Thread: Beatle #1
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Old Jun 22, 2003, 06:42 AM   #5
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Default Re: Beatle #1

Billboard`s year-end chart lists during the 1960s were not based on actual sales figures, but on an inverse-points system.

If sales had been the determining factor in their compilation, "Meet The Beatles!" would have been the #1 album of 1964 with sales of over 4 million during that year in the US.

The same seems likely for "Sgt. Pepper" in 1967, yet I`m not sure how much the two huge Monkees albums of that year sold in `67.

In 1969, "Abbey Road" clearly was the best selling album of the year, even if it was released only in October.

In 1991, Billboard switched from using their flawed points-system to using actual sales figures which were provided by SoundScan.

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