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Beatles rock Spotify in first 100 days of streaming

John, Paul, George and Ringo have been streamed more than modern artists such as Sia, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande.


Beatlemania is very much alive and well, according to data from the Fab Four's first three months of streaming on Spotify.

The iconic British rock band has had 6.5 million listeners each month on the online service, with 67 percent of them under the age of 35. The total time that Beatles songs were streamed on Spotify in the 100 days following Christmas 2015 adds up to 2,793 years.

Spotify says that the Beatles have been more popular on its platform than the likes of Sia, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer -- musical acts who have each topped the US Billboard Top 200 albums chart in recent years, and none of whom were alive when the Beatles split up in 1970.

The world's biggest selling band of all time, the Beatles were late to the streaming party. Their music was finally made available to streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and Pandora on Christmas Eve of last year. Given that only Spotify has released specific data, there's likely been several more thousands of years-worth of Beatles streaming.

The old "who's the best Beatle" debate is usually a John Lennon vs. Paul McCartney affair, but the most streamed song by the band on Spotify is "Here Comes the Sun", written by George Harrison in 1969. It beats "Come Together" (written by Lennon), "Let it Be" and "Yesterday" (both by McCartney).

Geographically, Beatlemania appears strongest in Mexico City, which was the city that streamed the band the most. It's followed by London, Santiago, Chile and Los Angeles.

And finally, a fun bit of trivia: Thursday is the most popular day for Beatles streaming.