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The Beatles' Record Sales - 4: World


Most no. 1 hits in the German singles chart (12 no. 1s).
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" (1964), "Paperback Writer" (1966), "Yellow Submarine"/"Eleanor Rigby" (1966), "Penny Lane"/"Strawberry Fields Forever" (1967), "All You Need Is Love" (1967), "Hello, Goodbye" (1967), "Hey Jude" (1968), "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (1969), "Get Back" (1969), "The Ballad of John and Yoko" (1969), "Something"/"Come Together" (1969), "Let It Be" (1970)

Most no. 1 hits in the Australian singles chart (23 no. 1s).
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" (1963), "I Saw Her Standing There" (1964), All My Loving EP (1964), "Can't Buy Me Love" (1964), "A Hard Day's Night" (1964), "I Should Have Known Better" (1964), "I Feel Fine" (1964), "Rock and Roll Music" (1965), "Ticket to Ride" (1965), "Help!" (1965), "Day Tripper"/"We Can Work It Out" (1965), "Nowhere Man" (1966), "Yellow Submarine"/"Eleanor Rigby" (1966), "Penny Lane"/"Strawberry Fields Forever" (1967), "All You Need Is Love" (1967), "Hello, Goodbye" (1967), "Lady Madonna" (1968), "Hey Jude" (1968), "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (1969), "Get Back" (1969), "The Ballad of John and Yoko" (1969), "Something"/"Come Together" (1969), "Let It Be" (1970) [7]

Most no. 1 hits in the Dutch singles chart (21 no. 1s).
"I Want to Hold Your Hand' (1964), "Can't Buy Me Love" (1964), Long Tall Sally EP (1964), "A Hard Day's Night" (1964), "I Should Have Known Better" (1964), "I Feel Fine" (1964), "Rock and Roll Music" (1965), "Ticket to Ride" (1965), "Help!" (1965), "Yesterday" (1965), "We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper" (1965), "Michelle" (1966), "Paperback Writer" (1966), "Yellow Submarine"/"Eleanor Rigby" (1966), "Penny Lane"/"Strawberry Fields Forever" (1967), "All You Need Is Love" (1967), "Hello, Goodbye" (1967), "Hey Jude" (1968), "Get Back" (1969), "The Ballad of John and Yoko" (1969), "Let It Be" (1970)

Most no. 1 hits in the Swedish singles chart (18 no. 1s).
Most no. 1 hits in the Canadian singles chart (22 no. 1s, CHUM chart).
Most no. 1 hits in the Norwegian singles chart (21 no. 1s).
Most hits in the German singles chart within a calendar year (16 hits, 1964).
Most consecutive top 10 hits in the German singles chart (17, from 1965 to 1970).
Most no. 1 hits in the German singles chart within a calendar year (4 no. 1 hits in 1969, record shared with ABBA).

Group with most top 10 hits in the German singles chart (29 top 10 hits).
Group with most weeks in the German singles chart (589 weeks).
Most weeks at no. 1 in the German albums chart (113 weeks at no. 1).
Group with most weeks in the German albums chart (1,180 weeks up to 2000).
Group with most no. 1 albums in the German albums chart (11 no. 1 albums).
The double album The Beatles/1962-1966 spent more weeks in the German album charts top 10 than any other artist album (124 weeks, only beaten by soundtracks My Fair Lady and West Side Story).

Most weeks at no. 1 in the German albums chart within a calendar year (36 weeks at no. 1 in 1964, excludes soundtracks).
Group with most albums in the German albums chart within a calendar year (6 albums in 1964).
Most weeks at no. 1 in the Dutch singles chart (67 weeks at no. 1).
Most weeks at no. 1 in the Dutch singles chart within a calendar year (29 weeks, 1965).
Most top 10 hits in the Dutch singles chart (35 top 10 hits).
Most consecutive no. 1 hits in the Dutch singles chart (6 consecutive no. 1 hits).

Group with most weeks in the Dutch singles chart (523 weeks).
Only act to debut at no. 1 in the Dutch singles chart (3 times).
Most no. 1 albums in the Norwegian albums chart (12 no. 1 albums).
Most weeks at no. 1 in the Norwegian singles chart (97 weeks at no. 1).
Most weeks at no. 1 in the Norwegian albums chart (182 weeks at no. 1).
With The Beatles spent more weeks at no. 1 in the Norwegian albums chart than any other artist album (31 weeks at no. 1, second only to soundtrack The Sound of Music).

Most weeks at no. 1 in the Norwegian singles chart within a calendar year (25 weeks at no. 1 in 1966).
Most weeks at no. 1 in the Norwegian albums chart within a calendar year (48 weeks at no. 1 in 1964).
Most consecutive no. 1 singles in the Norwegian singles chart (8 consecutive no. 1 singles from 1965 to 1967).
Most hit singles within a calendar year in the Norwegian singles chart (10 hit singles in 1964).
Most no. 1 hit singles within a calendar year in the Norwegian singles chart (6 no. 1 hits in 1964).
Most consecutive no. 1 hits in the Swiss singles chart (5 consecutive no. 1 hits from 1968 to 1970, chart only started in 1968).

Group with most weeks in the Australian singles chart (604 weeks).
Group with most weeks in the Finnish singles chart (437 weeks).
Group with most top 10 hits in the Austrian singles chart (25 top 10 hits).
Group with most top 10 hits in the Danish singles chart (33 top 10 hits).
26 no. 1 hits in Australia (130 weeks at no. 1). (David Kent)
23 no. 1 hits in Australia (101 weeks at no. 1). (Top 40 Research)
22 no. 1 hits in Canada (74 weeks at no. 1). (Chum)
22 no. 1 hits in Sweden (95 weeks at no. 1). (Kvallstoppen)
18 no. 1 hits in Sweden (69 weeks at no. 1). (Tio i Topp)
21 no. 1 hits in The Netherlands (95 weeks at no. 1).
21 no. 1 hits in Norway (97 weeks at no. 1). (VG)
20 no. 1 hits in America (59 weeks at no. 1). (Billboard)
18 no. 1 hits in Denmark (104 weeks at no. 1). (Billboard & Musikmarkt & NME)
18 no. 1 hits in Germany (88 weeks at no. 1). (Bravo)
12 no. 1 hits in Germany (40 weeks at no. 1). (Hit Bilanz)
12 no. 1 hits in Germany (43 weeks at no. 1). (Amtage & Muller)
17 no. 1 hits in Britain (69 weeks at no. 1). (Record Retailer
16 no. 1 hits in Hong Kong (67 weeks at no 1). (Billboard)
15 no. 1 hits in New Zealand (35 weeks at no. 1). (The Listener 1966 onwards)
13 no. 1 hits in Ireland (47 weeks at no. 1).
13 no. 1 hits in Malaysia. (Billboard)
9 no. 1 hits in Spain (17 weeks at no. 1).
8 no. 1 hits in Zimbabwe (29 weeks at no. 1).
8 no. 1 hits in Switzerland (37 weeks at no. 1).
6 no. 1 hits in Austria (38 weeks at no. 1).
6 no. 1 hits in Belgium (22 weeks at no. 1).
5 no. 1 hits in Finland.
4 no. 1 hits in Italy (18 weeks at no. 1).
2 no. 1 hits in Ethiopia (98 weeks at no. 1).

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