The 15 Beatles Songs That Charted On iTunes Today

Could the Beatles be Ke$ha for a day after the iTunes announcement? Well, no. As of 5pm EST today the top charting Beatles song on the iTunes daily Top 200 comes in at #75, leaving Ke$ha, Katy Perry, and the Black Eyed Peas safely in the top three. The chart had a couple songs on there twice (for the same version, from the same release), so it might be a little off. But it gives you a small idea of how all of their songs would have have performed as singles — for instance, “Something” was the Harrison single from Abbey Road, not “Here Comes The Sun.” Here’s the list:

1 “Here Comes The Sun” (75)
2 “Let It Be” (77)
3 “Black Bird” (94)
4 “In My Life” (103)
5 “Come Together” (118)
6 “With A Little Help From My Friends” (122)
7 “Hey Jude” (142)
8 “Twist And Shout” (151)
9 “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (168)
10 “I Saw Her Standing There” (174)
11 “Eleanor Rigby” (176)
12 “Yesterday” (185)
13 “A Day In The Life” (191)
14 “Help!” (196)
15 “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” (197)

In other Beatle firsts, Sir Macca will play NYC’s famous Apollo Theater (yep, for the first time) 12/13 in celebration of SIRIUS XM reaching 20 million subscribers. It’ll be broadcast to subscribers in case you can’t make it (i.e., not invited.) And launching a few weeks prior is the satellite radio’s “Band On The Run” station (classic tracks, newly discovered live performances, etc), which coincides with a remastered reissue of the classic Wings LP. Paul McCartney: COMING UP in 2010.

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