Last month, The Beatles – 45 years after they officially broke up -were finally added to Spotify and other streaming services’ libraries.
Which means, as crazy as it sounds, that a lot of young kids are essentially discovering a brand new band with the most #1 hits of all-time.
As Lennon himself said, imagine all the people (12-year-olds) that are having their life completely turned upside down by this poppy group from the 60’s called The Beatles. Damn, I’m jealous.
Even for us that are fully aware of The Beatles, their epic legacy isn’t easy to comprehend. I mean shit, the “Fab Four” of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison only made music for 8 years and they’re the best-selling band in history. Insane.
Including their ridiculous amount of #1 hits (21), The Beatles had 52 Top 100 hits in the US during the six-year span between 1964 and 1970.
But which were the biggest hits? And who wrote them? Basically, how the hell did they do what they did?
Fortunately, I don’t have to continue my futile attempt to explain the greatness of The Beatles. Because the below infographic we stumbled across, made by data whiz Adam McCann, does a much better job.
In fact, if anybody ever wanted me to explain The Beatles to them, I would just show them this infographic.
Every single Top 100 hit from 1964 to 1970 is listed, and you can hover over each to find out who wrote it, when it was released and where it peaked on the charts.
Unfortunately, we aren’t able to embed the interactive version in here, but the image below is pretty remarkable on its own. To play with all the bells and whistles, head here.