The Beatles Are Back & We Love 'Em Now As Much As We Did Then
They've done it again. The Fab Four are now as they were then....#1.
At the ages of 81 and 83 respectively, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have made The Beatles the oldest band to claim a UK No.1 single, according to Official Charts. “Now and Then” is the fastest-selling single of the year so far in the UK, with 48,600 physical and download sales in its first week, as well as 78,200 combined UK chart units across sales and streaming.
“It’s mind-boggling. It’s blown my socks off," McCartney told Official Charts. "It’s also a very emotional moment for me. I love it!”
“Now and Then” charted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart dated Nov. 11. In the Oct. 27-Nov. 2 tracking week, it sold 16,000 downloads in the U.S., according to Luminate.
“Now and Then” features John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr performing together with the help of new technology. John wrote and recorded the song at his home in New York City in the late 1970s, and his wife Yoko Ono gave the demo to the remaining Beatles members in 1994. George's solo recorded in '94 is used on the track while Paul used AI to clean up John's vocals.
So there you have it, a brand new Beatles track and likely the last time we'll ever hear a new song from arguably the greatest rock band of all time.