The Beatles make a fab return to the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as “Now and Then” debuts at No. 7. The track begins on the chart dated Nov. 18, 2023, as their landmark thirty fifth high 10 – extending their document for essentially the most amongst teams – and their first since 1996.
“Now and Then” is billed as the ultimate Beatles track, first recorded as a demo in 1977 by John Lennon and initially supposed for the band’s three-edition Anthology collection within the mid-‘90s earlier than being shelved. The track was accomplished eventually by surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, amongst others, after new expertise helped extract Lennon’s vocals from the unique demo, whereas George Harrison guitar elements from the preliminary try to complete the observe had been additionally integrated into the track.
The track was made accessible for buy as a obtain, on cassette and by way of six vinyl variations: 7” and 12” black vinyl; 7” clear vinyl; 7” blue/white marble vinyl; 7” gentle blue vinyl; and a Goal-exclusive 12” crimson vinyl (in addition to for pre-order on CD).
“Now and Then” enters the Sizzling 100 with 11 million streams, 2.1 million in radio attain and 73,000 bodily and digital singles offered mixed in america Nov. 3-9, following its Nov. 2 launch, in line with information supplier Luminate.
As “Now and Then” enters within the Sizzling 100 high tier, browse the newest historical past that The Beatles make under.
Most Sizzling 100 high 10s amongst teams
“Now and Then” turns into The Beatles’ thirty fifth Sizzling 100 high 10, extending their document for essentially the most amongst teams. The Rolling Stones rank second amongst teams with 23 high 10s, adopted by Chicago and The Supremes, every with 20.
Most Billboard Sizzling 100 High 10s:
- 76, Drake
- 49, Taylor Swift
- 38, Madonna
- 35, The Beatles
- 32, Rihanna
- 30, Michael Jackson
- 29, Elton John
- 28, Mariah Carey
- 28, Stevie Surprise
- 27, Janet Jackson
- 26, Justin Bieber
- 25, Lil Wayne
- 25, Elvis Presley (whose profession begin predated the Sizzling 100’s inception)
Longest span of Sizzling 100 high 10s, excluding vacation songs
The Beatles first hit the Sizzling 100’s high 10 on the chart dated Jan. 25, 1964, with their iconic U.S. breakthrough single “I Need To Maintain Your Hand” – which turned the primary of their document 20 No. 1s. They now declare a span of high 10s of 59 years, 9 months and three weeks, the longest excluding vacation fare. They surpass Elton John, who has logged a high 10 span of 51 years, seven months and three weeks, relationship to his first body within the bracket with “Your Track” (Jan. 23, 1971) and working via “Maintain Me Nearer,” with Britney Spears (Sept. 10, 2022).
(Together with vacation songs, the late Andy Williams holds the document for the longest span of an act showing within the Sizzling 100’s high 10: 63 years, two months and three weeks, from his first week within the tier with “Lonely Road” in October 1959 via “It’s the Most Great Time of the 12 months” throughout final yr’s vacation season.)
Beatles get again to high 10 after 27 years
The Beatles obtain their first Sizzling 100 high 10 since “Free as a Hen,” from the Anthology collection, hit No. 6 on the Jan. 6, 1996-dated chart. They finish a break of 27 years, 10 months and two weeks between high 10s – the longest for an act, excluding vacation music, with sole billing on bookending high 10s. Amongst all waits between high 10s (once more, not together with vacation hits), The Beatles finish the fifth-longest break; as a soloist, McCartney ranks third.
Longest Breaks Between Sizzling 100 High 10s, excluding vacation songs:
- Ozzy Osbourne: 30 years and three months, between “Shut My Eyes Endlessly,” with Lita Ford, in 1989 and Submit Malone’s “Take What You Need,” that includes Osbourne and Travis Scott, in 2019
- Dobie Grey: 30 years, two months and one week, between “Drift Away” in 1973 and Uncle Kracker’s cowl, that includes Grey, in 2003
- Paul McCartney: 29 years and two weeks, between “Spies Like Us” in 1986 and “FourFiveSeconds,” with Rihanna and Kanye West, in 2015
- Santana: 28 years, seven months and two weeks, between “Black Magic Girl” in 1971 and “Easy,” that includes Rob Thomas, in 1999
- The Beatles: 27 years, 10 months and two weeks, between “Free as a Hen” in 1996 and “Now and Then” in 2023
- Billy Ray Cyrus: 26 years and eight months, between “Achy Breaky Coronary heart” in 1992 and Lil Nas X’s “Previous City Highway,” that includes Cyrus, in 2019
- Aqua: 25 years, 9 months and three weeks, between “Barbie Lady” in 1997 and “Barbie World,” with Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice, in 2023
High 10 in a fourth decade
The Beatles turn into the fortunate thirteenth act with Sizzling 100 high 10s in 4 or extra many years, having now ranked within the area within the Nineteen Sixties, ‘70s, ‘90s and 2020s. Michael Jackson and Andy Williams lead with high 10 placements in 5 many years every. The Beatles be a part of Aerosmith as the one teams within the elite membership.
Click here for a have a look at all 13 acts with Sizzling 100 high 10s in 4 or extra many years.
Most Sizzling 100 hits amongst bands
“Now and Then” additionally marks The Beatles’ 72nd Sizzling 100 hit total (and their first since Anthology single “Actual Love,” which reached No. 11 in 1996 because the follow-up to “Free as a Hen”). They lengthen their mark for essentially the most entries amongst bands that play their very own devices (and rank second amongst all multi-member acts solely to TV troupe the Glee Solid’s 207).
Amongst all bands, The Beatles lead over The Rolling Stones (57 Sizzling 100 hits), The Seaside Boys (55) and The Temptations (53).