Just two months after the Fab Four first touched down in the digital world of iTunes, it has been revealed that more than 5 million Beatles tracks have been downloaded through the Apple store.
Having popped up on the music download service slightly ahead of the planned grand unveiling, The Beatles’ back catalogue arriving on iTunes was teased by Apple prior to launch with the fruity tech company announcing: “Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget.”
With all 13 of The Beatles’ digitally remastered studio albums made available with single albums priced at £10.99 a piece, double albums £17.99 each and individual songs available for 99p a pop, the mop-haired Liverpool rockers dominated the iTunes charts before shifting more than 2 million tracks in the first seven days of being on sale.
Speaking on The Beatles hitting iTunes back in November, former Beatles bass player and song writing extraordinaire Sir Paul McCartney said: “We’re really excited to bring the Beatles’ music to iTunes, it’s fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around.”
McCartney’s excitement was echoed by Apple boss Steve Jobs who declared: “We love the Beatles and are honoured and thrilled to welcome them to iTunes.” He added: “It has been a long and winding road to get here. Thanks to the Beatles and EMI, we are now realising a dream we’ve had since we launched iTunes ten years ago.”
‘Here Comes the Sun’ is reportedly the best selling individual Beatles track on iTunes with ‘Abbey Road’ taking top honours on the album front.