, well to me anyway, the best selling Beatles single of all time was 4th in the overall list of best selling singles of all time. Yes even though ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand‘ sold around 12 million records it was still 4th, the records above it were:

  • 37 Million, Candle in the Wind (Princess Diana Tribute) – Elton John
  • 30 Million, White Christmas – Bing Crosby
  • 17 Million, Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley and His Comets

Hey Jude by the Beatles came pretty close to being the highest selling Beatles single when it sold around 10 million copies but was pipped into 6th place by The Kingsmen’s Louie Louie , which also sold around 12 million, the same as ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’.

That said the new official best selling Beatles single is now said to be ‘She Loves You’, so just goes to show, the Beatles best selling track is actually still a moving target, even today.

The Beatles best selling albumKim Wilde - You Keep Me Hanging On. Read more ... » was originally Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, but more recently that has been overtaken by their album The Beatles 1 which is actually a compilation of 27 of The Beatles number 1Blurred Lines Featuring Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams. Read more ... » hits.

This is probably the one album in my collection that gets played the most, if you are a Beatles fan, it is the must have accompaniment you need. I guarantee you will be singing along to every track on it, just like the other 19 million of us that own it.

1. Love Me Do
2. From Me to You
3. She Loves You
4. I Want to Hold Your Hand
5. Can’t Buy Me Love
6. A Hard Day’s Night
7. I Feel Fine
8. Eight Days a Week
9. Ticket to Ride
10. Help!
11. Yesterday
12. Day Tripper
13. We Can Work It Out
14. Paperback Writer
15. Yellow Submarine
16. Eleanor Rigby
17. Penny Lane
18. All You Need Is Love
19. Hello Goodbye
20. Lady MadonnaRay of Light - Madonna. Read more ... »
21. Hey Jude
22. Get Back
23. The Ballad of John & Yoko
24. Something
25. Come Together
26. Let It Be
27. The Long and Winding Road

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