They hold the record for the largest single sale in one week
One of their earliest hits, “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” sold an unbelievable 970,000 copies in its first week, the most non-charity, non digital sale. Ever. Keep in mind that this was far before people could download songs at the press of a button. For contrast, Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” sold 544,000 digital copies when it came out in 2014. That’s a 426,000 copy difference!