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Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department has debuted at number one on Billboard's album chart – and all 31 songs from the album have debuted on the Hot 100. The Beatles had the top five songs on the chart for the week ending April 4, 1964. On this week's chart, Taylor Swift has the top fourteen songs! Take that, John and Paul and George and Ringo!

 

Channel98

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I can't watch any schmuck who talks with his hands – but here are the statistics:

Number-one singles: Beatles 20, Taylor Swift 12
Top-five singles: Beatles 29, Taylor Swift 36
Top-ten singles: Beatles 35, Taylor Swift 59
Top-40 singles: Beatles 52, Taylor Swift 164
Top-100 singles: Beatles 72, Taylor Swift 263
Number-one albums: Beatles 19, Taylor Swift 14
 

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The Hot 100 used to measure how much money was being put into the song, combining sales to the public and how often it was broadcasted (which cost a lot of money to do). Now the chart measures how many times people play the song in their house with no financial investment on their end (and includes companies being hired to jack the streaming numbers up).

The albums chart used to measure how many albums were paid for. Now it measures "album equivalent units" - again easily manipulated.
Premium streaming totals are divided by 1,250 and free streaming totals are divided by 3,750. Thus, 1,250 premium streams or 3,750 free streams from the same album is equivalent to 1 album unit.

All of those Taylor numbers are bullshit. If they had a way to track how often people were spinning songs from the Beatles on their record players, they'd be the entire Hot 100 every week from 1964-1970.
 
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The Hot 100 used to measure how much money was being put into the song, combining sales to the public and how often it was broadcasted (which cost a lot of money to do). Now the chart measures how many times people play the song in their house with no financial investment on their end (and includes companies being hired to jack the streaming numbers up).

The albums chart used to measure how many albums were paid for. Now it measures "album equivalent units" - again easily manipulated.
Premium streaming totals are divided by 1,250 and free streaming totals are divided by 3,750. Thus, 1,250 premium streams or 3,750 free streams from the same album is equivalent to 1 album unit.

All of those Taylor numbers are bullshit. If they had a way to track how often people were spinning songs from the Beatles on their record players, they'd be the entire Hot 100 every week from 1964-1970.
It’s apples and orangutans.

Or at least Apple Records and monkeys clicking a mouse.
 
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