The Beatles have made UK Official Chart history, with their new song “Now And Then” surging to No. 1.
The Liverpool legends’ last track vaulted 41 places to the summit after having debuted at Number 42 last week based on just 10 hours’ worth of sales following the track’s Thursday release.
“Now And Then” uses WingNut Films’ groundbreaking MAL audio technology to reunite the inimitable group one last time, returning them to the top of the Official Singles Chart 60 years after their first No. 1 single “From Me to You,” marking the longest-ever gap between an act’s first and last chart-topping hit.
“Now And Then” marks the legendary music group’s 18th No. 1 hit. With this, The Beatles extend their record as the British act with the most U.K. No. 1 singles in Official Charts history. Only Elvis Presley, with 21 No. 1 hits to his name, has more.
The song is No. 1 with 78,200 combined U.K. chart units across sales and streaming.
“Now And Then” is the most-streamed Beatles track in one week ever – 5.03 million streams.
It is also The Beatles’ most-watched music video in one week ever – 2.15 million streams.
Celebrating the news, The Beatles’ Paul McCartney told Official Charts, “It’s mind boggling. It’s blown my socks off. It’s also a very emotional moment for me. I love it!”
“The beat goes on Peace & Love,” adds bandmate Ringo Starr.
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