The Beatles are going strong on the Billboard Hot 100 after almost 30 years with their song “Now and Then”, which is called the “last Beatles song”. The song landed in the top 10 singles list on this week’s Singles Chart. The song “Now and Then” features all four members, including John Lennon and George Harrison. This is the iconic band’s first Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper in nearly 30 years.
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The song has become a rage ever since its release. The song was originally recorded with John Lennon’s solo vocals, which were then remastered using artificial intelligence as it reimagined the vocals of other members of The Beatles.
When the single was released, it received over 11 million streams and 73,000 physical and digital sales following its November 2 release. The song also got an instant boost after a short film telling the story of the song was released. It showed how the song was conceptualized and delved into the mechanics of editing the song. The song’s official video released on November 3.
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Previously, the last time the Beatles hit the top 10 on the songs chart was in 1996 with the release of “Free as a Bird”. This week, the song on everyone’s mind is Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer.” She topped her own song, “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault]”.
“Now and Then” is part of the album Leave it. The Beatles’ final studio album was recorded with the help of AI, and the album debuted on November 2 and topped the charts.
The release of “Now and Then” is part of an expanded 50th anniversary edition of the Beatles’ 1973 compilation album – best known as the Red and Blue album. Released at a list price of $149+, Amazon has The Beatles’ new album on sale for just $118 right now – a 21% discount.
The 50th anniversary edition of the vinyl release contains 75 tracks on six LPs.