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These are the most-played tracks from The Beatles' Sgt Pepper

Laura  Barnes
These are the most-played tracks from The Beatles' Sgt Pepper

June 1st marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ iconic album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

While celebrations are planned up and down the country, not-for-profit licensing organisation PPL has created a chart of the most-played tracks on UK radio and TV from the influential psychedelic album.

Despite having no individually released singles, the landmark album contains some of The Beatles’ most iconic tunes. See what took the top spot in PPL’s chart below:

1.)  ‘A Day in the Life’ (1967)
2.)  ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ (1967)
3.)  ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (1967)
4.)  ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ (1967)
5.)  ‘When I’m Sixty Four’ (1967)
6.)  ‘She’s Leaving Home’ (1967)
7.)  ‘Getting Better’ (1967)
8.)  ‘Lovely Rita’ (1967)
9.)  ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ (1967)
10.) ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!’ (1967)
11.)  ‘Fixing A Hole’ (1967)
12.)  ‘Within You Or Without You’ (1967)
13.)  ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)’ (1967)
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Tim Silver, Head of Music Reporting Services at PPL said: “’Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club’ is arguably one of the most important album of the 1960s, as well as one of the first ever concept albums. Its impact on popular music since its release cannot be understated and we are delighted to be able to honour its fiftieth anniversary with this most-played chart.  

“Although ‘A Day In The Life’ might be a surprise number one for some, it is one of the album’s standout tracks and a perfect finale for what is a truly ground-breaking collection of music.”

The most-played ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ chart is based on PPL data from UK radio and TV broadcasters covering the period 2000 to 2016. Both the number of plays and total played duration are used to rank the tracks in the charts.

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