Singles were everywhere, played on radio, put onto jukeboxes and, more importantly, bought in their millions by fans. By the time The Beatles came along, the 45 was selling in vast numbers — at least it was for some artists. Hundreds of millions of singles were sold every year in the 60s, and while there was a great deal more million-sellers back then, there were also a many more records released. Success depended on getting a single on the radio, and then getting it on heavy rotation to convince people to go out and buy it.
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In his review for Allmusic , Andy Kellman notes that seven songs on the album "had reached the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot " at the time of its release but its claim of having "the biggest new hits on one album" isn't quite accurate as a number of other songs "either narrowly missed or failed to land anywhere near the Top From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article describes the 44th album in the U. It should not be confused with identically-numbered albums from other Now! ABC News Radio. October 17, Retrieved October 20,