Streaming may have loved you yeah, yeah, yeah, but the Beatles catalog sure never did love it.
For the first time ever, music lovers can stream the Beatles on Christmas Eve through many services, including Apple Music, Amazon Prime, Microsoft Groove, Rhapsody, Google Play, Spotify, Tidal, Slacker and Deezer.
Thirteen remastered studio albums and four compilation albums will begin streaming at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 24.
Rhapsody told us via email that the site “will release a special editorial experience to take listeners through the Beatles’ legendary history with hand-curated playlists, articles, and a pictorial history slideshow.”
According to Google Play, here are the most searched for albums are Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Help!, Let It Be and Magical Mystery Tour.
The top searched songs based on lyrics? “Hey Jude,” “Yesterday,” “Come Together,” “Help!,” and “Let it Be.”
It’s been a tough road to get the band to streaming. Billboard writes, “The group’s long holdout from streaming mirror their belated arrival to the world of downloads, via an exclusive contract with Apple’s iTunes in 2010.”
It’s also a huge move in the music world when today’s top-selling artists, like Taylor Swift and Adele, are withholding new music from streaming.
I have to say, this is in the nick of time. Always a crowd-pleaser, now you can put aside that holiday music and kick up your gathering a few notches with the Beatles.
See the announcement video from YouTube below: